With so much going on in the realm of sustainability, leadership, and innovation, and only a limited amount of bandwidth for professionals in this space, we have created this weekly post to highlight articles that we feel are (1) important, (2) relevant, and (3) interesting in the areas of business sustainability. If you have an article that you feel needs to be mentioned, please do so in the comments section.
Solar and Wind Just Did the Unthinkable: While oil continues to fall, 2015 was a record breaking year for global renewables investment. Europe has fallen, the US has gained some ground, but the clear front runner was China with $111 billion spent on the deployment of clean energy infrastructure – almost the combined equivalent of Europe and the US.
Many conversations that surround the environment these days touch on the impact of the high meat diet that many developed nations now consider a normality. It is true, and understandable, that few individuals want to give up their meat eating ways and with so much information thrown at us it is hard to know what is right. However, simple choice changes and a reductions in amount as oppose to giving up all together can have far greater impacts that one might expect.
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is finally taking off, with its opening ceremony to be held tomorrow. In this piece, Zhang quoted three experts’ views on AIIB , discussed the role of AIIB on promoting economic cooperation and sustainable growth, and compared the fundamental difference between AIIB and Marshall Plan.
Layoffs Loom in China as Growth Slows
Much has been made of the recent stock market crashes in both Shanghai and Shenzhen over the recent weeks. Within China the economic instability is having far reaching consequences and industry is feeling the strain. As a result workers are being laid of in huge numbers in a wide range of areas and, with greater expectations, strikes are on the up. 2016 looks set to be a tough year for the Chinese labour force.