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#thegood : Lego’s first sustainable brick pieces will go on sale later this year

Building blocks of a better future.   Via The Verge Lego has announced that its first brick pieces made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugar cane will go on sale later this year. Production has started on the sustainable pieces, which include “botanical elements” like leaves, bushes, and trees. The new pieces are made from polyethylene, …

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#thebeautiful | With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System is Born

Ten million-acre Patagonia National Park system is more than three times the size of the Yosemite and Yellowstone parks combined.   via The New York Times President Michelle Bachelet announced the creation of a vast national park system in Chile stretching from Hornopirén, 715 miles south of the capital, Santiago, to Cape Horn, the southern …

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#thesmart | Does Wall Street Finally Care About Sustainability?

Before action comes intent. “Even though climate change is already creating material risks and opportunities for companies, and expectations from stakeholders about social responsibility are clearly rising, investors aren’t asking CEOs about their sustainability performance.”   Via Harvard Business Review In his annual letter to S&P 500 CEOs, Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, made a full-throated …

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#thesmart | Sustainable investment joins the mainstream

“Having experienced the financial crisis, millennials are suspicious of financial institutions. They also believe they can change the world. “   via The Economist Growing demand has spurred Wall Street into action. Goldman Sachs now manages $10.5bn in assets dedicated to “ESG” (ie, meeting environmental, social and governance criteria) and a further $70bn in “negatively …

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