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Mazda’s Compression Ignition Gasoline Technology Too Little, Too Late to Overcome Electric

On Tuesday, August 8, Mazda announced plans to introduce a compression gasoline engine to meet its long term sustainability goals, bucking the trend of automakers embracing electric technology. Compression ignition technology works by igniting the fuel-air mixture through the compression of the piston; there is no need for spark plugs. According to Mazda, this results […]
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Are You Actively Buying and/or Selling Sustainability?

When doing your weekly grocery shopping by either walking down brick-and-mortar supermarket aisles, or browsing your favourite online stores, you might have come across such ethical labels as Fairtrade, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP). Have you ever wondered about the brains behind these labels? Who are the stakeholders in the sustainability value chain? What are the stakeholders’ working relationships like? Who benefits […]
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GAS to Fuel the Packaging Industry

Packaging is an industry closely influenced by the growing discourse on sustainability given the link between packaging and waste. Sustainability, however, is not just the only factor impacting the industry – changing lifestyle afforded by a faster pace of urbanisation and the associated space constriction are also influencing the pack sizes. Consumers expect to connect […]
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Why Natural Resources Matter to your Business: Top 10 Resources for a Sustainability and Environmental Strategy

As consumer concern over the environment and the impact business and products continues to grow, so do ways that businesses must adapt to prove they are invested in the overall well-being of the environment. Market research can assist companies looking into sustainable business practices and provide insights on trends within the space. Beyond implementation of […]
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The Three Key Factors Driving the Green Economy

Growing threats to sustainability is leading both governments and businesses to explore different elements of the green economy including renewable energy and green technology. As the green economy gains traction, it is important for all stakeholders to understand the key factors driving it as they are relevant for policy making and determining the future business models. […]
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Green Boom: Lithium will Inevitably Change Automotive and Oil Industries Globally

Lithium is going to change beyond recognition the automotive and refined petroleum product industries, which accounted for USD3.9 trillion and USD2.7 trillion turnover globally in 2016. The rise in energy efficient transportation is also affecting automotive producers, with electric vehicles remaining the hot topic of innovation. However, even though electric vehicles (EV) production soared by […]
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Banana Pads in Rwanda: Interview with Elizabeth Scharpf, CEO of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE)

Euromonitor International had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Scharpf, CEO of Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE). SHE is a social venture whose first initiative, the SHE28 campaign, aims to provide affordable sanitary protection to girls and women in emerging markets where there is a lack of access to affordable products. In impoverished areas, sanitary pads typically cost more […]
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Most Read on Passport Economies in 2016

2016 has been a challenging year for the global economy, with two major political shocks in advanced economies – the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and the election of Donald Trump to the US presidency. In economic terms, the year has been defined by uncertainty, and consumers have reacted to this by reducing expenditure […]
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Sustainability and Fairtrade Becomes a Global Movement

Sustainability is a narrative that transcends specific markets, regions and industries. It is a truly global movement that is driven by the ever increasing importance of corporate social responsibility, demand for transparent business structures, and the deeply concerning questions around food and water security and carbon footprint, resulting in unprecedented emphasis being placed on companies […]
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Euromonitor International Interview Series on Sustainable Business Models: Magda Pereira at ENERCON

The strategy briefing titled ‘Sustainability and New Ways of Doing Business,’ explored the growing momentum in clean energy. Euromonitor is pleased to publish an interview of Magda Pereira at ENERCON to illustrate the factors that are making it possible for wind energy to develop as a mainstream energy source. The developments are very inspiring given […]
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Decoding Sustainability in the Denim Industry: Interview with Michael Kobori, Vice President of Sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co

The denim industry is regarded as having one of the worst environmental and ethical footprints within fashion. According to a Greenpeace report, it takes 1.7 million tons of chemicals to produce two billion pairs of jeans every year and the water consumption needed for production can go as high as 7,000 litres per one pair. […]
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The New Age of Sustainability

We have entered into a new normal of competing demands for natural resources. This new normal has brought with it greater recognition for the need to safeguard supplies of raw materials at both the governmental and company level. Coupled with consumer demands for sustainability, this makes resource management a priority for all companies. The silver-lining […]
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Key Learnings from In-Cosmetics Latin America 2016

In-Cosmetics Latin America 2016 – the only exhibition exclusively dedicated to personal care ingredients in the region – took place in São Paulo on October 5th and 6th.  Over 200 exhibitors of ingredients, fragrances, lab equipment, testing, and regulatory solutions got reunited to showcase new approaches to areas such as product developments and ingredients. The Marketing Trends Room […]
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Sustainability Becomes an Integrated Part of Corporate Business Strategy

“Sustainability” has gone beyond a fashionable topic at TED Talks. Issues and corporate initiatives surrounding sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CRS) and/or ethical labels appeared to be nothing more than a PR exercise 10 years ago. Today, sustainability is linked to a company’s financial performance; it is not only a long-term “money burning division”, it is […]
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