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The Science of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

Tackling the Plastic Crisis

Plastic pollution is by far the biggest threat to our oceans and this remains an incredibly tough problem to solve. Plastic credits could potentially serve as one of the much needed solutions for this crisis.

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

The price of meeting net zero is estimated to be between $100-150 trillion over the next 30 years. Regardless of this cost, we need to reach net zero before climate change does irreversible damage to the environment and the economy.

ESG, Sustainability and Impact Jargon Buster

ESG, sustainability, impact… they all just mean green, right? Not quite. Despite being used often interchangeably, there are distinct differences between these terms.

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The Science of Climate Change

Climate change is no longer a distant threat or just a possibility, it is now a reality for all of us. In this pathway, Kevin Trenberth, a renowned climatologist, delves into the science behind climate change. He first introduces the climate system, its main components and forces.

Tackling the Plastic Crisis

Plastic pollution is by far the biggest threat to our oceans and this remains an incredibly tough problem to solve. Plastic credits could potentially serve as one of the much needed solutions for this crisis.

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The Scale of the Net Zero Challenge

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Introduction to Corporate Sustainability for Value Creation

Introduction to Corporate Sustainability for Value Creation

Wayne Mayer

30 years: Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility Executive

In this video, Wayne explains the importance of sustainability and ESG in today's business landscape. He discusses how recent U.S. laws are driving investments in renewable energy and sustainable practices, highlighting the competitive advantages and long-term benefits for companies that integrate these factors into their operations.

In this video, Wayne explains the importance of sustainability and ESG in today's business landscape. He discusses how recent U.S. laws are driving investments in renewable energy and sustainable practices, highlighting the competitive advantages and long-term benefits for companies that integrate these factors into their operations.

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Introduction to Corporate Sustainability for Value Creation

7 mins 26 secs

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the importance of the evolving sustainability landscape

  • Understand the impact of leveraging ESG for competitive advantage

Overview:

Current business landscapes are experiencing rapid changes and increasing complexity, necessitating a shift towards Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) integration. U.S. legislative developments, particularly the Inflation Reduction Act and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, are catalyzing this shift by promoting investments in renewable energy and sustainable practices. This regulatory push, combined with the growing market demand for corporate responsibility, compels businesses to adopt ESG factors proactively to remain competitive, drive innovation, and secure long-term profitability.

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Summary
Within business, why is it important to consider sustainability and ESG factors?
Considering sustainability and ESG factors within business decisions is essential for long-term viability and risk management. These factors enable companies to navigate regulatory expectations, enhance their brand reputation, and attract investments. By focusing on sustainable practices, businesses can innovate and tap into new markets, reducing operational costs and avoiding risks associated with environmental degradation and social issues. This strategic focus not only meets increasing consumer demand for ethical practices but also drives competitive advantage and financial performance.

How does sustainability impact the way businesses operate?
Sustainability significantly impacts business operations by instilling a framework for eco-efficient practices and innovative product development. It encourages companies to adopt a holistic approach to managing their environmental footprint and social impact, leading to enhanced operational efficiencies and cost savings. This integration fosters a culture of transparency and accountability, improving stakeholder trust and engagement. Additionally, sustainability-driven companies are better positioned to comply with regulatory demands and align with consumer preferences for responsible business conduct, ensuring long-term success.

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Wayne Mayer

Wayne Mayer

Wayne Mayer, a Strategic Sustainability consultant and CEO of When Everything Matters, advises multinational companies and non-governmental organizations on various Sustainability and ESG issues. He helps companies transform business models into sustainable development partnerships, using Sustainability principles and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices to drive innovation, growth, and profits. With over 20 years of experience, Wayne has worked as a change agent focused on Environmental, Social, and Governance performance. He helps companies set science-based goals and leverage data and technology to measure, monitor, and communicate ESG risks, impacts, and opportunities.

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