Companies, Markets & Sustainability

PoV on Companies, Economy, Environment, Circularity and Sustainability

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Spotify: Layoffs, Losses, AI and Ambitious grow

The Swedish company Spotify made headlines last week by announcing a substantial workforce reduction, laying off 1,500 employees, just a few weeks before Christmas. The “rightsizing” move, impacting approximately 17% of its labor force, is the third round of layoffs this year, signaling a more than challenging period for the company. The rightsizing follows the […]

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The SDGs Wedding Cake

The SDGs -Sustainable Development Goals (also known as Global Goals) are 17 goals constituting the Internationally agreed agenda, upon UN umbrella, which sets targets to be achieved by 2030 in economic, social, and environmental sustainability. It’s a transformation for the future and a tremendous opportunity and challenge for Humanity. The SDGs are meant to be

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Earth Overshoot Day

How many planets do we need, if everybody lives like you?

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. So, basically, it is the day of the year, we -the human race- start to consume more resources than we have. The year 2021 recorded a +6.6% y/y in

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The Italian Food Chain after the Pandemic

How is the Italian Food Chain doing, when it seems that the worst of the Pandemic is over? Here’s my view about it. The Italian Economy was badly hit, even worse than other European economies, performing a -8.9% GDP overall in 2020. Food & Beverage consumption lost 10%, with both winners and losers. Bars &

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