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Posts posted in December 2015

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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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Global Opportunity Report 2016: Let’s get youth into work

Global Opportunity Report 2016: Let’s get youth into work

The Global Opportunity Report 2016 will be launched on January 26th at the DNV GL Oslo headquarters. In developing the report, we surveyed thousands to discover the most pressing global risk facing society. Respondents ranked unemployment as the greatest concern. In the coming report, we will address this risk and turn it into opportunities and solutions for getting youth into work. ...

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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 dan ...

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