Global Opportunity Explorer Launches with 300 Solutions for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Today, Sustainia, DNV GL and the United Nations Global Compact present 300 of the most promising solutions that help reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from solar-powered microgrids to shoes made from plastic waste. The solutions are featured on the Global Opportunity Explorer, a brand new online platform with new solutions and markets for achieving […] ... lees meer

Global CEOs call for greater disclosure of climate risks and opportunities

Global business leaders representing companies with US$4.9 trillion in assets under management and US$700 billion in revenue have joined together to urge G20 governments to formally accept and act on the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The CEOs span financial services and industrial sectors and have a collective greenhouse gas footprint […] ... lees meer

You are what you buy – the first International Standard for sustainable procurement just published

Sustainable purchasing can improve supplier relations – and your business. ISO 20400 for sustainable procurement has just been published to help organizations make sustainable purchasing a way of life. Procurement plays a large role in any organization, large or small. Who an organization buys from has just as big an impact on its performance as […] ... lees meer

Emissions Credits Likely Worthless in Reducing Emissions, EU Study Says

As nations grapple with how they can slash their emissions as part of the Paris climate agreement, some may use international credit schemes that were approved in the treaty process. A new report from the European Commission casts serious doubts about such credits, however, concluding that the vast majority of them likely fail to actually […] ... lees meer

Philips couples sustainability performance to interest rate of its new EUR 1 billion Revolving Credit Facility

Royal Philips, a leader in health technology, announced that it has signed an agreement with a consortium of sixteen banks for a new EUR 1 billion Revolving Credit Facility with an interest rate that will be dependent on the company’s year-on-year sustainability performance improvement. This innovative construction was created by Philips in collaboration with ING […] ... lees meer

Corporate Sustainability Performance improves worldwide

Oekom research presents the Corporate Responsibility Review 2017. For the first time ever, the independent sustainability research agency has identified a more than just slightly upwards trend in its latest annual report on sustainable business governance around the globe. One of the possible reasons for this trend, which is most noticeable in the midfield of […] ... lees meer

MODE Tracker brands publish sustainability progress in second round of results

MADE-BY has announced the publication of results from the second year of MODE Tracker, the fashion industry’s unique tool to independently verify brand and retailer’s sustainability efforts. The performance of four pioneering brands was released last year and this year we welcome two additional pioneers. G-Star, Haikure, Ted Baker and VIVOBAREFOOT are joined by Just […] ... lees meer

OECD Forum Highlights Value of Private Sector Role in SDGs

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held its annual Global Forum on Development with a focus on catalyzing the private sector to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and explore new avenues of partnership to mobilize the needed resources. The 12th annual Global Forum on Development convened on 5 April 2017, in Paris, […] ... lees meer

How to incorporate CSR into a motivation strategy

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others; it is through no great leap that Plato’s words could be applied to engaging an organisation’s workforce in its corporate and social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. And through these actions, the organisation will, in turn, reap the benefits through the attraction and retention of […] ... lees meer