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Davos 2020 Focuses on Sustainability, CC
More Than 100 Billionaires in Attendance
Source: World Economic Forum
Several Global Corporations Rising to the CC Challenge
The 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is now underway. It opened with President Donald Trump saying "America is thriving, flourishing and winning again", just hours before his impeachment trial began in Washington, DC. The Forum is focused on sustainability, sustainable business and accelerating action globally to thwart Climate Change. Mr. Trump is not expected to discuss Climate Change, which he doesn't believe in. Climate activist 17 year old Greta Thunberg, Time's Person of the Year, will also give a keynote address. There are more than 2,000 participants including 113 billionaires. Interestingly on the eve of the Forum, several global companies have announced detailed plans to combat Climate Change.
Nestle, Amazon, Microsoft, Black Rock
Swiss food giant Nestle is investing $2 billion to use recycled plastics and cut its use of new plastics by 1/3rd by 2025. It's an impressive move by the global food leader to reduce global plastic pollution. Amazon just announced that it's going carbon neutral by 2040. As part of that, it has ordered 40 electric vans from Deutsche Post's Streetscooter unit for deliveries in Munich. Meanwhile, Microsoft has committed to removing the equivalent of its entire carbon footprint since it went into business in 1975. By 2030, it will remove more carbon It expects to completely erase it by 2050. Finally, Black Rock, the world's largest asset manager, announced that it is making fighting climate change a key part of the firm's strategy. Essentially, the firm with $7 Trillion under management is going green by escalating its holdings in green, sustainable investment vehicles.
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year
Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste.
"Paste with No Waste"
Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemicals. You pop the pill in your mouth, cr…