Topic: ESG & Consumers

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Sharks In Peril: Changing Climate – Part 1

Sharks, often portrayed as fearsome predators in popular culture, are vital components of marine ecosystems and the most vulnerable. In fact, over one-third of shark species are considered threatened with extinction, mainly due to overfishing. Despite their pointy teeth and size, their significance extends beyond mere apex predators. The environmental impact of sharks is profound, playing a

May 8, 2024
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Earth Week Chronicles: Investor Engagement During Earth Week

Earth Day serves as a yearly reminder of our impact on the environment and the pressing need to invest in a sustainable future. Amidst a changing climate (literally and figuratively), we as a people must deepen our understanding of our role in addressing these challenges urgently. 2023’s Earth Week: “Investing in Our Planet” was designed

April 26, 2024
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Earth Week Chronicles: Driving Sustainability in Business Practices

By exploring how companies celebrate Earth Day, businesses can promote climate action and integrate sustainability, draw in varied talent, and foster a culture of environmental awareness. Discover how companies like Disney, Starbucks, and Apple are highlighting the transformative impact of Earth Day in promoting positive change.  Disney “We built the Disney Conservation Fund to save

April 24, 2024
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Environmental Impact of Valentine’s Day

The Green Dilemma: Unwrapping the Environmental Impact of Valentine’s Day Originating in Ancient Greece, the tradition of celebrating February 14 was a day dedicated to Cupid, AKA the god of love, where people brought offerings to honor him. This sentiment carried through to the Christan celebration of St. Valentine, and from there, Valentine’s Day was

February 12, 2024
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Environmental Impact of the Super Bowl

The Eco-Playbook: Unveiling the Environmental Impact of the Super Bowl and NFL Stadiums The Super Bowl is HERE. Whether you’re a Niners die hard, Kansas City (or Swiftie) devotee, Seahawks lover, Bills aficionado, an Eagles fanatic (like me), or a fan of one of the other teams, it’s one of the most-watched sporting events globally,

February 9, 2024
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Exploring the Expanding World of NFTs: Art, Music, Gaming, and Beyond 

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all around us. From art and music to gaming and movies, these digital assets are selling for millions of dollars. They are digital assets with distinct data recorded in smart contracts – a piece of code designed to carry out a set of instructions. Unlike banknotes, which can be exchanged for another, smart contracts

December 18, 2023
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Fashion Industry Waste & Climate Change

Unraveling the Thread: How the Fashion Industry’s Waste Contributes to Climate Change Let’s be real. We’ve all bought clothes we either never wear, wear once, or wear all the time and then throw away. But have you ever wondered where it goes after you’re done with it? In a world driven by trends and fast-paced

November 7, 2023
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A Sustainable Halloween: Making Eco-Conscious Choices for a Greener Spooky Season

From creative paper bag outfits to eerily lifelike zombies and houses adorned with creepy decals, Halloween showcases a wide array of creativity. Though, beyond the spooky embellishments, latest horror films, and eerie costumes, have you ever contemplated the environmental impact Halloween can have? Carving eerie faces into pumpkins is a common October tradition, but it

October 30, 2023
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ESG in the Music Industry

Harmonizing with Nature: The Music Industry’s Green Revolution The music industry is truly massive in its scope, impact, and economic influence. As an industry, in total, it generates more than $170 billion, increasing every year. This is built on more than $28.8 billion in revenues from recorded music. In fact, retail sales of merchandise is an industry

October 16, 2023
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Sustainability and the Travel Industry – Think Before You Go

When you plan a trip, you probably focus on how long you’ll stay in each location, what sights to see, the food you’ll eat, what clothes you should pack, and so on. You probably don’t think about how traveling contributes to climate change and otherwise harms the environment, or how it impacts communities that might have a

September 12, 2023
Do Retail Customers Want More ESG in their Shopping Carts
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Do Retail Customers Want More ESG in Their Shopping Carts?

Despite the blowback against environmental, social, and governance (ESG), studies consistently show that good ESG practices positively affect corporate profitability. But, as TriplePundit notes, it’s relatively easy to measure ESG-related cost savings (from things like improving energy efficiency or reducing employee turnover), but “assessing how sustainability efforts improve top-line growth is trickier.” In plain English, do

May 19, 2023
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For Consumers Who Care About Sustainability, Do “Green” Labels Actually Mean Anything?

Consumer products companies allocate a good deal of time, attention, and money to incorporate environmental and social responsibility into their business practices. They also make claims about sustainability on their product labels, social media posts, and other marketing materials. Studies show that sustainability credentials matter to many consumers, in terms of overall perceptions about a

April 6, 2023

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