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What does digital art have to do with sustainability?

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What does digital art have to do with sustainability? Ben Soltoff. Wed, 05/05/2021 - 01:30. Minutes before midnight March 22, two art collectors got into a heated bidding war at a charity auction for a climate organization.

Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership

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Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership. Joel Makower. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 02:11.

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When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it

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When it comes to social and environmental justice, words don’t cut it. CJ Clouse. Wed, 04/28/2021 - 00:05. Not so long ago, business was business.

When you think climate change, you need to think about water

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When you think climate change, you need to think about water. Melody Waintal. Fri, 04/23/2021 - 00:05.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

A circular approach to electrification and renewable energy

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A circular approach to electrification and renewable energy. Lauren Phipps. Mon, 04/26/2021 - 00:30. While electrification and renewable energy are key to decarbonizing the economy, the growing demand for solar PV may be creating a new problem.

It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions

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It’s time to collaborate on climate and economic justice solutions. Davida Herzl. Mon, 04/19/2021 - 01:15. Air pollution has grave consequences — the World Health Organization estimates it kills 7 million people a year.

The case for raising up women in climate tech

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The case for raising up women in climate tech. Shana Rappaport. Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:30. Four years ago this week, Project Drawdown released groundbreaking research on climate solutions that catalyzed the narrative that reversing global warming is possible.

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Electrification gets down to the wire

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Electrification gets down to the wire. Joel Makower. Tue, 04/20/2021 - 02:11. Reprinted from GreenBuzz, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. It’s a shockingly heady time for electricity.

Community solar, urban trees and the digitization of employee engagement

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Community solar, urban trees and the digitization of employee engagement. Heather Clancy. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 00:05.

Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits

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Policy, not politics, will change America's meat habits. Jim Giles. Fri, 04/30/2021 - 02:30. As awareness of the climate impact of meat grows, a potential roadblock to cutting consumption is emerging: A culture war. . Conservatives and liberals have skirmished over this for several years.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change?

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Is the golf industry doing enough to combat climate change? Aubrey McCormick. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 02:00. Sports leagues are seeing the impacts and the surge of climate-responsible athletes using their platforms to promote positive environmental and social impact — it’s something for the history books.

Silicon Valley commuters should return to work in electric buses

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Silicon Valley commuters should return to work in electric buses. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 05/05/2021 - 02:00. Last year, I published a feature about why it was time for Silicon Valley to embrace the electric commuter bus.

We decide how tomorrow will be by what we create today

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We decide how tomorrow will be by what we create today. Chris Gaither. Mon, 04/12/2021 - 01:15. The other morning, for the 100th consecutive day, I wrote three pages in my notebook. No specific agenda. No writing prompt. Simply three pages, handwritten with my Bic ReAction No.

Right to repair is on the way

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Right to repair is on the way. Suz Okie. Mon, 04/05/2021 - 00:40. In the waning months of 2020, the European Union took ambitious steps to address the more than 12 million tons of electronic waste the bloc produces annually.

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Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy

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Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy. Jesse Klein. Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:45. Agriculture sustainability improvements have long-term positive outcomes both for the planet and the farmer’s wallet, but the upstart costs can be a preventative obstacle.

Celebrating Earth Day — even during quarantine

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Celebrating Earth Day — even during quarantine. Deven Patten. Tue, 04/13/2021 - 00:05. This Earth Day, you might be thinking, "Hey, there’s a pandemic. Let’s sit this one out.". Probably no one would blame you.

When it comes to climate investment funds, diverse management is imperative

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When it comes to climate investment funds, diverse management is imperative. Marilyn Waite. Tue, 04/13/2021 - 02:00. The engine behind green business is the same as any business: capital.

Urging clean energy and justice for tribal nations

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Urging clean energy and justice for tribal nations. Roger Sorkin. Thu, 04/01/2021 - 00:45. During the 20th century, coal was a cheap and reliable source of electricity. Today it’s relatively expensive and highly polluting.

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What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry

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What Zymergen’s IPO says about 'biofacturing' and green chemistry. Meg Wilcox. Mon, 05/03/2021 - 01:30. Zymergen made a splash on Earth Day, as the first "biofacturer" to go public.

The key things to know about Biden's EV infrastructure plan

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The key things to know about Biden's EV infrastructure plan. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 04/07/2021 - 01:15. Within President Joe Biden's $2.25

Using urban forestry to fight for environmental justice

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Using urban forestry to fight for environmental justice. Breanna Draxler. Tue, 03/30/2021 - 00:05. The term "urban forest" may sound like an oxymoron.

Apple creates $200 million fund for nature-based climate solutions

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Apple creates $200 million fund for nature-based climate solutions. Jesse Klein. Thu, 04/22/2021 - 00:12. Nature-based solutions to climate change are having a moment, and Apple is riding the trend with a $200 million fund dedicated to related investments. .

A wave of electric workhorses is coming

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A wave of electric workhorses is coming. Katie Fehrenbacher. Wed, 04/21/2021 - 01:45. When most folks think of the electrification of transportation, they naturally think about electric cars. And all those new models coming out — from Ford's Mach-e to Volkswagen's ID.4 — are super exciting.

Where progressives and conservatives agree on clean energy

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Where progressives and conservatives agree on clean energy. Sarah Golden. Fri, 04/09/2021 - 01:45. From an ideological perspective, it’s curious that clean energy became a partisan issue. Looking at it as a technology, there is a ton to like about renewables across the political spectrum. .

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The time is right to rethink the grid

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The time is right to rethink the grid. Sarah Golden. Fri, 03/26/2021 - 00:45. The grid faces twin challenges: It needs to become resilient and clean. Alone, either would be daunting. Together, with the right policy support, they might just be urgent enough to get something done. .

Will sustainability-linked loans drive a revolution in finance?

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Will sustainability-linked loans drive a revolution in finance? Aman Singh. Thu, 04/15/2021 - 01:30. In February, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced a $10.1 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility.

HelloFresh would like to clear the air on meal kits

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HelloFresh would like to clear the air on meal kits. Jeff Yorzyk. Mon, 03/22/2021 - 02:00.

Climate accountability reaches the CFO suite

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Climate accountability reaches the CFO suite. Emily Chasan. Thu, 04/08/2021 - 02:00. Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here. It started with intangibles.

Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal

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Etsy takes aim at shipping and packaging in setting 2030 net-zero goal. Deonna Anderson. Tue, 03/16/2021 - 05:00. Scope 3 emissions are the hardest emissions for companies to address when setting goals. But often, they are the most emissions to take on.

25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021

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25 badass women shaping climate action in 2021. Heather Clancy. Mon, 03/08/2021 - 02:00. Given the devastating economic toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on women and girls, the imperative to mark International Women’s Day carries more weight than usual this year. .

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It’s time to speed up the sustainability shift

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It’s time to speed up the sustainability shift. Katie Thompson Levey. Tue, 03/23/2021 - 01:45. "I I am discovering a whole new respect for chief sustainability officers," I texted the facilitator of Leading the Sustainability Transformation.

In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech

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In stopping climate change, time is as important as tech. Jonathan Foley. Mon, 03/01/2021 - 01:30. This article originally appeared on the author's personal blog, and was written in that capacity. Italics are the author's.

How e-commerce retailer Grove Collaborative will go 'plastic-free' by 2025

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How e-commerce retailer Grove Collaborative will go 'plastic-free' by 2025. Deonna Anderson. Thu, 04/29/2021 - 01:30. Plastic-free by 2025. That’s the goal for e-commerce retailer Grove Collaborative, which sells household and personal care goods.

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Strategies for the war on waste

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Strategies for the war on waste. Jim Giles. Fri, 04/16/2021 - 01:00. What would happen if the United States enacted a comprehensive plan to combat food loss and waste? Now is the moment to ask, because the new U.S. administration is proving itself open to genuinely ambitious change. The answer?

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Sustainable mobility drives the newest employee perk

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Sustainable mobility drives the newest employee perk. Katie Fehrenbacher. Mon, 03/15/2021 - 00:05. This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here.

How corporations can jump-start industrial electrification in the US

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How corporations can jump-start industrial electrification in the US. Ali Hasanbeigi. Wed, 03/31/2021 - 01:00. From cardboard boxes delivered to our doors to home appliances, nearly everything comes from industrial processes.

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

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Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet. Clouse. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 02:11. Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter. Subscribe here.

5 opportunities of a circular economy

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5 opportunities of a circular economy. David McGinty. Fri, 03/05/2021 - 00:12. More than 100 billion tons of resources enter the economy every year — everything from metals, minerals and fossil fuels to organic materials from plants and animals. Just 8.6 percent gets recycled and used again.

The road to electric vehicles is paved with disruption

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The road to electric vehicles is paved with disruption. Terry F. Yosie. Tue, 04/27/2021 - 00:05. The expectation that electric vehicles will displace the internal combustion engine continues to accelerate.

Lessons from 3 emerging bio-based material technologies

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Lessons from 3 emerging bio-based material technologies. Suz Okie. Fri, 02/19/2021 - 00:40. Creating human-made materials from living or biological sources is by no means a new development, yet newly invented bio-based materials are garnering significant hype as of late.

GreenFin 21 and the 5 cornerstones of sustainable finance

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GreenFin 21 and the 5 cornerstones of sustainable finance. Heather Clancy. Thu, 04/22/2021 - 02:11.