Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. Momentum for Change recognizes innovative and transformative solutions that address both climate change and wider economic, social and environmental challenges.
Taking up the challenges of Laudato si’, The Laudato si’ Challenge seeks to sustainably improve the lives of people excluded from Our Common Home by 2020 through businesses that are sustainable and ethical—thus anticipating the vision of the SDGs of “being a human dignity narrative that leaves no one behind.”
HSBC warns that neither governments nor companies are prepared for climate change, especially as we reach Earth Overshoot Day only eight-months into 2018. HSBC’s note also warned about extreme events resulting from heat which come at extreme economic and social costs.
The West, and federal taxpayers, have a serious and growing problem as communities continue to expand in and around forested and grassy landscapes prone to fire. A New York Times Op-Ed by Andrew C. Revkin.
These days, it seems, growing ranks of companies are moving beyond pursuing corporate social responsibility as a marketing strategy and changing basic business models in fundamental ways. Imposed transparency and concerned millennials are two key factors that appear to be driving the shift.
Vincent Stanley, co-editor of Patagonia’s Footprint Chronicles, shares how the outdoor clothing company successfully built a brand immediately identified with a more active, healthier, and greener lifestyle. Explore the tensions between marketing and sustainability, the public’s influence on the direction of the brand, and the trade-offs addressed throughout the company’s growth.