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A selection of guest posts, helping shape the sustainability landscape. If you are interested in submitting guest content, please get in touch via collaborate@sustainablefuturenews.com.

In this guest post, Gavin Miller, CEO of Asurion Europe, shares his insights on the global e-waste problem and provides clear steps for businesses to reduce and reuse more technology in their operations. Mobile phones have always been a status symbol. From the giant Wall Street walkie-talkie to the ‘all business’ Blackberry, making sure we have the latest gear has been important at home and at work. It can feel essential to keep up, but at what cost? The phrase ‘fast fashion’ is pretty well known these days, but what about ‘fad tech’? And what do consumers – and businesses…

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In this guest post, Stephen Johnson, CEO of EV charger provider Evec, provides an overview of the EV landscape and explains why it is becoming increasingly important for businesses to support the evolution of electric vehicles. The UK is experiencing a major shift in attitudes towards electric cars. An ever-expanding range of electric models from an increasing number of manufacturers is now available on the UK market. Most people believe electric is our future, and the Government has now committed to Net Zero targets that will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030. If…

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In this guest post, Chimdi Obienu, research consultant at climate consultancy EcoAct, shares his thoughts on the current state of the EU and UK Emission Trading Schemes, and what businesses should be doing moving forward. A true flagship of the European decarbonisation agenda, the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) has been in operation for almost two decades and is the world’s largest carbon market. Lauded for its ambition, but also no stranger to criticism, the EU ETS has played a key role in forging the path and serving as a model for other carbon markets across the globe. When…

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In this guest post, Mary Jacques, Executive Director, Global ESG and Regulatory Compliance at Lenovo, shares her expertise on the importance of data in fulfilling sustainability objectives. She also provides practical steps that companies can take to improve their data acquisition. The theme of Earth Day 2023 was ‘invest in our planet’, underscoring that in today’s business world, the more sustainable option can also be more profitable. The very same technology decisions which enable an organisation to reach its environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals can also deliver business value. In uncertain economic times, it can be tempting for business…

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As we head towards impending climate targets, a new era is unfolding—one that seeks to combat the consequences of climate change, innovative technology has emerged as a beacon of hope. Co-founder and CEO of Sea Change Paige Carratturo analyses this industrial revolution against the last two and explains why this one is the most important. The Industrial Revolutions of the past two centuries stand as unparalleled accomplishments in human history. The first took root in 18th-century Britain, fueled by coal and the emergence of the factory system. It later spread to America and reshaped society until World War II. This…

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As costs continue to rise, corporations are left wondering how they can balance their profits and environmental contributions. Investing in social responsibility and sustainability is typically good for business, but increased expenses may make it challenging. What does inflation mean for ESG-themed targets? How does inflation connect to ESG goals? Inflation has many causes — effects from the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine have contributed significantly to recent increases. Certain regulations contribute as well. For example, the government passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to combat inflation and address climate change, using a $669 billion total…

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It’s time to take the initiative and start that conversation with your boss. How do you start making your business more climate conscious if you’re not the head honcho? Well, it should all start with a (maybe) awkward but (definitely) necessary conversation with your boss. It just so happens that this juicy topic is the subject of the final episode of ’1.5 degrees of Confusion’ – our new three-part mini-series, produced in partnership with WaterBear and narrated by BBC climate presenter Ade Adepitan. The series aims to clear up the complexity around the climate crisis, cut through the jargon, and…

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Net-zero means that a business has reduced the greenhouse gas emissions from its operations and value chain by 90%. This is in line with climate science, limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. Any remaining unavoidable emissions (up to 10% of overall company emissions against the base year) are then mitigated by funding carbon removal projects. So, what’s the best way to get there? Carbon neutral vs net zero In recent years, net-zero has become a buzzword sweeping through corporate boardrooms, governments, and water cooler conversations. Businesses increasingly want to be part of the solution and take climate action, with net-zero representing…

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The importance of supply chains cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to mitigating emissions and enhancing overall sustainability. However, their complex and extensive nature can, however, make it difficult to address them. In this guest post, Marijn Overvest, founder of Procurement Tactics, shares how existing technology can be used to overcome this challenge. Sustainability is a critical issue facing companies and organizations around the world. As supply chains become more complex and global, the need to adopt sustainable practices becomes increasingly important. Adoption of sustainable practices in supply chains can have significant benefits for companies, including cost savings, improved…

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Sustainability has become a critical consideration for businesses aiming to gain a competitive edge in today’s world. This article, published by our partner Ecologi, sheds light on how incorporating sustainable practices for businesses into the mix can help you stay ahead of the game in 2023 and beyond. Both of last year’s COP summits made it pretty clear that we can’t rely on governments alone, and we really need to count on businesses to step up and take a leading role in tackling climate change. Reassuringly, 96% of businesses feel increasing pressure to become more sustainable. Of course, it’s easier said…

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