This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, the fund management firm of philanthropist George Soros divested from Israeli-based SodaStream.
We also discussed how a green energy duck has been submitted as an entry to the Copenhagen Land Art Generator Initiative design competition. Finally, in other news, a new report concluded that integration is key when it comes to sustainability and making business more resilient.
Jemma Collins: A team of British designers has come up with a bizarre green energy solution, submitted to the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition, in the form of a giant duck. The energy duck is an entry to the Copenhagen competition, which aims to make renewable and zero carbon projects that are also beautiful. Read more.
Charlotte Malone: Long-term thinking and integration is key when it come sustainability and making business strategies more resilient, a report from consultants Corporate Citizenship argues. Read more.
Tom Revell: Employees at the Ecology Building Society in Silsden, West Yorkshire, have launched a last-ditch effort to save a tree outside their offices. Read more.
Tom Revell: The Co-operative Group has been named as Ethical Consumer magazine’s most ethical UK company, with readers voting for the firm despite its recent troubles. Read more.
Tom Revell: The fund management firm of billionaire and philanthropist George Soros has divested from the Israeli-based SodaStream, as pressure mounts on investors to avoid companies at all involved in the occupation of Gaza. Read more.
Charlotte Malone: A sub-genre of science fiction that explores the possible effects of climate change has been gaining popularity and could influence how people view climate change and its impacts. Read more.
Richard Heasman: Citizens of British Columbia awoke to the thunderous noise of over a billion gallons of mining waste water cascading through Hazeltine Creek earlier this week, polluting the state’s fresh water supply. Read more.
Tom Revell: Banks in the UK may soon be forced to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) find alternative sources of finance if they turn them down for loans, under proposed legislation outlined today. Read more.
Charlotte Malone: After five years of earlier research and development, the Cochabamba Project has been supporting almost 900 families in Bolivia since 2009, providing them with sustainable land use alternatives to slash and burn farming in the Amazon. Read more.
Charlotte Malone: A US-based study has warned that the expansion of shale gas extraction, through methods such as fracking, is outpacing research on the issues around the practice, including spills leading to contamination and the environmental impacts. Read more.
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