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In pictures: Keeping the SDGs on track – the launch of the Future of Spaceship Earth

In pictures: Keeping the SDGs on track – the launch of the Future of Spaceship Earth

New York, Monday, 19 September 2016. DNV GL launched its report Future of Spaceship Earth ahead of the UN Global Compact’s Private Sector Forum at the UN in New York.  The report calls for extraordinary action from the private sector to keep the ...

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The World just Moved: 4 transformative governance shifts emerging from COP21

The World just Moved: 4 transformative governance shifts emerging from COP21

The climate agreement at COP21 in Paris has generated quite a bit of heat. Scientists and researchers are squabbling over the feasibility of achieving the sub-2 °C target, while others are dismissive of the commitments made by countries via their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) and of their political will to act. ...

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Opportunities to combat Non-Communicable Diseases

Opportunities to combat Non-Communicable Diseases

February 4th is the World Cancer Day. This disease comes under the umbrella of ‘Non-communicable diseases’, which is one of the risks addressed in the Global Opportunity Reports. Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic lung diseases pose a significant threat to lives, livelihoods and economic development globally. ...

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How to fight the biggest challenge ahead: Fear of the future

How to fight the biggest challenge ahead: Fear of the future

This week presents one example of a new mindset and a new optimism. It is the launch of the 2016 Global Opportunity Report. As a counterpart to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks report, this report seeks to turn the world’s biggest risks into its greatest opportunities. ...

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Top 5 #Sustainability blog posts 2015

Top 5 #Sustainability blog posts 2015

It has been an amazing 12 months in the world of sustainable business. The scope of humanity’s biggest environmental and social challenges, from climate change to inequality, came into much sharper focus this year — as did the abundant opportunities to do something about them. ...

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Survey: How relevant are the Sustainable Development Goals for DNV GL and our people?

Survey: How relevant are the Sustainable Development Goals for DNV GL and our people?

It has been a big year for global sustainability. In September we saw the United Nations’ adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Many of the SDGs, such as Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation, Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy, Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities, and especially Goal 13: Climate Action, are relevant to the COP21 climate discussions underway this week in Paris.

In a recent survey across DNV GL business areas and regions, we find that the majority of the 200 respondents think the SDGs are relevant for their everyday work and for DNV GL, and that DNV GL should engage actively in the fulfilment of the SDGs. ...

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Using the hard currency of the future to break the corruption chain

Using the hard currency of the future to break the corruption chain

On the 9th December, we condemn the world´s third largest industry – corruption. It is widely agreed that measuring corruption is highly complex, however the currently most accepted index, Transparency International´s CPI, shows that two-thirds of the world´s countries have serious corruption problems. ...

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Staying cool – Caring for Climate

Staying cool – Caring for Climate

COP21 in Paris is underway with the anticipation of reaching a global agreement on climate change. The outcome will change the operating environment for the corporate sector and their involvement in the process is crucial for delivering results. ...

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Accelerating sustainable change

Accelerating sustainable change

I believe leadership and collaborative technology innovation will play a key role in addressing the most pressing challenges facing global society. This in turn will help us accelerate sustainable change. By Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL. ...

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Too big to fail... and 10 things business should do to save the planet

Too big to fail... and 10 things business should do to save the planet

Yesterday, an intense two weeks was kicked-off in Paris as world leaders meet at COP21 to start negotiating a new global climate deal. The mood is positive; an agreement will be reached. But whether targets will be sufficiently ambitious to avoid da ...

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