Clément Fournier

Clément Fournier

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Clément is a CSR and Sustainability expert.

Tesla, Hyperloop, Impossible Foods, Climeworks : “fake industries” in ecology.

by Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

Tesla, Climeworks, Impossible Foods: and if all the companies supposedly revolutionizing ecology were actually fake industries, unable to be viable in the long run and solve our ecological problems? Explanations. In recent years, a real craze has attracted start-ups in the field of ecology. The number of companies that offer a product or service with the idea of serving ecological interests,…

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Vegetarian, omnivore, organic, locavore: the environmental impact of our food decrypted

by Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

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The first episode of our special issue dedicated to responsible eating! What is the environmental impact of our diet? Global warming, soil pollution, water contamination… Agriculture and food production have enormous impacts on our planet. But how can we reduce the carbon footprint of our diet? Which diet is the most “eco-friendly”? Which protects the environment and the planet the most?…

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How is Generation Y going to (maybe) save the business world ?

by Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

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And if Generation Y were capable of transforming global business and getting it “on the right side”? How will the new expectations of these young and digital consumers influence companies and move them towards more responsible, fairer, more environmentally and socially responsible business models? Decryption. Generation Y will soon take power. They are arriving slowly in the labor market, returning to…

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Sweden wants to lower taxes for those who repair instead of throwing away

by Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

Sweden is about to pass a law allowing consumers who choose to repair rather than throw away, to earn money and benefit from tax cuts. Is this a way to encourage more responsible and ecological consumption? As we know, our buying methods are leading us towards an ecological dead end. We buy too much, we consume too much, and as a…

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Shorter working days: the secret to a healthier, more productive life?

by Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

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What if we got out of work a little earlier? What if our work schedules were shorter on a daily basis? Can this be the secret to a healthier, more productive life? And can it make companies more efficient? Today, the professional world is reinventing its organizational principles. Companies and employees are increasingly finding that businesses’ traditional organizational methods are not…

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6 Arguments For More Gender Equality At Work

by Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

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Improving gender equality in the workplace could bring companies many benefits. Do you want your employer to promote gender equality at work? We’re sharing 6 good arguments to help you build up your pitch on why your company should have more equality between men and women. What Is Happening With Gender Equality And How Is Women’s Corporate Situation Today? Despite accounting…

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The Top 100 Companies With The Best CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Reputation

by Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

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[box] NEW ARTICLE: Discover The New 2019 Ranking Of The Companies With The Best CSR Reputation. [/box] Which companies have the strongest CSR reputation in the world? Which are perceived as the most responsible? Back to the “CSR Rep Track” ranking, published by the renowned Reputation Institute. The importance of CSR for the reputation of brands The links between CSR and…

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Agri-Ecological Small Farms: The Solution to World Hunger and Sustainable Food?

by Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

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Should we change our agricultural system for a more sustainable, equitable food supply that will feed the entire world population? This is, in any case, what is suggested by the major study carried out by the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food (IPES Food), who advocate the transition to a diversified agro-ecology made up of smaller, less intensive farms with…

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10 of the most popular foods are also the worst for the environment

by Clément Fournier Clément Fournier

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It is common knowledge now that our diet has a very strong impact on the environment. Agriculture contributes nearly 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and pesticides and fertilizers used to grow our food are largely responsible for pollution and havoc on ecosystems. But just what are the worst foods in environmental terms? At the risk of scaring you, most of…

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5 Simple Ideas For Your Company To Be More Sustainable Every Day

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

What if you tried to make your company more sustainable and responsible? Here are 5 gestures to help you with this transformation. The Importance Of CSR And Sustainability In Companies Today Companies have been increasingly realizing the importance of betting on CSR practices. Among the many benefits that developing a sustainability strategy brings, one of them has to with improving a…

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Why Are Forests So Important And What Can You Do To Protect Them?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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People living in the countryside and others from yogic or tribal traditions people look at forests with respect, seeing them as ancient, sacred and mysterious.  Others support themselves on the laws of science, recognizing forests as incredible biodiversity hotspots and the best “technology” we have to fight climate change. Yet, in the stressed and sometimes far way urban life it’s easy…

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19 Business Leaders Will Answer Your Sustainability Questions At Sustainable Brands Hot Seats!

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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What if you asked your questions about sustainable development to the leaders of the largest international organizations? This is precisely what Sustainable Brands offers you with Hot Seats on April 23 and 24. More and more consumers and citizens expect brands to engage in sustainable development, ecology, and the circular economy. They are waiting for brands to commit to building a…

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What Are Innovators Made Of? 5 Traits To Figure Out If You’re An Innovator

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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The world needs innovators. It always has. People living during the time of the industrial revolution, in the late 18th century would probably think of flying machines that can take pictures and film as a fantasy. Yet, drones seem to be a normal average gadget nowadays. It’s because of men and woman that went further than everyone else that today most…

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How To Use Laptops In An Eco-Friendly Way And Make Batteries Last Longer

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Should laptops be left plugged in or unplugged while being used? What is the best way of saving more energy? Let’s find out about this and the importance of taking good care of batteries. Running Laptops On Mains Or Using The Battery Whether its best to leave laptops running on battery power or keep them plugged in is a common question…

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How To Be Happy? 4 Ways To Be Happy Every Day

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Happier people have better mental and physical health, more meaningful relationships and are more productive at work. But are we being taught how to live a happier life? We’re sharing 4 steps to help you live happier every day. World Happiness Day: Are You Feeling Happy? Happy Happiness Day! Today works as an excuse to remind us of what we sometimes…

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Supply Chains Cause 90% Of Companies’ Environmental Impacts. How Can They Be Improved?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Sustainability is a growing concern in companies and it’s changing the way business is done. For many different reasons, from consumer demand to cost savings or risk avoidance, the number of companies developing CSR and sustainability strategies is growing. However, in many industries, the challenges to sustainability are external and dependant on suppliers across the supply chain. In fact, McKinsey says…

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The Food System Is Broken. Here’s How To Fix It

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation report says unhealthy food production makes healthy eating impossible. Let’s go over our current food system and find out why it is broken. Afterward, we’ll take a look at the benefits of adopting the principles of a circular economy and what it would take to make it global. A Broken Food System That’s Not Circular Our food…

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The Top 100 Companies With The Best CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Reputation

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Global CR RepTrak 100 is a global survey that rates multinational companies while accounting for their corporate social responsibility (CSR) reputation. During January and February 2019, the study collected the opinion of 230,000 people from the general public across the 15 biggest economies. What are the companies with the best CSR reputation? Let’s take a look. Building A Company’s Reputation And…

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The War For Talent: 4 Strategies To Better Attract And Retain Young Talent

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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How can we attract young talent? How can my business decrease young turnover? How to be an attractive brand for younger generations? Many companies ask themselves these questions. We have 4 recommendations on how to address these issues. They’re not rocket science, but definitely important to keep them in mind. More and more recruiters, or HR managers, worldwide are saying it…

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Eco-fashion: 3 Simples Ways To Dress In A More Ecological Way

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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How can you dress more ecologically? What kind of clothes should you dress and buy to protect the environment? How can you shop more ethically and support a more responsible fashion? We’re sharing 3 simple tips you can follow.  It’s not unusual to hear the fashion and textile industry is the second most polluting industry in the world. Although this is…

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Is EU’s New Electronic Waste Repair Policy A True Game Changer?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Good news for the right to repair movement. Because of a recently approved law, household consumer items like washing machines, dishwashers, light sources, displays, and fridges may soon have a longer life expectancy. In early January, the European Union signed new legislation requiring manufacturers to produce longer-lasting products that are easier to repair. But how relevant is this new regulation? And…

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Happiness And Well Being At The Workplace: The Power Of Job Crafting

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Many people are unhappy with their job and assume their only option is to leave and find a better one. However, by making simple, yet powerful changes in the way their job is structured and having their inputs valued, they’ll likely feel happier and more engaged. Let’s take a look at what job crafting is. Most People Aren’t Happy In Their…

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Investors, CEOs, Consumers: Everyone Is Thinking About Sustainability. Are You?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Sustainability, what else? We are living in times of change (haven’t we always?) where the choices we make can completely change the direction in which we are heading.  IPCC scientists at the end of 2018 said we only have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophes. Meantime, Oxfam said in January 2019 the 26 richest people on the planet have as…

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New Study Says The Price Of Beer Will Increase Due To Global Warming

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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The price of beer is likely to increase due to climate change. A study from Nature International Journal warns about the effects that the decline of agricultural yields can have on the price of the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. As temperatures rise and extreme weather events are likely to happen more often and with higher intensity. Let’s dig…

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Diesel or Petrol Engines: Which Pollutes More? A Complex Question

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Which Is More Polluting: Petrol Engines Or Diesel Engines? Which Emits The Most CO2? And What About Fine Particles And NOx? Let’s Find Out. The issue surrounding diesel and petrol engine pollution is very common. For many years we were told diesel engines pollute less; but today, we blame diesel engines for polluting more. So who is right and who is…

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Sustainable Brands: Discover the Sustainable Brands 2019 program!

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

Sustainable Brands Paris 2019

From the 23rd to the 25th of April Sustainable Brands will move to the Carrousel du Louvre. Discover the program of this bold conference that promises to showcase the brands taking the lead on sustainability and the main actors driving change. For the first time this year, the main European Sustainable Brands event will take place in Paris, at the Carrousel…

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Is Europe in the right path for a sustainable 2030?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Is Europe walking towards a sustainable 2030? How have the EU27 been doing in terms of sustainable development? What are Europe’s challenges and opportunities? What strategies can European countries implement to continue building a better tomorrow? Let’s find out. Europe and the UE 27: A Sustainable Development Path? The European Commission recently released a reflection paper about Europe’s track towards a…

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Is a Circular Economy the Key to Fighting Climate Change? A Circle Economy report

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Is a circular economy the key to fighting climate change? How circular are human’s activities nowadays? In what ways can a circular economy help reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How can governments help in the transition to a more circular world? Let’s find out. A Natural World That is Circular and a Linear Society On January 22, at the annual World Economic…

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Does Organic Farming Use Pesticides? Are Pesticides Allowed In Organic Products?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Can pesticides be used in organic farming? The products used in organic farming – are they good for human health? Do they protect the environment better? These issues are quite controversial. While some people argue pesticides are totally banned in organic, others believe some are allowed. Pesticides are authorized in organic farming but they are different pesticides than ones used in…

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Is Solar Energy Really Green And Sustainable?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Is solar energy really zero emissions, clean and sustainable? How much has it grown over the last years? What’s wrong about it? Let’s find out. Solar Energy And Photovoltaic Panels Today As you probably know already, solar energy is one type of renewable energy, i.e., an energy that is produced using resources that replenish quicker than the rate at which humankind…

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“Responsible” companies perform better on the stock market

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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How do CSR and sustainable development policies affect the financial performance of companies? A new study shows that investments that take ESG and CSR criteria into account yield more money. We’ve already seen in previous articles from e-CSR.net and in some studies that CSR increases company performance. We’ve also recently written on how companies wanting to lead in 2019 need to…

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Plane or cars – which means of transport pollutes the most?

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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For a long time, planes have been much blamed for greenhouse emissions and global warming. For many years, they were considered the most polluting way of transportation. Trains, buses, and even cars – all vehicles were said to perform better than planes. But is this “common sense” still true nowadays? According to the latest data, not really. Let’s find out. Is…

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5 Steps for you to help stop deforestation

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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How can we help stop deforestation? And why is it important that we do it? Let’s find out what’s causing deforestation and what can we can do about it! Get to know our 5 steps to help stop deforestation. The importance of deforestation We know deforestation is a real problem in the world today. Apart from damaging the environment, deforestation also…

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Climate change causes the increase of wave energy

par André Gonçalves André Gonçalves

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Many climate change effects happen at the sea. They’re particularly visible because of the destruction of coastal areas all over the planet due to sea level rises. Nonetheless, a new study published by Nature on January 14th says that the changes in wave power are also an important indicator of the consequences of climate change. And ignoring it may lead to…

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