Sustainability Data in Focus

Developments in Data, Research, Trends

This Year Has Seen a Record Number of Climate Disasters Costing $1 Billion   
October 07, 2020
Source: Bloomberg Green - Storms, fires, and droughts have already cost the country at least $50 billion—and there are still three months left in 2020.
Top Environmental Concerns    
October 06, 2020
Source: Erizon - All across the world, there is poverty, war, terrorism, and threats of human violence. But in the face of all these, we may not realize we are also amid dangers that can place the entire humankind on its knees in one full sweep.
CDP and UCL report climate change costs to reach US$31 trillion a year if emissions not urgently reduced   
October 05, 2020
Source: CDP - Summary report, titled “Costing the Earth - Climate Damage Costs and GDP”, shows sharply rising climate change related economic and non-economic damage costs in a ‘business as usual’ scenario to US$31 trillion/year.
How much more would you pay for a sustainable T-shirt?   
October 02, 2020
Source: Vogue Business - While most shoppers are in favour of sustainable production, few have integrated it into their buying habits, according to the IBM and Morning Consult survey of 1,000 adults in each of Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
Chinese financial institutions still in early stages of TCFD alignment, new research finds   
October 01, 2020
Source: CDP - Providing quantitative data is a challenge for Chinese financial institutions’ alignment with TCFD, especially in target setting, Scope 3 data and emission breakdown disclosure. UK PACT pilot program finds responding to CDP...
The World’s Sustainable Development Goals Aren’t Sustainable   
October 01, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy - In 2015, the world’s governments signed on to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a commitment to bring the global economy back into balance with the living world. Now, five years later, as the UN General Assembly...
How retailers can use AI to drive sustainability and profits simultaneously   
September 30, 2020
Source: Information Age - To date, most retailers who adopted artificial intelligence (AI) have done so purely to boost profits. However, now we are seeing a whole new driver for uptake, as there’s a growing realisation that it can be used to help...
Is It True That '100 Companies are Responsible for 71% of Carbon Emissions'?   
September 29, 2020
Source: Treehugger - It's one of the most common phrases in discussions about climate change: "Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions." That's how the headline of the Guardian put it in its coverage of the Carbon Majors Report of...
Design cost-effective, carbon-abated products with resource cleansheets   
September 28, 2020
Source: McKinsey & Co - Resource cleansheets assess component costs and carbon emissions at the same time—so designers and engineers can model design and production choices without compromising emissions goals.
Electric Auke: From sustainability expert to tree hugger?   
September 25, 2020
Source: Innovations Origins - The report of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) not only reveals what is going wrong in terms of climate change, endangered animals, and our wildlife. The research also shows how things can be improved. Much to the delight of Auke.
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