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Amazon’s Bezos pledges $10 bln to climate change fight, Retail News, ET Retail

NEW YORK : Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he said on Monday. Cutting emissions will be challenging for Amazon. The e-commerce company delivers 10 billion items a year, has a …

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EU urged to adopt meat tax to tackle climate emergency | Environment

A “sustainability charge” on meat to cover its environmental damage could raise billions to help farmers and consumers produce and eat better food, according to a report. The levy, which would increase the price of a steak by about 25%, would be phased in over the next decade. The report focuses on EU countries and …

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Workers criticize Amazon on climate despite risk to jobs, Retail News, ET Retail

SAN FRANCISCO – Hundreds of employees are openly criticizing Amazon‘s record on climate change despite what they say is a company policy that puts their jobs at risk for speaking out. On Sunday, more than 300 employees of the online retail giant signed their names and job titles to statements on blog post on Medium. …

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Home Depot gets an ‘A’  for climate action; energy use down 26%

The Home Depot has been recognized for its efforts to reduce its environmental impact and build a more sustainable future for consumers. CDP, an environmental impact non-profit, named The Home Depot to its Climate Change “A List. (Thousands of companies disclose data about their environmental impacts to CDP annually for independent assessment and receive scores ranging from A …

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Starbucks aims to become ‘resource positive’ in climate push

A protestor walks past a caricature made of coffee cups outside of the Starbucks Annual Shareholders Meeting at McCaw Hall, on March 21, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Stephen Brashear | Getty Images Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will strive to become “resource positive,” storing more carbon than it emits, eliminating waste and providing more clean …

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‘I only buy second hand’: rain and climate crisis deter Boxing Day shoppers | Business

In drizzly Manchester, the traditional shopping streets looked half-dead, shunned by shoppers in the post-Christmas murk. King Street, home to luxury brands including DKNY, Belstaff and Liam Gallagher’s Pretty Green, was all but deserted in late morning, as anxious shop assistants peered out, wondering when – or if – the rush would come. St Ann’s …

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BlackRock’s Larry Fink must think again over tackling climate crisis | Nils Pratley | Business

Here’s a good question for Larry Fink, the BlackRock billionaire, to address when he dispatches his lofty annual “dear CEO” letter in the new year. Is his firm guilty of “greenwashing”? In other words, is the world’s biggest fund manager, with an astonishing $7tn of assets under its roof, posing as a pioneer of climate …

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Ikea to invest $220 million to make it a ‘climate positive business’

Ikea flags are seen in Krakow, Poland on 6 June, 2017. (Photo by Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Beata Zawrzel | NurPhoto | Getty Images The Inter Ikea Group has said it will invest 200 million euros ($220 million) to accelerate its transition into what it describes as a “climate positive business.” In an announcement …

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Atomo, a Seattle start-up, is out to reverse-engineer the coffee bean

Coffee comes in many forms — hot, cold, flavored and decaffeinated. But the idea of coffee without the bean —well that’s something new. It’s called “molecular coffee.” Atomo, a start-up located just blocks from the famous Starbucks in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, said it’s reverse-engineered the coffee bean. And if you’re wondering why, you’re not …

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From sustainable packaging to deliveries through EV, how Amazon India is mitigating climate change, Retail News, ET Retail

Meticulous packaging to ensure a safe delivery with no damage to the product is one of the primary goals of an e-commerce company. To achieve this, huge amounts of plastic in the form of tapes and bubble wraps have been used for hardcore packaging. However, since plastic is one of the biggest known threat to …

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