All Together Now -- Industries, Sectors & Professional Groups See Collective Efforts as the Way Forward for Managing Sustainability Issues

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (03.11.2017)
Nov 13, 2017 1:15 PM ET

Originally published on Governance & Accountability Institute

There is encouraging news as corporate executives, managers and a range of professionals get together to address the risks and opportunities inherent in sustainability matters that could affect a particular industry, sector or profession.   And, how with collective industry effort these challenges might be addressed.

Example:  Landscape architects gathered in Los Angeles to discuss designing (the heart of their work) in the era of challenges posted by climate change and global warming.  Consider that perhaps 70% of the Year 2050 global population will be living in urban areas.  And so, urban landscapes will need to (1) accommodate and support the greatly expanded population and (2) addressing the changing climate conditions that will complicate their work. 

There is a video (2:29 minutes) posted with the report.  The graphic depictions of possible solutions with to climate change with experts' narratives about the challenges are interesting to view.  Thought provoking.

Other examples are in three stories below. The vinyl and apparel industries efforts are highlighted, and we also provide a link to the text of a speech by the former Prime Minister of the Netherlands on the global need for new business models and consumption cycle.

Top Stories This Week...

Architects shape future cities for sustainability at LA gathering   
(Monday - October 23, 2017) 
Source: - In Los Angeles, landscape architects have gathered to focus on sustainability and designing for an era of global warming and climate change at the 2017 American landscape architects conference.   with 3 minute video  materials (concrete) landscapes...

And Other Collective Industry Approaches to Sustainability of Interest

Partnership Towards Sustainable Business   
(Tuesday - October 24, 2017) 
Source: Singapore Management University - We cannot go on with the current production and consumption cycle so we have to rethink our business models. We have to work together. So we need some new alliances and the circular economy gives us hope for the future.” 

Apparel Brands, Organizations Create Supply Chain Sustainability Group   
(Wednesday - October 25, 2017) 
Source: Promo Marketing - Companies and organizations in the apparel world, such as Gap Inc., Target, the Sustainable Trade Initiative and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, have established the Apparel Impact Institute (AII), which will focus on helping...

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