Exploring Why You Should Stop Buying Stuff You Do Not Need: A Discussion about Pledges, Climate, and Sustainability Holiday Takeover with James George (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

Did you know that human-made materials now outweigh Earth’s entire biomass? The human footprint in the world in 2020 is greater than the impact on the planet of all other living things, research suggests. 2020 has been the “Year of the Pledges”. From setting 2030 to 2050 goals and claiming carbon-neutrality, one thing is for … Read more

Exploring the New (Ab) Normal in COVID and Beyond, the Future of Supply Chains, Sustainability, and Climate Change- Part 1 with Dr. Yossi Sheffi (MIT)

Excellence does not happen by accident. Supply chains are answering the call during COVID and will continue to do so as a new vaccine comes to market. But how do we keep the momentum of speed, flexibility, without cutting corners? In a 2-part series, Sheri Hinish (SupplyChainQueen) chats with a thought leader and supply chain advocate, … Read more

Climate: What’s Gender Got To Do With It? Sheri Hinish to Speak at Wharton Social Impact Event December 3, 2020

The connections between gender, climate and economic activity are not intuitive or obvious, yet they are quite real and very important. As a tool for better understanding the linkages that exist and the evolving state-of-play, the Wharton Social Impact & Alumni Association has asked eight different sector and thematic experts to take five minutes to … Read more

Passing the Buck: The Soaring Costs of Climate Change

 Deadly fires raging on the west coast. The influx of hurricanes and once-in-a-lifetime weather events that seem to happen more frequently than ever before. The reality is extreme weather is tied to the soaring costs of climate change. Global CO2 emissions have increased by nearly 50% since 1990, and 2019 was the warmest year on … Read more

Sheri Hinish Moderates Discussion with SalesForce Chief Sustainability Officer Suzanne DiBianca and Global Sustainability Leaders

In a gentle way, you can shake the world. One person, one teacher, one child has the power to enact change. On Jul 23rd, a small group of sustainability leaders came together to discuss challenges during COVID, scaling sustainability, accelerating climate action with technology, and a path forward for resilience. I had the pleasure of … Read more

Exploring the Green Revolution: Climate Change and Shifts in Industry, Technology, Supply Chain, and Sustainable Development Goal 13 for Climate Action

2019 was the warmest year on record. The Price tag for climate change in the US is $140 billion per year, meaning cost of changes needed to adapt to a warming world. This is less than 0.2% of global GDP. Supply Chains, technology, and Industry 4.0 are a conduit for climate action using environmental risk … Read more

Climate Change is a Waste Management Problem. Sustainable Supply Chains Can Help.

Many consumers have no idea how purchase decisions impact the environment. In the words of James Thurber, celebrated journalist for the New Yorker magazine, “Man has gone long enough, or even too long, without being man enough to face the simple truth that the trouble with man is man”. Annually, the world generates 1.3 billion … Read more

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