LeasePlan releases first Sustainability Report

LeasePlan today launched its first annual Sustainability Report, outlining the company’s progress on its overall sustainability strategy, including its ambition to achieve net-zero emission from its total fleet by 2030. LeasePlan’s sustainability strategy has three key focus areas: shaping the future of low-emission mobility; strengthening its contribution to societal wellbeing; and reducing its own environmental […] ... lees meer

Elsevier economy lecture 2019: Pieter Elbers (KLM) on the value of air transport and how to keep it fit for the future

A year ago, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden delivered the first Elsevier Economics Lecture on the need for an energy transition. Yesterday, KLM President and CEO Pieter Elbers took an in-depth look at the global drive for sustainability in the air transport sector. He presented his case for the broader value of air […] ... lees meer

TIAS School for Business and Society in top 10 Better World MBA ranking

In the 17th annual Better World MBA ranking of Corporate Knights, 146 business schools were evaluated on the degree to which they integrate sustainability into the education of future business leaders. Dutch based TIAS School for Business and Society ranks in the top 10, on place 8. Erasmus University – Rotterdam School of Management rankes […] ... lees meer

Social Handprint maakt maatschappelijk rendement zichtbaar

Hoe bepaal je als ondernemer of investeerder of een deelname in een sociaal initiatief maatschappelijk rendement oplevert? MAEX is een platform met daarop maar liefst 1.800 initiatieven. Dat platform heeft nu een nieuwe rekentool: Social Handprint. Deze maakt de waarde in euro’s zichtbaar en laat meteen zien aan welke duurzame ontwikkelingsdoelen van de Verenigde Naties […] ... lees meer

Urgent Call for EU to Accelerate Progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Investments in infrastructure to address Europe’s inadequate progress on the water-related Sustainable Development Goals need to be guided by indicators and data that make clear how gaps in meeting the SDG targets will be closed, according to study findings announced yesterday, 5 november, at the 2019 Amsterdam International Water Week Conference. Lead author Professor Kees […] ... lees meer

89% of companies reporting deforestation risks, but not enough are committing to sustainable palm oil production in Indonesia

New research from global environmental non-profit CDP finds that companies using palm oil in their products are vastly underestimating their deforestation risks, compounded by the lack of transparency among upstream companies in the supply chain. CDP’s new report “The Palm Book: Tracking progress on sustainable palm oil commitments in Indonesia” is based on self-reported data […] ... lees meer

Global Sustainability Performance Holds, Despite Corporate Commitments to Create a More Responsible Economy

EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, released today the third annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report offers comprehensive insights into the supply chain sustainability performance of more than 30,000 companies worldwide, evaluated by EcoVadis across the calendar years of 2016 through 2018. EcoVadis scores are based […] ... lees meer

30 companies and institutional investors commit to take action to secure a healthy and productive ocean

30 companies and institutional investors have signed up to the UN Global Compact Sustainable Ocean Principles committing to take action to secure a healthy and productive ocean. The signatories to the principles include the container ship and supply vessel operator A.P. Møller – Mærsk, food and beverage company PepsiCo, ABN AMRO Bank and Norges Bank Investment Management, which […] ... lees meer

Vodafone and Fairphone announce strategic partnership to bring ethical Fairphone 3 Smartphone to Vodafone’s European customers

Vodafone and Dutch based Fairphone today announced a strategic partnership to offer the more ethical, reliable and sustainable Fairphone 3 to Vodafone retail customers in European markets including the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Ireland by the end of 2019. Vodafone and Fairphone will also collaborate on best practice and share knowledge on key industry […] ... lees meer

New Ceres report calls on major food companies to use vanishing water resources more efficiently

The third edition of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty reveals improved scores in water management practices from industry giants such as Mars, Incorporated and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world.  Major food companies need to adopt far stronger practices to reduce their demands and impacts on limited water resources, according to a […] ... lees meer

Zalando Goes Carbon Neutral Starting Today

Zalando, Europe’s leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, commits to carbon neutrality in its own operations and all deliveries and returns as of today. This includes self-operated properties, parcel transportation and packaging. The pledge is part of Zalando’s new sustainability strategy “do.MORE” which aims for a net-positive impact for people and the planet. With […] ... lees meer

The Ocean Cleanup unveils plan to address the main source of ocean plastic pollution: rivers

The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch non-profit organization developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, unveiled today its invention to prevent the unrelenting flow of plastic pollution into the world’s oceans. The Interceptor™, under development by The Ocean Cleanup since 2015, complements the organization’s founding mission by attacking the flow of plastic garbage […] ... lees meer