ARTICLES RELATING TO SUSTAINABILITY

French fashion group Kering pledges to only hire models older than 18

2019-05-16 10:41

Kering, which owns fashion brands Gucci and Saint Laurent, said on 15 May it would only work with models over 18 to represent adults from 2020. The group's chairman and chief executive Francois-Henri Pinault said in a statement the company has a "responsibility" for the "best possible practices" and hopes others in the industry will follow suit.

Adidas makes history with first ever environmentally friendly 100% recyclable running shoe

2019-04-24 16:14

Adidas is making history with the launch of its first 100% recyclable trainers, expected to be fully rolled out in 2021.

WATCH: Microsoft doubles down on sustainability goals

2019-04-18 18:33

Microsoft is accelerating its sustainability initiatives in an effort to meet its goal of reducing operational carbon emissions by 75% in the next decade, the company announced this week.

'Greenwashing' isn't enough for investors anymore - expert

2019-03-23 13:01

There is growing pressure on asset owners to show they care about sustainable investment, and investors are demanding real transparency, says an expert at Schroders.

WATCH: Should we be concerned that 90% of our food options have disappeared?

2019-03-06 09:55

In just over 100 years our food varieties have decreased. What now?

Why you should consider ostrich next time you go shopping for meat

2019-02-20 16:42

We take a look at ostrich meat and show you why you should enjoy this protein for your next steak night.

Fossil fuel subsidies are the enemy of the green economy - minister

2019-01-16 22:45

Fossil fuel subsidies are the enemies of the green economy and of social development, delegates heard at a ministerial green economy gathering in Cape Town.

South Africa's first electric game drive vehicles are so quiet they’re freaking out animals

2018-12-12 18:21

Thanks to custom-made motors based on Tesla batteries, these open-top viewing vehicles are sneaking up on animals near the Kruger.

Are avocados more detrimental to the environment than beef?

2018-12-06 13:00

Your favourite steak from a local farmer is far more sustainable to the environment than a single imported avocado you're purchasing.

World Fisheries Day: Do you consume seafood sustainably?

2018-11-21 11:35

It's World FIsheries Day on 21 November and Hanlie Gouws shares some eye-opening stats about the state of the world's oceans.

 

Levi's found a way to make hemp feel like cotton, and it could have big implications for your wardrobe

2019-05-09 19:52

Levi's debuted a soft cotton-hemp blend, and its head of innovation expects to have 100% cottonised-hemp garments in five years.

Chaotic cities getting you down? Enter sustainable precincts – SA's answer to the urban jungle

2019-04-21 08:43

In Dunkeld, Johannesburg, a mixed-use precinct development is rising. The goal: 14 000 employment opportunities and accommodation for 2 500 residents in a single environment where people can live, work and play.

Adidas is creating the world's first fully recyclable sneaker that anyone can buy

2019-04-18 13:58

Adidas has unveiled the Futurecraft Loop, a 100% recyclable running shoe with materials that can be used again and again.

Govts trying to squeeze more out of companies due to tax revenue pressures – expert

2019-03-17 08:24

Corporates must prepare to feel the pinch from various quarters as governments face mounting pressure to collect tax revenue, says an expert at Schroders.

Barriers aside, SA is a great place for impact investments

2019-02-28 06:30

Their research suggests SA has a growing impact investment market, say Suzette Viviers and Stephen McCallum.

Meghan Markle's eco-friendly sneakers were one of the most popular products of 2018

2019-02-09 16:30

Many brands have seen their visibility and sales spike after Meghan Markle wears something they made — a phenomenon known as the "Meghan effect."

Beware of talking in an 'echo chamber' about sustainable investment - JSE CEO

2019-01-12 14:39

Sustainable investment is a theme whose time has come, but it is currently more like an "echo chamber" of people who already believe in the cause, says the CEO of the JSE.

Chris Bryant: Glencore's Glasenberg places a dirty $36bn bet

2018-12-06 19:19

Higher US bond yields have made the payouts offered by most stocks look pretty underwhelming lately. Not so Glencore, whose implied yield is startlingly high even though it’s throwing off cash like it’s going out of fashion, says Chris Bryant.

WATCH: Helsinki food festival serves up maggots and crickets to save the environment

2018-11-30 11:58

Finnish chefs are betting that sustainable insect cuisine will be the sustainable protein of the future.

What if your Zara clothes were vegan friendly and made of bark and beans?

2018-10-18 17:49

Could vegan leather replace animal leather?

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