It’s Arrived: Our ‘Uh-Oh’ Moment on Climate Change

Jay Owen Beyond GDP, Transforming Finance

The jury (aka the IPCC) came back this week, and there’s no more denying it — everyone must do their part to help us avoid catastrophic climate change, and the time is now. Thankfully, our feeds remain full of companies working to do just that, in a variety of areas — including cutting ecommerce return waste, creating a climate-resilient wine industry, and fulfilling commitments to correct social inequities.

 

EDITORIAL

 

WALKING THE TALK

Beyond One-Off CSR: How Brands Can Combat Inequities Over the Long Term

Reversing ingrained social inequities is critical to achieving the UN SDGs and averting catastrophic climate change. The pandemic has laid bare the many costs of inequality — now is the time for brands to make good on their promises to address this global issue.

 

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION

Meet the Winemaker Working to Future-Proof Wine for a Climate-Challenged Future

The warming world is affecting all agricultural industries, with wine being no exception. New York’s Gotham Wines is banking on diversity and adaptability to strengthen the grapes and the industry, both socially and environmentally.

 

WASTE NOT

New Amazon Programs Aim to Curtail Rampant eCommerce Return Waste

With its size and scale and proper follow-through, Amazon has the potential to make a significant dent in global product waste and offer models for other retailers to follow.

 

THE NEXT ECONOMY

It’s Arrived: Our ‘Uh-Oh’ Moment on Climate Change

The latest IPCC report can’t be ignored — and it does our species and planet a disservice to pretend the situation will miraculously reverse itself. Here’s an overview and what companies should do in response.

 

COMMUNITY UPDATES

100+ Speakers, 75+ Sessions, 5 Unique Tracks at SB’21, October 18th-21st at Paradise Point

The SB’21 San Diego full program is available! Learn all the details–which industry visionaries will be gracing the Main Stage, which experts will be leading the Breakout Sessions, and where the best networking opportunities will be. Start building a day-by-day, hour-by-hour schedule of sessions and activities you won’t want to miss. You’ll bring back valuable insights for you and your organization that will help accelerate your sustainability journey. Don’t miss SB’21 San Diego, October 18th-21st.

 

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