Supply chains hold the key to one gigaton of emissions savings, finds new report

A gigaton (one billion metric tons) of emissions savings can be unlocked if key suppliers to 125 of the world’s biggest corporate purchasers increase their proportion of renewable electricity by 20 percentage points1. This is according to new research released today by global non-profit CDP, during the UN’s COP25 climate conference in Madrid. CDP’s report, Changing the Chain, analyzes […] ... lees meer

Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainable Development Goals

There is no shortage of problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of successful startups solving them. Google aims to fix that. Their goal for the Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainable Development Goals is to empower technology startups to build and scale viable social impact companies to solve the world’s biggest problems with the best […] ... lees meer

Nouryon Introduces Natural Starch for Personal Care replacing petrochemical-based products

Nouryon has introduced a certified natural starch that can replace petrochemical-based products in a variety of personal care applications. Amaze™ Nordic Barley, derived from barley starch, addresses the fast-growing growing consumer demand for natural, biodegradable and clean label ingredients. The product is the result of a partnership between Nouryon and Oat Services Ltd, a UK […] ... lees meer

Green companies urge EU to implement Green Deal with strong price incentives

Green companies including about 2900 SMEs and 100 large businesses call upon the EU to launch a Green Deal with a Circular Economy Action Plan generating strong traction to low-carbon circular products and services. A recent report by the European Environmental Agency gave devastating marks for Europe’s environment policies. European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans has stated that “we can fix this” […] ... lees meer

Green economy ‘not to be feared, but an opportunity to be embraced’ says UN chief as COP25 gets underway

A green economy is “not one to be feared but an opportunity to be embraced”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, in a keynote speech to delegates at the opening of the COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid on Monday. The tasks are many, timelines are tight, every item is important Mr. Guterres outlined the […] ... lees meer

Guidance for corporate boards how to oversee Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues

In a new report, Ceres provides guidance to corporate boards on how they can effectively oversee risks posed by ESG issues, including questions for directors to ask management throughout the risk identification, prioritization and mitigation processes. The report offers also concrete recommendations for boards looking to improve their companies’ resilience in the face of ESG […] ... lees meer

ISO paint brighter future with guide for sustainability in standards development

International Standards are essential tools for addressing many of the world’s pressing challenges, particularly those related to sustainable development. Recognizing the importance of this, ISO has a guide for all its standards developers on how to address sustainability issues in all ISO deliverables. It has just been updated. ISO Guide 82, Guidelines for addressing sustainability in standards, provides […] ... lees meer

Nutreco pledges long-term financial support to protect the Brazilian Cerrado region against deforestation

Nutreco today announces it is the first feed company and one of the first three companies worldwide to lend its support to a new initiative designed to help end soy-associated deforestation in one of Brazil’s most important areas of biodiversity.  The ‘Funding for Soy Farmers in the Cerrado’ initiative aims to conserve native vegetation and […] ... lees meer

Companies with more greenhouse gas emissions than France and Spain combined reducing emissions by 35%, in line with the Paris Agreement

As world leaders meet in Madrid this week, with one year left until countries are expected to submit enhanced climate targets to keep the Paris Agreement on track, a significant portion of the private sector is already delivering on the 2015 global climate accord.  285 companies responsible for more than 752 million metric tons of […] ... lees meer

Big business flexes its muscles on clean energy in crucial year for climate action

The world’s most influential companies are actively engaging with policy makers and utilities to accelerate the transition to renewable energy, a new RE100 report finds today (December 2) – but governments must now remove the remaining barriers. Going 100% renewable: how companies are demanding a faster market response is the 2019 RE100 Progress and Insights Annual Report from international […] ... lees meer