Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin 85% of our wardrobes go to waste, likely without the intent to recycle them, and our disposed clothing ends up in landfills. These include items we may have thought went on to be recycled - in some sustainable way. The complex and intricate problem of garment recycling has sparked SuperCircle , the tech and reverse logistics platform that bridges the gap between retail and textile waste through innovative business relationships that scale the recyclability of discarded textiles. “We always had this intention of, and this realization very early, even before the launch of [ Thousand Fell ]. You can design for circularity but you really need to build this engine to power circularity. And that is the unsexy stuff - the take-back, logistics, and tech. What SuperCircle is and the way we describe it is the tech and logistics infrastructure to link the retail brands with the waste management industry” states SuperCircle … [Read more...] about How SuperCircle Is Changing Fashion And Climate
How to manage change at work
When the history of the COVID-19 pandemic is written, the disease’s economic and cultural impact will surely include the Great Resignation . An unprecedented 45 million Americans voluntarily left their jobs in 2021. In January 2022 alone, 4.3 million workers quit their jobs according to Bureau of Labor Statistics figures. advertisement advertisement IMany employees quit for what they believed were greener pastures. Others sought a sabbatical from “9 to 5” employment, while still others entered a period of “perpetual retirement” where they exited the workforce but, for a variety of reasons, are anticipated to return, perhaps cyclically. Profound Transformation Behind the exodus is a more profound transformation: U.S. workers are demanding a reevaluation of the contractual nature of work—and the power is in their hands. The relationship between employer and employee is changing, and employers are no longer in the driver’s seat. To … [Read more...] about The workplace reckoning in the wake of the Great Resignation
Davos, Switzerland (CNN Business) When Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke by video to a packed room at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, he thanked the West for its solidarity against Russia. But he also issued a warning to political leaders and business executives: Don't lose your nerve. "I would only wish you not lose this feeling of unity," he said, calling again for maximum pressure on Moscow. Three months after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, leaders from Europe and the United States emphasize that they remain committed to sticking with unprecedented sanctions in an attempt to force President Vladimir Putin to pull its troops out. But as the cost of food and fuel jumps — fanning political protests and public discontent around the world, and increasing the risk of a recession — maintaining a consensus could prove increasingly challenging. "I am very worried about what a recession in Europe would do to European resolve … [Read more...] about The West united against Russia. Will its nerve hold as prices soar?
When Tesla was booted off the S&P 500 ESG Index last week—an index that ranks companies based on environmental, social, and governance data—Elon Musk responded by tweeting that ESG was a “scam,” and pointing out that Exxon, one of the most polluting companies in the world, was ranked in the top 10 best companies in the index. advertisement advertisement In a blog post , the S&P explained that Tesla was cut in part because, despite making electric cars, it didn’t have a low-carbon strategy. They cited Tesla’s lack of codes of business conduct, along with reports of discrimination and dangerous working conditions at its California factory, as well as its handling of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation. (The EV company was also listed on the Toxic 100 Air Polluters, ranking last year for pollution from its battery factories, fined in Germany for not meeting laws requiring it to recycle used batteries; and … [Read more...] about Is it time to rethink what ESG investing means?
A horrifying rampage of gun violence happened two days before the Robb elementary school’s summer break. On Tuesday, at approximately 11:32 am, one of the deadliest school shootings took place in this school in Uvalde, Texas. Salvador Ramos, 18 years old, is the lone shooter who took the lives of several children and adults. Although, the police officials also shot and killed the gunman. According to Sgt. Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Ramos arrived at the Robb Elementary school wearing body armor. He was also armed with a long rifle. The elementary school holds classes for the second up to fourth grades. They have a total of 535 students. Sgt. Erick Estrada added, “The updated numbers that they gave me, they told me 19 students, two adults, and then we also have the shooter that was deceased.” He told the CNN reporters. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, comforts people as they react outside the Ssgt Willie de Leon … [Read more...] about The latest on the tragic Texas school shooting that left 19 children, 2 adults dead
I must admit that I hesitated before putting pen to paper this month, because so much has been written and said about food waste – in this newspaper, in other media, by advocacy groups and others – that I wondered whether there is anything I can usefully say. But food waste is a really serious element of the planetary health crisis and one of the issues that we have the most power to change by our individual behaviours. So let me start with some often-quoted facts and figures: Globally, somewhere around 40% of food that is produced for us is never eaten. It is simply thrown away. On average, Malaysian households throw away around 25% of the food we buy in supermarkets. So with the average family spending around RM900 on food each month, that means around RM225 goes in the bin, and more often than not to a landfill. When you add other forms of food waste such as that produced by restaurants, supermarkets and other sectors, out of the 38,000 tonnes of trash we throw away every … [Read more...] about Malaysia is drowning in uneaten food – 6 steps you can take to help stop food waste
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Wellness tourism has boomed globally to a massive $793.2 billion dollar industry expected to grow to $1,672.2 billion by 2030. The demand for wellness destinations comes from a greater awareness of physical and mental wellness which has become a priority for travelers. Traditionally, wellness destinations seemed to be more exclusive and remote in areas like Southeast Asia and India but more and more resorts have popped up in North America exclusively focused on wellness in addition to popular resorts adding dedicated wellness programming. Castle Hot Springs in Arizona opened in 2020 on a 1,100-acre property centered around rejuvenating geothermal hot springs that have been naturally forged into the land over 13,000 years and flow at a clip of 200,000 gallons each day. The entire resort is focused on nourishing the mind, body, and soul by maximizing the benefits of the hot springs’ unique mineral mixture – particularly … [Read more...] about The Best Wellness Destinations To Visit This Year
- A + A (May 26): The last time a top Chinese leader impromptu addressed thousands of officials in February 2020, President Xi Jinping called for a “people’s war” against Covid-19 at the outset of the pandemic. On Wednesday, Premier Li Keqiang held a similarly rare video call with thousands of cadres across the nation to warn of an even worse economic crisis than two years ago, calling on them to better balance Covid controls and economic growth. Yet many government officials charged with implementing policy at the ground level aren’t quite sure who to listen to: Xi continues to emphasize the need for officials to push for zero Covid-19 cases, even as Li continuously urges them to bolster the economy and hit preordained growth targets. That dilemma is leading to paralysis within a nation normally hailed for speedy implementation of diktats from above, according to eight senior local government officials and financial bureaucrats who requested not to be named … [Read more...] about Xi-Li discord paralyzes officials responsible for China economy
In a scene in the great TV show Cheers where Sam is down on his luck , Diane says in a chipper tone to cheer him up , "At least you still have your health." Everyone at the bar -- Norm, Cliff, Woody, etc -- suddenly groans, like they just saw a puppy die. "What? What did I say?" Diane asks, confused and surprised. Carla explains, "When you say someone has their health, it means they have nothing else. They've hit rock bottom. You're telling them their life is as bad as it can get. What a horrible thing to say!" As a businessman and entrepreneur, I've come to see hope the same way. Mainstream culture sees it differently. Desmond Tutu said Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness and most people feel inspired. Same when Franklin Roosevelt said We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. Noble things to say. So why do … [Read more...] about Hope Is for Losers. Here’s What Winners Have Instead
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With inflation on the loose, we’ve turned to experts for four strategies to help you beat rising prices, at least in your portfolio. As it turns out, you don’t need to abandon stocks to hedge against inflation entirely. Instead, you can just shift some funds from the sectors you hold now over to the ones that are likely to benefit from an inflationary environment. 1. Stocks in Companies Providing Basic Supplies One area to shelter your portfolio from inflation is in companies providing basic supplies. They’re always in demand, which makes it possible for suppliers to raise prices in step with inflation. “Inflation is at near-term historic highs and investors are looking for the best ways to protect from it,” notes Sankar Sharma, Investing Authority and the Founder of RiskRewardReturn.com . “Where there is a problem there is a solution. Investors can invest in the consumer staples, energy, utilities, … [Read more...] about 4 Expert Inflation Protection Strategies To Implement Now