Energy Awareness Month: Residential Energy Efficiency with CUB | Sustainability | University of Illinois at Chicago

Have you ever gasped at your electricity bill, and wondered if there’s a way to reduce your energy consumption? Have you ever thought about installing solar panels on your home, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? The Citizen’s Utility Board is a resource that all Illinoisans can use to effectively manage their utility bill. In addition to discussing residential energy efficiency strategies, CUB liaison and webinar host Foluke Akanni will also discuss how you and your neighbors can get engaged with community solar, as well as the latest news regarding the Clean Energy Jobs Act.   Click here to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mi5M780tRr2pWuy9mP8g8w

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3 Reasons Why CFOs Should Be Firmly Focused on Sustainability

Worldwide, businesses are recognizing the power of green. With the social and economic impacts of climate change impossible to ignore, more and more companies are starting to introduce sustainable business practices. And they’re realizing they aren’t just great for the environment—they’re just as good for business too. According to a report from the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, investing in green business practices will open up $12 trillion worth of cost savings and market opportunities across the global economy by 2030.

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Sustainable Food Production & Agriculture Online Course

How does food reach our plates? How is the food industry changing? What threats are there to food supply chains? How can we build a sustainable food industry?  Get answers to these questions and more with this course that explores food and agriculture in the modern world. You will learn about the complexity of the global food supply chain, the vulnerability of the food industry to emerging threats and the solutions to stopping these threats early. You will also consider the issues surrounding production of food of animal origin.

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Slow Fashion // Small & Sustainable

In this post I want to share a few of the small and sustainable companies I’ve discovered since the start of Slow Fashion Season, plus let you know that I’M STARTING MY OWN (but more on that at the end of the post…) It’s important to note that sustainability can mean a lot of different things so I’ve included a section on the sustainability of each of these brands.

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The IFRS Foundation Launches Consultation on Sustainability Reporting

On 30 September 2020, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (the Foundation), a not-for-profit organisation that develops global accounting standards, launched a consultation paper seeking to assess demand for global ESG standards. The paper seeks to assess whether the Foundation should expand its current remit of developing financial reporting standards and use its experience in international standard-setting.

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New grants to realise the Sustainable Development Goals | Beijer Institute

Several researchers at the Beijer Institute together with colleagues from its partners Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere (GEDB) and Stockholm Resilience Centre, were among the successful applicants to receive funding for projects designed to create research aimed at achieving the UN’s global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The call Realising the Sustainable Development Goals from the Swedish research council Formas, received a total of 174 applications, but only 11 projects were selected for funding.

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IMD to employ impact-based warning

Reading Time: < 1 minute India Meteorological Department (IMD) intends to use meteorological data along with with geospatial and population data for assessing the impact of the cyclone in a particular area and provide location of district-specific tailored warnings for the tropical cyclones.

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Airtel Zambia and Ericsson are driving responsible e-waste disposal, recycling

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has partnered with Ericsson on a ‘Product Take-Back’ program to minimize the potential environmental impact associated with the disposal of decommissioned electrical equipment.  The Product Take-Back program is part of Ericsson’s Sustainability efforts geared towards taking accountability for environmental impacts of all products and services during their lifecycle.

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