Also sustainability comes first in the recent news with the announcement of major initiatives by a range of multinational corporations such as Amazon, Apple, BP, Danone, Microsoft, Nestle or Unilever as well as an interesting paper from Harvard Business Review that revisits the role of the modern CFO as a « green » CFO using some « green » KPIs surprisingly (?) well correlated to companies’ financial performance.
A continuous stream of analysis as well in the field of critical materials, be recycling of EV batteries, new ways of extracting lithium, or all types of ongoing projects to store renewable energies - hopefully for more then 12 hours.
And a wide range of innovations from universities and Start Ups: new chemistry for lithium sulfur batteries at Monash, new production methods for aerospace composites at MIT, emerging plastic recycling technology in Israel, new bio polymers at Stanford, and some first ideas on how quantum technology could be used in the future for more efficient materials discovery.
Finally some good news (be deals, awards, fundings, new product launches or papers) coming from our WMF start ups with Aeronautical Services (Italy), Carbios (France), Citrine Informatics (USA), Rein4Ced (Belgium), Sepion Technologies (USA) and Woodoo (France).