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When Davos Promises, Who Pays?

When Davos Promises, Who Pays?

London, UK – No doubt many good intentions will be put to bed at Davos this week. Sustainability, climate change, plastic pollution, mental health and much more will all be discussed, debated and deliberated upon. Commitments will be made, targets set, goals agreed. But considering the fact that there is already a persistent $2.5 trillion...

Australia’s Leading Aid Agencies Issue Plea for Urgent Action to Address Rapidly Escalating Global Climate Crisis

Australia’s Leading Aid Agencies Issue Plea for Urgent Action to Address Rapidly Escalating Global Climate Crisis

Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events.   World Vision Australia, Oxfam Australia, Plan International Australia...

NGOs Call for Immediate Action from U.S. Customs to Block Import of Palm Oil Produced Using Forced Labor

NGOs Call for Immediate Action from U.S. Customs to Block Import of Palm Oil Produced Using Forced Labor

New evidence of forced labor against Procter & Gamble’s joint venture partner, Malaysian company FGV Washington, D.C. – This week, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) announced it is suspending certification bids for the non-certified units of FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV) –– one of Malaysia’s largest palm oil companies and a joint venture partner...

Greening Up Your Road Trip: 11 Tips to Make Road Travel More Sustainable

Greening Up Your Road Trip: 11 Tips to Make Road Travel More Sustainable

By Amber McDaniel Mary Ritter Beard wrote, “Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”  Sound familiar? It should, because at its core, sustainable living embodies this same deep and permanent change in perception. Despite this, sustainability and travel...

Take the Pledge to Make 2020 the Year of the Planet

Take the Pledge to Make 2020 the Year of the Planet

Say goodbye to climate anxiety by taking action this decade  While the country burns and global temperatures rise, climate denialism still persists. Close your eyes and imagine, if every individual who believes climate change is an important issue was united under one banner. The Good Empire, trailblazers in helping businesses and organisations do good for...

Retailers Unite to Fundraise for the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

Retailers Unite to Fundraise for the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

Over 30 of Australia’s leading retailers with a combined network of 1,000+ stores have joined forces to provide 100% of profits from this Thursday 9th January to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. As businesses which rely on the goodwill of their communities, the collection of local and international brands united proactively...

On An Optimistic Note: Green Initiatives Around the World

On An Optimistic Note: Green Initiatives Around the World

By Indiana Lee On the surface, things can feel pretty bleak when it comes to the environmental state of the planet. Climate change is on the tip of everyone’s tongue, and with that comes greater talks of global warming.  To top things off, the Trump administration is a big advocate of burning fossil fuels — ...

Saving The World From Plastic Waste Comes One Step Closer – Sulapac Raises €15 million

Saving The World From Plastic Waste Comes One Step Closer – Sulapac Raises €15 million

Finnish startup Sulapac raised an exceptional €15 million to engine its scale-up and internationalization. The funding enables further development and broadening of its recipe portfolio. The investors include the world’s leading luxury house Chanel and international media houses, all with valuable expertise to accelerate Sulapac’s expansion. The investment round enables Sulapac, the startup replacing plastic...

Climate Change Has a Devastating Impact On Girls, Yet They Are Excluded From The Conversation: New Research

Climate Change Has a Devastating Impact On Girls, Yet They Are Excluded From The Conversation: New Research

As world leaders, scientists, business leaders and climate activists, including 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, converge in Madrid this week for the 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), a new report has revealed girls’ rights are being ignored in national climate strategies and policies. The study, titled Girls’ Rights in Climate Strategies, was launched today at COP25 by...

Pernod Ricard Winemakers First Large Australian Wine Company to Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity

Pernod Ricard Winemakers First Large Australian Wine Company to Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has become the first large wine company in Australia to achieve 100% renewable electricity. The commitment was achieved ahead of schedule and will ensure that all wines from the iconic Australian wine brands Jacob’s Creek, St Hugo and Wyndham Estate will be produced using electricity from renewable sources. All of Pernod Ricard...