The Club of Rome launched Climate Emergency Plan

The Club of Rome launched its Climate Emergency Plan, a bold and urgent call to action for all stakeholders in the climate challenge. The Plan was presented to the public for the first time during a live global broadcast of a Climate seminar on Saturday, November 24th jointly organised with We Don’t Have Time and Global Utmaning. The Club will […] ... lees meer

Damen holds surplus material auction as part of sustainability drive

Damen Shipyards Group’s commitment to sustainability sees the company regularly considering new initiatives that can improve its environmental performance. The quest for ever-improved sustainability can lead to some unexpected initiatives. One such example is the recent auction of left-over surplus materials. Stock manager Martijn van Tilborg explains, “Auctioning left over shipbuilding materials might not be […] ... lees meer

UN Global Compact launches new report on human rights as the foundation of sustainable business

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Global Compact has released a new report — Human Rights: The Foundation of Sustainable Business — showcasing opportunities for businesses of all sizes and sectors to strengthen and scale up their efforts on human rights. Launched at the 2018 UN Forum on […] ... lees meer

Business leaders launch plan to cut industry emissions to zero

Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from heavy industry and heavy-duty transport sectors is technically and financially possible by 2060 and earlier in developed economies and could cost less than 0.5% of global GDP, according to the report this week by the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC). The report Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors […] ... lees meer

Purpose is a Key Driver of Overall Reputation, According to New Research from Porter Novelli and Cone

Purpose is one of three critical dimensions of overall reputation, according to a study by Porter Novelli and Cone . The study, examining consumer perceptions of the top 200 companies in the U.S., also finds Purpose and Reputation are intrinsically linked. The research revealed there is a strong correlation between Purpose and Reputation as these […] ... lees meer

New trend report: The New Sustainability: Regeneration

“The New Sustainability: Regeneration,” the latest report from The Innovation Group, explores the rising need for better sustainability. Doing less harm is no longer enough. The future of sustainability is regeneration: replenishing and restoring what we have lost and building economies and communities that thrive, while allowing the planet to thrive too. 2018 has seen […] ... lees meer

Trucost Identifies $233 Billion SDG-Aligned Revenues in Inaugural SDG Evaluation

Trucost, part of S&P Global, has announced findings from the inaugural application of its SDG Evaluation Tool. The 13 companies that participated in the inaugural application generated almost $233 billion of SDG-aligned business revenues in 2017; equivalent to 87% of their total revenues. On September 25th 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the United Nations […] ... lees meer

Dutch MUD Jeans member of the Circular Economy 100 Network

The Ellen McArthur Foundation reports that the opportunity for further collaboration has just been scaled with new Circular Economy 100 (CE 100) members, Du Pont Biomaterials, Procter & Gamble, Lucart and MUD Jeans. Bringing together leaders and innovators from around the world, the new members will contribute towards the transition to new business models in […] ... lees meer

Randstad launches global program empowering staff to give back to local communities

Today, Randstad announced the launch of Randstad With Heart, a global program that enables its more than 38,000 employees worldwide to do eight hours of voluntary activities annually during working hours for a charity of their choice. CEO Jacques van den Broek: “Randstad With Heart brings to life our Human Forward promise. People are at […] ... lees meer

European Union commits €300 million for clean, healthy and safe oceans

The European Commission has announced €300 million of EU-funded initiatives, which include projects to tackle plastic pollution, make blue economy more sustainable and improve research and marine surveillance. This important contribution comes on top of the over €550 million committed by the European Union, when it hosted the Our Ocean conference last year in Malta. […] ... lees meer

‘A line in the sand’ – Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source

A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 290+ organisations, representing 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally. The Commitment was officially unveiled by Ellen MacArthur at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali today. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in […] ... lees meer