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- How has COVID-19 changed the role of sustainability for organizations?
Francesca Viliani, Director of Public Health and co-Head of Sustainability, Denmark COVID-19 is the most wide-reaching public health crisis our world has faced in a long time. It has significantly impacted practically every aspect of business operations. COVID-19 has made three aspects very clear: The centrality of sustainability for business resilience. Companies that integrated sustainability and transparency strategically into their business operations prior to the COVID-19 crisis have put an even stronger focus on it now during the crisis. More importantly, they were much more agile in responding to unexpected events. From my perspective, health, safety and well-being became central to the resiliency and sustainability discussion in a way that it has never occurred before. Additionally, the role of partnerships; nobody can deal with a pandemic on their own. As a public health specialist, I always engage with clients in discussions on what is most ‘healthy’ for them. I really like the WHO definition from 1946, “health is a state of complete physical, mental and social indwelling and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. It emphasis's that health is a positive concept, an enabling factor, and a prerequisite for sustainable development. Just to reinforce this point further, the Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3) aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages. However, health is determined by complex interactions between various personal, social, economic, political, and environmental factors. SDG 3 is therefore closely interlinked with all the other SDGs and central to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- 4 Sustainable Business Trends to watch in 2021
SMART SUSTAINABILITY Smart Sustainability Besides, the business case for sustainability has only gotten stronger. There is a sense that we need to act now and change the world to build back better. Throughout history, systemic changes haven’t evolved linearly but rather exploded into our lives exponentially. Eco-Designed Products This terrible health crisis, the role that climate change played in catastrophes as the Australian bushfires and the loss of biodiversity are making us consumers increasingly interested in environmental, social and economic issues. An example of this raising interest was 2020 David Attenborough’s film A life on our planet. The documentary, describing the loss of biodiversity during Attenbourgh’s lifespan, got thousands of viewers brought to tears by the footage, prompting an outpouring of emotion on social media. Food Consumers want to buy healthy, bio, locally sourced foods with less environmental impact. Food production is responsible for 26% of greenhouse gases and has a significant impact on land use and freshwater consumption. It is clear that the biggest positive impact an individual can have on climate change is by eating a sustainable diet with less meat and dairy, less food waste and more vegetables, nuts and legumes. Therefore, the consumption of plant-based meat and dairy substitutes has kept rising during the pandemic. As an example, the sustainable leader Unilever expects to increase its plant-based meat and dairy alternatives sales to €1bn in five to seven years. Textiles and Sustainable Fashion Research from BCG shows that 38% of consumers report actively switching from their preferred brand to another because it credibly stands for positive environmental and social practices. Brands are responding by using sustainable materials in the products, building transparency through their supply chains and building circular fashion systems by designing, producing, selling and collecting products that enable the reuse and recycling of post-consumer textiles. As an example, Adidas Grün (“green”) is a range of footwear that minimizes the environmental impact by the use of recycled fabrics and natural materials from certified sources, such as cotton, hemp, bamboo and cork. Lifestyle Our determination to reduce our impact in the world will boost a transition towards electric vehicles, remote working, sustainable packaging and, dematerialization of the economy. This latter means demanding product as a service such as sharing economy, digitalization or cloud solutions in ICT. Eco-Labels An important trend falls into educating and informing consumers about products’ sustainability claims. In this sense, there are Eco-labels which inform consumers about products’ health, environment or social benefits. There are eco-labels certified by third parties such as Forest Stewardship Council, Fairtrade or Energy Star. The reality is that many consumers remain confused and skeptical about companies’ eco-products benefits. According to a poll from Nielsen, two-thirds of the respondents trusted consumer opinions posted online. Therefore, brands will increasingly dedicate efforts on promoting blogs, social media and communities with consumer-generated content to increase the acceptance of their products. ESG Investment Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing will be gaining further momentum in 2021 as COVID19 and, its consequences accelerate the notion that companies should look beyond profits. Business goals should be aligned with the world’s pressing societal issues (stakeholder capitalism). Renewable energy getting ridiculously cheap The world relies on power from fossil fuels because, in the past, they were “far cheaper” than other sources. Nevertheless, Wind and Solar plants became 70% and 89% cheaper in the last ten years and, their capacity will exceed coal and gas in less than five years. In fact, solar power has become the ‘cheapest electricity in history’ even below coal. Net-Zero Emissions Companies Net-zero emissions companies have been in 2020 and will be one of the fastest-growing sustainable business trends. According to scientists achieving net-zero before 2050 is critical to keeping us safe from the catastrophic consequences of climate change. Conclusions To summarize, Eco-products, Sustainable investing, Renewable energy and, Net-zero emissions are key sustainable business trends for 2021. They will create sufficient risks and opportunities as to shake the way companies operate not in 2050 but 2021.
- Whats in store for 2021
Soon to be launched FDA and EPA compliant green products such as: Novel high-level Disinfectants, Low-level Disinfectants Cleaning products with Green Seal, Eco logo and UL standards. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to make a writer Click on the member’s profile Click the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) on the Follow button Select Set as Writer
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GREEN CHEMISTRY AREAS OF EXPERTISE Green Chemistry Agriculture Environment NEWS & EVENTS Blue Green Algae Alberta Lakes A n Edmonton conservationist fears the growth of blue green algae blooms will spell the ecological death of Alberta's lakes. Rolf Vinebrooke, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Alberta, is warning that Prairie lakes could become permanently toxic from blue-green algae contamination. "Once they really start taking ahold of the lake, they're really hard to get rid of," Vinebrooke said in an interview with CBC Radio's Edmonton AM. VIEW MORE News Releases And Statements Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada supports the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector through initiatives that promote innovation and competitiveness. Agri-info - Stay up to date on agricultural programs and services with feature articles, podcasts and good news stories. VIEW MORE ALPHA CLEANTECH NEWS LANGLEY, BC, April 6, 2021 /CNW/ Alpha Cleantech Labs announced the Launch of its unique Septicsol-O product that Supermarkets are quickly making shelf space by stocking up their shelves to offer to every household. VIEW MORE MISSION STATEMENT “Local solutions for the global problems!” Our mission is to create greener, cleaner and sustainable neighborhoods by working together with all stakeholders to improve our environmental quality. We develop novel technologies and blend it with traditional ways to reduce, mitigate and eliminate pollution of water, soil and air. One small step at a time can help achieve bigger goals set by Paris Climate Agreement and several United Nations (UN) pacts. VIEW MORE
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Septicsol-D Product Line. Septicsol-O is an Advanced & Effective Odor Eliminator. Eco-friendly and biodegradable, it quickly neutralises Odor and Smell “Be Gone”. No phosphates or Chlorine with no toxic and harmful chemicals and plant based deodorising ingredients. Just spray the product directly on the affected surface and witness the amazing results. There isn’t another product like it in the market. Comes Ready-to-use and is meant to handle stinky places such as Trash and Garbage Bins, Organic Waste bins, Garbage Dumpsters, Cat Litter Boxes, Building and Condo recycling areas, etc. Developed by a Canadian Ph.D. scientist, 100% made in Canada. Please read product label for application instructions. Fast & Effective Action Ready to use on Organic Waste (Green Bins), Building and Condo Recycling areas, Cat Litter Box, Kitchen Trash Bin, Composting Bins, Dumpsters, Roll-out Trash Bins and other stinky surfaces. Quickly neutralizes Odor No phosphates & chlorine Eco-friendly and biodegradable No toxic and harmful chemicals Plant-based Cleaning and Deodorizing ingredients. Septicsol is a blend of unique bacteria and enzymes which are carefully selected after several years of research and field trials. SepticSol is non-toxic, non-corrosive, biodegradable, safe for septic systems, plumbing pipes and the environment. Other Products Available: Septicsol-D Concentrated Deodorizer Septicsol-L Concentrated Eco-Freindly Solution Septoicsol-R Concentrated Rinse for Upper Tank & Toilet Bowls.