Of course, consumer behavior is just one facet of the climate problem. The more powerful lever exists on the investment side, where venture capitalists and portfolio managers steer trillions of dollars in economic activity. There has been some progress in this realm, as more and more funds consider Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors in their screening criteria. But ESG is of limited utility without a rigorous methodology for tracking energy flows across supply chains, from individual components through finished products. … [Read more...] about The hard truth about climate change: The devil’s in the details
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After 20 successful years at the helm, and with profits at more than 100 million pounds a year, Shepherdson staged a dramatic departure from Topshop. The press blamed a fallout between her and Green over the decision to allow supermodel Kate Moss to design lines for the chain. However, industry insiders and Shepherdson herself deny this. From this moment on, the road ahead for Topshop under new management was a tough one. … [Read more...] about Where Topshop went wrong
The brothers made the deliberate decision not to focus exclusively on design from one part of the world. Instead, they’re interested in picking products from different communities that they find beautiful, innovative, and well-crafted, then juxtapose them next to each other. “What you’re seeing is a representation of how we see the world,” Byron says. “And how these cultures can be amplified when they’re brought together.” … [Read more...] about These identical twins built a design shop that rejects white supremacy
In short, be decisive, be committed, and act . . . make the tough call! Own it and be confident in it once you’ve made it. Don’t be afraid to stand your ground and make your case. Those decisions may be challenged, and sometimes you will even make the wrong decision, but don’t let that dissuade you from the things you need to accept, consider, and ultimately do in order to make tough calls when required. … [Read more...] about The 3 steps to making tough decisions—bold advice from an ex-Marine officer
Many fast-food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Krispy Kreme, are all too aware of the trends and are promising food specials. Still, the owner of a pizza restaurant in the swing state of Florida told Slate that she’s expecting “a pretty normal Tuesday night,” given that delivery apps ensure people are now able to order all the foods under the sun. (Just remember that if you do order delivery on this extra-busy night, you should tip generously.) … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?