Raj Sapru is a freelance sustainability professional and part owner of a food truck, currently living in Portland, Oregon with his wife and kids and thinking about what sustainability’s version of ESPN would be like. He is also a former director at BSR and TÜV Rheinland.
We need to invest in sustainable infrastructure now because the lead times are long, the capital expenses high, and the systems that enable a lower per capita social and environmental footprint today will have exponential savings tomorrow.
Transportation and logistics remain a mostly overlooked area for potential climate risks and opportunities. Understanding impacts across this complex system will require a greater level of collaboration, but one part of the sector -- ocean freight -- has already begun promoting transparency and developing crucial common metrics.