Circular economy’s role in decarbonizing heavy industry
Circular economy’s role in decarbonizing heavy industry

The world must reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This is no easy feat, but one clear solution could lie in industry emissions. Globally, industry emissions are responsible for 27 percent of our CO2 emissions, second only to...

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How Public Procurement Can Spur the Social Economy
How Public Procurement Can Spur the Social Economy

Governments around the world have become increasingly interested in fostering the social economy in order to address pressing social problems. One of the ways to do that is through their procurement of goods and services. The public sector represents a significant...

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How Public Procurement Can Spur the Social Economy
How Public Procurement Can Spur the Social Economy

Governments around the world have become increasingly interested in fostering the social economy in order to address pressing social problems. One of the ways to do that is through their procurement of goods and services. The public sector represents a significant...

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Supplying the green wave
Supplying the green wave

Last summer, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would be issuing “giant contracts” to mining companies capable of supplying Tesla with nickel in an “environmentally sensitive” way. “Please mine more nickel,” he asked bluntly. By October, Tesla was in talks with Vale,...

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Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership
Inside Salesforce’s bold play for supply-chain leadership

Last week, the cloud-based software company Salesforce notified its thousands of suppliers that it will include language in all future procurement contracts requiring them, among other things, to set science-based targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. And...

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Greening the Travel Supply Chain
Greening the Travel Supply Chain

However, 12 percent of buyers are doing things differently. They say supplier alignment on sustainability goals significantly factors into partner selection. To make that difference, said Andrew Perolls, CEO of sustainable travel consultancy Greengage, “buying...

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How can Wales spend to support the circular economy?
How can Wales spend to support the circular economy?

The recent CIWM Cymru Wales webinar ‘How can Wales spend to support the circular economy?’ explored how the public sector can adjust its buying habits to support a circular economy in Wales. The speakers at the webinar were: Ashleigh McLennan, who is employed by ICLEI...

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