Monthly Archives: June 2020

Greenwashing detectors at the ready: How to stay sceptical in the year of corporate climate pledges

What’s Going On Here? This week Amazon announced a 2-billion-dollar Climate Pledge to achieve zero carbon by 2040. The venture capital fund will power development into green operations across multiple industries, including transportation and logistics, energy generation, storage and utilisation, manufacturing and materials, circular economy, and food and agriculture. Pretty extensive eh? What Does This Mean? This year we’ll see an onslaught of environmental…

Zoom Now Worth More Than 7 Largest Airlines (Combined)

What’s Going On Here? Zoom, video conferencing extraordinaire, is now worth more than the world’s largest seven airlines, combined! Other video conferencing software is available… What Does This Mean? When it comes to growth rate, Zoom has really lived up to its name! Hardly a day goes by without our household using Zoom at least once. We’ve used it at work for client meetings.…

(Don’t) Shop Until You Drop

What’s Going On Here? As the high streets reopen this week and Boris encourages us to ‘Get out and shop’, it feels an important time to remind ourselves how fast fashion and mass consumerism are exploiting people and the planet. What Does This Mean? Monday saw long queues outside many of the popular high street clothes shops. Whilst it’s nice to feel a…

What is this article a-boat anyway? World Oceans Day

What’s Going On Here? On Monday 8th June we celebrated World Oceans Day – established in 1922 to help protect our blue planet. This year, the global movement is calling on world leaders to protect 30% of oceans by 2030. Let-Minnow Some More… This initiative called 30×30 is designed to help safeguard at least 30% of our oceans through a network of Highly Protected Marine Areas (HPMAs) that…

UK goes longest time ‘Coal-free’ since the 80’s

What’s Going On Here? On 10th June 2020, Britain marked the longest time (ever!) generating electricity without coal. What Does This Mean? When Britain went into lockdown, electricity demand plummeted to that of the 80’s (when there were 10 million less of us!). The National Grid forecasted a 20% fall below the normal level and right now our daily electricity demand profile on a weekday…