Davos, aviation, computing and more inside our monthly sustainability newsletter

June 28, 2022

Our top stories in the latest edition of our newsletter include how sustainability can be a driver of change in companies, carbon-aware computing, sustainable aviation, and resilient supply chains. Here are the highlights on these topics.

Securing sustainable supply chains amidst global crisis from leaders at Davos 2022 

The devastating war in Ukraine led by Russia’s invasion has left in its trail an unsurmountable human tragedy that, sadly, has yet to reach its end. One of the side effects has been seen especially in the disruptions of global supply chains, bringing to light how one unspeakable action can lead to unforeseen peril for many across the world. The disruption seen in supply chains and trade networks has included food and reaching even semiconductors.

It’s an issue that was addressed ahead of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos 2022 by business leaders who shared their insights on how to build supply chain resilience and sustainability. According to the International Monetary Fund, these insights underlined how a supply-demand imbalance could result in high inflation between 5.7% and 8.7%. We have witnessed how disruptions to the food supply chain have impacted the poorest countries the most and how the lack of chips has affected many products, from cars to home appliances to smartphones. Building sustainable and resilient supply chains are more important than ever.

Discover in our newsletter what the leaders from the public and private sector gathered at the Forum’s Annual Meeting 2022 in Davos had to say about this topic and what supply chain resilience and sustainability ideally look like. 

How sustainability is a driver of change for companies

Read why it’s necessary to raise awareness of sustainability in companies from the very own words of Elena Morettini, Director of Globant’s Sustainable Business Studio.

According to Morettini, “At Globant, we believe that Information Technology (IT) companies are already undergoing a mindset change. They are using the most sustainable processes and applications from an energy efficiency point of view to transform their DNA from its core, avoiding emissions tied to non-rationalized energy consumption.” 

However, she underlines that this change of paradigm in organizations must be linked to a social transformation as more businesses focus on being sustainable. Find out all she had to say about this and why reducing CO2 emissions should be one of the main focuses for organizations.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a real possibility for businesses

The path toward decarbonizing the aviation sector is making essential leaps forward, as options for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are more available and keep developing.

Throughout the pandemic, for the past two years, air travel was significantly reduced, and it led many travelers to wonder how responsible it is to keep on flying considering the alarming status of increasing global warming. SAF has partially fueled almost 400,000 commercial flights, and even more so, the ‘drop in’ fuels can be mixed with conventional fuel, making it easier to make the transition since there’s no need to make changes to aircraft or airport infrastructure.

Follow our top 3 sustainable profiled of the month

  • Maja Goepel

A political economist, Research Director of The New Institute, formerly worked with the World Economic Council.

  • Elena Diaz-Alejo

Focused on innovative projects in Corporate Social Responsibility, education, and training.

  • Trewin Restorick

Environmental entrepreneur, founder of HubbubUK, Global Action Plan & Paper Round, and winner of the Business Green’ Lifetime Achievement Award’ & ‘Global Good Leader’ Award.

Dive into our newsletter and listen to a Carbon aware computing Podcast, take a quiz on how to reach net-zero by 2050, consult an infographic to learn where EU energy comes from, and discover more about the importance of sustainability in business. 

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To be ready and stay relevant in the new green economy, companies need different rules, processes and expertise. The Sustainable Business Studio provides organizations and stakeholders with the tools and know-how to build their climate roadmap in favour of just transitions and climate actions. We support organizations embracing a problem-solving approach based on Agenda 2030 to achieve responsible business.