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Sustainability steals the show during the Venice Biennale 2019

At the Venice Biennale 2019, sustainability plays an important role as many artists took to their craft to comment on the state of the world. The Nordic pavilion depicts human negligence towards other species, Anthony Hernandez points out the obsessive over-consumption that is plaguing our society and Jimmy Durham displays the drastic near extinction of our ecosystem. It's time for a change. More here.

Sustainability is the recurring thread at DYSFUNCTIONAL, an exhibition at The Ca’d’Oro Palace during this year’s Venice Biennale. The sustainability movement is monumental and it affects all spheres, including art and design. Many world-renowned artists took to the stage to raise awareness on the climate crisis in the context of Venice and other pressing sustainability issues. DYSFUNCTIONAL seeks to compel the visitor to rethink their view of the world and art. Discover it for yourself here.

Meet the jackfruit. This little known fruit in Europe is making waves in South East Asia. One of the largest tree-borne fruits in the world, it has a meaty texture (akin to pulled pork), is extremely versatile and is seemingly heading to a meat-free plate near you. Read more on how this fruit might just be the new avocado. 

How one click less can help save the planet
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How one click less can help save the planet

Our online life pollutes the planet. How? Every interaction we have on the web is saved on data servers. The servers overheat and to cool them down, the solutions employed today use an astonishing amount of water and energy. As a consequence, the carbon footprint of data equals that of the aviation industry, 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. However, solutions exist and entrepreneurs, such as Immersion 4, are taking the lead to develop sustainable products to tremendously decrease our data pollution.

Investing for our children’s century
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Investing for our children’s century

Our children’s future depends on our choices. As humans, we might find it hard to think for the long term but it is imperative to act now for the next generations. This is why at Lombard Odier, we go beyond the ESG analysis and use a three-pillar approach to embed sustainability into all our investment decisions.

Will Artificial Intelligence help build a sustainable future? Everything leads to it. However, in order to build a sustainable digital world, social principles mustn’t be forgotten. It is only through maintaining human values that artificial intelligence has the possibility of improving healthcare, infrastructure, banking, medicine and eradicating inequality for all of society.

Can we address climate change and environmental sustainability and leave a future that is cleaner, quieter, safer, more technologically advanced and prosperous than the alternative? The answer is yes, but many mainstream economists have neither understood nor contributed to this process well.

Quality conversation and a new concern: thoughts from Davos
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Quality conversation and a new concern: thoughts from Davos

Hear the thoughts and reflections from our Senior Managing Partner, Patrick Odier’s experience at Davos this year. It’s evident that the link between sustainability and business success is intrinsically linked. This is now more urgent than ever.

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