News This Week: Circularity, Sustainability Targets & Arnold Schwarzenegger

by Jun 27, 2019

News of the Week

10 takeaways from Circularity 19 – GreenBiz

Last week in Minneapolis, 850 sustainability professionals came together for the sold-out Circularity 19, North America’s largest circular economy conference, hosted by GreenBiz. Here are 10 takeaways from the event – including one of our very own, on plastic waste being Americans’ No. 1 environmental concern.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘kicking gas’ parody shows sad reality electric car shopping – The Drive

See Arnold Schwarzenegger go undercover as a used car salesman with a penchant for muscle cars and gas-guzzling vehicles. Watch as he tries to steer you away from electric and energy-efficient cars. (In reality, Schwarzenegger is a clean-energy proponent – and the ad is by Veloz, a nonprofit “coalition of automakers, government, utilities and clean-air advocates” working to “accelerate the shift” to EVs, with plenty of puns.)

More companies link executive pay to sustainability targets – Wall Street Journal

“How do you get management to make progress on social, environmental and governance goals? Make their compensation depend on it.” A sustainable business is about more than just profits; now, companies are implementing ESG-linked pay plans for the C-suite.

Americans Say ‘Enough’ to Plastic

American consumers care about the problem of plastic waste more than ever – even more than climate change, in fact, our research reveals. We polled 1,000 Americans on environmental issues, and “plastics in the ocean” ranked as their top concern. Now is the time for brands to create solutions and tell their stories. Find out more in our free report.

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