Tag Archives: Sustainability

The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018

The World Bank has just has released the third volume on wealth accounting: “The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future”. National income is underpinned by a country’s wealth–measured comprehensively to include all assets, produced capital, human capital, natural capital and net financial assets–and sustained economic growth over the long term requires investment …
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The 2017 World’s Most Ethical Companies

The Spanish company Iberdrola has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Among the other companies that feature prominently are Marks & Spencer, Ford Motor Company, Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) and L’ORÉAL. Companies recognised by the Ethisphere Institute acknowledge their responsibilities to “drive positive change, consider the impact of their actions on …
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Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017

The WEF has just published the report “Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2017.” The study examines the progress of the global energy transition by benchmarking the energy systems of 127 countries. The results of the EAPI 2017 highlight key trends in the energy transition moving towards more sustainable, affordable and secure energy systems around …
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The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Inclusive Growth and Development Report 2017.” The study lays out strategies for cutting the current vicious cycle of stagnation and polarization of income and opportunities. It aims to answer the question – how can this be turned into a virtuous cycle of greater social inclusion and stronger, …
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The 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies

Last month Ethisphere unveiled the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2016, which includes 131 companies from 21 countries and 45 industries. The organization has over 10 years’ experience of analyzing and evaluating the ethical performance of companies across a whole range of dimensions, including social behavior, integrity and transparency. Ethisphere has also developed the Ethics Quotient, a …
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The World’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies 2016

BMW (Germany) is the most sustainable company on earth this year, according to The Corporate Knights Most Sustainable Companies of 2016 list. It is followed by Dassault Systemes (France) and Outotec (Finland) in second and third position, respectively. The Global 100 list is based on an extensive analysis of more than 4,600 major listed corporations. Global organisations with a …
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EU Report: “The role of science, technology and innovation policies to foster the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

The report presents the conclusions of the independent Expert Group on the “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” that was established in March 2015 by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 (Societal Challenge 5 – Work Programme for 2014-2015, pp. 79-80).  The work of the Expert Group aimed to provide advice to the Commission on the …
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Shock Waves

The World Bank has just published the report “Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty.” The study shows that climate change is an acute threat to poorer people across the world, with the power to push more than 100 million people back into poverty over the next fifteen years.  And the poorest …
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Global Financial Development Report 2015-2016

The World Bank has just published the “Global Financial Development Report 2015-2016: Long-term Financing.” According to the new study, extending the maturity structure of finance is considered to be at the core of sustainable financial development. The reports warns that a shortage of long-term financing since the 2008 crisis is chocking the investment-backed growth for …
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UNEP’s “Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 Report

“2014 brought a rebound of green energy investments worldwide with a surge of a solid 17% to $270 Billion” the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) highlights in its Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015 report. Renewable power generation capacity – excluding large-scale hydropower – reached the historic 100-gigawatts level as investment “rallied strongly after two years …
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