• Essent Contributes to a Bio-based Economy

    Stijn Vercauteren, Essent N. V.

    According to Essent, innovation is the key to a sustainable energy transition. That is why the company invests a great deal of time and energy in the development of innovative sustainable energy applications. In 2011, Essent therefore started a pilot location for this purpose that is intended to contribute to the development of a bio-based economy. According to Essent, innovation is the key to a sustainable energy transition. That is why the company invests a great deal of time and energy in the development of innovative sustainable energy applications. In 2011, Essent therefore started a pilot location for this purpose that is intended to contribute to the development of a bio-based economy.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Cotton Initiatives Form a New Partnership to Bring Greater Sustainability to Smallholder Farmers

    The Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) and its Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative and the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), have signed an interim partnership agreement that should see increased effectiveness and efficiency in promoting greater sustainability to African smallholder farmers as well as delivering sustainable solutions for the textile and fashion industry in Europe and North America.  more[...]  login_required

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  • The German Experiment

    Deutsche Telekom AG
    Luis Neves, Deutsche Telekom AG

    The German government has decided to phase out nuclear power without making any changes to its climate protection targets. This means that all of us will have to strengthen our efforts to achieve more energy efficiency by searching for additional potential that will enable us to reach the climate protection targets without relying on nuclear energy. There is no doubt about it: CO2 emissions will continue to rise globally. This fact makes us aware of the enormous responsibility that we have for the sake of the environment.  more[...]

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  • Habshan 5 – Going Green

    Tony Awad, Consolidated Contractors Company
    Consolidated Contractors Company

    Over the years, the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has participated in and contributed to the countries and communities in which it has operated. Contributions have come in the form of monetary and in-kind donations. The “Habshan 5” project is an example of CCC’s sustainable engagement.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Making Responsible Use of a Scarce Resource: Water

    Dr. Wolfgang Große-Entrup, Bayer Group
    Bayer Group

    The globe today faces a series of major challenges: How can we safeguard high-quality food and good healthcare? How can we tackle climate change and save resources? How can we provide as many people as possible with access to clean water? All these central questions, reinforced by the steady growth of the world population, have a direct impact on the Bayer Group. This is because healthcare, nutrition, and materials used for many daily life products are our core business, including contributions to climate protection and resource efficiency. I am convinced that holistic approaches and innovative solutions are the key to coping with such global challenges and to finding the right balance between economic growth, social welfare, and environmental stewardship. At least this is what we are striving for at Bayer.  more[...]  login_required

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  • The Argan Program in Morocco

    Raquel Ark, BASF
    Charlotte d’Erceville, BASF
    Viola Möller, BASF
    Anne-Laurie Rodrigues, BASF

    With the integration of Cognis and its active ingredients business, Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS), BASF has broadened its product portfolio based on renewable raw materials in the last years. One of renewable raw materials is Argan oil from Morocco.  more[...]

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  • Reconciling Air Treaffic Growth With Climate Protection


    The aviation industry’s share of global emissions of anthropogenic CO2 is around 2 percent, which is partly due to the continued growth of air transport. Since 2007, Air France-KLM has been implementing a “climate plan” – a strategy to aggregate the actions already undertaken within the Group in addition to further actions to fight climate change.  more[...]  login_required

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  • A Journey of Passion and Innovation Toward Stakeholder Happiness

    SK Telecom

    Like most other countries across the globe, Korea has many issues to tackle regarding the widening gap between education and wealth levels. To narrow the gap, SK has enacted a wide range of social activities as well as made efforts to drive economic growth as a responsible corporate citizen. But in the process of undertaking such activities, SK soon realized that simple acts of charity are not enough to find an efficient solution to the deep-rooted malaise in society, and that a social enterprise can be a mechanism to address pressing issues and create sustainable values. As the first step toward utilizing such a valuable tool, SK raised KRW 50 billion in 2009 to support social enterprises on a large scale.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Nature has values, and markets can be governed

    The environmental community has been rightly wary of markets. But payments for environmental services can play a role in protecting nature, so long as governments guide, govern and regulate such markets. Water, clean air and insect-pollinated food crops are all examples of nature's endowments to humankind, and provide the material for our well-being.  more[...]  login_required

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  • New Report Examines the Geopolitics of Natural Gas

    Prof. Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Harvard Kennedy School

    A new report co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Professor Meghan L. O’Sullivan explores the potential for new quantities of conventional and unconventional natural gas to reach global markets in the years ahead. The report is part of an on-going two-year study on the geopolitical implications of natural gas co-directed by O’Sullivan, who heads the Belfer Center for Science and International Affair’s Geopolitics of Energy Project, and Amy Myers Jaffe, director of the Energy Forum at Rice University’s James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.  more[...]  login_required

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    Prof. Meghan L. O’Sullivan, Harvard Kennedy School 
  • The Importance of Protecting the Rainforest in South America

    Dennis Lohmann

    The Amazon basin gives South America the largest contiguous block of rainforest in the world: it extends over an area of almost seven million square kilometers and is one of the largest natural carbon sinks on the planet. Experts from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) estimate that over the last 50 years, nearly 20% of the rainforest has been destroyed through logging, natural catastrophes, and industrial exploitation. Any relaxation in forestry legislation could accelerate species extinction in Brazil even further.  more[...]  login_required

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  • An Evolving CSR System in Latin America

    Prof. Paul Alexander Haslam, University of Ottawa

    A decade ago, corporate social responsibility had only just emerged on the agendas of businesses operating in Latin America. Corporate commitments were limited to the largest firms, usually the multinationals; public awareness and demand for corporate responsibility was low; governments were uninvolved; and civil society organizations promoting CSR were still new and, for the most part, funded from elsewhere.  more[...]  login_required

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    Prof. Paul Alexander Haslam, University of Ottawa 
  • Findings Show Endowments Doing Less Than Expected Given History as ESG Pioneers

    IRRC Institue

    A new report finds the college and university endowments’ environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investments are less prevalent than often believed, particularly given their history as sustainable investing pioneers dating back to 1970s anti-apartheid campaigns. These findings are particularly surprising at a time when active incorporation of ESG factors into investment decisions is increasingly widespread among mainstream investors.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Recapping Rio+20 - Highlights and takeaways for business leaders


    In June, several senior leaders and practitioners from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms attended Rio+20 (formally called the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development), the UN Global Compact's Corporate Sustainability Forum, Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012's Business Day, and various side meetings for business and civil society.  more[...]  login_required

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  • CR & Sustainability Salary Survey Results

    Now in its fourth year, the survey provides insight into the individuals employed in this expanding marketplace, from the types of organisations they work for, to their job functions, salaries and career backgrounds. The results indicate a positive outlook for the sector in regard to salary, job security and job satisfaction. On average, those working in the Europe (excluding the UK) earn £69,000 followed by £68,010 for North America and £56,360 in the UK.  more[...]  login_required

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