With Less Than 4,000 Days to Go, Business Contribution to SDGs Falling Woefully Short

Despite some progress since the goals were launched in 2015, advancement over the past four years has been stifled due to socioeconomic, geopolitical and technological uncertainties, hindering CEOs’ sustainability efforts. CEOs say business contribution to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) is not on track, according to a new study by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and Accenture. At…

Why people should be at the heart of sustainability goals

Last week, world leaders convened for the 74th United Nations General Assembly to review the progress in implementing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. The goals include important and tough challenges: ending poverty; ending hunger; quality education for children; sustainable economic growth; climate action and more. There are 17 goals in total, all to be achieved…

A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

Global demand for coffee continues to rise, but climate change is expected to shrink suitable land for Arabica coffee beans by 50 percent by 2050 — just 30 years away. Key Coffee, Inc. is working to protect the future of coffee and coffee farmers, starting in Tana Toraja, Indonesia. We spoke to the company’s director and EVP Kazuo Kawamata,…

How developing countries put forests on the climate agenda

As a child of rubber tappers in the Brazilian Amazon, Chico Mendes saw how quickly the life-sustaining forest could disappear if soy farmers and cattle ranchers wanted the land for themselves. They didn’t harvest the trees for rubber or nuts, but chopped them down, burned them and scraped them away. Cattle ranching and soy farming,…

Can There Be Harmony Between Plastics and Sustainability? Greiner Says Yes.

Plastics companies are key to solving our plastics problem. We spoke with Stefan Grafenhorst, Head of Sustainability at Greiner, to find out more about the path toward making plastic a sustainable material.   With plastics companies being somewhat critical players when it comes to solving our plastics problem, so it’s great to see them beginning…

Türkiye Paris Anlaşması’nı Meclisten Geçiriyor mu? Özel Finans Paketi Sunuldu

Fransa ve Almanya, BM ve Dünya Bankası ile birlikte Türkiye’ye Paris Anlaşması’nı meclisinden geçirmesi için özel bir “finans paketi” teklif etti. Hürriyet Daily News’ten Serkan Demirtaş’ın haberine göre Türkiye’ye Paris Anlaşması’nı meclisinden geçirmesi adına özel bir “finans paketi” teklif edildi. Teklifi Fransa ve Almanya, Birleşmiş Milletler (BM) ve Dünya Bankası ile birlikte gerçekleştirdi. Türkiye anlaşmayı…

Almanya’dan 54 milyar avroluk iklim paketi

Almanya Başbakanı Angela Merkel’in koalisyon hükümeti, 500 Alman şehrinde iklim krizine karşı düzenlenen protestolardan sonra kesenin ağzını açtı. Merkel, 2023 yılına kadar 54 milyar avro maliyeti olması beklenen bir ‘iklim paketi’ açıkladı. Paket, demiryolu ulaşımı vergilerini düşürüp uçak bileti fiyatlarında artış öngörüyor. Aynı şekilde şirketlerin ve şahısların karbon salınımlarının tedrici olarak vergilendirilmesi planlanıyor. Açıklanan plana…

Nestlé Releases Strategy for Reaching 2050 Zero Net Emissions Goal

This week Nestlé publicly committed to reaching zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The food company, which had previously aligned its environmental objectives with science-based targets, specified strategies for reaching the goal. “Climate change is one of the biggest threats we face as a society. It is also one of the greatest risks to…