• A Bank of the Territory for the Territory

    Mara Simonini
    Banca Popolare di Sondrio

    Banca Popolare di Sondrio was founded in Sondrio in 1871 and was one of the first Italian banks inspired by the popular cooperative banking movement. Thanks to the gradual extension of its activities and territorial presence, over the years the bank has taken on a supra-regional dimension, with extensive operational abilities throughout Italy, while maintaining a strong link with its area of origin.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Overcoming Barriers to Address Energy Poverty


    Today, approximately 1.2 billion people in the world lack access to electricity. A further 1 billion people are connected to the grid but suffer from unreliable electricity levels. With a mission of bringing power to the energy poor, SkyPower is focused on the development of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects to provide green, clean, and affordable electricity to developing and emerging nations around the world.  more[...]

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  • Environmental Measurements For Weather and Climate Resilience

    Tomi Rintanen
    Dr. Kevin Petty

    In recent years, the need for improved weather and climate data and information has become increasingly evident. As urbanization continues and society becomes increasingly reliant on infrastructure and technology, humankind is more and more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, extreme weather events, and other environmental hazards. The protection of life and property is highly dependent on the availability of accurate, precise data and information. For more than 80 years, Vaisala has addressed the need for quality environmental data and information through numerous scientific and technological advancements, enabling individuals and groups to better diagnose and mitigate the impacts of climate change and high-impact weather.  more[...]

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  • Shaping A Sustainable Global City

    Esther An
    City Developments Limited

    Singapore's property pioneer, City Developments Limited (CDL) has pushed boundaries with its visionary approach to “Conserve as we Construct” 20 years ago. It has quickly raised the bar for sustainable spaces with its many innovative eco-developments; while simultaneously integrating CSR into its business strategy and operations. One of the first signatories of the UNGC in Singapore, CDL has stood alongside international best practices in sustainable development.  more[...]

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  • Green Bonds – Deutsche Bank Supports Innovative Financing Solutions

    Stephan Möller
    Deutsche Bank AG

    Green bonds offer new ways of raising capital for companies that want to finance projects or activities that promote environmental sustainability. Deutsche Bank has been a key player in this market from the start by supporting companies interested in issuing green bonds and working with other leading financial institutions to create the Green Bond Principles, which aim to make the market more consistent and transparent.  more[...]

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  • Bringing Access to Development Through Clean Energy

    Laura Pargade
    Sunna Design

    Since its creation, Sunna Design has been committed to bringing sustainable energy to emerging countries. Solar streetlights are a wonderful tool to give people access to energy, anywhere, while also respecting the environment. Thanks to breakthrough innovation and a frugal approach, the French company has managed to keep costs down while bringing high-quality lighting to the most remote areas, without putting great social and economic burdens on the communities. Although public lighting was Sunna’s first step, with more than 5,000 products installed around the world, the company is aiming at empowering people with domestic access to energy though innovative partnerships between the public and private sectors.  more[...]

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  • CSR in South Africa

    Editorial Team

    Professor Ralph Hamann is Research Director for the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. His areas of expertise include Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility. In 2006 he was involved as a researcher at the UN Global Compact Learning Forum, which took place in Ghana. For the UN Global Compact International Yearbook, Hamann highlights the “paradox for CSR in South Africa” and beyond.  more[...]

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  • RBS Inspiring Enterprise

    Royal Bank of Scotland Group

    At the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, we are encouraging a more entrepreneurial culture. From the classroom to the boardroom, we are inspiring and enabling enterprise at every stage of the journey.  more[...]

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  • RBS Inspiring Enterprise

    Royal Bank of Scotland Group

    At the Royal Bank of Scotland Group, we are encouraging a more entrepreneurial culture. From the classroom to the boardroom, we are inspiring and enabling enterprise at every stage of the journey.  more[...]

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  • The Global Social Enterprise Action Hub

    SK Telecom

    As social and environmental issues change and become more complex, a new approach is required beyond the existing efforts of governments, NGOs, and corporations to tackle global challenges. In this regard, social enterprises are becoming significant players in bolstering global sustainability and addressing social challenges in innovative and sustainable ways. With the objectives of creating both economic and social value, social enterprises adopt managerial efficiency and market mechanisms in their social operations to offer more customized and efficient solutions that deliver larger and more sustainable impacts.  more[...]

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  • Buildings Need Effective Air Filters

    Myriam Tryjefaczka, Camfil Farr Group
    Camfil Farr Group

    Air is free and necessary for life. The quality of air also has a direct impact on quality of life: The cleaner the air we breathe, the healthier we are, and the better we feel and perform. Unfortunately, healthy air is becoming a scarce commodity, especially in the larger and more densely populated cities of the world. The most common air pollutants, such as airborne particulate matter (PM), ozone, and nitrogen oxides, are known to cause respiratory problems, heart diseases, and other illnesses. A recent study by the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that long-term exposure to this air pollution can also affect brain development, reproductive health, circulation, and diabetes.  more[...]

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    Prof. Andrew Crane, Schulich School of Business 
  • Green Business Assessment - The link between environmental and company performance

    Philip Thormark, ÅF AB
    André Månsson, Lund University

    Over the years the general attitude towards environmental management has shifted. From a reactive stance, in which accidents and release of pollutions were at the center stage, to a proactive one in which environmental performance is sometimes regarded as a vital factor for the success of the company. Better environmental performance may increase the competitive advantage of a company in numerous ways.  more[...]

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  • Consumer demand for climate solutions leads to expansion of WindMade label

    WindMade asbl

    The WindMade organisation announced today the development of a new consumer label for companies and products made using renewable energy. This will be backed by the UN Global Compact, WWF, Vestas Wind Systems, and the Global Wind Energy Council, the partners behind the WindMade eco-label. This move was declared at a press conference during the COP18 climate negotiations in Doha.  more[...]

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  • Approximated EU GHG inventory: early estimates for 2011

    European Environment Agency (EEA)

    The objective of this report is to provide an early estimate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the EU-15 and EU-27 for the year 2011. The official submission of 2011 data to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will occur in 2013.  more[...]  login_required

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