Entries by Yossi Behar

Sustianable Brands: “Scotland Charges Forward in Its Role as the World’s ‘Circular Economy Hotspot'”

This week, circular economy experts from over 20 countries convened in Scotland as Glasgow hosted the third annual Circular Economy Hotspot. Glasgow used the occasion to announce its intention to become Scotland’s first circular city — this will involve Glasgow City Council publishing the country’s first circular economy route map with a key target to power 15 percent of the city’s homes […]

Sustainable Brands: “Righting Wrong Metrics: Lessons on Future-Fitness and Fixing Materiality”

Until now, most companies have focused on doing less harm. That’s good, but how much less harm is needed to achieve a genuinely sustainable world? This is the question that Future-Fit Foundation set out to answer with its Future-Fit Business Benchmark(FFBB) — a free assessment tool based on a systems view that takes apart traditional metrics and KPIs that […]

Sustainable Brands: “Rubicon Global Crowns Inaugural ‘Waste Fit Champions’ at New Metrics ’18”

Rubicon Global — a technology company providing waste, recycling and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide — along with the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and surplus food donation-management platform Goodr, tonight announced the list of inaugural “Waste Fit Champions,” a program designed to recognize the best sustainability leaders that are […]

Business Insider: French President Emmanuel Macron: Wealth managers urgently need to switch from ‘day to day business’ to ‘climate business’ or face the consequences

NEW YORK — French President Emmanuel Macron says when it comes to dealing with our warming Earth, “we are late,” and that it’s time for the world’s wealthiest financiers to keep the global temperature in check. “We are lagging behind. We are not delivering following the line of Paris Agreement,” Macon said on Wednesday morning, […]

Quartz: Climate change is becoming so real that it’s gaining converts for a carbon price

By any standard, this has been a remarkable week for conversations about climate change. It started with a grim report from the International Panel on Climate Change, which warned that anything short of dramatic action could cause irreversible harm to the planet, lead to food shortages, and cost the world economy tens of trillions of dollars in damages in […]

UNDP Chief says clock ticking on climate action

New York – UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner joined the chorus for climate change action following the release of a UN report that delivers a warning on warming temperatures. “The latest IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report provides a stark reminder of what it would take to keep temperature increase below 1.5 degrees Celsius and avoid […]