Nederland 8ste op Sustainable Competitiveness Index

In a World of limited natural resources and human induced changes to the natural and social environment, the GDP is not an inclusive measurement to compare prosperity and the development potential of countries. Based on models for evaluating corporate sustainability and risk modelling tools, SolAbility has developed a Sustainable Competitiveness model with the aim of measuring sustainable prosperity and growth potential of nations. Data indicators tracked by the World Bank, the IMF and various UN agencies have been grouped into four pillars of Sustainable Competitiveness: Natural Capital, Resource Intensity and Efficiency & Sustainable Innovation Competitiveness. The Netherlands is ranked at place 8. Social Cohesion ... lees meer

Experts Again Name Unilever As Top Corporate Sustainability Leader

Unilever has retained its top ranking among corporate sustainability leaders, according to a new survey of sustainability experts from around the world. But the survey also shows that perceptions of sustainability leadership have declined or stalled for nearly all institutional actors – including corporations, governments, NGOs and social entrepreneurs – in the last twelve months. ... lees meer

Ethisphere Institute unveils 2012 World’s most ethical companies

he Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability, announced today the sixth annual selection of the World’s Most Ethical (WME) Companies, highlighting a record 145 organizations that show leadership in promoting ethical business standards. ... lees meer

Companies yet to realize significant emissions reductions across their supply chains despite opportunity for cost savings

Despite improving their own carbon performance, multinational companies are not yet demonstrating significant emissions reductions in their supply chains, according to research published today by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Accenture (NYSE:ACN). The report on 49* CDP member companies, including L’Oréal, Philips and Walmart, and more than 1,800 of their suppliers revealed that while 43% of responding companies have achieved year-on-year emissions reductions, only 28% of suppliers have done so. ... lees meer

KPMG: Sustainability “Megaforces” Impact on Business Will Accelerate

* The costs of environmental impacts of business operations are doubling every 14 years. * Companies should expect increases in external environmental costs which today are often not shown on financial statements. * Businesses and policymakers must take joint strategic decisions and act now. New research from KPMG International has identified 10 “megaforces” that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades. ... lees meer

ISO’s magazine focuses on Sustainability

How ISO standards support sustainable development and contribute to sustainable action is the theme of the January issue of ISO Focus+, the magazine of ISO (International Organization for Standardization). The magazine highlights the work already done by ISO for the development of standards for business, government, manufacturers and consumers and features the work in progress in the field of sustainable development. ... lees meer