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

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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

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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!

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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?

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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

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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?

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Can pesticides be used in organic farming? Are pesticides allowed in organic practices? 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. And there’s still the ones claiming pesticides are authorized…

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Is Solar Energy Really Green And Sustainable?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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What are the world’s top 10 risks for 2019?

What are the world’s top 10 risks for 2019?  One of the first lines of the World Economic Forum’s 2019 Global Risks Report sets the mood straight away. They ask the question “is the world sleepwalking into a crisis?” The following ideas aren’t very enthusiastic either. The authors say global risks are intensifying but the collective will to fight them is…

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5 trends to be a leading and innovative company in 2019

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How can a company be ahead of its competition nowadays? What are consumers expecting from a company? We’ll share with you 5 tips for your company or the company you work for to start 2019 rock n’ rolling! When it comes to setting the goals you want to crush, the new year usually feels like the perfect opportunity to set a…

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Discover Sustainable Brands, the biggest European event on sustainable development and innovation

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This year, e-CSR is partnering with Sustainable Brands, the largest European event on sustainable development and innovation. Find us from April 23 to 25 at the Carrousel du Louvre for the first edition of this exceptional event! Are you engaged in the areas of sustainability and innovation? Do you work for a cutting edge brand? Then you probably already know Sustainable…

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What’s more sustainable: an SMS, an email or an instant message?

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What’s more sustainable: an SMS, an instant message or an email? Have you ever wondered about the sustainability of your communications?  An overview of SMS, instant messages and emails worldwide Worldwide, the use of mobile messaging and social apps (instant messages) is growing at a higher rate than any other mobile apps. In fact, Whatsapp is the most popular messaging app…

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Ecological Christmas: are natural trees more eco-friendly than artificial trees?

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Did you ever wonder about the ecological impact of your Christmas tree? Is it more sustainable to buy an artificial tree or a natural tree? In the U.S most people prefer natural trees but is this the best choice for the environment? Let’s find out. Christmas trees – an easy choice? Throughout the years, Americans have favored putting their presents under…

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Consumers want transparent & authentic companies that care about social and environmental issues

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Consumer expectations are changing and quality and affordability aren’t all that matter. Companies’ social and environmental practices are also being closely watched. Brands that want to thrive in the future need to adjust to their stakeholders’ expectations by finding their collective purpose and communicating it well. Let’s find out about the expectations of today’s consumers. Companies that are authentic, transparent and…

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Green companies: how to reduce the impact of corporate paper consumption?

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What is the impact of paper consumption at the office? How can paper consumption be reduced? We spend around 1/3 of our life working, therefore, it’s important to bear in mind the impact that businesses have on the environment and on society. Let’s find out some simple habits your company might adopt to better manage its paper consumption. Office paper consumption…

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The world’s greenest cities in 2018 – what ecological lessons can learn from them?

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What are the world’s greenest cities in 2018? What are their environmental strengths and what can we learn from them? Why are cities so important to fight climate change? Let’s figure it out. A ranking of the most sustainable cities in the world With the goal of understanding the stakes that each city is taking and sharing their best practices, Arcadis,…

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Christmas gifts – 10 ecological and ethical ideas to offer to family & friends

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Are you looking for eco-friendly, responsible or ethical gift ideas to offer to your friends and family for Christmas? Then we have some ideas to help you out buying or creating original and responsible gifts! Christmas is usually a period of gifts. Yet, this is not a reason to fall into the excesses of consumption: we can keep up to our…

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Are avocados sustainable? What are the consequences of avocado production?

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Avocados became the latest trend in the Western World’s diet. Apart from their tasty flavor, they have many benefits for our health and well-being. But producing them in industrial numbers is harming the environment and local populations. We have set a high demand for avocados. Let’s go deeper into what’s happening around the supply. Why are avocados so popular? What are…

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Is palm oil bad for the planet? Can palm oil be sustainable?

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Palm oil is present in around 50% of the products you see when you go to the supermarket. Due to its massive use and efficiency, it is being overexploited – destroying ecosystems, biodiversity and supporting unfair human rights practices. Because of this, some companies have already started to demand that the palm oil they buy as an ingredient for their products…

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World Diabetes Day: how can exercising and healthy diets prevent it?

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Diabetes is a cause of premature death and disability that affects over 1,5 million people worldwide. We’ve analyzed some statistics about the decrease in the practice of sports and the increase in the use of technology gadgets and in sugar production in an attempt to explain why the number of people with diabetes has been growing. The results are quite surprising.…

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The top 100 companies with the best CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) reputation

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Global CR RepTrak 100 is a global survey that ranks global companies based on their corporate social responsibility (CSR) reputation. In late 2018 it collected the opinion of over 230,000 people from the general public across the 15 largest economies. Let’s take a look at the main results and find out which companies have the best CSR reputation. Why is CSR…

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World Cities Day 2018 – Why do we need resilient cities?

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In 2018 the World Cities Day is centered on resilient cities and communities. But what does it mean to be resilient? And what key learnings can we take from this day? Celebrating the World Cities Day and Resilient Cities in 2018 The ‘World Cities Day’ is celebrated every year on 31st of October since its first anniversary in 2014 and this…

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

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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10 actions that companies can put in place to fight climate change

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As we saw in our previous article in COP21, many companies are and will be in the future, greatly affected by climate change. Yet, many do not know what they can do to fight it. Here are 10 actions that all companies could put in place to do their part in the fight against global warming. 1 – Measure and analyze…

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

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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 ?

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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

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?

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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

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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 What Is Women’s Corporate Situation? Despite accounting for…

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The top 100 companies with the best CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) reputation

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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 a company’s reputation have now been clearly established. As we know, when a company has a strong…

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How can we put Human Resources at the service of CSR?

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A new 2016 CSR resolution: have a more responsible human resources policy. But how can HR be at the service of a company’s CSR policy? The answer is down below. Do we have to think about the CSR policy of a company through a “CSR department”? Do you really have to be in a very large company and have a dedicated…

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

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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

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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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