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1. “It’s a basic human right.” The fight for adaptive fashion. Nike, for one, recently released its first hands-free trainer. Three years in the making, the Nike Go FlyEase aims to revolutionize footwear for people who can’t put on shoes independently. – Read More on the Guardian

2. Saplings fly off the shelves as consumer brands turn green: But researchers warn that not all planting schemes are equal, and that eye-catching projects can be a corporate distraction. Planting to offset emissions is not a simple case of one tree equals one credit; schemes have to undergo lengthy checking processes. – Read More on the FT

3. RELATED READ: Companies Are Clamoring for Carbon Credits, But the System is Rife with Issues. More than 1,000 firms across the world – from Louis Vuitton, Gucci’s parent company Kering, sustainability-centric brand Stella McCartney, Swiss group Richemont, Chanel, and Hermès to more mass-market names like adidas, American Eagle, Nike, and Supreme-owner VF Corp – have made pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. – Read More on TFL

4. Young people have a popular pandemic pastime: Filling, then abandoning, e-commerce shopping carts. Abandoned shopping carts are nothing new, but the pastime appears to have picked up in the last year as a replacement for real-life window-shopping. – Read More on CNBC

5. What Does ESG Really Mean? Take Your Pick: These days, it’s hard to find a manufacturing company that isn’t thinking about how to boost its appeal to socially and environmentally conscious investors, but with little collective agreement on what ESG actually means, there’s also a risk that investors can miss important signs of progress in the pursuit of perfection. – Read More on Bloomberg

6. How Jeff Bezos influenced African e-commerce: Compared to other regions, Amazon’s physical presence in Africa is limited. And yet at the same time, Amazon is everywhere. – Read More on Qz