Panasonic’s battery manufacturing capacity could be critical for Toyota, as the automaker is determined to rejoin the global electric vehicle market in 2020 with the launch of all-electric cars in India and China.
Author: Leon Kaye
According to a recent update from Cargill, its work with World Resources Institute has resulted in the mapping of 2.3 million acres of its cocoa supply chain across three continents – a step in preventing additional deforestation tied to the global chocolate industry.
Dell announced that it will work with several of the world’s leading brands to develop what it describes as the world’s first commercial-scale, ocean-bound plastics supply chain.
In 2019, Microsoft will reopen its newly modernized Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View in a drive to keep technology workers excited about working within one of the most expensive and congested areas in the U.S. Transport options, however, are sorely lacking.
The most recent Opportunity Index evaluates all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and then drills down to almost 2,100 U.S. counties based on performance in community, health, economics and education. It’s not all bad news!
Oxford University’s Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment (GBC4WEE) initiative is striving to improve the economic inclusion of women worldwide; joining the program are companies including Coca-Cola and Walmart.
The future of carbon capture and storage in the U.S. may be bleak due to the tax reform bill poised to pass Congress. But while coal company executives are fuming over a tax reform plan that would eliminate carbon capture incentives, the U.S. energy secretary is moving forward on the technology with Saudi Arabia.
Patagonia is suing the Trump Administration over its announcement that it will reverse federal protections for public lands such as those within Bears Ears National Monument. Five national monuments will see their size reduced if the White House’s plan comes to fruition.
France has been judged as having the globe’s most sustainable food supply in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s food sustainability report. The survey’s real story, however, is that Ethiopia, the poorest country researchers evaluated, came out as twelfth in this report.
International tourism’s carbon footprint will increase dramatically over the next decade, but this company believes it can assist the travel sector, and businesses worldwide, with its suite of carbon offset programs.
Fundación Grupo Puntacana claims it serves as a model of how the public and private sectors can allow tourism to thrive while mitigating any environmental and social impacts in local communities.
Thanks to cheaper and more efficient air travel, not to mention the growth of the middle class in emerging economies, more people are traveling abroad than ever before. Yet tourism operates in its own silo – that needs to change if this industry can grow at stratospheric rates while becoming more sustainable.
This week, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) released an update to the Higg Index, the global apparel industry’s standard to assess environmental and social sustainability across the sector’s entire value chain.