Trends 2019: Jobs Sustainability

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For the near-term, Wladawsky-Berger reports jobs sustainability looks good. He draws that conclusion from a World Economic Forum (WEF) survey that found: new, emerging jobs, are set to increase their share from 16% in 2018 to 27% in 2022; jobs expected to become redundant are set to decrease from 31% in 2018 to 21% in 2022; 48% of jobs are expected to remain stable over the 2018-2022 period.

The New Solar Tariff Promises Big Changes in Clean Energy Manufacturing


Environmental groups also rallied against the tariffs, arguing that they’re a threat to a sustainable future and a step backward in the fight against climate change. GTM research estimated last summer that tariffs would lead to a 61 percent decline in installations through 2022; they’ve now stepped that figure down to 11 percent. sustainability solar energy policy

Ivalua and Axbility Consulting partner to help companies create value through successful procurement transformation


Axbility also has an office in Montreal and plans to achieve a turnover of five million euros in 2022. All the 220 consultants provide their well-renowned expertise to ensure a sustainable performance to their clients. Axbility Consulting, a subsidiary of Ivalua European partner Axys Consultants, reinforces Ivalua’s capabilities to empower today’s Procurement & Supply Chain Leaders.

Why the Ethanol Supply Chain Should Fuel the Renewables Debate

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Biofuels such as ethanol are seen as an important alternative to gasoline, and the US has mandated the use of up to 36 billion gallons of these renewables by 2022. Burning issues. A broad view of the ethanol supply chain can reveal much about the future of biofuels. Photo: Shell.

The Responsible Mica Initiative Gets Serious About Supply Chain Mapping [Interview]


RMI is a non-profit organization committed to establishing a fair, responsible and sustainable mica supply chain in the states of Jharkhand and Bihar in India that will eliminate unacceptable working conditions and eradicate child labour by 2022. Source: Reuters 2016.

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Guest Post: An MBA student’s perspective on the ISM Meeting 2019


Over 1 trillion dollars’ worth of counterfeit goods was traded in 2013, and that number will double by 2022. Suppliers have enabled organizations to create sustainable, secure supply chains, which are agile, flexible, and tech-enabled to help create sustainable and secure solutions. This week’s guest post is from my MBA student, Nikhil Singh, who accompanied me to the recent Institute for Supply Management conference in Houston.

Big Tech and Auto Battle for the World’s Cobalt Resources


Volkswagen recently announced plans to invest €34 billion ($42 billion) in battery-powered cars by 2022. Tesla: Hope for a Sustainable Solution. In 2006, lithium-ion batteries consumed only 20% of the global cobalt supply. Ten years later, that number has more than doubled.

A Grocery Store You’ve Never Heard of is About to be one of the Biggest in America

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billion to expand to 2,500 stores — up from 1,600 stores today — by 2022, the company said Monday. We think the shift to browsing and buying via smartphones will sustain e-commerce growth, as the convenience of mobile encourages more frequent online shopping. Friday in 5 – interesting news bits from around the supply chain horn, served up in one spot to keep you up to date.

Location Decision Drivers: Trends Shaping New Location Selection in Europe


In the final section of our 2017 survey, we asked how respondents would describe their current distribution network and what they expected it to look like by 2022.

How Will Smart Cities be Financed?

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There are many successful examples of the economic gains to be achieved with the implementation of the sustainable solutions in the cities.” Pedro Hernandez ( @ecoINSITE ), reports an ABI Research study commissioned by Chordant in partnership with CA Technologies concludes, “Worldwide, smart city technologies can end up saving governments, businesses and inhabitants more than $5 trillion each year by 2022.

Wal-Mart Steps Up Push to Remove Potentially Harmful Chemicals

Material Handling & Logistics

The world’s largest retailer aims to reduce the chemicals in products such as household cleaners, cosmetics, skin care and infant items by 10% by 2022. is expanding its program to clean up the products it sells, setting a 2022 target for reducing potentially harmful substances and widening the list of chemicals it wants to avoid. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Ten Best Retailers at Handling Dangerous Chemicals

Material Handling & Logistics

By 2022, Walmart aims to reduce its consumables chemical footprint for Walmart U.S. This builds on Target’s Sustainable Product Index (SPI), first announced in 2013, which flagged more than 2,000 chemicals of concern for eventual reduction and elimination.