Getting packages and documents delivered on time creates a big environmental footprint, but FedEx wants to change that. The company avoided over two million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) with fuel and energy saving initiatives. That amount of CO2e is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by over 1.9 million acres of U.S. forest in a year.
FROM THE EDITOR
Health Care Trends to Yield Profits, Regardless of Public Policy
The Harvard Business Review has identified three “immutable” trends that will transform US health care in the future, no matter what shape governmental public policies take. Demographics (an ageing population) and research (new tools and drugs) are two certainties. So is the third, technology. “Today, nearly nine in 10 physicians regularly employ Electronic Health Records (EHRs). . . . Beyond EHRs, digital health tools are becoming common in consumers lives.” From a business angle, the investment race to bet on winning companies is on. “From 2015 to 2016, investors poured more than $8 billion into funding these tools.” The digital tech market is expanding exponentially and soon enough, should develop those new companies that will find new profits.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide not only a vision for the world, but from a business perspective, they are also a roadmap to shareholder value. SDG engagement is therefore part of all of future business models in one way or another. Policy-makers need to support them and create an enabling environment where they can incorporate global sustainability goals locally.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - German automaker Daimler is keenly aware that the future of driving is electric. In order to pave the way for this new era of sustainable transport, the company is investing in battery technology and has a pipeline of new battery electric vehicles to prepare for a new era of clean driving.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) — At the onset of Day Two of SB17 Detroit, the thinking behind the conference title, “Redefining the Good Life,” began to reveal itself. A subtext running through the event, like an underground spring, has been the notion that the polarization of our society has become a major barrier to the achievement of a sustainable, flourishing future. That’s why a number of workshops on topics such as “Breaking Through Gridlock,” and “ How to Have Difficult Conversations: Building Bridges in a Divided Country,” are being presented, acknowledging and attempting to address this challenge. The data presented by Solitaire...
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Rapid technological advances and the digitization of the workplace are making it harder for workers to match their skill sets with the needs of employers. Worryingly, 90% of organisations currently have an IT skills shortage, while 75% of educators and students feel there is a gap in their ability to meet the skills needs of the IT workforce.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Sustainable Brands kicked off their 2017 event in downtown Detroit with a record crowd of over 2,000 attendees. After a day filled with extended interactive workshops, the official welcome ceremony featured a who’s who of sustainability thought leaders. Koann Vikoren Skrzyniarz, Founder and CEO of Sustainable Brands, welcomed the crowd that packed the Cobo Center’s main hall. She set a somewhat sober tone for the event, citing that we live in an age of unintended consequences, and that we have clearly gotten off track in our pursuit of happiness. “Our push for productivity and efficiency has inclined us...