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New Data Shows Rampant Greenwashing In Sustainable Finance, With ESG Funds ‘Stuffed’ Full OF Fossil Fuel Stocks

3 Mins Read As sustainable investing gains momentum, more funds touting themselves as “green” are misleading investors. According to a report published by the Economist, some of the world’s biggest ESG funds are “stuffed full of polluters and sin stocks”, suggesting widespread greenwashing practices in the realm of sustainable finance.  Sustainable investing has been steadily gaining momentum globally, […]

Over Half Of World’s Largest Companies Won’t Make Net-Zero Goal By 2050, Report Finds

4 Mins Read More than half of the world’s biggest companies are making their net-zero transition too slowly to meet the 2050 deadline, a new report finds. The analysis, which examines carbon neutral financing, points to inadequate investment into the transition as the primary barrier, particularly from carbon-intensive industries and emerging markets.  A new study has found that […]

‘Green’ Claims Are Fake, Potentially Illegal: New EU Study Says E-Stores Rife With Greenwashing

4 Mins Read According to a recent study of online shops and traders by the European Union and national consumer protection authorities, ‘greenwashing’ is quite common in online stores meaning that several of the ‘green’ claims on companies’ websites are exaggerated, false, and potentially illegal. A recent study conducted by a group of EU consumer authorities showed that […]

BP Using Low-Carbon Transition Fund Cash For Fossil Fuels Tech, Investigation Finds

3 Mins Read Multinational oil giant BP is spending money from its “low carbon transition” fund on companies that are developing novel ways to find and use fossil fuels, according to an investigation by Greenpeace U.K.’s journalism team Unearthed. The findings casts even greater doubt on the authenticity of BP’s already dubious claims about greening its operations.  An […]

Burger King’s Mouldy Whopper Ad: Another Case Of Nutrition-Washing?

4 Mins Read Burger King recently announced that the company is removing preservatives from its Whoppers – and debuted an ad featuring a 34-day old disgustingly moldy burger ad just to prove it. To the joy of the fast food chain’s genius marketers, “The Moldy Whopper” ad quickly went viral online, garnering both praise and criticism, though mainly […]

Big Oil BP Pledges Net Zero By 2050 But No Plans To End Fossil Fuels

3 Mins Read Multinational oil giant BP has just said they will try to cancel out all its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – all the while continuing to pump out fossil fuels. In an announcement by new CEO Bernard Looney, the corporation shared they are committing to a net zero goal by 2050, but have laid out […]

#Bye2019 – What We Learned This Year About Consumer Trends

2 Mins Read As consumers are becoming increasingly aware about ethics, the environment and health, their decisions are undergoing change. This is in turn driving businesses to alter their tactics. Here is what we learned this year about consumer trends through these 8 studies. 1. Carbon Emission Food Labels Work Food labels that show the carbon footprint can […]

Air New Zealand Trials Edible Cups As Search For Footprint-Free Coffee Cups Heats Up

3 Mins Read Air New Zealand is now trialling an edible biscotti coffee cup made by family-run startup Twiice on select flights and lounges in a bid to make their operations more eco-friendly. The “zero-waste” move comes at a time when consumers are asking for sustainable alternatives amid awareness builds regarding environmental impact of single-use disposable cups, and […]

IN PHOTOS: Student Climate Strikes Sweep Across Asia – As It Happened

4 Mins Read Youth in Asia and the Pacific went on strike for the planet this past Friday September 20 2019, part of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘Fridays For Future’ campaign, to demand climate justice. Millions took to the streets as students from all over the world joined in the third internationally coordinated Global Climate Strike […]

Student Climate Strikes Across Asia: “There Is No Planet B”

4 Mins Read For months, millions of young climate activists around the world have been taking to the streets on Fridays to demand governmental action on our planet’s most urgent issue: climate change. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit, today’s 20th September protest marks the third general strike for the climate, as a part of the […]

Amazon India To Ditch Single-Use Plastic Packaging By 2020

2 Mins Read Multinational online retail giant Amazon recently announced that their India operation will phase out all single-use disposable plastic packaging by June 2020. This move follows multiple strides taken by corporations to ditch plastic and reduce their environmental impact, in line with the Indian government’s fight against pollution. In response to consumer criticism about the overuse […]