America’s top CEOs say they are no longer putting shareholders before everyone else

Business Roundtable announced the release of a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation signed by 181 CEOs who commit to lead their companies for the benefit of all stakeholders – customers, employees, suppliers, communities and shareholders. Since 1978, Business Roundtable has periodically issued Principles of Corporate Governance. Each version of the document issued […] ... lees meer

New report reveals which food giants are “seizing the moment,” as alternative protein boom

A three-year shareholder engagement with 25 giant food retailers and manufacturers has found that some leaders are beginning to capitalise on the rising demand for alternative proteins, while others are falling behind the curve of a booming growth industry. The alternative protein sector, which includes plant-based substitutes for traditional animal‐based foods such as ‘Beyond Meat’ […] ... lees meer

New UN Report about Corporate Finance and SDG Investments

As corporate sustainability initiatives increasingly become part of core business strategy, leaders are rethinking the future of corporate finance and corporate investments to advance social good.  The Sustainable Development Goals create tremendous opportunities for companies, and it will require substantial investment and new financing models to achieve these SDGs. Whether entering new markets or developing […] ... lees meer

Eight severe human rights issues in palm oil supply chain addressed with priority

Dutch Banking Sector Agreement finalizes value chain analysis on palm oil. One of the commitments of the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement (DBA) is that parties and adhering banks will conduct value chain analyses of high risks sectors. After publishing a consultation version in 2018, parties and adhering banks are now publishing the final value chain […] ... lees meer

SHV Energy publishes its online-first Sustainability Report

SHV Energy publishes it’s new Sustainability Report. The 2018 report is online first and supports a process of being open and transparent in what SHV Energy does as a company. The report highlights company ambitions, and the progress that has been made in a variety of sustainability topics. The 2018 report is online first and […] ... lees meer

Samsung, UN Development Programme Partner to Support the Global Goals

Samsung Electronics and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)  announced a new partnership in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. The Global Goals address some of the biggest challenges faced around the world, including those related to inequality, climate and environmental degradation, and education. Samsung and UNDP are […] ... lees meer

200 CEOs Ready to Work with New EU Leaders for a 2030 Sustainable Europe

The wait is over. On 1st November the widest group of CEOs ever mobilised in Europe will be knocking on the doors of Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, and David Maria Sassoli, newly elected Presidents of the European Commission, Council of the European Union, and European Parliament, to implement together an overarching strategy for a Sustainable Europe […] ... lees meer

New circular economy ‘Learning Hub’ launches

Today, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched its brand new, immersive Learning Hub, which give users the opportunity to discover and explore the circular economy through curated learning paths, and real-world examples. The learning hub tackles questions such as What is the circular economy? What can I do within my business? How do I describe what the circular economy is […] ... lees meer

The world is off-track to meet most food and agriculture-related SDGs

The world is off track to meet most of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets linked to hunger, food security and nutrition, according to a FAO report released today. “The report paints a grim picture. Four years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, regression is the norm when it comes to ending hunger and rendering agriculture […] ... lees meer

Make Fashion Circular launches the Jeans Redesign

Leading fashion brands and manufacturers are to transform the way they produce jeans, tackling waste, pollution, and the use of harmful practices, thanks to new guidelines published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The Jeans Redesign Guidelines set out minimum requirements on garment durability, material health, recyclability, and traceability. Based on the principles of the circular […] ... lees meer