• Preparing Airports for Disasters

    Susanne Meier, Deutsche Post DHL
    Joachim Keppler, Deutsche Post DHL
    Deutsche Post DHL

    Deutsche Post DHL has committed itself to continuously support the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. Equally, Deutsche Post DHL undertakes actions in support of broader UN goals and issues, especially as they relate to disaster management and humanitarian assistance. In this approach Deutsche Post DHL closely cooperates with the United Nations to amplify the efforts of other contributors.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Bakery “La Casa del Pan”

    Francesca Carnesella, Camposol and Copeinca

    “La Casa del Pan” is an entrepreneurship project funded entirely by CAMPOSOL. It aims to provide economic and social development opportunities for young people through a strategic partnership with the Youth, Arts and Development Association, which is comprised of young people from Nuevo Chao, a nearby community.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Changing the Way Corporations Source Energy

    Rasmus M. Schophuus , Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Vestas Wind Systems A/S
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    WindMade™, the first consumer label for wind energy, is moving the discussion from how much energy a product uses during its lifetime to the embodied energy of the product. Created to drive the global adoption of wind energy, WindMade™ is designed to inform consumers about the source of the energy used to make the products they buy and thus encourage corporations to source renewable energy to run their operations and production. Launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2011, WindMade™ is backed by the UN Global Compact, Vestas Wind Systems, WWF, Global Wind Energy Council, Bloomberg, the LEGO Group, and PwC.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Climate Protection Drives Innovation

    Yvonne Benkert, MAN SE
    MAN SE

    Climate change is one of the greatest global challenges faced by government, business, and society. It also brings specific opportunities and risks for the transportation and power engineering sectors. The MAN Group is active in both industries and produces trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbomachinery, and special gear units in 13 countries around the world. MAN is thus in a position to make a significant contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions. At the same time, the company is confronted with the increasingly ambitious CO2 reduction targets set by policymakers and with growing customer expectations – in the transportation sector in particular.  more[...]

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  • A Global Shift Toward Strategic Philanthropy

    Punleuk Kam, Credit Suisse
    Julia Yue, Credit Suisse

    We are witnessing an exciting global movement whereby philanthropists from both developed and emerging economies are using targeted and innovative approaches to address sustainable development. Today, strategic philanthropists are responsible for stimulating entrepreneurship and small business development in developing countries. These philanthropists are increasingly recognizing the importance of adopting a more business-like approach to philanthropy to maximize social and environmental returns of their philanthropic investments. Measuring impact is also a crucial component of successful philanthropy and has become more prominent globally. Evaluation helps to focus on results, ensures effective allocation of resources, and upholds accountability.  more[...]  login_required

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  • From Competitive Advantage of Corporate Philanthropy to Shared Value

    Kyle Peterson, FSG

    FSG, the nonprofit consulting firm which I help lead, has witnessed an amazing evolution in corporate philanthropy during the last 10 years. We have witnessed the unprecedented examination and gradual repurposing of corporate philanthropy. For anyone who cares about solving social problems, it has never been a better time to be part of the private sector.  more[...]  login_required

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    Kyle Peterson, FSG 
  • Redefining Value: The New Metrics of Sustainable Business

    Sustainable Life Media, Inc.

    In 2012 the meaning and measure of value is being redefined by both individuals, and society. As a result, the demand for business to demonstrate it's ability to create various forms of value for all its stakeholders rather than simply profit for shareholders is increasing, and the question of how this value is defined, measured and communicated becomes paramount. Our 2nd annual conference on Redefining Value: The New Metrics of Sustainable Business will expand on the important conversation launched at Wharton in November of 2011.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Bertelsmann Stiftung

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  • A New Era of Sustainability - UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study 2010

    The Accenture Institute for High Performance

    Provides an overview of CEO perspectives on progress to date, challenges ahead and the journey towards a sustainable economy. The report is based on an extensive study of nearly 1,000 Global Compact CEOs. (UNGC/Accenture, 2010)  more[...]  login_required

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  • Norm-based exclusions: how responsible investors handle controversial companies


    Novethic analyses the investment policies of around thirty French and Northern European investors and draws up the major trends of norm-based exclusions practices which consists in excluding from portfolios companies that have been called into question because they have violated international conventions on social or environmental issues. Even it is gradually gaining ground in France, the process still involves a limited number of companies.  more[...]  login_required

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  • From Global Compact to Global Leadership

    Prof. V. Kasturi Rangan, Harvard Business School

    The global financial crisis of 2008 was a stark reminder of business’s role in society. When well governed and well led, the role of business transcends one of profitability for its owners and incentives for its managers. Its role is to create value for society. Profit is a means to an end, not an end in itself. Without profit, there is no growth, and without growth there is no development. But if business does not create value and instead divvies up the same pie over and over again for personal gains (remember the subprime mortgages, collateral debt obligations, and credit default swaps?), then it is bound to fail and cause havoc for society.  more[...]

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    Prof. V. Kasturi Rangan, Harvard Business School 
  • Has the Triple Bottom Line Failed, Mr. Elkington?

    John Elkington, SustainAbility

    Success and failure are relative, of course, reflecting initial expectations and ambitions. In coining terms like “environmental excellence” (1984), “green consumer” (1986), or “triple bottom line” (1994), I was simply trying to help us all expand our minds for new possibilities.  more[...]  login_required

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