Glasgow nightclub plans to tackle climate change on the dance floor

You’ve probably heard of wind energy, you’ve probably heard of solar energy, but have you ever heard of dance energy? Glasgow nightclub SWG3 is set to trial technology that captures body heat from dancers to create renewable energy to heat up or to cool down the venue. Long after the party is over, this energy … Continue reading Glasgow nightclub plans to tackle climate change on the dance floor

For business, fighting climate change effectively requires a new mindset to prioritise sustainability over profit

Raz Godelnik, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design & Management at The New School writes on The Conversation website about how integrating climate change concerns is requiring changes by business. It is requiring an entirely new mindset from past practice.   How the climate crisis is transforming the meaning of ‘sustainability’ in business In his 2021 letter … Continue reading For business, fighting climate change effectively requires a new mindset to prioritise sustainability over profit

IKEA’s renewable energy rollout begins in September and Sweden, and eventually to all markets

IKEA, one of the great names in furniture and innovation, will begin selling renewable energy to households in Sweden this autumn. Danielle Harling explains in an article on the House Beautiful website.   IKEA To Enter the Renewable Energy Market in Sweden Earlier this month, IKEA turned heads with the release of its HUVUDROLL meatball-scented … Continue reading IKEA’s renewable energy rollout begins in September and Sweden, and eventually to all markets

Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s spending

Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s. The biggest difference was men’s spending for their cars. Damian Carrington discusses the differences from a study undertaken in Sweden.   Men cause more climate emissions than women, study finds Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s, despite the sum … Continue reading Men’s spending on goods causes 16% more climate-heating emissions than women’s spending

More than 100 companies removed from global gold standard corporate sustainability scheme for failing to set climate goals in time

The Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) recruits companies to set “science-based” carbon reduction goals in line with the demands of the Paris climate agreement. After signing up businesses are required to submit climate targets to an expert panel for assessment within two years.  Firms including Honda Motor Company and National Express among those removed from the … Continue reading More than 100 companies removed from global gold standard corporate sustainability scheme for failing to set climate goals in time

French firms launch of the Ambition 4 Climate platform in lead up to COP26 in November

The French Association of Private Companies (AFEP) updated on Wednesday (7 July) the Ambition 4 Climate platform, which brings together the projects of 64 large companies with the aim of reaching carbon neutrality. Clara Bauer-Babef discusses the initiative in an article on the EURACTIV website.   Top French firms commit to climate change fight French … Continue reading French firms launch of the Ambition 4 Climate platform in lead up to COP26 in November

Too many companies may be relying on offsetting their emissions through carbon credits rather than cutting their own

Emily Gosden writes on The Times website about a recent study that shows most businesses need to go further to improve the credibility of their targets and their plans for meeting them to avoid accusations of “greenwashing”. Out of the 2,000 largest publicly traded companies by sales, 417 have set net zero goals, the report … Continue reading Too many companies may be relying on offsetting their emissions through carbon credits rather than cutting their own

Shareholders calling for business to take climate change more seriously

Simon Jessop, Matthew Green and Ross Kerber write on the Reuters website that investors are pushing companies to accelerate their actions on climate change. This is a good, detailed article that should be read.   Show us the plan: Investors push companies to come clean on climate In the past, shareholder votes on the environment … Continue reading Shareholders calling for business to take climate change more seriously

Climate change: the need for more diversity in boardrooms

Despite improvements in gender equality, numbers are still lagging. The link between gender diversity and carbon footprint may not be obvious. Of five groups of businesses, the least diverse were twice as likely to fail to disclose the bare minimum of GHG data as the most diverse. A 2019 Credit Suisse study found that companies … Continue reading Climate change: the need for more diversity in boardrooms

Calls for renovating older buildings in Hong Kong to improve energy performance

While Hong Kong has a high concentration of relatively new buildings, there are almost ten thousand that are 40 years of age or older. Dr. Winnie Tang writes on the EJ Insight website from Hong Kong about the need to take energy renovation seriously.   Renovation of old buildings to enhance energy efficiency The balcony … Continue reading Calls for renovating older buildings in Hong Kong to improve energy performance