The Making of a Top Chief Sustainability Officer: 8 Non-technical Competencies To Have

by Paddy Balfour

As our world continues to navigate the climate crisis, the role of a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) has never been more urgent or important. At its very core, sustainability is about fulfilling the needs of those in the present without compromising those of future generations. With the global shift towards an ESG mindset, businesses are racing to integrate ESG into their business strategies. Companies can no longer afford to close an eye when it comes to the division between conceptualising and actually executing a sustainable business strategy.

Singapore Firms Blame Lack of Budget, Talent for Sustainability Struggles: Report


In the report released Wednesday (Aug 3), NTUC LearningHub noted a “persisting” gap between having the intention and actually implementing sustainable business practices.

While more than 90 per cent of business leaders agreed on the importance of integrating sustainability practices into their overall strategy, only 28 per cent said they have begun implementing goals and strategies.

MAS To Launch First Singapore Sovereign Green Bond This Week

By Grace Coleman

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said on Monday (Aug 1) that it will be issuing Singapore’s inaugural sovereign green bond, which is known as Green Singapore Government Securities (Infrastructure) or Green SGS (Infra).

The Singapore dollar denominated bond – which will be launched via a book-building process within the week – will have a tenor of either 30 or 50 years and a minimum issuance size of about S$1.5 billion.

Maersk Withdraws Board Member from ICS for Climate Change Reasons


Tanith Allen

One of the largest shipping groups in the world, A.P. Moller-Maersk, has withdrawn its board member from an industry organisation after a decade, for reasons understood to be related to climate change.

The group withdrew its member, Maersk executive and board member Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, from International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), following an annual revision of trade association memberships. According to sources, the reason is believed to surround the trade association's stance on climate change.

Morrisons Builds on Better Practice by Reusing Materials To Construct Its 'New' Store

By Jonathan Goldsmith

As the cost of living continues to rise and the construction industry remains a culprit for wasteful practices, going back to basics rather than turning to technology and innovation can sometimes bring surprising results.

Morrisons has demonstrated that some problems can be solved by using what is right in front of us, when it demolished a store in Little Clacton, Essex, last year, due to structural problems.

The Big Plastic Crisis - UK Households Discard 100bn Pieces of Plastic Packaging Annually, Report Shows

by Lawrence Hallett

UK households are throwing away around 100 billion pieces of plastic packaging every year, with just 12 per cent being recycled in the country, according to a shocking new report.

Wild Bison Returns to UK for First Time in Thousands of Years


By Tom Townsend

Wild bison have been released into the UK for the first time in thousands of years as part of a pioneering conservation project to slow the climate crisis.

The European bison were released into ancient woodland in Kent early on Monday morning, the hottest day on record, by two leading conservation charities.

How Are Fund Management Teams Operating Under SFDR? - Ian Povey-Hall Featured in Sustainable Investment

By Ian Povey-Hall

This article first appeared in Sustainable Investment:

Sustainability disclosure and client demand is fundamentally changing how fund management teams operate. Here's how.

SFDR has had more of an impact than any other regulatory-driven change asset managers have seen in recent years.

Driving Transformation in the Wake of London Climate Action Week

By Tanith Allen

Systemic change requires something more urgent and revolutionary in terms of creation and support for climate action and the “evolution not revolution” mantra that has underpinned Corporate Sustainability in the past is no longer enough.

Three years on from attending the last Climate Innovation Forum (CIF) in person as part of London Climate Action Week, I was intrigued to discover the extent to which climate action has developed and manifested through innovation.

IKEA Foundation Donates $25M To Transform Cooling Sector and Improve Billions of Lives

By Elisabeth van Ebbenhorst Tengbergen

​This week has been an eye-opener for the dramatic and devastating effects caused by the climate crisis with record temperatures, raging fires and the inevitable deaths among the more vulnerable.

As the mercury soared right across Europe to more than 40 degrees for the first time ever in some countries, it was evidential that climate change is a stark reality and collectively, the world needs to take immediate action to produce sustainable and scalable solutions.


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