Measuring the Jobs and Skills That Are Boosting Amsterdam’s Circular Economy

What does the transition towards a circular economy mean for employment within a city? Circle Economy launched the report “Circular jobs and skills in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area”, the world’s first regional deep-dive to explore the character of jobs and skills in the circular economy. Additionally, it provides practical actions for urban policymakers that to […] ... lees meer

Philips sets new CO2 emission targets for the 2020 – 2040 period, approved by the Science Based Targets initiative

Philips announced its new greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the 2020 – 2040 period. As a health technology industry-first, Philips has had its new CO2 emission targets assessed and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) – a collaboration between the CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the […] ... lees meer

Commercial success is tied to purpose, ethics and trust says Vodafone 2019 Global Trends Report

Vodafone launched its 2019 Global Trends Report, highlighting customer centricity, ethics and purpose, and the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as key business priorities for the next 12 months.  The Trends Report is designed to allow better understanding of customer needs and challenges and to offer expert insight into how businesses can embrace key trends […] ... lees meer

New report explains how business and government can accelerate the circular built environment

Today at COP24 in Poland, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and Circle Economy, in collaboration with Arcadis, released a report describing the changes required for the circular economy to become mainstream in the built environment. The report was developed with ABN AMRO, ArcelorMittal, CRH, DSM, EDGE, Enel, Madaster, Rabobank, Renewi, Saint-Gobain, Bureau SLA, Solvay […] ... lees meer

Hendrix Genetics receives a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve poultry production in Africa

The Dutch based company Hendrix Genetics has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve poultry production in Africa. The goals of the Sustainable Access to Poultry Parental Stock to Africa (SAPPSA) project are to secure the supply of parent stock genetics to Africa and to set up a […] ... lees meer

RSM and Global Compact NL close alliance to help business impact SDGs

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Global Compact Network Netherlands (GCNL) are joining forces to use management knowledge to advance the positive impact of businesses towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They signed the alliance at GCNL’s annual meeting, where they launched their SDG progress report ‘Business on their way to 2030’ which was hosted at Erasmus […] ... lees meer

How Companies Can Increase Market Rewards for Sustainability Efforts

There is a connection between public sentiment about a company and how the market rewards its corporate social performance, according to George Serafeim, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. For the first time, a link has been drawn between public sentiment about a company’s sustainability practices and how that company is valued in the market. […] ... lees meer

Shell announces plans to set short-term CO2 targets and link these targets to executive remuneration

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) today announces plans to set short-term targets as part of a long-term ambition to reduce the Net Carbon Footprint of its energy products. The company plans to link these targets to executive remuneration, subject to shareholder approval. Shell is announcing the plans in a joint statement developed with institutional investors […] ... lees meer

Business Urges Governments to Step Up Fight Against Climate Change

Heads of 50 major global businesses (including 8 Dutch companies) representing more than $1.5 trillion in total revenue today publish an open letter to world government leaders urging greater collaboration to accelerate outcomes in the race against climate change. Leaders from the World Economic Forum’s Alliance of Climate Action CEOs are committed to using their […] ... lees meer

EU Commission calls for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Today the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050 – A Clean Planet for all. The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial […] ... lees meer