Closing the Loop: The World’s First Feature-length Documentary on the Circular Economy

“Unless we go to Circular it’s game over for the planet; it’s game over for society”. These are the opening words of the world’s first feature-length documentary film on the circular economy, called Closing the Loop, due for public release on Amazon Video on Earth Day, 22 April 2018. Going “circular” refers to the necessary change from our […] ... lees meer

Circular economy: European Parlement back plans to boost recycling and cut landfilling

The share of municipal waste to be recycled will rise to 55% by 2025, from 44% today, under legislation on circular economy backed by Environment Members of the European Parlement (MEPs) on Tuesday. Waste and packaging waste By 2025, at least 55% of municipal waste (from households and businesses) should be recycled, says the text. […] ... lees meer

The Social and Human Capital Protocol is now open for public consultation

Alongside yesterday’s launch of the Social Capital Protocol Coalition, the Social and Human Capital (SHC) Protocol is opening for public consultation until 16 June 2018. The SHC Protocol is a critical step for bringing together the currently fragmented landscape of social measurement and valuation. The SHC Protocol – developed by WBCSD and an expert Advisory […] ... lees meer

Over 100 global corporations using science-based targets to align strategies with Paris Agreement

More than one hundred major global corporations are now working towards emissions reduction targets aligned with what climate science says is required to prevent dangerous global warming. The Dutch companies KPN and Eneco are among them. Announcing their new climate goals today, Electrolux, L’Oréal and Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel are among the latest companies to have emissions […] ... lees meer

Dutch based Responsible Mining Foundation launched the Responsible Mining Index 2018

The Responsible Mining Index 2018, covering companies that produce 25% of all mined commodities globally, is launched in Geneva, Switzerland by the Dutch based Responsible Mining Foundation. Among the key findings are: The vast majority of the assessed mining companies show responsible policies or practices on several economic, environmental, social and governance (EESG) issues. However, very few […] ... lees meer

Danone North America becomes largest Certified B Corp™ in the world

Building on Danone’s long-term commitment to balancing financial success with social and environmental responsibility, its U.S. subsidiary, formerly known as DanoneWave, commemorates its first anniversary by announcing the achievement of becoming the largest Certified B Corporation® in the world — two years ahead of its declared target — and changing its name to Danone North America. […] ... lees meer

An ambitious vision for a sustainable future of work: Randstad joins WBCSD

Randstad has today become the first HR services provider to join almost 200 other forward-thinking companies at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).  Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands, Randstad is a global leader in the HR services industry. By combining a passion for people with the power of intelligent […] ... lees meer

Nine More Apple Suppliers including DSM Commit to 100 Percent Clean Energy Production

As part of its commitment to combat climate change and create a healthier environment, Apple today announced its global facilities are powered with 100 percent clean energy. This achievement includes retail stores, offices, data centers and co-located facilities in 43 countries — including the United States, the United Kingdom, China and India. The company also […] ... lees meer

IDH and The Rockefeller Foundation partner to support the development of Nigeria’s cassava value chain

Support from The Rockefeller Foundation, in close partnership with the African Development Bank and AGRA, will enable processors to integrate smallholder farmers in their supply chain. IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, is pleased to announce receipt of a $2,000,000 grant from The Rockefeller Foundation to the IDH Cassava Initiative, to go towards industrializing the cassava […] ... lees meer

New WBCSD CEO Guide highlights why business must manage water wisely to become resilient

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched at 18 March the ‘CEO Guide to Water’ at the first ever Business Day of the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil. The materiality of water is clear and urgent, as evident from recent examples across the globe, including Cape Town, Houston or Sao Paolo. Water is not […] ... lees meer