Subtitles to save the world 2021: An analysis of how UK broadcasters are exposing audiences to climate change through their content

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This is the third in our trilogy of subtitle reports which look at subtitling data from UK broadcasters. Our first subtitle report, which looked at 2018 data , captured imaginations when Cats vs Climate splashed across social media, as no one could quite believe that cats received four times more mentions than climate change on our TV channels. Fast forward a year to our second report and there was a striking increase in mentions of climate change. This year’s report looks back on the year when everything stopped, when we became more aware of our relationship to the natural world and spent more time than ever watching our screens and it reveals that mentions of ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’ dropped 10% and 19% respectively…

Finally, the report explores how the climate crisis is being represented on our screens and whether content is empowering the public to take action or merely talking about the problem. Together the terms climate change, climate emergency and climate crisis received 14,540 mentions while climate justice, climate action and climate solution only received 296 mentions collectively.

P&G stuck in the past in a shifting tissue marketplace

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The 2021 Issue With Tissue scorecard shows many companies have made major shifts toward sustainability, but laggards like Procter & Gamble (P&G) remain stuck in the past.

Bill Gates secures hundreds of millions from U.S. firms for climate fight

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Breakthrough Energy, a non-profit founded by Gates in 2016, announced Monday that it has secured investments from Microsoft, BlackRock, General Motors, American Airlines, Boston Consulting Group, Bank of America and ArcelorMittal.

The Washington-headquartered firm said the money will be used to fund its “Breakthrough Energy Catalyst,” a project launched earlier this year that’s aiming to finance, produce, and buy the new solutions that will help underpin a zero-carbon economy. Bill Gates said in a statement that a “new industrial revolution” is required if the world is going to avoid a climate disaster.

Does nature have rights? A burgeoning legal movement says rivers, forests and wildlife have standing, too

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Climate change and environmental destruction have inspired court cases around the country—and the globe—aimed at protecting the natural world.

A multi-billion dollar opportunity: Repurposing agricultural support to transform food systems

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This report highlights how coherent policymaking for agriculture can result in significant benefits for the sector, the environment, and human health. By providing evidence on the potential positive impacts of eliminating harmful agricultural support, it makes a convincing case for repurposing such support – rather than eliminating it altogether. The report presents six steps that governments can consider to develop and implement agricultural support repurposing strategies, while also recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, and that an optimal repurposing strategy will depend on many factors and on country context.

PepsiCo to cut use of virgin plastic as part of broad sustainability goal

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PepsiCo said it will reduce the use of virgin plastic per serving by 50% across its global food and beverage portfolio by 2030, and incorporate half recycled content in its plastic packaging as part of a new initiative called Pep+.

The beverage and snack giant also said it would focus on scaling new business models that require little or no single-use packaging, noting efforts to expand its SodaStream sparkling-water business.

PepsiCo’s standard of measurement will be the amount of plastic used to serve 12 ounces of beverages and 1 ounce of food, Reuters reported, allowing the company to more easily measure its use of the packaging material.

European imports behind much of world’s food production emissions, reveal new data

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Imported goods into Europe account for much of the world’s food-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to fresh research.

What it really means to integrate ESG across the business

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Everywhere I go there, seems to be unanimous consensus that the answer to how to anchor ESG is integration: Fully integrating ESG in the business model of the company and ensuring that environmental, social and governance issues are considered across the board.

But the devil is always in the detail, so the question is what it really means to integrate ESG across the business. There might be many answers to this question, but in my mind, there is only one efficient way forward, which is a full and complete integration.

Salesforce launches updated Sustainability Cloud integrating newly acquired Slack, as company achieves net zero

Read the full story at ESG Today.

CRM solutions provider Salesforce announced several sustainability achievements, including the reaching net zero emissions across its full value chain, and 100% renewable energy for its operations. The company also released its climate action plan, outlining its key priorities to drive towards a 1.5°C future, and announced the launch of Sustainability Cloud 2.0, updating its platform enabling organizations to track and reduce carbon emissions.

‘We must go further’… Nestlé invests a billion euros in regenerative agricultural push

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Nestlé has launched a Sustainability Promise to advance regenerative food systems at scale.