June 4, 2014
The European Union is seeking to reduce its energy dependency, especially on Russian natural gas, in an effort to enhance the bloc’s energy security and bargaining power vis-à-vis energy suppliers. This is a challenging task, as the demand for imported gas has been rising across Europe. Options to diversify Europe’s energy mix are possible, but […]
April 6, 2014
With half of all food products containing palm oil, food companies are some of the biggest users of the ingredient but there is increasing pressure on them to move to sustainably sourced variants. Ironically, the popularity of palm oil was driven, in part, by consumer pressure on the food industry to switch to trans-fat-free alternatives […]
January 30, 2014
Here are our top predictions for H&M’s progression in 2014: Sustainability 2013 saw H&M making a marked effort to repackage itself into a sustainable, quality-focused enterprise. From launching its new brand & Other Stories, an ode to slow fashion and investment pieces, to seizing control of two factories in Bangladesh and Cambodia and pledging fair […]
January 15, 2014
According to some estimates, Australia is a few years away from becoming the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The country’s increasing capacity will inevitably intensify the level of competition in the global LNG market. The most threatened countries will be Qatar, Malaysia, Indonesia and Russia, while those to benefit the most will […]
January 14, 2014
The nuclear energy industry continues to suffer the consequences of Japan’s nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant in 2011 following which many economies revisited their nuclear energy plans, scaling back on their nuclear dependence. Although nuclear energy consumption dropped in 2012 over the previous year and its share in total global energy consumption fell to […]
April 24, 2012
The natural resources landscape is evolving under new challenges with increasing demand from a growing population and a rising middle class. Sarah Boumphrey, global head of countries and consumers research at Euromonitor, explains that natural resources are faced with supply anxieties and mounting environmental concerns. The dynamics between supply and demand generally affect prices for […]

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