FAO: Key ecosystems that deliver numerous services essential to food and agriculture are declining rapidly! (Report February 2019)

Many key components of biodiversity for food and agriculture at genetic, species and ecosystem levels are in decline!

Evidence suggests that the proportion of livestock breeds at risk of extinction is increasing, and that, for some crops and in some areas, plant diversity in farmers’ fields is decreasing and threats to diversity are increasing.More

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink: Within 5 years all investors will measure a company’s ESG performance to determine its worth (Business Insider, Nov. 2018)

“We’re trying to improve the performance of our clients,” Fink said at The New York Times DealBook Conference in New York on Thursday. He also predicted that in the near future, all investors will be using ESG (environmental, social, governance) metrics to determine the value of a company.

“I do believe that the demand for ESG is going to transform all investing,” he said, referring to both passive and active investors. “Now, that may be one or five years away from now, but it’s not that far away.”More

Morningstar: ESG Funds Outperform in Growth and Returns in 2018 (February 2019)

The number of ESG funds grew by 50%, while money gushed in.

The number of sustainable investment funds has increased nearly 50% in the past year to 351, with total assets of $161 billion by the end of 2018, according to a new paper by Morningstar. A record number of those were launched in 2018 and more existing funds added environmental, social and governance criteria to their prospectuses, according to Jon Hale, director of sustainability investing research, who wrote the paper. In fact, there were 37 new funds launched last year, while 63 existing funds added ESG criteria.More

Disse 25 multinationale virksomheder står for 20% af alle verdens CO2-emissioner! (rapport fra DI, Sverige, februar 2019)

De 25 största utsläppande bolagen står för en femtedel av de globala koldioxidutsläppen. Detta enligt en rapport som Di Hållbart Näringsliv har tagit del av.

“Vi pratar kanske för lite om de riktigt stora utsläppande företagen. Det är helt avgörande att få med dem i omställningen. Och nu verkar många av bolagen faktiskt se att klimatfrågan inte längre går att ignorera”, säger Johan Kuylenstierna, vice ordförande i Klimatpolitiska rådet till Dagens Industri.More

Most U.S. companies say they are planning to transition to a circular economy (Fast Company, February 2019)

When Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport remodeled a terminal, it didn’t buy light bulbs; instead, the company signed a contract for “light as a service” from Signify, the company formerly known as Philips Lighting. Signify owns the physical lights, giving it the incentive to make products that last as long as possible and that can be easily repaired and recycled if anything breaks.

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Bornholm viser vej – uden affald i 2032 (Januar 2019)

Bornholm vil være den første region i Europa uden affaldsforbrænding. Vi vil sortere os udenom behovet for at forbrænde affald.

Bornholm viser vej – uden affald er visionen om et renere, sundere og mere grønt Bornholm i øget vækst og udvikling. Et Bornholm, der udbygger og forstærker sin tiltrækningskraft som Danmarks og Nordeuropas grønne ø, og som går forrest og viser, hvordan grønne visioner bliver til virkelighed.More