Category Archives: Sustainability

Human activity has no impact anyway, right?

It is sometime said that "human activity won't make a difference anyway." That issue is still very much at the core of the debate about global warming. On one hand, scientists have presented incontravertable evidence of the earth's warming and that it is doing so at an alarming and rapidly increasing rate. It is easy to become frustrated when some…
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Bold Step or Self-serving?

Mars tells consumers to eat some of its brands less often Earlier this week, Mars Food – the (wait for it) food arm of global conglomerate Mars Incorporated – announced a bold and innovative step, acknowledging that “some Mars products are higher in salt, added sugar or fat … [and] are not intended to be…
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Sustainable Corporations Perform Better

Analysis of S&P 500 companies finds that corporations with sustainability strategies outperform others on the index A new report by nonprofit CDP, released Tuesday, provides some of the first evidence of a link between business leadership on climate change and a company’s profitability. The study, which coincides with the climate talks in New York, finds…
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Plastic Pollution in the Oceans

As England prepares to introduce a charge for plastic bags - long after many other countries - it's a good moment to catch up on the latest research into plastic in the oceans. Images of seals, turtles and seabirds trapped in plastic rings, ropes and sheeting always have the power to shock. And on a…
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Palm Oil – Yes or No?

Palm oil is in close to half of all packaged products that we buy in the supermarket. From shampoo to biscuits and ice cream, to sauces and spreads and it’s even in cosmetic products like lipstick; palm oil is everywhere. Famed as one of the super oil crops but also as a major cause of…
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Why Sustainability Matters

Sustainability is no longer just an academic concept Plain and simple, businesses that adopt sustainable practices perform better than those that don't. Sustainability is a modern business discipline, and it is as central to a company's success as are accounting, or marketing or logistics, for example. The appropriate application of the principles of sustainability is very much…
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