Category Archives: Network

From Bangladesh via New York and Wall Street to Stockholm

Tweet On a Sunday afternoon at the restaurant Vapiano in the Old Town of Stockholm , I met 33 years old Patrick Botlero.  He was born in Dhaka in Bangladesh, grew up in Queens, New York, worked in Wall Street … Continue reading

Stockholm+40 – Sustainable Solutions on the Agenda

Tweet On 23-25 April 2012 Sweden’s Ministry of Environment and Ministry for Foreign Affairs opens an international conference, Stockholm+40 – Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development. The discussions, which will attract a number of the world’s leading political figures, mark the 30th anniversary of … Continue reading

Sustainable Capitalism? – 2

Tweet There is a systemic crisis affecting most countries on the planet. It is not restricted to capitalism and in fact extends far beyond it. It is a crisis that has been in the making for decades and one that … Continue reading

Cities show the way out of the crises

Tweet Once a year, European Mayors gather to confirm their commitment at the Covenant of Mayors annual ceremony. Yesterday ceremony was the third year – and now the signatories exceeded 3000 with a commitment to go beyond the EU 2020 energy … Continue reading

Paris on the electrical vehicle roadmap

Tweet Some 212 million people, or more than 29 per cent of Europe’s total population, live in the Continent’s 500 largest cities. Europe’s population is estimated at 727 million, with 379 million people living in the European Union, prior to … Continue reading

Raising the bar for sustainability rating agencies

Tweet The quality of sustainability analysis by rating agencies has been put under a microscope this year, as the relevance of long-term sustainability impacts to investment decisions increases. There are currently 924 signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, … Continue reading

Mexico City cut its GHG-emissions with 5,7 mt

Tweet Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have been reduced by an accumulated 5.7 million metric tonnes (mt) in Mexico City since it began implementing its Green Plan in 2008, the Mexico City government has announced. The reduction represents 82% of Mexico City’s overall target of reducing … Continue reading

Green Growth Leaders – new report released

Tweet “Innovation-led emissions reductions may create new industries and business models that provide significant growth potential”, says professor John Zysman of The Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. He points out examples like Korea, Germany and Denmark, who have used investment in … Continue reading

Time for action – Global Compact has a unique role to play

Tweet Ten years have passed since Global Compact, the UN initiative to bolster companies’ commitment to vital social issues, began. Since then, 7,000 companies in more than 135 countries have ratified Global Compact’s 10 principles. Between the 23rd and 25th … Continue reading

Time for action – Global Compact has a unique role to play

Tweet Ten years have passed since Global Compact, the UN initiative to bolster companies’ commitment to vital social issues, began. Since then, 7,000 companies in more than 135 countries have ratified Global Compact’s 10 principles. Between the 23rd and 25th … Continue reading