In 2020, Swedish oat milk brand Oatly became the world’s first plant-based company to enter into a sustainability-linked loan agreement (SLL). Today, an SLL – that incentivises sustainability performance by having flexible interest rates linked to sustainability outcomes – is more popular than a green loan and is fast becoming an essential ingredient of a post-pandemic food system.
A circular economy is an economic system aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. The majority of supply chain professionals expect that the focus on their circular economy strategies – which aim to eliminate waste and the continual use of resources – will increase over the next two years, according to a survey by Gartner.The researchers surveyed 528 supply chain professionals in May and June this year and found that there are two main drivers for the increase…
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By Sarah Moyes, Plastic and Circular Economy Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Scotland For the first time ever, global resource consumption has passed 100 billions tonnes a year.In fact over the past few years, the amount of materials we consume has increased from 93 billion tonnes in 2015 to 100.6…
Dual launches from Levi Strauss include recycled denim Levi’s and Water
Ball’s commitment to sustainability is driving transformational change throughout our company and industry,” said John A. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO of Ball. “We are dedicated to ensuring that our business operations and products are sustainable for the long term, from an environmental, social and economic perspective. We are excited to report on our progress and share our broader vision for continuing to advance the circular economy in both our business and the wider industry.
EV Batteries: Creating a Circular Economy In 2018, the total global stock of electric vehicles in all classes stood at nearly 6 million. By 2030, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates this number will have reached between 130-250 million. The need to electrify transportation is essential if we are to meet the goals outlined by the Paris Agreement because EV vehicles could potentially reduce well-to-wheel GHG emissions by half compared to vehicles powered by internal combustion engines. However, challenges loom.
As society becomes more mindful of the effect it has on the environment and takes steps to lessen this impact, we are beginning to see the business world follow suit. While the majority of organisations have traditionally relied on a linear business model, it has become clear that this way of operating follows a pattern of ‘take-make-waste’.
All business models involve suppliers and customers. A linear business model focuses exclusively on these two sets of stakeholders. With this framework in mind, neither the origin of supplied materials nor the post-consumption waste of said materials is regarded. Thus, the nature of the linear business model is purely transactional. It does not aim to create value for stakeholders and businesses further down the value chain (i.e. recyclers, repair shops, collectors), nor does it consider the impact on the natural environment.