In college, one of my professors taught a popular theory of economics that a company’s sole purpose is to deliver profit to shareholders. Since then I’ve found that, yes, of course you want a company to be profitable so it can continue to exist. But the purpose of business to me is what it does — what service it provides, what product it makes, and how it helps people, society, and the planet.
From the hydrogen-powered cauldron to medals made from recycled mobile phones, from gender balance to the first official Pride House, the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are blazing a trail for the future. Here’s everything you need to know about how Tokyo 2020 is helping build a better, more sustainable world through sport.
As the first athletes receive their medals on the podiums, they will be pushing boundaries in other ways too. For the first time ever, both the Olympic medals and the podiums which athletes stand on have been produced using 100% recycled materials.
By taking a strategic approach to risk management, we are better equipped to anticipate the direction and impact of change across our business. It also helps us connect our long-term vision and our sustainability principles so we can avoid barriers to success and actively pursue opportunities to achieve and maintain our sustainability goals.
WSP was honored to participate in design of waterfront PUTTING GREEN, an 18-hole climate change-themed mini golf course in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, now opened to the public. Each individually curated hole showcases a specific climate-related challenge and possible solutions, including WSP’s 16th hole spotlighting the importance of sustainable and equitable public transportation.
New circular economy program connects businesses, organizations, and entrepreneurs
Tacoma, Wash., August 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The City of Tacoma, Seattle Good Business Network, and the US Business Council for Sustainable Development today announced the launch of a new program that allows for circular reuse of products and materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. Through the Washington Materials Marketplace, traditional and non-traditional waste streams are matched with new reuse and recycling opportunities that result in landfill diversion, carbon reduction, cost savings, energy savings, and new job opportunities.
FISHERS, Ind., August 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is pleased to announce that Amanda Kruse, a certified public accountant, has joined Land Betterment as Corporate Controller where she will manage the company’s accounting and financial reporting.
Deckers Brands is proud to be a 2021 Sustainability Strategic Partner for Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA). As a Sustainability Strategic Partner, we will work together to drive change within the footwear and apparel industry.
FDRA defines shoe sustainability as shoe design, development, manufacturing, distribution, and selling processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and natural resources, are safe for employees, communities, and consumers, and are economically sound.
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has released its 2020 Sustainability Report and announced a new commitment to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040. Parker also established a series of emissions targets to ensure continued progress.