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COP22: time for business to rock the world

COP22: time for business to rock the world

As COP22 kicks off in Marrakech this week, parties are focused on turning the commitments made in the COP21 Paris Agreement into action. When it comes to business playing its part, where is action most needed? Which of the Sustainable Development Go ...

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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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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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Business, human rights and the voice of the UN Global Compact

Business, human rights and the voice of the UN Global Compact

With the 2015 Forum on Business and Human Rights underway in Geneva this week, DNV GL sustainability experts Cecilie Hultmann and Bettina Reinboth take a look at what’s been achieved so far in setting Human Rights firmly on global corporate agendas ...

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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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How to future-fit business?

How to future-fit business?

2015 is a critical year that can set the trend for the next generation. In September, the United Nations General Assembly will establish the new Sustainable Development Goals, and we aim to reach a new, universal climate agreement at the Paris summit ...

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Building momentum: moving from talk to action on sustainability

Building momentum: moving from talk to action on sustainability

DNV GL’s chief sustainability officer on the power of inspiration, solutions-based thinking and strong leadership in the journey towards sustainability. This piece originally appeared in the DNV GL Partner Zone on the Guardian Sustainable Business ...

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Corporate sustainability – does it matter?

Corporate sustainability – does it matter?

Today, we present our assessment of the United Nations Global Compact – the world’s largest network for sustainable business – at the UN General Assembly in New York. Launched in 2000 as a response to fierce criticism against globalisation and ...

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