Dutch “SDGP” Partner Selected “Best Small Business” by the United Nations

The United Nations has announced Aliet Green as one of the “Best Small Businesses” among fifty winning global Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) showcasing inspiring, diverse, and impactful solutions in improving access to healthy, sustainable food. The competition was held in conjunction with the UN Food Systems Summit, with nearly 2.000 applications from 135 countries. […] ... lees meer

SABIC first in industry to launch circular polycarbonate produced from post- consumer mixed plastic, based on advanced recycling

SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the launch of its certified circular polycarbonate (PC) resin and blends made from the upcycling of post-consumer mixed plastic – a first in the industry. This solution, based on advanced recycling, demonstrates SABIC’s ongoing commitment to drive towards a circular economy for plastics, by increasing […] ... lees meer

DHL Express shapes future for sustainable aviation with the order of first-ever all-electric cargo planes from Eviation

DHL Express and Eviation, the Seattle-area based global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, today write aviation history in announcing that DHL is the first to order 12 fully electric Alice eCargo planes from Eviation. With this engagement DHL aims to set up an unparalleled electric Express network and make a pioneering step into a sustainable aviation […] ... lees meer

Reusing 10% Will Stop Almost Half of Plastic Waste From Entering the Ocean

It is possible to prevent almost half of annual plastic ocean waste by reusing just 10% of our plastics products. This is just one of the key findings of The Future of Reusable Consumption Models Report. The report is a collaboration between the World Economic Forum and Kearney and suggests that shifting from single use […] ... lees meer

Amsterdam tops Schroders’ inaugural European Sustainable Cities Index

Schroders has today announced the launch of its Sustainable European Cities Index(1) where Amsterdam claimed the coveted top spot, closely followed by London and Paris. The leading scores are underpinned by the cities’ robust response to tackling climate change. The proprietary Schroders Sustainable Cities Index is based on sustainability profiles of European cities with population […] ... lees meer

Investments in nature given boost by new guidance on quality from the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance

Today the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance, a multistakeholder coalition convened by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), publishes “Natural Climate Solutions for Corporates”. Natural climate solutions (NCS) are actions to conserve, restore, or improve the management of land and coastal ecosystems (e.g. forests, wetlands, grasslands, agricultural land) […] ... lees meer

European Green Deal: Commission proposes transformation of EU economy and society to meet climate ambitions

Today, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is crucial to Europe becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent […] ... lees meer

ClimatePartner to accompany international recruitment expert Hays on its sustainability journey

ClimatePartner is excited to announce its new partnership with Hays plc, helping to advise and support on their sustainability journey. Hays – the world’s largest specialist recruiter, with a presence in 33 countries – will become a carbon neutral company by the end of 2021 and is committed to becoming a Net Zero company as a […] ... lees meer

Cross-industry CEO Alliance backs EU plan to cut carbon emissions by 55% by 2030

As the EU Commission prepares to present its Fit for 55 legislative package, the European CEO Alliance has issued policy recommendations supporting a progressive and ambitious push to achieve climate neutrality.  Tackling climate change requires strong collaboration between the public sector and industry, the Alliance announced after its meeting in Paris. The Alliance would welcome […] ... lees meer

Retailers join forces to tackle climate change in the Race to Zero – H&M Group, Ingka Group (IKEA), Kingfisher and Walmart

Leading retailers H&M Group, Ingka Group (IKEA), Kingfisher plc and Walmart today launched a new climate change initiative – the Race to Zero Breakthroughs: Retail Campaign – in partnership with the COP26 High Level Climate Action Champions and supported by WBCSD. Retailers have pledged their support to accelerate a movement in the retail industry to drive climate action and encourage other retailers […] ... lees meer

Sustainable development report UN shows devastating impact of COVID, ahead of ‘critical’ new phase

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2021, launched on Tuesday at UN Headquarters in New York, shows the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the 2030 Agenda, as the landmark annual High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) officially got underway. In addition to the almost four million deaths due to the coronavirus, between 119-124 million people were […] ... lees meer