Vlaamse overheid subsidieert MVO bij bedrijven

De Vlaamse overheid lanceerde zopas de subsidieoproep ‘maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen’. Hiermee wil ze organisaties aanzetten om mvo op een structurele manier in de organisatie op te nemen. Dit is voor individuele organisaties vaak een hele uitdaging. Daarom is deze oproep gericht naar samenwerkingsverbanden of intermediairen. De nadruk ligt op projecten die een brede impact (kunnen) hebben. Het […] ... lees meer

There’s a Clear Path for Business on Sustainability, Finds United Nations Global Compact-Accenture Strategy Study

Eighty-seven percent of chief executive officers (CEOs) say the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an essential opportunity to rethink approaches to sustainability, and nearly half (49 percent) say businesses will be the most important actor in their delivery, according to a new study by the UN Global Compact and Accenture. Launched at […] ... lees meer

Sustainability experts appoint Unilever as leader for the sixth consecutive year

SustainAbility and GlobeScan’s published the new editon of the annual Sustainability Leaders Survey. For the research 900 expert stakeholders have been asked representing business, government, NGOs and academia across 84 countries to evaluate the progress that institutions have made since the 1992 Earth Summit and reflect on their expectations for the next 20 years. The also analyzed […] ... lees meer

Sustainia publishes 100 innovative solutions to world’s biggest problems

This is the year of ‘systemic opportunity’ – according to the findings of the 2016 Sustainia100, an annual publication which presents the most innovative, available, scalable and sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. From health solutions that tackle climate change, to renewable energy products that alleviate gender inequality, this year’s publication sets out 100 […] ... lees meer

Strategic Partnership on Breakthrough Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Global Compact and Volans announced a partnership to develop the Breakthrough Innovation Platform to drive radical new business models to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by connecting traditional companies with innovators and entrepreneurs. Aligned with the UN Global Compact’s priority of translating the new SDGs into business action, the aim of […] ... lees meer

Onderzoek: kleine Nederlandse bedrijven hebben groene ambities

Volgens premier Rutte staat het Nederlandse midden- en kleinbedrijf (MKB) te trappelen om ‘in de voetsporen van multinationals te treden’ om bij te dragen aan de uitvoering van de Sustainable Development Goals, de nieuwe internationale afspraken voor armoedebestrijding en duurzame ontwikkeling. In de praktijk gaat de aandacht echter vooral uit naar Nederlandse multinationals. Kleinere ondernemers […] ... lees meer

World’s First Ranking of Largest Companies’ Human Rights Performance Begins

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) today initiated the important first steps towards the creation of the first-ever ranking of the human rights performance of the world’s largest listed companies. The CHRB has developed a rigorous methodology, which it will pilot with the top 100 companies from the agricultural products, apparel and extractives industries. The […] ... lees meer

2.5 billion people at risk of hunger and poverty if land rights are not protected

Indigenous Peoples and local communities protect half the world’s land, but formally own just 10 percent, according to a report released today by a global alliance of NGOs. The report, “Common Ground: Securing Land Rights and Safeguarding the Earth,” is published by the International Land Coalition (ILC), Oxfam, and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). Together […] ... lees meer

UN Global Compact Launches “Pioneers” Programme for SDGs

United Nations Global Compact headquarters announced today the launch of a multi-year Local Network SDG Action Plan – the centerpiece being a “Pioneers” programme aimed to spur action and inspire business to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in countries around the world. The overall Action Plan is designed to assist the UN Global Compact’s […] ... lees meer

Nieuwe VN-doelen voor duurzame ontwikkeling: ook opgave voor Nederland

In september 2015 heeft de VN een nieuwe mondiale duurzame ontwikkelingsagenda voor 2030 vastgesteld. Deze agenda bevat 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) die gelden voor alle landen; de lidstaten moeten zorgen voor vertaling in nationaal beleid. Nederland heeft op het gebied van natuur en milieu al diverse doelstellingen en beleidsprogramma’s die in lijn zijn met […] ... lees meer

World of business must play part in achieving new Sustainable Development Goals – UN chief

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Speaking at the Global Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the world’s business community to play its full role in helping to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to eliminate poverty, hunger and a raft of social ills, all within 15 years. “I ask […] ... lees meer