Time to reflect: 5 lessons from 2020 for sustainability
With the year coming to a close, it's a great time to pause for reflection. In looking back, we can learn from our successes and mistakes, gain new perspective and see where we need to go next.

While many of us are eager to wipe 2020 from memory, the events of this past year have, effectively, changed it all. The last 12 months provided a wakeup call to what’s in store if the most decisive decade in human history is dominated by complacency rather than urgent and coordinated action. It also served as a dress rehearsal for future disruption. Well, the reviews are in and our performance needs some polishing if we plan to keep global temperature rise to 1.5˚C, operate within the limits of nature and shape a thriving future for people and planet.

So what can businesses take away from this year to help us effectively address the climate and nature crisis and forge a better way forward? Let’s dive in.

When it comes to biodiversity, businesses are at a loss
In a recent survey conducted by Quantis among 29 leading corporations, 86% of respondents said they have or plan to develop a biodiversity strategy in the next two years, but only 4% feel well-informed about the correct actions to take. If you can relate, know you’re not alone! 

To tackle biodiversity loss effectively, companies need a systems-level approach aligned with science and plugged into business strategy. It all starts with a biodiversity impact assessment to take stock of impacts on nature across the value chain.

Walking the talk with net-zero commitments
Have you heard? Everyone is talking about net zero – and they probably will for a while. It’s emerged as the new standard for climate action, with companies making bold pledges to achieve net-zero emissions in line with a 1.5°C world. There's no shortage of ambition, but how can companies ensure their net-zero commitments translate into the right kind of action? To go beyond the buzz, we’ve gathered three net-zero resources to guide you in crafting a credible strategy.

1+ Start with our Absolute Zero webinar for the “why?” behind your climate strategy.
2+ See what the science says about reductions vs. removals in our latest net-zero piece.
3+ Then, learn how to demonstrate your net-zero progress with credible communications.
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Chemical recycling technologies: a key component of plastics waste solution

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Olam wins Reuters Responsibility Supply Chain Award with Quantis-developed tool

Quantis partner Olam received the 2020 Reuters Events’ Responsible Supply Chain Award for its sourcing solution, AtSource. We’re proud to have built its environmental footprinting tool, making it the most comprehensive sustainable sourcing platform in the agri-food sector.

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