is looking for 10 deeptech ventures in Greentech for flagship programme

Starting a Deeptech company is very challenging. Developing complex technology, operating in a complicated ecosystem while accessing the market, raising money ahead of traction and keeping up the spirit for yourself and your growing team requires a high level of ambition, vision, focus and endurance. Because we need these breakthrough technologies to find their way […] ... lees meer

Only 37% of Scope 3 emissions from European businesses are addressed by corporate decarbonization measures

There is a rising trend amongst European businesses regarding decarbonization transparency and commitments – with a 56% increase in emissions disclosures to CDP over the past three years. However, they are also struggling to set impactful actions for important emissions hotspots, with just 37% of Scope 3[1] emissions currently being covered by decarbonization measures. This […] ... lees meer

UN launches campaign, calling for renewed global ambition and action for the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations, today, is kicking off a communications campaign to rally for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the roadmap for people and planet adopted by world leaders in 2015.  Ahead of a critical UN Summit in September, the campaign aims to amplify an urgent call for ambitious new action, showcase the Goals as the blueprint […] ... lees meer

Heineken and Signify shortlisted for the World Sustainability Awards 2023

The shortlist for the World Sustainability Awards 2023 has been announced for the various categories. Heineken and Signify are shortlisted for the ‘Carbon Reduction Award’. Signify is also shortlisted for the Circular Economy Award and Heineken for the External Partnership Award. Maurice Loosschilder (Global Head of Sustainability, Signify) is shortlisted for the Sustainability Leader of […] ... lees meer

New circular economy opportunity for fashion and textile companies

During the Global Fashion Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, the CTI Fashion Initiative was unveiled as a new collaboration to propel the adoption of circularity in the fashion industry. Led by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), VF Corporation and Deloitte Switzerland, the collaboration unites industry players to establish harmonized standards, metrics, data and best […] ... lees meer

EcoVadis Index: Companies of All Sizes and Performance Levels Continue to Make Significant Strides on Their Sustainability Journeys

Companies across the globe, of all sizes and maturity, continue to improve their sustainability performance and build upon ongoing progress to implement positive sustainable practices across their value chains. This insight and more are found in the seventh edition of the Business Sustainability Index, published today by business sustainability ratings provider EcoVadis.  This year’s Index is based […] ... lees meer

Greenwashing puts billions at risk for the world’s biggest brands

New research reveals that many of the world’s largest brands have value at imminent risk if sustainability perceptions of stakeholders are not aligned with sustainability performance, according to leading brand valuation consultancy, Brand Finance. First launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year, The Sustainability Perceptions Index showed that for many of the […] ... lees meer

The Netherlands Court of Audit (NCA) & SuperFlora winners of the SDG-Challenge 2023 Universities

June 1st was the day. After months of preparations, the national SDG-Challenge 2023 took place at the Soestdijk Palace. The SDG-Challenge is one of the projects of the youth agency Soapbox, with the mission to mobilize students and organizations to create positive impact together. During the challenge, 15 teams collaborated with leading organizations on a […] ... lees meer

WBCSD announces the launch of Global Circularity Protocol to accelerate the development and adoption of circular business models

This week, at the World Circular Economy Forum held in Helsinki, Finland, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced the launch of the Global Circularity Protocol (GCP) development. This initiative will help drive the global effort to mainstream the circular production and consumption model.  The circular model will help address resource deficiencies while […] ... lees meer

Accelerating the circular economy: WBCSD releases updated circularity metrics to measure climate and nature impact

Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) unveiled the Circular Transition Indicators (CTI) v4.0 at the World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki, Finland. The updated framework of metrics helps businesses quantify the link between their circularity strategies and their impact on climate and nature. With the global economy standing at only 7.2% circular, the need for companies […] ... lees meer

KPMG collaborates with Microsoft to launch new ESG digital solutions for businesses around the world

KPMG firms are collaborating with Microsoft to launch a range of innovative new solutions to support businesses on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) journey. Building on KPMG’s US$5 billion investment in technology, people and innovation, as well as an investment to accelerate global digital solutions for ESG issues, these initiatives expand on the longstanding […] ... lees meer