DSM quantifies impact on delivering a healthier future for people, planet and livelihoods

Royal DSM, a global purpose-led science-based company, reveals the first audited results of its progress in helping to address urgent societal and environmental challenges linked to how the world produces and consumes food. In the first full year since announcing a series of ambitious, measurable, long-term food system commitments, DSM’s initial findings provide a benchmark by which […] ... lees meer

International study suggests female corporate leaders make firms less likely to greenwash

Companies with a gender diverse board of directors tend to be more open and honest with their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, according to new research. A team from the University of Portsmouth, Brunel University and Loughborough University, observed 3,902 firms from 29 countries over a fourteen-year period. They looked at ESG decoupling data, which […] ... lees meer

Huge financial opportunity revealed by companies from tackling global water crisis

New data released today shows how global companies are taking action to stem the global water crisis and stand ready to reap major financial rewards as a result. The report, released by global non-profit CDP, shows how tackling water security offers companies unexplored commercial opportunities worth at least US$436 billion. In contrast, the financial impact of water risks, […] ... lees meer

SAI Platform delivers comprehensive outcome framework for regenerative agriculture

Together with farmers, agri-food experts and the world’s largest food, drink and agriculture brands, SAI Platform is supporting a global transition to drive large-scale, long-term systemic change that will have a positive impact on the environment, while striving to ensure viable farming communities globally. The arrival of the framework is a critical component and an […] ... lees meer

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands Meets With WBCSD Executive Committee

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands met with the Executive Committee (ExCo) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), during the ExCo dinner that took place on 15 March 2023 in Amsterdam and was hosted by Arcadis CEO Peter Oosterveer. The King and the ExCo, consisting of 21 global CEOs, discussed the global sustainability challenges […] ... lees meer

Peter Bakker wins Prix Voltaire International, the ‘Nobel prize for Sustainability’

Peter Bakker is winner of the Prix Voltaire International 2023, the ‘Nobel prize for Sustainability’. Peter Bakker receives the award from Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Minister of State, former Secretary General of NATO and chairman of the Advisory Council on International Affairs. Born in the Netherlands in 1961, Peter Bakker joined the World Business Council […] ... lees meer

Companies failing to engage suppliers on nature and climate despite incoming regulation

New data released today shows that companies are falling behind on tracking supply chain emissions and risk missing completely forthcoming mandatory regulation on nature in supply chains. With wide-ranging rules likely to be enforced this decade, companies are being urged to engage their suppliers now on nature and climate in order to be ready in […] ... lees meer

Dutch startups DayRize and Agcurate among the 14 climate startups selected for the Google European Accelerator

Startups working on groundbreaking technologies for adaptation and climate solutions have an important role to play in accelerating climate action. At Google, we want to foster a thriving ecosystem for startups advancing sustainability via AI-powered technology, and connect them with mentorship opportunities, technical expertise, and cloud technology that will help them grow. Out of the […] ... lees meer

Sustainable Apparel Coalition launches Decarbonization Guide for Members

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), as an impact-driven global convener of around half of the apparel and footwear industry, today launches its Decarbonization Guide for Members. The Guide is part of the SAC’s Decarbonization Program, launched last year, to drive science-based targets (SBTs) adoption and reduction in emissions across the textile and apparel industry. The Guide provides a six-step […] ... lees meer

Europe’s used textiles are an increasing waste and export problem

The amount of used textiles exported from the European Union (EU) has tripled over the past two decades, and the amounts may increase further, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing ‘EU exports of used textiles in Europe’s circular economy’. The briefing is based on a more detailed analysis by the EEA’s European Topic Centre of Circular […] ... lees meer

DSM Engineering Materials helps DiFOLD unlock the next level of circularity in its flagship Origami Bottle Arnitel® Eco

DSM Engineering Materials today announces its partnership with sustainability-focused startup DiFOLD, developing foldable reusable products. The startup has chosen DSM Engineering Materials’ Arnitel® Eco – a bio-based thermoplastic copolyester – to manufacture its flagship Origami foldable water bottle. Adopting Arnitel® ECO marks a major step forward in DiFOLD’s mission to reduce the environmental impact of packaging waste. Inspired […] ... lees meer

Gucci, supported by Kering, invests in first Circular Hub to power a “Circular Made in Italy”

Today, Gucci, with support of Kering, is pleased to announce the launch of the first hub for circular luxury in Italy. The “Circular Hub” will aim to accelerate the circular transformation of the Italian fashion industry’s production model, through the redefinition of the entire value chain. Starting from raw materials and design, through to production […] ... lees meer