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Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards Celebrates 10 New Sustainability Trailblazers

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May 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The WSLA Alumnae Group announced this year’s stellar sustainability leaders in a virtual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards (WSLA) ceremony May 19. This was the first awards ceremony that the group held independently since it became a non-profit organization.  The WSLA Class of 2021 will join the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability who are making a difference in the world by initiating lasting change.

Why Pets Could Be a Long-Tail Investment Trend

The $100 billion pet industry is poised to nearly triple to $275 billion by 2030 thanks to a surge in new owners, favorable demographics and increased per-pet spending.

The pandemic has upended the lives of humans, but for pets, it's been a bonanza: Their owners have been home all day, showering them with attention and treats.

A lot of new faces are also turning up at the dog park. Morgan Stanley’s housing strategists estimate that the growth trend of U.S. pet ownership more than tripled during the pandemic, while spending on everything from veterinary care to pet accessories has proven resilient, even during the recession.

A Nonprofit's Persistence Pays Off


After receiving tough yet constructive advice from the winning Morgan Stanley U.S. Strategy Challenge team in 2019, The Family Center, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit, turned short-term disappointment into a financially viable, winning plan to expand its healthcare offerings.

Sustainability Matters: IKEA CEO on Profit With Purpose


IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin talks with Chief Sustainability Officer Audrey Choi about corporate responsibility in driving large-scale change for sustainability.

How do some of the most influential figures in business and government imagine tackling the world’s major sustainability challenges?

Pushing Past Plastic: How Brands Can Be Part of the Solution

Join leaders from Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo, Just Salad and more for the second edition of 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands – LIVE on June 2 at 1 p.m. ET.

“Pandemic panic” is causing nearly 70 percent of people to turn to single-use plastic more, according to 2021 research from South West News Service.  

Today, as we look ahead to a post-pandemic future, the need for sustainable solutions to traditional single-use plastics has never been greater. The silver lining? From startups to multinational corporations, business has the expertise and influence to solve the plastic waste problem once and for all.

Reopening: It's All About the Execution

With Mike Wilson, U.S. Equities Research for Investors
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High expectations around reopening may already be substantially priced into markets, pointing to new risks around how the reopening actually plays out.

Each week, Mike Wilson offers his perspective on the forces shaping the markets and how to separate the signal from the noise. Listen to his most recent episode and check out those of his colleagues from across Morgan Stanley Research.

Electric Vehicles, Pt 1 - Follow the Fleet

With Andrew Sheets and Adam Jonas

Price, charging infrastructure and dirty battery production are limiting the impact of EVs, but look to fleet operations to lead the way to broader adoption.

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Morgan Stanley Commits to Mobilizing $1 Trillion by 2030 for Sustainable Solutions that Include Helping Prevent and Mitigate Climate Change


Public health emergencies, social and economic inequality and the ramifications of climate change stand among the most immediate and pressing global issues of our time. In response, governments, corporations and investors have rallied around sustainability efforts, not only to preserve our planet for current and future generations, but also to improve the standard of living for diverse communities.

Real Progress in Tackling Plastic Waste

In the second full year of our Plastic Waste Resolution, we’ve financed capital markets solutions, collaborated with key partners and reduced single-use plastic in our operations.

Last year, as the pandemic magnified economic and social inequality, another of our planet’s most urgent sustainability problems persisted: Plastic pollution. According to University of Georgia environmental engineering professor Jenna Jambeck, if all the plastic waste generated in 2020 could be melted down, it could pave a road 30 feet wide and more than 2 inches thick all the way to the moon.

Earth Week Investing Themes

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Green investment is on investors' minds this Earth Week: Today, a look at key investment themes across carbon capture, plastics and agri-food developments.

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