H&M Reports 57% of All Materials Used in Production are Sustainable

H&M Group recently announced that 57% of all materials it uses to make its products are created using recycled or other sustainably sourced fibers. The company’s recently-released sustainability report covers the progress towards only using recycled and other sustainably sourced materials. In 2018, this was the case for 57% of all materials, which is an increase from…

Mastering the long haul of sustainability

Pursuing the meaningful but long-term work in the sustainability field can be a difficult journey. Grit — perseverance and passion — can help us push through adversity, but grit alone isn’t nearly enough to master sustainability’s long haul. Here’s some good news: Even if grit is not your greatest strength, you still can apply a variety of…

UN Unveils Alliance to Combat the ‘Destructive Practices of Fashion’

The UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion – launched last week at the UN Environment Assembly – seeks to halt the environmentally and socially destructive practices of fashion. The alliance hopes it will “harness the industry as a driver for improving the world’s ecosystems.” The alliance says it will analyze the efforts of UN agencies, identify…

CSOs weigh in: How political polarization is affecting corporate sustainability

Anyone with a passing interest in the news can see that political polarization defines U.S. politics. Recently, I have been wondering how that polarization affects the sustainability function, which focuses on some hot-button issues such as climate change, gender equality, wage disparities and even immigration. For the second article in my series offering insights from…

Climate-Beneficial Wine, Waste-Saving Gin Latest Ways to Imbibe Sustainably

A landmark soil study from Bonterra Vineyards that proves the climate benefits of organic and biodynamic farming, and a new UK gin made from surplus table grapes, mean these wines and spirit help you “drink responsibly.” Bonterra Organic Vineyards, the US’ leading organically farmed wine, has completed a landmark soil study highlighting the benefits of…

COP25’in Tarihleri Açıklandı: 2-13 Aralık 2019

Güney Amerika ülkesi Şili’de gerçekleşecek COP25’in tarihleri belli oldu. UNFCC Sekreteryası tarafından yapılan açıklamada COP25’in 2-13 Aralık 2019 tarihleri arasında ülkenin başkenti Santiago’da gerçekleşeceği belirtildi. UNFCCC (Birleşmiş Milletler İklim Değişikliği Çerçeve Sözleşmesi) Sekreteryası, Şili’de gerçekleşecek 25. Birleşmiş Milletler İklim Değişikliği Taraflar Konferansı’nın (COP25) tarihlerini açıkladı. Buna göre COP25, 2-13 Aralık 2019 tarihleri arasında Şili’nin başkenti Santiago’da…

Regenerative agriculture can make farmers stewards of the land again

For years, “sustainable” has been the buzzword in conversations about agriculture. If farmers and ranchers could slow or stop further damage to land and water, the thinking went, that was good enough. I thought that way too, until I started writing my new book, “One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl’s Search for the Promise…

Can the SDGs turn business risks into opportunities?

Whether driven by regulation, technology, consumer demand or resource availability, the transformation of the global economy currently underway will touch virtually every industry you can name. For companies, that means considering whether “business as usual” will cut it in the long term. However, figuring out which measures to use when planning for the future can…