PACE Announces Four New Board Members including Stientje van Veldhoven

PACE, the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, is pleased to announce that four new members are joining its board of directors. Coming from government, business and civil society, the new board members bring years of experience and leadership to help address the consumption challenge and speed up the transition to a circular economy. PACE is an […] ... lees meer

Truvalue Labs’ Research on Dynamic Materiality™ Sheds New Light on Financial Implications of ESG

Truvalue LabsTM, the leading provider of AI-driven environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, introduced the patent-pending concept of Dynamic Materiality, indicating that every company, industry and sector has a unique materiality signature that evolves over time based on factors like emerging technologies and new regulations. Truvalue Labs’ research, based on its real-time analysis of sustainability […] ... lees meer

The Circular Car Initiative: a multi-stakeholder effort to completely decarbonize the automotive manufacturing sector

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), in partnership with the World Economic Forum, the European Institute of Technology’s Climate-KIC, SYSTEMIQ (a think-tank) and a diverse coalition of government, industry and other partners yesterday launched the Circular Cars Initiative – a multi-stakeholder effort to completely decarbonize the automotive manufacturing sector. The Circular Cars Initiative […] ... lees meer

Organizations call for sustainable action on Circular Electronics Day

Electronic products come with social and environmental challenges, many of them linked to today’s linear economy. January 24 is Circular Electronics Day, an initiative aiming to encourage organizations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to the electronic goods they use. In today’s linear economy, we take virgin natural resources to manufacture products, which […] ... lees meer

New International Guidance set to improve social responsibility in the global food chain

Social responsibility is not only good for business, it is everyone’s business. New international guidance for the agri-food sector has just been published. From ending hunger and obesity to protecting our natural resources, the food and agricultural industry has a huge role to play in the sustainable development of our world. ISO 26000 is an international reference […] ... lees meer

First self-assessment framework to measure business’ circular performance

Yesterday at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Circular Transition Indicators (CTI) framework and the accompanying free online tool. Two years in the making,  the CTI framework has been jointly developed with 26 WBCSD member companies, representing 13 industries, across 13 countries and USD $1.7 […] ... lees meer

Starbucks Commits to a Resource-Positive Future

Today in a public letter citing the company’s enduring mission to inspire and nurture the human spirit, Starbucks chief executive officer Kevin Johnson announced a multi-decade commitment to be a resource-positive company, aspiring to give more than it takes from the planet. The announcement included science-based preliminary targets for the reduction of carbon emissions, water use and […] ... lees meer

New integrated thinking model underpins leaders’ vision for a more sustainable world

As the World Economic Forum convenes around ‘stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world’, the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) today [Tuesday 21 January 2020] presents a new model for integrated thinking that encourages long term, sustainable decision-making, enabling businesses to play their roles as stakeholders of a sustainable world. The report, ‘Integrated Thinking & Strategy: State of […] ... lees meer

Philips marks new milestones to improve people’s health across the globe at WEF 2020

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, today announced new milestones in its aim to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. In collaboration with its partners, Philips aims to address pressing societal issues with a focus on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 3, 12 and 13 aimed at improving access […] ... lees meer

BT, Danone, Microsoft and Sony named among global leaders on corporate climate action in CDP A List

Major global brands including BT Group, Danone, Microsoft and Sony have been named among 179 companies on a prestigious ‘A List’ for their leadership on corporate transparency and action on climate change, released today by global non-profit CDP. The Dutch companies on this list are: ING, KPN, Philips, Royal BAM Group, Signify and Unilever. Designed […] ... lees meer