Volkswagen’s future is electrically charged. Or, that’s the way the company sees it. Fresh out of court, saddled with billions in debt and still facing lawsuits, VW is looking forward. And its course may help accelerate the electric car industry as well.
Climate & Environment
This category is climate change in relation to sustainability and CSR and how these segments effect one another. This includes how climate change has started to cause a wide range of physical effects with serious implications for investors and businesses, and how the business sector discloses climate risks and manage them.
Sustainability in the auto industry is now about more than fuel economy and emissions rates. Multiple stakeholders are working to make the automotive marketplace even more sustainable — and profitable. And customers are rewarding those leading the charge.
SPECIAL SERIES: MGM Defining Thought Leadership
The circular economy was once dismissed as a pipe dream. But through the persistence of thought leaders like Ellen MacArthur and William McDonough, it is slowly becoming reality.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico took a huge step yesterday in setting new goals to combat climate change. Agreements signed by the three countries include clean energy targets and emissions reductions. Oh, and plans to boost business travel access through better border procedures.
On Tuesday, Volkswagen reached a record settlement to pay up to $14.7 billion as a result of its “dieselgate” emissions scandal. Individual owners will receive $5,100-$10,000 in cash payments along with a fix or a buy-back. Is it enough?
APP recently opened two of its mills, which the company says are amongst the world’s largest and efficient within the industry, to journalists visiting the company’s operations in China.
Will we see a future in which Britain turns inward and sees a down-turn in the economy, living standards and environmental improvements? Or one in which Britain takes the front foot in collaboration and climate leadership? Ivana Gazibara from Forum for the Future calls on the U.K. to channel its momentum for change into environmental action.
If you want to see just how complicated a supply chain can be, the operations of Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) on Hainan Island, China, gives an idea of what goes into products that we often take for granted.
Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it, says 3p columnist Henk Campher.
A visit to some of APP’s facilities in China, where millions of tree seedlings are germinated each year, suggests that the $12 billion company is keeping its zero-deforestation promise.
A study commissioned by Patagonia tracked just how many plastic microfibers make their way from your jacket to the world’s waterways — and the results may surprise you.
SPECIAL SERIES: Rethink Reuse
The three Rs — reduce, reuse, recycle — probably ring a bell from your childhood. But most people don’t know these repeating consonants represent the waste management hierarchy. Think of it as a comprehensive way to deal with waste in a way that is better for the planet and the people who dwell on it.