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One-planet Prosperity: The Business Case for Addressing 'Earth Overshoot'

by Mathis Wackernagel, President Global Footprint Network, Xavier Houot, Senior Vice President Schneider Electric and Terry A’Hearn
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Aug. 1, marks this year’s Earth Overshoot Daythe day of the year by which humanity has exhausted its annual resource budget. Between Jan. 1 and Aug. 1, humanity used more from nature than the planet’s ecosystems are able to renew in the entire year.

Running out of planet is a risk. And we believe the answer is "one-planet prosperity." What does this mean?

Committed Towards Conservation of the Planet

Venkat Garimella, vice-president, Access to Energy and CSR, Schneider Electric India, shared how the largest nongovernment renewable energy initiative in the Sundarbans came into being.
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by Abhinay Lakshman

Bringing electricity to one of the most ecologically sensitive regions of the world is no small feat. This is the story of Project Sahasra- Jyoti, through which more than 1,000 forest fringe households in Sunderbans were electrified by establishing micro grids of renewable energy stations.

Earth Overshoot Day: How BOLD Ideas Help to Move the Date

by Esther Finidori and Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D.
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Why August 1st?

One day of the year has started to appear earlier and earlier on the calendar: Earth Overshoot Day. This year falls on August 1st. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’ s ecosystems can renew in that year. What does this date mean?

Linking Climate-related Metrics to Earnings for Capital Goods Companies

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Innovation in the capital goods sector is driving a low-carbon industrial revolution according to CDP, the not-for-profit organization provides the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP released a new report on low-carbon technologies for 2018, which ranks 22 of the largest and highest-emitting capital goods companies and assets, which companies are preparing for a transition to a low carbon economy.

Tracking Sustainability Indicators on a Quarterly Basis Is Possible With the Right Intent

Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 exceeds its target score for Q2/2018; eight indicators exceed their target for the quarter
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RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, July 27, 2018  – For the fourth year, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its financial and non-financial results together for the second quarter of 2018. Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020, which replaces the Planet & Society Barometer, measuring progress towards its ambitious sustainability commitments.

INFOGRAPHIC | How to Minimize Your Ecological Footprint

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According to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric, humanity is currently using nature 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year and this year, it will be the earliest since the world went into ecological overshoot in the 1970s,

Bold ideas for South Africa’s Development at World Economic Forum

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Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, participated at the regional World Economic Forum (WEF) with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and members of the government recently. The forum highlighted the need to develop and strengthen partnerships between the private and public sector to engage on critical topics for South Africa's future development, including health, security, workforce, higher education, youth skills and governance.

Earth Overshoot Day: Save the Date to Save the Planet

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Humanity is currently using nature 1.7 times faster than our planet’s ecosystems can regenerate. On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric. Since the world went into ecological overshoot in the 1970s, D-day of August 1 this year will be the earliest.

VIDEO | Global Transformation by Investing in Youth Education

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According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for skilled workers continues to rise and is becoming employers’ favorable choice to replace traditional long-term workers. However, there is a mismatch between the skills that workers can offer and what employers are demanding. This gap impacts not only economies but also hampers the transition to equitable and inclusive societies. Therefore, developing skills among the youth is becoming crucial to ensure the overall improvement of business and society.

How to Be Profitable and Sustainable Operating with Finite Resources

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On August 1, humanity will have used nature's resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization. This date is called Earth Overshoot Day - the date when humanity's annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth's ecosystems can renew in that year. Earth Overshoot day is the earliest since 70’s, but there are alternatives to bring it back to track.

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