• Sustainability: Value beyond Costs

    Alcantara S.p.A.

    The registered trademark Alcantara® is the result of the unique and proprietary technology of Alcantara S.p.A., founded in 1972. Alcantara is a highly innovative material applied in various fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home décor, as well as consumer electronics. Since the very beginning, the approach of Alcantara to sustainability has been “value beyond costs.”  more[...]

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  • Enlightening Entrepeneurship

    Julio Eisman

    Created in 2008, the ACCIONA Microenergia Foundation has mainly focused on providing electricity to 11,500 households in isolated rural communities in Mexico and Peru that have no prospect of being served by the conventional distribution grid. It does this by arranging economically sustainable programs centered around “social microenterprises” that use solar home systems to provide a basic electricity supply that is affordable for very-low-income users. Under the social microenterprise approach, users receive electricity from a solar home system, making it affordable in relation to their incomes.  more[...]

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  • Stakeholder Engagement: A Key Strength for the Success of Our Projects

    EDF Group

    Consultation does not happen spontaneously. But without it, we believe that it would no longer be possible to imagine the smallest project – even more so if it is an industrial project and a host region needs to be found. Rather, what is needed is the willingness to create – through consensus – the conditions under which a project can be sustainable, in accordance with a region’s own development aims.  more[...]

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  • The De-Carb Diet

    Dr. Elmer Lenzen

    To comply with global climate targets, we have to reduce our carbon footprint – no ifs, ands, or buts. Nevertheless, there are a lot of challenges we need to face first.  more[...]

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    Dr. Elmer Lenzen
  • Wie erstelle ich ein Umweltmanagement-System?

    Checklisten-Serie, wie Unternehmen Lücken in ihren Nachhaltigkeitsprogrammen finden und schließen können. Dieses Mal geht es um die Verbesserung von Umweltprogrammen.  more[...]

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  • Climate Protection Through Innovation

    Yvonne Benkert, MAN SE
    MAN SE

    The world is in a constant state of change. Effective climate protection requires both creativity and expert knowledge. With the aim of cutting fossil fuel consumption, MAN is developing new transportation and energy solutions that make our mobility even more efficient - and that take account of the entire product lifecycle.  more[...]

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  • Reducing Environmental Impact via Digitization

    mcs promotion GmbH

    mcs believes sustainable processes and production will soon be the industry standard, and we strive to be one of the first movers. For us, sustainability is the only way forward. We are using digitization to improve efficiency and save natural resources, while simultaneously increasing transparency and cost-savings for our clients.  more[...]

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  • Armacell sets new standards for the insulation industry

    Armacell Enterprise GmbH

    Armacell is setting new standards for the FEF technical insulation industry and defining the role of Environmental Product Declarations for the insulation market and for safe and energy-efficient green buildings.  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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  • FEDA’s Strategy Through Stakeholder Participation

    Jennifer Dobarro Boyer, FEDA

    There is a “crystal ceiling” for yearly energy consumption of 2,400 GWh, double the current consumption. In order to reach this quantity, new hydroelectric, solar, Aeolic, and gas generation projects will have to be put into practice.  more[...]

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  • The Huay Ma Haad Project

    PTT Global Chemical

    Huay Ma Haad Mountain was on the verge of being completely deforested, which led to water scarcity and greatly affected both the agricultural and industrial sectors in the area and created conflicts between them. As one of Thailand’s leading corporations and a major employer in the Rayong province, PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) has taken the lead in a regional sustainability initiative, the “Reforestation and Water Conservation at Huay Ma Haad Mountain” project, to strengthen community-led forest conservation, biodiversity restoration, as well as community development.  more[...]

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  • Volkswagen’s Role in Germany’s Energiewende

    Daniela Blaschke
    Frank Hasenfuss
    Volkswagen AG

    The Volkswagen Group has set the goal of becoming the most sustainable car manufacturer in the world by 2018. Germany’s Energiewende (energy transition or revolution) sets a framework for this.  more[...]

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  • Stimulating Sustainable Biofuels

    Nathalie Simmenauer, Air France
    Inka Pieter, KLM

    As an airline group with an extensive network, Air France - KLM connects people, economies, and cultures. It has the ambition to reduce its CO2 emissions by 20 percent through 2020 in comparison to 2011 (tons / km). To find alternatives to fossil oil, the group believes innovation and partnerships within its value chain will trigger new solutions. Using this approach, Air France and KLM are committed to developing a market for sustainable biofuels.  more[...]

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  • Portuguese Biodiversity: Challenges for REN

    João Gaspar, Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN)

    One of the goals set out by REN (Redes Energéticas Nacionais) is to develop a more efficient, secure, and competitive energy system that provides everyone with energy at the lowest possible cost. However, the environment poses some of the greatest challenges.  more[...]

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