A new bioeconomy strategy for a sustainable Europe

Yesterday the European Commission has put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy that serves Europe’s society, environment and economy. As announced by President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans in their letter of intent accompanying President Juncker’s 2018 State of the Union Address, the new bioeconomy strategy is part of the Commission’s drive to boost jobs, growth and […] ... lees meer

DrawDown is the plan to stay within 1.5°C warming as the IPCC recommends, Dutch introduction on 8 November!

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate’s (IPCC) report on 1.5°C stated that we could go past the 1.5°C warming limit as early as 2030 unless all sectors of the world economy were transformed, with steep cuts to greenhouse-gas emissions and massive scale-up of carbon sequestration. DrawDown is the plan to stay within 1.5°C warming. DrawDown will be introduced in […] ... lees meer

Fairphone Wins Schwab Foundation Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

During the Sustainable Development Impact Summit Bas van Abel, CEO and Founder of Fairphone, received the Schwab Foundation’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The award is given for exemplary models of social innovation by the Schwab Foundation in partnership with the World Economic Forum. ​Bas van Abel, CEO and Founder of Fairphone is one […] ... lees meer

Companies with cleaner, smarter energy use outperform their peers

RE100 companies are more profitable than their peers, a new report reveals today – underlining the business case for putting sustainability at the heart of corporate growth strategies. The RE100 report with Capgemini Invent, which draws on 2016-17 data from a sample of 3,500 companies, shows RE100 businesses (committed to 100% renewable electricity) consistently perform better than non-members on two key […] ... lees meer

World Benchmarking Alliance launches to help business measure progress against the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Today, Aviva, Index Initiative and the United Nations Foundation announce the launch of the World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA), with the aim of helping businesses do more to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The WBA, launched in New York today on the eve of the General Debate of the 73rd session of the United Nations […] ... lees meer

amfori launches programme for boosting gender equality in global supply chains

Drawing on the UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and on its own Vision 2030, the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade – amfori, launched an ambitious programme to empower women in global supply chains.  Women’s Empowerment Programme embodies three specific projects in amfori’s three biggest sourcing countries – China, India and Bangladesh. […] ... lees meer

Global Waste to Grow by 70 Percent by 2050 Unless Urgent Action is Taken: World Bank Report

Without urgent action, global waste will increase by 70 percent on current levels by 2050, according to the World Bank’s new What a Waste 2.0:  A Global Snapshot of Solid Waste Management to 2050 report. Driven by rapid urbanization and growing populations, global annual waste generation is expected to jump to 3.4 billion tonnes over the next […] ... lees meer

Randstad in DJSI 2018 and assessed best on labor practice indicators

Today, the results of the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (‘DJSI’) review have been announced. Launched in 1999, the DJSI recognize the leading companies in each industry sector for responsible economic, environmental, and social performance. Randstad is proud to be included as a member in the Professional Services industry of the DJSI World and DJSI […] ... lees meer

Unilever named as industry leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Unilever named as industry leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Our 17th year at the top of the ranking demonstrates our commitment to long-term sustainable business and growth. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) measures over 2,000 publicly traded companies on their economic, environmental and social performance. It is used by investors who recognise that […] ... lees meer