Shocking ocean plastic statistics in the headlines, plastic bottles floating in rivers, shopping bags in the street – we’ve all witnessed plastic pollution in one form or another. But while plastic pollution is a global problem, plastic itself is a useful and effective material. So how bad are plastics for the environment and how can we reduce their impact?
In the first part of this special climate series, we looked at emerging technologies for climate mitigation. In the second part, we explore some lesser-known climate adaptation innovations that could help communities adjust to the current and expected effects of climate change.
When we talk about the energy transition, we tend to think of solar panels, wind turbines and electric vehicles. But what about emerging technologies? In this three-part podcast series, we discuss innovations – probably unbeknown to most – that could make a really big difference in addressing climate change.
The Inflation Reduction Act is the most ambitious legislative action the US has ever taken on addressing climate change. We discuss Credit Suisse’s new report, “A tipping point in climate action”, which estimates that total federal climate spending under the Act may be double the headline figure.
Paul Polman, ex-CEO of Unilever, thinks it’s time for business to step up when it comes to climate change and inequality. Anna-Lisa Miller from Ownership Works says that employee ownership drives superior company performance and generates greater economic opportunity for workers. We discuss new, practical ideas helping business transition to a “net positive” future.
On the path to net zero, carbon credits are a critical instrument in a broad toolkit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Some say carbon credits should, first, go to nature-based solutions to protect biodiversity before investing in industrial carbon reductions or removals. Our experts discuss the opportunities – and complexities – within carbon markets.
The International Energy Agency’s pathway to a net zero future requires almost 90% of global electricity generation in 2050 to come from renewable sources. Industry experts discuss whether it’s possible for renewables to displace fossil fuels in the energy mix, how soon and at what cost.
Financial literacy and the gender wealth gap are two sides of the same coin. We discuss the business case for financial institutions to promote the financial inclusion of women. Join our talk with women whose work is helping to #ChangeTheGame.
We talk to some amazing women from the sports and finance sectors to hear what they are doing to level the playing field when it comes to pay parity, and how, collectively, women and men can #ChangeTheGame.
COVID-19 propelled the future of learning by five to ten years. We look at the post-pandemic challenges and opportunities in Education Technology, what’s driving new innovative solutions, and how education supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Can consumers make a significant environmental impact by changing their eating habits; what should their new habits look like; and what’s the data behind the claims? Tune in to find out.
With food-price inflation and disruption across global commodity markets, we look at the role of technology and innovation in helping to maintain a more stable, sustainable food system for the ever-growing global population.
How can companies be persuaded to step up when it comes to sustainability? We look at the role of constructive shareholder dialogue versus more activist tactics, and whether the methods really work to change a company for the better.
The fashion industry is an important source of jobs and economic activity, but is notorious for take-make waste, and is associated with sweatshops and poor working conditions in low-income countries. We look at what it takes to make a real impact in the sustainable fashion universe.
Tariq Fancy, the former CIO for sustainable investing at BlackRock, claimed that ESG funds are mainly making money for Wall Street and doing little for the social and environmental causes that they are supposed to support. But, demand for these funds is soaring and investors are increasingly aware of the power they have to make impact with their wealth. So, what’s the real deal?