Japan's largest coral reef is under severe stress, according to a recent survey conducted by the country's Environment Ministry. More than 90 percent of the corals in Sekiseishoko reef, located in the Ryukyu Islands near Okinawa, were discovered to be at least partially bleached when surveyed in November and December. Read More
Asda Surplus Swap allows suppliers to offer unwanted food items such as leftover ingredients, trimmings or finished products to other suppliers that might have a use for them. Read More
In a bid to push the palm oil sector towards greater transparency, a group of 19 non-profit organisations has released new reporting guidelines that set out best practices for communicating environmental, social and labor issues in the crop's supply chain. Read More
A sustainable supply chain will result in a lot fewer carbon emissions, reports CDP, which looked at 89 supply chain members that cut those heat-trapping emissions by 434 million tons in 2016. Read More
India has launched its first grid-scale battery storage system amid ambitious plans to integrate 175 gigawatts of renewable energy into the power system by 2022. Read More
Lingerie giant Victoria's Secret, famed for its racy bras and thongs, has pledged to trace the sources of its wood-based fabrics, joining the ranks of fashion companies addressing human rights and deforestation, its parent company said. Read More
GCEOA: Sustainability Shared
The GCEOA is a community of business leaders steering sustainable economic transformation through the collaboration and collective efforts of the private sector towards global change and impact. It believes in Sustainability Shared, a framework for collaboration through open access to information and an enabling environment for knowledge and technology exchange.
With this shared newsletter, ADEC will continue to publish ’Our Perspective’ every month on sustainable development and environmental, social and governance (ESG) industry trends. We’ve pooled our resources to produce a forum tailored to support informed communities that will answer an urgent call to action—to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN’s 2030 Agenda.
ADEC and the GCEOA share a common goal of inspiring business leaders to aim for growth and development beyond ‘business as usual’. The SDGs—our planet’s shared agenda for economic prosperity, social inclusion and environmental sustainability—require this from the global business community.