Last month Business in the Community Ireland participated in Natural Capital Partners’ Talanoa Dialogue.The Talanoa Dialogue is a United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) initiative to gather private sector and civil society views on how to accelerate progress towards net zero emissions. Natural Capital Partners hosted round-table discussions across Europe and the U.S. with 61 corporates with collective revenues of $1.3 trillion.The corporates described seven ways they are taking climate action,described in the ‘Imprinting Net Zero’ model.
It outlines what all businesses can do now to take immediate climate action and what climate leaders can do to extend impact and commercial opportunity. In addition, it identifies that government action is necessary to unlock the full potential of private sector action: offering up 10 recommendations to the UNFCCC.
The report finds:
• There are seven ways that businesses are ‘Imprinting Net Zero’
• The first three take business to net zero emissions and the second four enable climate leaders to extend their impact and commercial opportunity
• Government action is necessary to unlock the full potential of private sector action and there are 10 recommendations for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
The report is based on:
• Round-table discussions across Europe and the U.S. with 61 corporates with collective revenues of $1.3 trillion
• A unique contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, a UNFCCC initiative to gather private sector and civil society views on how to accelerate
progress towards net zero emissions.
Read more at naturalcapitalpartners.com/talanoa.
Aldi is introducing new, fully recyclable paper straws across its own-label Kids Smoothies and Orange/Apple Juice Cartons, becoming the first supermarket in Ireland to do so. The move sees more than 4.5 million single-use plastic straws removed from Aldi’s 145 stores each year. This equates to a massive saving of three tonnes of non-recyclable plastic.
We are well into 2021 and the pandemic is still very much centre stage in our lives. Most businesses across the world are well versed in working from a virtual setting and as we look forward to a post-Covid world our operations will look very different, and let’s hope for the good. Being an optimist
Aldi Ireland has introduced new, fully recyclable wax paper packaging across two of its own-label bread products, becoming the first supermarket in Ireland to do so. The switch will see 18 tonnes of non-recyclable plastic removed from stores each year. Aldi has been working with its Irish suppliers over the past few months to roll
Tesco Ireland announced has become the first retailer in Ireland to create a recycling solution for soft plastics. To date, soft plastics have not been recyclable through the national household recycling bin infrastructure in Ireland. Partnering with Irish manufacturing company Paltech, Tesco will now be able to recycle materials such as coloured soft plastics for the first time. Using Paltech patented
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