The British discount airline easyJet made waves over the past week in announcing a partnership with U.S.-based Wright Electric to develop an all-electric commercial airplane that could launch within a decade. Is such technology a reality in the near future, or just a public relations stunt?
On September 26, TriplePundit hosted the #Whypurpose Twitter chat on the potential and need for engaging Millennials in sustainability issues. Encouraged by the chat, Joanne Sonenshine and Marc de Sousa Shields continued the discussion. This excerpt of their conversation is a testament to how invigorating dialogue encourages thinking and, hopefully, leads to action.
World Economic Forum Challenges Businesses to Support LGBT Equality, Even in Countries Without Equal Rights
According to the World Economic Forum, advice for companies supporting gay rights, but that operate in countries where such policies are a non-starter, need to do the following: Do not get bogged down in any social or political disputes, but at the same time, do not back down from any commitment to diversity, inclusion or equal rights.
A recent study suggests that global methane emissions from livestock are even higher than what most researchers had long assumed. The result will impose even more pressure on the meat industry, which in recent years has pledged to become more accountable and sustainable.
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While in Detroit for Sustainable Brands, CR Magazine spoke with Ron Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corporation. Ron is also on the Board of Directors at the Alliance for Water Efficiency.
JetBlue has boosted its relief and recovery operations for Puerto Rico with an extended three-month push to help the U.S. territory rebuild. Dubbed “100x35JetBlue,” the program includes 35 various programs the airline says it will launch, starting with discounted fares that aim to help the island rebuild.
Mexico’s privatization of its oil and gas sector is big news for U.S. fossil fuel companies. But there may be a wrinkle when it comes to American companies being willing to take the risk of future foreign investment, and it starts with President Trump’s vision of NAFTA.
The new Vogtle nuclear energy reactors were supposed to cement economic growth in Georgia, but they are out of step with the modern grid of the future.
The Trump administration has put a hold on the new nutrition labels that would have made it easier for consumers to tell how much added sugar was in their processed foods. And the Union of Concerned Scientists, which had a role in crafting new dietary guidelines and the new label, has vowed to fight the delay.
The NGO Solidaridad released its annual sustainable cotton rankings. The survey’s researchers considered initiatives that are transforming the apparel industry, such as the Better Cotton Initiative and fair trade certification programs, and also evaluated various companies’ policies, sourcing and traceability.
A French legal organization says it has seen enough of planned obsolescence, particularly when it comes to printer manufacturers – and it has taken leading brands to court.
President Trump is determined to ensure that U.S. businesses aren’t overshadowed by foreign industries. But what happens when a U.S. industry that that has relied for years on international suppliers suddenly finds that its resources are being impacted by U.S. tariffs designed to “boost” a relatively small domestic group of manufacturers? Some say that’s the worrisome future of the U.S. solar industry.
Renewable energy can beat fossil fuels on cost, but raw numbers only tell part of the story as corporations continue to pursue clean power options.
This week, the United Kingdom launched a new solar plant outside the town of Flitwick, about an hour’s drive north of London. A 6MW battery battery storage unit will complement the 10MW solar installation, and the entire project was completed without any government subsidies.
As reinforced by SC Johnson’s snapping up of Ecover and Method, the cleaning products and consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector are in the midst of a longstanding trend: sustainability via acquisition.