Lessons from Cannes Lions: Sustainability at every touchpoint

Sustainable thinking must be fully integrated into the brand and agency model, and no longer additional. Sustainability was one of the core themes at this year’s Cannes Lions. And it wasn’t discussed in silo, instead, it featured in myriad Festival talks and across the Lion-winning body of creative work, crossing sectors and disciplines. Like the Grand Prix winner in the Creative Business Transformation Lions, the award that honours the creativity that drives businesses forward, which went to ‘Piñatex’ by L&C New York. This work brought Dole Sunshine Company together with…

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The LEGO Group to plant 50,000 trees as one of many sustainability initiatives in Vietnam

In November 2022, the construction of the new LEGO® factory in Binh Duong province in southern Vietnam will officially begin. The LEGO Group aims to ensure the factory has a minimal impact on the environment and as a part of the ambition the Group has begun the planting of 50,000 trees over a period of three years supported by Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park Joint Venture Company Limited (VSIP), in locations close to the new site. The 50,000 trees are being planted to compensate for the approximately 25,000 trees that will…

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Jaguar Land Rover Announces 2030 Sustainability Targets

Jaguar Land Rover has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across its operations by 46 per cent by 2030. In addition, the company will cut average vehicle emissions across its value chains by 54 per cent, including a 60 per cent reduction throughout the use phase of its vehicles.  The goals, which are approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), confirm the company’s pathway to a 1.5°C emissions reduction in line with the Paris Agreement. The commitment by Jaguar Land Rover meets the most ambitious goal set in Paris. …

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New investors demand greater sustainability expertise from fund managers

Investors now expect their fund managers to do much more than assessing risk and return, also looking for them to help navigate sustainability issues in much greater depth, reveals Triodos Bank UK. New research, which polled UK investors, shows that 83% would expect or want to see their fund manager upskilling in sustainability and environmental issues, while 85% would like or expect their fund manager to help avoid “greenwashing” claims from financial providers. For new investors, this is even more important, rising to 91% of those that have begun investing…

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Deloitte announces $1 billion investment in global Sustainability & Climate practice

Deloitte has announced a significant expansion and investment in Deloitte Sustainability & Climate, a global practice serving clients as they define a path to a more sustainable future. Deloitte’s Sustainability & Climate capabilities will support clients as they redefine their strategies, embed sustainability into their operations, meet tax, disclosure, and regulatory requirements, and help them accelerate transformation of their organizations and value chains. Building upon decades of sustainability and climate client service, Deloitte is assembling one of the largest global networks of sustainability experience including an investment of US$1 billion…

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