Tag Archives: Global Reporting Initiative

Political leadership in a new era

Tweet IPCC. Drought. Storms. CO2 levels of 400 ppm. In 2014, climate change and sustainability moved from being distinct environmental concerns to becoming systematic welfare issues. Agricultural production was effected by both droughts and floods in many areas around the … Continue reading

Climate strategy is a welfare issue

Tweet Europe is facing a shift political agendas. This transition will place greater focus on welfare, in both the short- and long-term, and in both policy and action. The organizations and individuals involved in social dialogue feel that the political … Continue reading

Sweden may have moved first to break fossil fuel dependency, but it’s no thanks to the pension funds

Tweet The planet’s atmosphere is constantly being flooded with more greenhouse gases. The more that we unleash, the more we warm the planet. Put simply: now is the time to let our fossil fuel reserves rest in peace. If we … Continue reading

Irrational people, behaviors and decisions

Tweet I often find myself thinking about our ability to make decisions. Perhaps this is because the fundamental ethics that lie behind our choices can apply to both the large and small issues that we deal with each day – … Continue reading

Respect Climate: Looking for Smart Climate Solutions

Tweet We are a long way off solving the problem of climate change. One need only to think of the string of failed climate negotiations or the recent massive investments in tar sands and shale gas to appreciate this. It … Continue reading

State-Owned, But on Whose Behalf?

Tweet I want to talk to you about TeliaSonera, a telecoms operator, and Vattenfall, an energy company. Both these companies are Swedish. Both are giants in their respective sectors. And both have recently been embroiled in scandals that have cost … Continue reading

New report on state-owned companies in Sweden

Tweet The Swedish Government has submitted a paper on state-owned companies to parliament which reports on the ownership and management in these companies’ operations in 2011. It was was a good year in terms of results, as they provided dividends … Continue reading

Why politicians and economists are left behind

Tweet John Elkington asks in the Guardian if innovation and new business models can do the same for sustainability in the 21st century? The biggest problem and challenges businesses, politicians and NGO:s have –  Our society is not aligning the human and … 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

Ranking and awards to Sweden’s top sustainability figures

Tweet “You do not just get respect, you earn it”. This quote represents a core part of the values-based mission that led to the formation of Respect in 2000. Twelve years later and an increasing number of individuals are earning … Continue reading