Tag Archives: Sustainability

What is Your Fashion Footprint?
By admin May 1, 2019

  Everyone that wears clothes participates in the fashion industry. The process of sourcing materials making clothes, shipping orders across the globe, wearing the clothes and disposing of them is a trillion-dollar industry. We can all do more to become aware of how our clothes are made, how often we wear the items in our

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Stalled Governments: A Cause for Concern
By admin February 20, 2019

The U.S. government’s partial shutdown shares some similarities with the collapse of a Brexit deal. The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has not been able to agree on southern border security with Democrats. Across the Atlantic, Prime Minister Theresa May is not having much luck with the members of parliament on the terms

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A Green Economy By 2030: The Caribbean’s Commitment To Renewable Energy
By admin February 19, 2019

The top ten contributing countries to Global Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions account for 72 percent of total emissions versus the bottom one hundred, who emit under 3 percent. However, the consequences affect all in the form of global warming, giving moral incentive to take the lead in renewable energy. The Caribbean is a prime example

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How Alignment and Partnering Should Come into Play to Pursue CSR goals
By admin February 4, 2019

  At the intersection of business and social impact, corporations are increasingly thinking about integrating the two while pondering over strategies that turn Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into value-creating activities. More professionals have seen previously separated functions of sustainability and business operations merged. The biggest challenge for executives is how to develop an integrated approach

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Introducing TBG Purpose!
By admin January 30, 2019

                                                                   The Bassiouni Group is excited to announce the launch of TBG Purpose (http://bassiounigroup.com/our-services/tbg-purpose/) new division solely focused on customized Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/Sustainability

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Know Your Food: The Food Labeling and Certification Craze
By admin October 26, 2018

In 1990 the United States Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA). The legislation was a response to the steady increase in prevalence of organic products since the start of the organic movement in the 1940s. The organic movement, in addition to increased environmental awareness, led to the creation and growth of an organic

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The Villainization of Plastic Straws
By admin October 12, 2018

  On October 2nd, 2018, IKEA and London’s Design Museum opened their Last Straw exhibition. The Last Straw features the last single-use plastic straw IKEA will ever provide in any of their UK or Ireland locations. The exhibit highlights IKEA’s People and Planet Positive strategy, specifically its ban on single-use plastics that will be completely

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What ADB’s Strategy 2030 Tell Us about the Future of Asia-Pacific
By admin July 30, 2018

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) sets a broad vision for the future of the Asia and the Pacific with a new long-term corporate strategy. ‘Strategy 2030’ outlines an agenda that considers the multiple challenges and the changing needs of this vast and important region. The highly-anticipated plan aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and

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Pacific Island of Ta’u to Set Renewable Energy Example for the Neighboring Islands
By admin November 29, 2016

Ta’u is an island located 4,000 miles from the west coast of the United States in the South Pacific Ocean. For a long time, Ta’ u has relied on diesel energy in order to power homes, government buildings and also, water pumps. It imported nearly 100,000 gallons of diesel from the main island of Tutuila,

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Energy Solutions in Southeast Asia: The Singapore International Energy Week 2016
By admin October 25, 2016

The Singapore Energy Week (SIEW) kicked off today at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre in Singapore, where energy professionals, policymakers and commentators will discus and share current solutions and best practices within the global energy sector. The Energy Week includes many events and conferences such as the Singapore Energy Summit, the Asia Clean Energy

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Avocados may not be as Green as they look
By admin October 3, 2016

Avocados have become a staple in our modern diets. What was once an exotic fruit today has become a trendy add to our everyday recipes; whether smashed, crushed or sliced on toast, it is without doubt a fruit which is savoured all across the world. This particular fruit has not only become part of our

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Climate Change and the Green Finance Movement
By admin September 13, 2016

President Obama recently stated his fears in the increasing threats posed by climate change. Scientists and researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – using historical records of rainfall and computer models – have stated that global warming has increased the chances of floods and heavy rains by at least 40 percent. The main

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The “Neoliberal Agenda” Problem: Sustainability lost in Growth
By admin June 1, 2016

  A recent essay titled “Neoliberalism: Oversold?” published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has caused some controversy and stirred reactions across the board. The piece aims to give more nuances to what is famously labeled the “neoliberal agenda”. Neoliberal agenda, a term that is usually used by its critics, points to a set of

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The Possibility of a New Global Agreement on Climate Change
By admin September 24, 2015

This week is Climate Week New York, a week with a series of climate change related events aimed to highlight how climate action and low carbon growth will benefit the global economy without compromising our future generations. It is also a week when business and government leaders take the opportunity to showcase their commitments to

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The Future is Urban
By admin July 27, 2015

In the early nineteenth century, the age of industrialization brought about profound demographic and economic transformations across Europe and North America, most notably, in the increasing concentration of people in highly urbanized area. It became the phenomenon that defined the modern era and moved society to the next level of human development. It took less

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