Ikea Customers Make Demand; Ubben Blames Activists: Green Update

(Bloomberg) — Top executives, policy makers, scientists and activists are gathering this week for the first-ever Bloomberg Green Festival. The virtual event focuses on the core issues of climate change.

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The conference kicked off Monday with speakers, including actor and co-founder of Water.org Matt Damon and HP Inc. Chief Executive Officer Enrique Lores.

Tuesday’s lineup includes money manager Jeffrey Ubben of Inclusive Capital Partners, Royal Philips NV CEO Frans van Houten and Iberdrola SA CEO Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan. They are addressing the business case for climate action.

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Ikea’s Young Customers Do Research and Demand Sustainability: Brodin (3:05 p.m. NY)

Consumers increasingly expect sustainability and climate leadership, and ignoring those desires can be dangerous for companies, said the top executive of

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Google Drive is currently down for education customers

Google Drive is currently facing an outage that prevents education customers from accessing their files and folders. Downdetector reports suggest that the issues began sometime at 9:30AM ET and have since increased. Multiple users have also taken to Twitter to report the issues.

The problems seem to be affecting users mostly in the U.S. since most reports seem to be coming from that country. Most users report being unable to access files on their education account, but there seems to be no impact on regular G Suite users or Enterprise customers. The G Suite Status dashboard, however, does not flag outages to any of Google’s services. However, the Google for Education Twitter account has acknowledged that the company is investigating the incident.

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