Weekly Round Up: The move away from meat, an atmospheric milestone, and dwindling labour

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.

Changing Climate, Changing Diets: Pathways to Lower Meat Consumption

Global meat consumption is set to rise by over 75 per cent by 2050, and already accounts for 15% of global emissions. With emissions targets being agreed next week in Paris, will governments see a reduction in meat consumption as a strategic opportunity to meet those targets, or are diets too personal to interfere with?

The Earth’s Atmosphere Just Crossed an Epochal Threshold

As observed through the Keeling curve, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have steadily grown over time. With just weeks before COP21 in Paris, the November 11th could become the last day in human history that our atmosphere has below 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide.

As China’s Workforce Dwindles, the World Scrambles for Alternatives

As labour gets more expensive and technology gets cheaper, a new chapter of globalization is beginning, where automation is king, nearness to market is crucial and the lives of workers and consumers around the world are once again scrambled.

Buffett’s Grandson Seeks Own Investment Route: Social Change

Howard Warren Buffett, the grandson of Warren E. Buffett is moving into private investment with his own strategy. i(x) Investments, the planed venture, is a company that looks to invest in early-stage and undervalued companies that are working on issues such as clean energy, sustainable agriculture and water scarcity.

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