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Crowd-sourcing of sustainable business opportunities open now: Submit your ideas!

Crowd-sourcing of sustainable business opportunities open now: Submit your ideas!

Digital innovation stream will help map the world’s biggest opportunities out of global risks  Great ideas come from all walks of life, which is why the Global Opportunity Network is launching a crowd-sourced, digital innovation stream to help ...

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You can’t manage what you don’t measure: business’ first step towards the Sustainable Development Goals

You can’t manage what you don’t measure: business’ first step towards the Sustainable Development Goals

How can we encourage more businesses to contribute towards the SDGs? A critical first step is teaching business how to sift through the clutter and build the right corporate sustainability checklist. If we are measured on how well we meet our targets ...

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What does the new EU climate targets mean?

What does the new EU climate targets mean?

The European Commission outlined its plans for a climate and energy policy towards 2030 at a press conference in Brussels last week. The Commissioners want a binding target to reduce carbon emissions by 40% from 1990 levels. Furthermore, renewable ...

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Are we ready to eat the whole fish?

Are we ready to eat the whole fish?

As a DNV employee I was assigned full time to the RUBIN Foundation for 20 years – the last 13 years as the general manager.  The main focus of RUBIN has been to increase the utilization of marine by-products - the part of the fish that we normall ...

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Certificates and global responsibility

Certificates and global responsibility

The Norwegian green certificate scheme is in the media spotlight. Researchers argue that the scheme is not good for you or your wallet and may even lead to negative environmental consequences. Surely it is relevant to discuss how we can best contribu ...

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Rio+20: Can a piece of paper become sustainable business?

Rio+20: Can a piece of paper become sustainable business?

Rio+20 – The UN Conference on Sustainable Development – will result in a piece of paper. We want that paper to help make the world a little better. In order for that to happen, industry has to be encouraged. That will require a change in politica ...

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New CSR strategy from the EU Commission

New CSR strategy from the EU Commission

The EU Commission adopted a new Communication on CSR on 25 October 2011. Hopefully the package will boost financial, social and environmental development for Europe as well. I firmly believe heading for responsible investments instead of charity is t ...

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Ecocities

Ecocities

The cities of the future are being built today – Can our vision of what the future should look like translate into reality today? Ecocities/Sustainable cities/ecotowns/ecoquarters/green urbanization seems to be the buzzwords for new and existin ...

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A Silent Revolution

A Silent Revolution

Approximately 95% of all businesses are Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), and collectively they employ more than half the world’s workers. As well as being the backbone of the global economy, SMEs are a significant source of innovat ...

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Mining for Treasure Within our Waste: Landfill mining

Mining for Treasure Within our Waste: Landfill mining

Are you ready to do some gold digging? Don't treat waste only as waste. It is time we exploit the vast pool of resources readily available to us, and landfill mining seems to be an obvious solution… For decades, even centuries, humans have treat ...

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