BMW Group, Daimler AG, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Opel/ Vauxhall, Scania CV AB, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group joined forces to launch ‘DRIVE Sustainability – The Automotive Partnership’.
Three decades following the publication of the Brundtland Commission’s Our Common Future, sustainability practitioners remain alarmed about the lack of progress the international community has made on sustainable development. While this is hardly surprising, the time is right to ask where specifically we are failing, who is accountable, and where the key opportunities are. For this iteration of The GlobeScan / SustainAbility Survey (GSS), we chose to focus on the progress made on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or the Global Goals). These goals were agreed by the United Nations member states together with civil society and business in 2015, and set forth the agenda until 2030. These goals are new, and progress was expected to be limited.
Much has been made in popular culture about millennials as they join the working world, including their tendency to “job hop.” Although this behavior often is explained as a loyalty issue, new research from the University of Missouri reveals one reason young workers choose to leave a firm is because they find a disconnect between their beliefs and the culture they observe in the workplace.
Disruptive technologies and digital infrastructure have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing risks and to transform industries. These include safeguarding the planet’s soil and water, and improving inequality and education. This is the main conclusion of the 2017 Global Opportunity Report, released today by DNV GL, Sustainia and the United Nations Global Compact. The report also demonstrates the commitment of the global business community towards taking action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 agenda. Lees meer >
The Global Sustainable Competiveness Ranking 2016 is topped by Sweden, followed by the other 4 Scandinavian nations. The Netherlands is ranked on place 29 (in the 2015 edition on place 28). Key take-aways – some surprising, others not-so-surprising – of the 2016 Index include:
Google announced today that it has reached 2.6 GW of renewable energy purchased, putting the company on pace to reach 100 percent renewable energy in 2017. In its announcement, the company noted that renewable energy has both managed its carbon footprint and been good for business as the lowest cost option.
While most specialty coffee pros obsess over the transformative quality of the world’s favorite drupe, it’s not every day you find a roasting brand equally focused on the environment. And yet some forward-thinking coffee roasters and retailers are asking what they can do to reduce their carbon footprint — for good reason.
Businesses need to do more to address the combined force of global megatrends according to a new Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) sustainability report, “Beyond the Perfect Storm: The Corporate Sustainability Challenge”.
As You Sow and Corporate Knights today released the inaugural version of the Carbon Clean 200TM (Clean200TM), a list of 200 clean energy companies showing a simulated annualized return of 21.82% over the past decade. The list will be updated quarterly to serve as the inverse of the Carbon Underground 200TM, a list of fossil fuel companies being targeted for divestment, which generated a 7.84% annualized return over the same time period.
Heinekens are now brewed with clean energy. The global beer company’s Göss Brewery in Austria is the first carbon-neutral brewery of its scale in the world.
The facility, which kicked off its green upgrades back in 2003, has now met 100 percent of its energy needs via clean power sources including hydropower, solar thermal energy from a 1,500-square-meter photovoltaic array and biomass district heating, in which 40 percent of the brewery’s heat requirements comes from surplus heat discharged from a neighboring sawmill.