THE ROLE OF THE STATE IN THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY This essay is a series of extracts from my undergraduate dissertation written in 2017, some of the actors’ stances and practices could have changed. This essay describes the situation at the time of the research. List of acronyms and abbreviations used in the document:GSCM – […]
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I listent to a podcast by Vox Conversations on the Limit of Forgiveness. Growing up in apartheid South Africa Lucy Allais witnessed first-hand the limits of forgiveness before researching it. Can you forgive oppression? Can you forgive the people who enabled this institutionalised power system to exist? This led me to reflect on my view […]
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The word climate anxiety has been recently coined. It focused on anxiety felt by climate conscious people regarding their inability to change things enough. While fighting climate change is very important, fighting the impact of it on your life and mental health is a primary concern. I should add that no one has ever been […]
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What are the alternatives to single-use plastics? What are bioplastics? Are some plastics truly biodegradable? Do you ask yourself these questions? I have done some research to help you there and I am about to respond to all of this in this article! The low cost has enabled the emergence of single-use items where convenience and low cost takes over reusable items.
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Consumers are increasingly acting as activists demanding stronger corporate social responsibility from the companies they support according to Brands & Stands report. Organisations are focusing on stakeholders rather than shareholders due to the importance of brand image, fostering positive word-of-mouth advertisement and avoiding a public backlash. For this reason organisations want to appeal to environmentally […]
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Who Gives a Crap is a toilet paper brand that has taken the world by storm with its inventive marketing, unusual concept and funky name. The company that claims to offer a sustainable alternative to your most necessary needs will be reviewed and analysed by your trusted sustainability expert – myself. So what is this […]
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This is a second part to my article on Nespresso and the introduction to its supply chain. A SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY AT NESPRESSO Nestle understood early in the development of the brand that there was a growingmarket for speciality coffee. The same high end market cares about the origin of thecoffee […]
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This was written as part of my undergraduate degree. The essay was written in 2016 so the information was accurate at the time of submission. Nespresso is Nestlé’s speciality coffee brand. With its single-use coffee pods, Nespresso introduced customers to a high-end, barista experience at home. The core values rely on quality, sustainability and people […]
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While at university I studied Ikea’s supply chain. This series may be a denser read but very interesting. IKEA’s network is composed of more than 1,800 suppliers located in 50 countries (Lu, 2017). The IKEA’s code of conduct, between the company and its manufacturers, prevents unethical practices as child labour, or discrimination (IKEA, Planet and […]
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Every time a product goes through a quality control, gets transported to a consumer not all the production will be accepted. For instance, you produce bolts and nuts for a manufacturing company. You have some waste yourself due to imperfect shapes, inventory mistakes and such then sell your “good” products. During the transport and the […]
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