At just 10 years old, Lily Colson has proved that age does not matter when it comes to fantastic ideas – she was the winner of Stanley Black & Decker’s Sustainability Award at the National Invention Convention. This Maker Month, we chatted with Lily about her outstanding “Solar Lines” invention and why creations like hers are so important for the future of the planet:
Have you always been interested in making and creating things?
This Maker Month, we’re highlighting some of the most inspiring makers and creators we know. And Arya Bairat is no exception. At just 15 years old, Arya developed the EES Sustineri – a system that combines innovative technologies to provide a sustainable, cost-effective source of electrical power that could be used in almost any industry. This incredible creation won him the Global Engagement Award for affordable and clean energy at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s Luminary Awards.
As concerns about climate change stoke pressures on companies to make their fleets cleaner and greener, ground shipping giant UPS believes it has delivered. The company has more than 1,000 electric and hybrid electric vehicles – 50 of them electric-powered delivery trucks brought on just last year in the U.S. More are on the way.
Whirlpool Corporation’s Integrated Supply Chain organization is once again being honored for its leadership in the categories of freight supply-chain energy and environmental performance. The company was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Excellence Award for a fifth consecutive year.
October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ IVECO BUS has won a record order to supply 409 Urbanway Natural Power (NP) buses to the Parisian Transport Authority, Ile-de-France Mobilités. The buses will be deployed on the public transport network which covers both the inner and outer suburbs of the Paris Region and will play a major part in the City’s development plan for a diesel-free transport network.
The CLP Group demonstrated good sustainability governance practices in its most recent Sustainability Report, according to this year’s edition of Reporting matters – the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) annual review of member company sustainability reports.
Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia
In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.
To boost portfolio ESG quality and the potential for improved risk-adjusted returns
by Scott LaBreche, Director at Impax Asset Management
The megatrends underlying the transition to a more sustainable economy, such as climate change and widening inequality, are global issues. It should come as no surprise, then, that companies are addressing sustainability risks and opportunities regardless of their domicile.
So investors may be wondering, how are companies in developed markets outside the U.S. and Canada performing on sustainability issues? It varies, of course, but on the whole, they are performing better than those in the U.S.