Taking it from the Top: What makes an activist CEO?

Digital opinion analysis uncovers a demand from consumers for CEOs to take a stand on social issues with global implications. Could this signal a new age of corporate sustainability commitments? As the world becomes increasingly politically polarised and some governments abandon sustainable initiatives consumers are now looking towards CEOs and their companies to spearhead sustainability.

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Absolut Vodka Touts Transparency with Naked Campaign

Absolut is calling attention to its supply chain transparency and sustainability efforts in a video ad campaign released this week. With the tagline “the vodka with nothing to hide,” the Swedish company’s video about the local production process features completely naked — and strategically blurred out — employees and farmers. “We only use wheat that comes from around Åhus, Sweden,” our nude guide Gunnar tells the camera. “And we know each farmer by name. Hey Lars!”

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Teaching Our Keepers

A new Grand Council Treaty 3 education program is taking on climate change with an action-based approach. Kiizhik School is one of 12 partner schools taking part in the Teaching Our Keepers program, a holistic and science-based education component that will teach Anishinaabe students about climate change, its effects on traditional ways of life and how to combat it.

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Smart packaging and digital innovation: rising stars showcased at PCD

Here, we present a roundup of some of the key players. WooDoo​ WooDoo is a cleantech player that has created ‘bionic wood’. Its patented tech follows over half a decade of research, and consists of a new wood material: waterproof, 300% more stiff, fire-retardant and translucent. Based on the circular economy principles, this material is “about to make a change in the construction industry, tackling tomorrow’s zero net carbon cities,” according to Climate KIC​.

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At Scotland’s Heart

This year’s Scottish Resources Conference saw lively debates on Extended Producer Responsibility and a Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland – which is intended to sit at the heart of the country’s circular economy ambitions.

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