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On the 8th of August 2021, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published their report on global warming, reaching 1.5 °C over pre-industrial levels. The report concluded that global warming is indeed anthropogenic (man-made), that its consequences are drastically threatening the future of mankind, and that swift and decisive action needs to be taken in order to avert the worst. The report was widely echoed in the media.

Who & What?

Who is the IPCC?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was formed by both the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 1988.

Its purpose is to assess the…

Everybody is talking about Circular Economy. But do you know what is it in details, on how it applies to your business?

When something is perhaps seen as a ‘big’ word or concept it often helps to break it down into more tangible pieces, little bits everyone can relate to.

Enter the Cola bottle!

Coca Cola Bottles

It is made from a material bearing the wonderful name polyethylene terephthalate.

For those who crumble before such beauty it is often abbreviated as PET.

PET is a fantastic material!

It is easy to make, cheap, light-weight, can be transparent or tinted in any colour, and, last but not least…

I have been lucky…

Because I have travelled a lot, I have always been the little French, before being the black girl.

Racism is not an issue all the sudden.
This is not an issue for you (white people), but this is not all the sudden.

It is like when the people assume that I am the cleaning lady or the secretary; or when people talk to me as if I was retarded while I often know way more than them.

I have to say, I play with it and it does make me laugh to see their face when…

Demands create markets and vice versa.

Nowadays, not least due to public demand there is significant incentive for companies to become more socially responsible (or, at the very least, to be perceived as such).

Numerous companies and individuals offer Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) services and choosing the right one can be tricky.

Forbes has published a list hints to look out for.[1]

The article may be seven years old already but has lost none of its pertinence.

1. Depth and breadth of experience

The question you should ask a potential CSR consultant is not only “Have you done this before?” but also

“Have you done this…

What is Corporate Social Responsibility ?

You have heard about companies making huge profits while hiding their assets in some fiscal paradise, profiting from child labour, bribery, knowingly endangering their employees, the environment, and ultimately the society at large with harmful pesticides or other chemicals.

Corporate Social responsibility, often abbreviated as CSR, is the obligation of an organisation to make profit following sustainable development principles.

This involves:

· social responsibility (i.e. having a positive impact on the society),

· economic sustainability (i.e. making profit in an ethical way), and

· environmental sustainability (i.e. minimising the impact on the environment).

Decarbonisation means replacing fossil fuels as a power source, not just to drive cars, but in all other industrial aspects as well.

What are grey and green energy?

Grey Energy

By now, battery-powered vehicles are a common sight on our roads.

What is the greenest country?

It’s a simple, child-like question, and its simplicity suggests there should be a simple and easy answer.

But, of course, our world is not simple, it is a rather complex place and posing simple questions does not make it any more easy to grasp, on the contrary, it adds a layer of complexity to this already complex world.

According to research [1], food systems are responsible for more than 30% of global anthropogenic carbon emissions.

This is why we wanted to interview Diane Noyes. She is Mrs. Beans (not to be confused with Mr. Bean 😉

Diane Noyes, Founder of Cool Beans Foods, is what we call a sustainable caterer.

She created a range of tasty, ready-made, products to help consumers reduce their carbon footprint while eating.

As the name of her company suggests, “Cool Beans Foods”, her products are based on beans.

We have tasted her products. What we like is that they do not try to…

Dr. Audrey-Flore Ngomsik

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