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P&G Opens New Innovation Center for Sustainability Supply Chains

To advance its Ambition 2030 sustainability objectives, P&G has opened a new Product Supply Innovation Center (PSIC) in Germany’s Rhine-Main region. The Center will serve as a hub for collaboration with a network of local suppliers, tech companies, R&D institutions and top universities to develop solutions to decarbonize its global ... Read more »

New York Passes Low-Carbon Concrete Bill

New York has passed Bill S542A establishing guidelines for the procurement of low embodied carbon concrete. As I discussed recently about ECOPact and Skansa tests, trends towards reducing embodied carbon in concrete are continuing to build momentum. Concrete remains a critical barrier to climate-friendly buildings. It is responsible for at ... Read more »

EV Adoption Will Soar, but Not Enough to Reach Net-Zero by 2050 without More Policy: BNEF

Governments aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050 must do more to spur the adoption of electric vehicles, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). Electric vehicles represent a $7 trillion global market opportunity between today and 2030, and $46 trillion between now and 2050, but that won’t be enough to reach the goal unless certain measures are taken.

ECOPact: Green Concrete For A Carbon Neutral Building

LafargeHolcim, a global building solutions firm, has recently introduced ECOPact, the industry’s broadest range of green concrete for high-performing, sustainable and circular construction.  As I wrote in May, concrete remains a critical barrier to climate-friendly buildings. It is responsible for at least 7% of carbon emissions worldwide, according to clean ... Read more »

Sustainably-Minded Customers: The New ‘Era of Sustainability’

We are in the midst of a new ‘era of sustainability’ in which sustainably-based values, attitudes and preferences are driving lifestyle choices and buying decisions. Customers globally are ‘voting with their wallets.’  According to Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which has established a Working Group on Sustainability Mindset representing ... Read more »

Regenerative Farming Leads to Improved Outcomes for Farmers, Ranchers, Says Cargill CEO

The farming industry stands to benefit financially from regenerative agriculture practices, Cargill chairman and CEO David MacLennan told members of the National Feed and Grain Association. In a study of 100 farmers across nine states conducted by The Soil Health Institute, researchers found that soil health management systems increased incomes for 85% of farmers growing corn and 88% of farmers

Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Market to Surpass $370B by 2030, Guidehouse Insights Says

The next 10 years are likely to be dramatic in terms of electric heavy commercial vehicles; in China, the trend is already well underway, particularly with electric trucks, but the rest of the world is expected to follow in coming years. Though momentum is strong, the challenges are not insignificant — mostly relating to range and charging speed.

Green Steel: The Next Big Thing In Sustainable Manufacturing

Mercedes-Benz has announced a new commitment to launch green steel in vehicle models by 2025, marking a significant step in the company’s efforts to decarbonize its supply chain. While many automakers have announced electric vehicle goals to address climate change, the industry still faces emissions issues from its supply chain. ... Read more »

The Best Environmental Sustainability Jobs Boards and Sites

With 8.1 million job openings and 9.8 million unemployed Americans looking for work, according to Kenan Institute, a partner of University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, there is a lot of career movement in the workplace. Sustainability is an especially hot hiring space right now, and likely will remain ... Read more »

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