Monthly Archives: August 2020

Investment gets political…divestment from anti-climate lobbyists!

What’s Going On Here? One of the biggest financial asset management firms has moved its investments out of major petrochemical and mining companies due to their actions lobbying against green policies. What Does This Mean? Storebrand, a Norwegian firm with investments of $90bn, has divested from (moved money out of) major oil, gas and mining companies including ExxonMobil, Rio Tinto and Chevron.…

Record breaking reusable rockets – exploring the sustainability of space missions

What’s Going On Here? This week SpaceX successfully launched its 100th mission, and the Falcon 9 rocket saw it’s sixth reuse, breaking the world record for the number of times a rocket has been recycled. But with space travel on the increase, and every rocket launch producing 150 times as much CO2 as a transatlantic flight, are we witnessing the rise of another deadly…

Can concrete really be sustainable?

What’s Going On Here? Concrete – which has been called the most destructive material on Earth – is getting a green makeover… What Does This Mean? Concrete companies around the world are working to create a lower emission material that will be less harmful to the planet. Pioneering experiments include injecting carbon dioxide into the concrete to lock it in and keep the greenhouse gas out…

The Great Reset – The creative industries call to embed lockdown sustainability benefits

What’s Going On Here? Purpose Disruptors, a network of individuals who work in the creative industry, have pulled together to launch The Great Reset Campaign. The campaign targets the creative industry, asking it to use advertising power to ensure that we do not lose the positive environmental shifts developed in lockdown and continue their momentum as the restrictions loosen. As the industry with…