Walmart made headlines as it launched its Project Gigaton, an effort to help its supply chain cut by a billion metric tons its carbon footprint.
The following article is based on an essay I submitted for my Sustainable Energy Solutions Certificate I am doing at Pinchot University as part of my MBA in Sustainable Business.
I have played with Lego bricks all my childhood, something that sparked my curiosity and inventivity. But as they are made of oil, and the age of oil is going to an close. Plus climate change urges to act. So what to do ?
I was right earlier on when I stated that it was up to us after the Lima Minima. Companies, cities and communities need to act on climate change and luckily they do as the United Nations reported recently.
Ikea will invest and spend a billion euros ( over $1.10 billion) in renewable energy sources and other climate change related projects. This is an excellent example of Corporate Social responsibility.
We have seen previously that not only cleaning up the oceans from plastic is possible but it could be done quite quickly. Now comes Adidas, the famous sportswear company, with the logical continuation : manufacture stuff with the recovered plastic !
Not only do we have to stop deforestation, we also have to plant trees, billions of them, in the cities, in the countryside… What if companies land not only a hand, but thousands of them ?
As you might have gathered from my specialised list on Twitter I am starting to interest myself to the world of Corporate (Social) Responsibility, aka CSR. After a long search, I found the perfect book on this fast expanding field in business.
During the Climate summit in New York in September something really big occured as large companies such as Cargill, Kellogg’s and Unilever signed the New York Declaration on Forests.
I had bought and half read that book all the way back to 2008 when it was published but never had finished it or written its review. It was high time for me to do so.
While reading Richard Branson’s latest book, Screw Business As Usual, I came across an interesting concept : the fortune at the bottom of the pyramid. The term refers to the basic goods and services to sell to the poorest people. To a report from the World Resources Institute quoted in Branson’s book, the Bottom of… Continue reading The fortune at the bottom of the pyramid
Annie Leonard, of Story of Stuff fame did it all again and presented another great video on how we have to and can change the world. Called The Story of Solutions, it focuses on changing the end-game of MORE to a one focusing on BETTER. We have seen it already, working on ever increasing the… Continue reading Annie Leonard presents the Story of Solutions