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n.9 - ESG - Cycling - Personal Development

Hi, with COP21 reaching an agreement yesterday, it was a good week. I didn't had the privilige to be

Tim van der Weide

December 13 · Issue #9 · 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.

Hi, with COP21 reaching an agreement yesterday, it was a good week. I didn’t had the privilige to be in Paris but attended the ABN Amro human rights and business conference where ABN launched their human rights guide this week. Also, I revisited the Equator Principles for a client. 
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Sustainability + business context
1. The Coming Electrification of Everything
2. Knit me a car, or the evolution of materials.
Other news:
- Jeremy Coller, who founded London’s Coller Capital, is warning investors that ignoring animal welfare and other risks associated with industrial livestock farms can be bad for their bottom line.
- A hydrogen-powered bike? Yes, Linde has manufactured a hydrogen-powered bike. This is part of a larger trend of companies wanting to invest in technologies to profit from a carbon-reduced world.
- Looking for an electric SUV? Rumors are that the BMW i5 will be BMW’s next electric vehicle. Ford also announced a USD 4.5 billion investment in electric cars.
- In case you missed it, last week the PRI came out with a private equity due diligence questionnaire. If you are a GP or LP, take note!
- And microloans don’t solve poverty according to researchers
Personal development
The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life
Taking Breaks -You're Doing It Wrong
The Return of Bike Zines
The Myth of Winter Base Training For Cyclists
Global Bike Ownership Has Halved In Last 30 Years, But It Stands To Rise Again
ps if you are thinking about ways what you can do about climate change, read these seven simple guidelines by the NYT.
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