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Nº17 Sustainability, Cycling & Personal growth

Hello and welcome to all the new subscribers! This week: a lot on energy storage, investor benchmarks

Tim van der Weide

February 7 · Issue #17 · View online
Your weekly focus on sustainable solutions to make Corporates, Cycling & Ourselves better + all that overlaps! from @Timvdweide, ex-bikeshop owner, agent @andmoraal and consultant @ERMinsight.

Hello and welcome to all the new subscribers! 

This week: a lot on energy storage, investor benchmarks on human rights, carbon and animal welfare, roses for Valentine, Bill Gates and impact investing, and sit upright to enjoy your performance.
As always, please hit reply if you see an article you think I should share next week or if you have any comments. 

Sustainability + business context
1. From liquid air to supercapacitors, energy storage is finally poised for a breakthrough
2. If you thought solar was going to hurt utilities, get a load of solar+storage
Other articles
-  A pilot corporate human rights benchmark is being rolled out; the list of criteria and companies for benchmarking can be viewed. 
- Good overview article by Graham Sinclair on how the large investment firms do sustainability
- CDP wants feedback on a tool that identifies the public companies globally with the biggest impact for investors to engage with.
- At the end of January, the Business benchmark on farm animal welfare was published.
- Wonder what the palm oil supply chain looks like, see this nice infographic by RSPO
Personal growth
- Sit upright and improve your job performance. That easy? Yes it is according to this Bloomberg article.
- The 100 Hottest Road Cycling products of 2016, according to Road Cycling UK

Opinions in this newsletter are solely those of Tim van der Weide and do not necessarily represent views of those quoted or cited, ERM or its partners or clients.
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