Scientists Grow Colored Cotton, Pivotal to Sustainability in Fashion

Australian scientists say they’ve made a breakthrough they believe could transform the global textiles industry. They’ve discovered how to grow colored cotton naturally, a move that could bring sustainability in the fashion industry. The scientists in Canberra are also developing ‘super’ cotton that is stronger and more elastic. “So, cotton is naturally white, but having … Read more Scientists Grow Colored Cotton, Pivotal to Sustainability in Fashion

‘As an international community, we must rise to the test of this pivotal moment’ – Amina J. Mohamed

Closing remarks by Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2020), 17th meeting. “We have come to the end of eight days of deliberation on delivering the Sustainable Development Goals during this Decade of Action in the new context of COVID-19. The message … Read more ‘As an international community, we must rise to the test of this pivotal moment’ – Amina J. Mohamed

The post-Covid world: What to expect for the world of fashion?

The Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing global lockdown have had a profound effect on the world of fashion. So what will our sartorial future look like? Will things eventually return to what we’re used to, or should we expect an overhaul of the system? Designer Jennifer Rönne is pushing for more sustainability, while Dana Messika … Read more The post-Covid world: What to expect for the world of fashion?

The unmissable opportunity to build a sustainable economic future | Rethink Sustainability

Build Back Better: the unmissable opportunity to build a sustainable economic future A post COVID world is one that will look quite different to a pre-COVID world. We’ve seen in the last few weeks this echo chamber almost of calls saying we need to take this opportunity, this tragic situation that we have today, to … Read more The unmissable opportunity to build a sustainable economic future | Rethink Sustainability

UN chief on World Oceans Day 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on World Oceans Day 2020 (8 June) The COVID-19 pandemic is a sharp reminder of how we are all intimately connected — to each other and to nature. As we work to end the pandemic and build back better, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity – and responsibility — to correct our … Read more UN chief on World Oceans Day 2020

Breakingviews TV: What will change after the pandemic

After the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll, look for an acceleration of mega-trends like automation, the drive for sustainability, digitalisation and much more, says Rob Cox, summarising a new e-book by the Breakingviews columnist. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for … Read more Breakingviews TV: What will change after the pandemic

Legal Lens: Covid-19 Impact on Business and Industry

Whether you’re interested in how companies are handling annual meetings, privacy, and compliance issues or concerned with effects on ESQ, sustainability, and the labor force, the Bloomberg Law analysis team has you covered. For more resources visit: https://pro.bloomberglaw.com/coronavirus Learn more from Bloomberg Law’s analysis team: https://news.bloomberglaw.com/bloomberg-law-analysis/

How Will the Pandemic Change the Fashion Industry?

May.22 — Even before the coronavirus pandemic the fashion industry suffered from overproduction and overstock, according to Stephanie Phair, chair at the British Fashion Council. The global lockdown and its impact on retail presents “an opportunity to think about slowing down, focusing on creativity, quality and sustainability,” Phair says in an interview on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

“Working together (…) we will get through this crisis & reach our destination” – UN chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the 1st Session of ECOSOC 2020 Operational Activities for Development Segment. “The next Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review is an opportunity to focus on critical policy issues that require special attention by the UN development system. The next Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review can look deeply into … Read more “Working together (…) we will get through this crisis & reach our destination” – UN chief

Shopify Surges Past Royal Bank to Become Canada’s Largest Stock

Shopify Inc. has become Canada’s largest public company, soaring past the nation’s largest bank amid growing conviction the future of retailing lies online. The e-commerce company’s shares jumped 6.8% to a record, pushing its market value to C$121.6 billion ($86.1 billion). That nudged it past Royal Bank of Canada, which was up 0.1% to a … Read more Shopify Surges Past Royal Bank to Become Canada’s Largest Stock

Can we turn the tide of plastic packaging? | Rethink Sustainability

The consumer movement against plastic food and beverage packaging is gathering momentum, and companies are beginning to respond. The FT’s Anna Gross takes a closer look at some of the more innovative products available, including reusable takeaway cups and compostable packaging. Meanwhile, as part of its sustainable strategy, food giant Nestlé is looking to create … Read more Can we turn the tide of plastic packaging? | Rethink Sustainability

Warrior accountants: leading the green revolution? | Rethink Sustainability

When it comes to green issues, many of us assume it’s activists and campaigners who will change the world. But the FT’s Gillian Tett believes that as the responsible investing business continues to grow, so too will the need for financial transparency and consistency. And that means players such as auditors, rating agency experts and … Read more Warrior accountants: leading the green revolution? | Rethink Sustainability

Feeding cities with vertical farming | Rethink Sustainability

High-hanging fruit?: Feeding cities with vertical farming By 2050, 68% of the global population is expected to live in cities and eat 80% of the food produced. Unless we find a way to grow food within or near cities, the ecological footprint of feeding the masses could be devastating. Meet the cities and companies thinking … Read more Feeding cities with vertical farming | Rethink Sustainability