November 14, 2019

The global metric for this social threshold is 'Countries scoring <0.5 in the Voice and Accountability Index'. Nearly 2/3 of countries* score below the threshold and little has changed in the past 10 years.

Voice and accountability capture perceptions of the extent to...

November 4, 2019

1.    What is ocean acidification?

Increasing CO2 in the atmosphere due to human activities not only affects the climate; it also has direct, chemical effects on ocean waters with the formation of carbonic acid increasing the acidity (lower pH) of the sur...

October 24, 2019

This year - Earth Overshoot Day was on July 29th which marked the point at which humanity has used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year. The date has been getting progressively earlier for the last 10 years, despite increased awareness of our p...

October 14, 2019

At Article 13 we believe meaningful sustainability starts with what the world needs, that’s why the 9 Planetary Boundaries and 12 Social Thresholds are our start point for any corporate impact assessment.

World Food day gives us the opportunity to examine Social Thresho...

October 3, 2019

New research from Article 13

The link between nature and human mental wellbeing has been well-documented with doctors now prescribing nature experiences as alternatives to medicines. But with mental disorders affecting 1 in 4 people globally [1], consideration needs to...

September 26, 2019

For the past seven years, Article 13 have reviewed how the world’s largest 240 companies [1] assess their performance and impact against our planetary boundaries and social thresholds

[2]. This year, we extended this research to calculate the combined impact of these co...

September 19, 2019

For the past seven years Article 13 have reviewed the world’s 240 largest companies to assess their performance and impact against our planetary boundaries

In 1986, stakeholders from around the world came together in Ottawa, Canada, for the First International Conference on Health Promotion. Emerging from this conference was a charter for action to achieve Health for All, which identified eight fundamental conditions and...

July 31, 2018

Generation Z are arguably the most important generation of planetary stewards.  It’s been well documented that they are hyper aware and concerned about human impact on the planet. They are also cited as champions for social issues like world hunger and inequality. But...

July 31, 2018

On August 1 this year, humanity had already used nature’s resource budget for the entire year. The costs of this ecological overspending include deforestation; collapsing fisheries; fresh-water scarcity; soil erosion; biodiversity loss; and the build-up of carbon dioxi...

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