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Waking the dead
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Waking the dead

Dead zones are one of the biggest sustainability issues of our time. What are they? Why isn’t everyone talking about them? And how can we fight against their environmental devastation, damaging effect on coastal economies and ability to wipe out species. Read more on how investors must play an essential role in incentivising the solutions we need.

The next generation continue to break boundaries. Meet one such young person: Selin Yigitbasi. Her interest in volunteering led to her establishing her own company, Goodsted. An innovative platform, it brings together socially minded individuals or firms who are keen to volunteer their services or efforts to non-profit projects. Selin aspires to “collaborate on projects to create positive change.”

Individual commitments to eating less meat aren’t enough to create a meaningful reduction in carbon emissions. Fortunately, several simple yet powerful solutions are in the works. And they promise to revolutionise the meat industry into an exemplar of sustainability.

Youth in revolt - The climate change activists making their voices heard

The youth of today are in revolt. Greta Thunberg’s driving forward a climate change movement, Flore Vasseur’s producing powerful documentaries, Laalitya Acharya’s developing revolutionizing technologies to increase access to energy in developing countries and Boyan Slat’s organizing large-scale initiatives to get rid of the ocean's plastic.

Doing ethical business in Africa
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Doing ethical business in Africa

In Kapsitwet, farmers are seeing their incomes increase. How? By the launch of an innovative sustainable investment model called the Livelihoods Carbon Fund. Margaret Muchanga, a local farmer, sees a path to prosperity “I can now sell my own produce” she shared. Discover the full story here

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Panning for Gold With Artificial Intelligence

The mining industry has a problem. Its productivity has drastically decreased, its environmental footprint is high and rare minerals are in high demand. One solution is artificial intelligence. Discover here how some companies such as DataCloud and Newtrak address the sustainability equation by making the process more efficient.

“The World Bank estimates that intangible capital may make up between 60% and 80% of total wealth in most developed countries. Ignoring this immense source of wellbeing is to act blindly”, states Dimitri Zenghelis, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute, LSE. We cannot measure the wealth of a nation based only on its annual income, we need to look at natural and social capital.

Shopping sustainably this summer -  how two start-ups are shaking up the fast fashion industry

As vacations draw nearer, we should seriously consider opting for sustainable fashion. The fashion industry has a dark side that contributes up to 8 % of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is why some eco-conscious entrepreneurs have decided to shake things up and rethink the industry. From bags made with pineapple leaves to sustainable swimwear, we met Allure Sauvage and Julienne, two Swiss entrepreneurs committed to developing sustainable fashion.

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