The theme for Earth Day 2023 is 'Invest in Our Planet'
This year's theme calls out businesses, governments and civil society as equally responsible for the climate crisis we currently face. Human influence is undoubtedly at fault for the warming of the planet, the only way to initiate change is by investing in a greener economy if we want to experience a prosperous future.
EarthDay.Org has posted 52 actions and tips to make a difference every day of the year.
Here's our daily favorites:
switch to online billing
organize a community clean up
switch to reusable bags
take the environmental literacy quiz
sign the petition advocating for climate & environmental literacy education
"Sustainability is the path to prosperity for humanity and businesses alike" (source)
It's time to build a healthier economy. This can start with us.
It is known that there is no longer a choice between going green and growing long-term profits, so it has become important for businesses of all sizes to clean up their acts before climate change causes even more catastrophic damage.
At SICBS, we pride ourselves in building our business with strong Environment Social Governance (ESG) standards that aim to better the conditions of our planet, profitability and employees. These three factors help us connect our mission to our craft.
Operating with ESG standards is important for businesses because they:
Let individuals align their investment with their values
Make it possible to find profitable investment opportunities
Weed out unsustainable companies with outdated practices and harmful side effects
Minimize risks for investors
Standard ESG criteria to run a sustainable business in 2023:
Usage of renewable energy including wind and solar
Green products, technologies, and infrastructure
Recycling and safe disposal practices
Greenhouse gas emissions, goals, and transparency into how the company is meeting those goals
Prioritizing health and safety of employees
Valuing employee treatment, pay, benefits and perks
Integration with the local community to raise awareness
Tune into Earth Week Live to catch the major events happening across time zones!