Sustainability

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A More Sustainable Way to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

How UPS, TerraCycle and Nestlé are changing the way we consume goods.

Editor’s note: Lauren Phipps, Circular Economy Director and Senior Analyst at GreenBiz Group, recently hosted a panel on “Delivering Circularity” at GreenBiz 19 to discuss one of the most innovative solutions in reusability: Loop. The following is a condensed version of a conversation between Phipps, Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, Walter Peterson, Manager […]

A Path Forward for American Infrastructure

Infrastructure is bigger than any one person, company or industry. We all benefit from smart investments in a modern transportation network.

Of all the policy issues in the news these days, infrastructure investment is unique: Everyone agrees that it’s necessary. Leading officials have even agreed on a $2 trillion infrastructure package for roads, bridges, highways, water, the power grid and broadband internet expansion — but the details stop there. Debate remains swirling around where that funding […]

How Blockchain Can Drive Supply Chain Sustainability

Blockchain can accelerate a transition from owning to sharing.

Sustainability is one of the defining issues of our time. Businesses are overhauling the way they source, create and distribute products to build a sustainable future. Sustainability affects everything a business does, including how it works with its suppliers. But too many supply chain managers employ a “take-make-waste” mentality. As a result, supply chains around […]

To Advance Gender Equality, We Need to Tackle Climate Change

Empowering women to lead on climate solutions can unlock multiple business benefits.

Tackling climate change requires tackling gender inequality. On International Women’s Day last month, an article in Business Green quoted L’Oréal’s Chief Sustainability Officer Alexandra Palt as saying, “I do not think we will see any advances in gender equality if we do not succeed in mitigating the consequences of climate change on women’s lives.” As the effects of climate change continue to exacerbate poverty, inequality […]

Climate Resilience Is an Economic Opportunity in Africa

For small businesses, adaptive supply chains can make a major difference in the communities they serve.

Africa is home to a growing number of entrepreneurs who see business opportunities in sustainable agriculture and forestry. This is an opportune time to invest in nature-based ventures, partly because African governments have committed to begin restoring 100 million hectares (247 million acres) of degraded land by 2030 as part of the AFR100 initiative. Restoring land with […]