The Worlds Most Sustainable Companies Published in Organizations Doing Good

With 2016 being the second-warmest year on record, and with issues like high executive pay and diversity gaining more awareness, you may be curious to know what companies care most about sustainability. Since 2005, Toronto-based magazine and research firm Corporate Knights has put together the Global 100, an annual list of the world’s most sustainable companies. Using publicly available data, Corporate Knights rates large firms on 14 key measures, evaluating their management of resources, finances and employees. For the ranking, Corporate Knights considers about 4,000 companies with market values of…

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What is Sustainable Living? 10 Easy Steps!

Why do we need sustainability? It is simple, really. Of the thousands of benefits that sustainable development and living offer, the most important one is that is the only way we can maintain quality of life in the long run. In 2005, the World Summit on Social Development revealed what the three pillars of sustainable development are, to help us understand the areas where we need to make changes. The three pillars of sustainable development • Environmental Protection, which stands for doing our part to protect the environment, starting from…

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Patagonias New Short Film Focuses on Fair Trade Fashion

www.erthie.com As part of its effort to switch to Fair Trade, Patagonia has released a short 13-minute film, made with Little Village Films. Called “Fair Trade: The First Step,” it depicts the daily routine of a young Sri Lankan mother, who works as a sewing machine operator in a factory that sews Patagonia clothing, and her five-year-old son, who is able to attend the beautiful daycare built with the factory’s Fair Trade premiums. Some of the footage depicts the atrocious conditions, including chemical exposure, experienced by labourers in conventional factories,…

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Next Ten Years Critical for Achieving Climate Change Goals

In order to have a good chance of meeting the limits set by the Paris Agreement, it will be necessary to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions while preserving carbon sinks, with net emissions peaking in the next ten years, according to a new study. Carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere can be reduce in two ways—by cutting our emissions, or by removing it from the atmosphere, for example through plants, the ocean, and soil. The historic Paris Agreement set a target of limiting future global average…

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