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Earth to CEO: Your company is already at risk from climate change

– The next decade is decisive. Acting now to prepare your enterprise for climate change will pay off.
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Sustainability at a tipping point

Climate impacts over the next decade are largely locked in, but future impacts depend on decarbonization action over the next... two decades. Tackling the challenge will present new opportunities for growth, innovation, and resilience investment—here are five action areas that can push sustainability in the right direction.
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Fashion’s new must-have: Sustainable sourcing at scale

– Sustainable sourcing is fast becoming a top priority for fashion companies. A survey of sourcing executives reveals ambitious... targets—and highlights the transformation needed.
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Five Fifty: Slow burn

– It’s axiomatic that as economies grow, energy demand increases at a similar rate. But renewables may finally break the connection.
Podcast

Peak energy, peak oil, and the rise of renewables: An executive’s guide to the global energy system

– Global energy demand is headed toward a plateau over the next ten to 20 years, as the world focuses on electrification, energy... efficiency, and more service-driven economic growth.

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The future of commercial mobility

How to improve mobility and make our cities cleaner, greener, more livable, and efficient.

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Answering society’s call: A new leadership imperative

– How do transparency, empathy, and meaning work in practice?
Issue

The future of food: Meatless?

– Plant-based “meat” is all the rage. But is it just a fad? In this edition, The Next Normal peers into the... future of meat and protein consumption.
Article

Rethinking the renewable strategy for an age of global competition

– Renewable-based power generation is rising. As the market evolves, what will it take to succeed, and what kinds of players will... win?
Podcast

Framing reinvention: What disruptive change means for business, society, and you

– Global managing partner Kevin Sneader reflects on the challenges and opportunities that disruptive change presents for business... leaders and society.
Article

Agriculture plays a critical role in limiting the impact of climate change

– As a major contributor to methane and nitrous oxide emissions, agriculture is key to fighting global warming. But policy makers... are largely ignoring it.
Commentary

Earth to CEO: Your company is already at risk from climate change

– The next decade is decisive. Acting now to prepare your enterprise for climate change will pay off.
Interview

When you pick that pre-worn jacket, the environment wins too

– Andy Ruben of Yerdle draws on his experience in sustainability to discuss how companies can enter—and thrive in—the... circular economy.
Report

Global gas and LNG outlook to 2035

– Expansion in the gas and LNG markets continues, with LNG demand expected to increase 3.6 percent per year to 2035.
Interview

An incredible year for Impossible Foods

– CFO David Lee believes the company’s continued success will depend heavily on its ability to create many more “craveable” products... and to maintain its corporate culture.
Article

Expanding electric-vehicle adoption despite early growing pains

– The latest analysis of our Electric Vehicle Index shows the global electric-light-vehicle industry continues to make solid progress.... To accelerate growth further, several hurdles need to be overcome.
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Asia’s energy transition

– The future of the energy sector in Asia will likely be driven by renewables and innovative energy technology.
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