Rige kendisser flyver 10.000 gange mere end gennemsnittet! (artikel i Aktuell Hållbarhet, oktober 2019)

Uddrag af artikel i Aktuell Hållbarhet, 21/10 2019:

Bill Gates, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez och andra rika kändisar i USA har fått sina flygresor kartlagda av en grupp forskare i Lund. Resultaten publiceras i en vetenskaplig artikel som visar att en rik elit är på väg att äta upp det globala utsläppsutrymmet.

I artikeln som publiceras i novembernumret av den vetenskapliga tidskriften Annals of Tourism Research har forskargruppen ledd av Stefan Gössling, professor i turism vid Lunds universitet, kartlagt tio internationella offentliga personers flygvanor under ett år. Siffrorna visar sig att personerna inte bara är superkändisar utan också ”superutsläppare”.

Av de tio amerikanska kändisarna var det Bill Gates, ordförande i Microsoft, som släppte ut mest – hela 1 600 ton koldioxid under det undersökta året 2017.More

Buying less is better than buying green for the planet and your happiness! (Study from University of Arizona, October 2019)

A new study found that people who consume less are happier than those who engage in other pro-environmental consumer behaviors, like buying environmentally friendly products.

Humans’ overconsumption of resources — from the food and clothes we buy to the methods of transportation we choose — is a leading contributor to global climate change, says University of Arizona researcher Sabrina Helm. Therefore, it’s increasingly important to understand the choices consumers make and how those decisions affect the health of a planet with limited resources.More

Dansif: 74% af respondenterne bruger SDG’erne aktivt til udvælgelse af investeringer (Dansif-rapport, september 2019)

From the Executive Summary of the report:

The 2019 Dansif survey has a 62% response rate and the respondents together represent 90% of total Assets under Management (AuM) for the 50 largest institutional investors in Denmark.

All of the 31 survey respondents have a responsible investment (RI) policy which covers the majority or all of their total AuM 89% of the respondents make their RI policy publicly available .More

Enel launches the world’s first “general purpose SDG linked bond”, succesfully placing a 1.5 billion U.S. dollar bond (September 2019)

The issue was almost three times oversubscribed, with orders of about 4 billion US dollars. The strong demand from investors for the “General Purpose SDG Linked Bond” once again confirms the appreciation and confidence of the financial markets in the soundness of the Enel Group’s sustainable strategy and the consequent impact on the economic and financial results.

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181 major US businesses commit to act fairly and sustainably (published August 2019)

A welcome development this week was the declaration from 181 chief executives of US companies to operate in a way that values and recognizes all their stakeholders.

The signatories to the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, organized by Business Roundtable, includes commitments to:

  • Respect communities and the environment by embracing sustainable business practices;
  • Deal with suppliers and partners fairly and ethically;
  • Invest in their employees, fostering diversity and inclusion;
  • Demonstrate transparency and effective stakeholder engagement.

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Jordens Vänner: Det svenske olieselskab Preem bedst til greenwashing 2019! (Juli 2019)

Citeret fra artikel i Aktuell Hållbarhet, 3/7 2019:

“Greenwashpriset blir Preemwashpriset

Jordens Vänner anser att kombinationen hög svansföring inom hållbarhetsområdet och planer som fördubblar koldioxidutsläppen vid raffinaderiet i Lysekil gör att Preem förtjänar Svenska Greenwashpriset 2019.

Preem tilldelas årets skampris nummer ett i Almedalen, Svenska Greenwashpriset. Utdelare är som vanligt Jordens Vänner som anser att Preems grönmålning består av att företaget planerar en utbyggnad av raffinaderiet i Lysekil samtidigt som företaget hävdar att deras “verksamhet bedrivs med utgångspunkt att bevara miljön för fratida generationer”. Utbyggnaden av Preemraff i Lysekil innebär att utsläppen därifrån fördubblas från 1,7 miljoner ton koldioxid till 3,4 miljoner.

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Danskerne: “Vestas, Ørsted og Coop er de mest bæredygtige virksomheder” (analyse fra Advice, maj 2019)

Uddrag af analysen, side 18:

“Der er altså ingen tvivl om, at danskerne har taget virksomhedernes bæredygtigheds­ dagsorden til sig. Men hvem, mener de så, skiller sig positivt ud? I Bæredygtigheds­ barometeret har vi spurgt respondenterne om, uhjulpet, at nævne virksomheder, som de mener gør meget for en bæredygtig udvikling. Det er interessant, at danskernes top tre dækker virksomheder, som er bæredygtige på tre forskellige måder.

Vinderen er Vestas!More

A new approach to materiality: Back-casting from the future to prioritize what really matters (Article by Sustainable Brands, March 2019)

Article by Sustainable Brands on futurefitbusines.org, March 2019:

It’s time for a reverse materiality assessment — rather than trying to divine what matters most by forecasting from the unsustainable present, we must prioritize by back-casting from the sustainable future.

One of the most commonly used tools in the CSR professional’s toolkit is the materiality assessment, an exercise in gathering insight on the relative importance of social and environmental issues as a means to inform reporting and strategy development. And yet the way such assessments are conducted often seems to be more of an art than a science. A recent article in Sustainable Brands highlighted some of the key flaws, from focusing on the wrong questions and factoring in only limited stakeholder views, to looking only a short way into the future.More

Yes, Sustainability Can Be a Strategy! (article in HBR, February 2019)

Article in Harvard Business Review, February 11th, 2019 by Ioannis Ioannou and George Serafeim:

In recent years, a growing number of companies around the world have voluntarily adopted and implemented a broad range of sustainability practices. The accelerating rate of adoption of these practices has also provoked a debate about the nature of sustainability and its long-term implications for organizations. Is the adoption of sustainability practices a form of strategic differentiation that can lead to superior financial performance? Or, is it a strategic necessity that can ensure corporate survival but not necessarily out performance?

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