Tag Archives: Sustainability

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

In Front of the IPCC Climate meeting in Stockholm

Tweet The coming months promise a proactive agenda from sustainability stakeholders across the public, private and voluntary sectors as we build up to the meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – IPCC – http://www.ipcc.ch – in Stockholm in … 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

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

Rio+20: What are you waiting for?

Tweet Ahead of the Rio+20 Summit I would like to share three thoughts of mine that may inspire you to take action. 1. In Europe we can save energy, become independent of fossil fuel – and create new jobs. But how can … Continue reading

No Plan B for the Planet

Tweet It’s worrying me that it is so difficult to build understanding between national governments. We are all developing nations and need to understand how conditions are different depending on where we live on our planet. Mayors in cities seem … Continue reading

Sustainable Capitalism?

Tweet I read a very interesting article in the International Herald Tribune, that discussed how the new model of corporate management and ownership was creating companies that had anonymous and absent owners and shareholders. I am a firm believer that … Continue reading

Sustainability and the local Government

Tweet  A growing number of municipal governments across the country are aiming to become beacons of sustainability in their communities, but many are struggling to lead by example. This report promises to help municipal change agents advance sustainability in their … Continue reading

Ranked the Rich – to support the poor – Sweden top ranked

Tweet Each year since 2003, the Center for Global Development has “ranked the rich”—assessing which wealthy nations do the most (for their size) to bring good government and prosperity to the rest of the world. Today, we released the 9th edition of … Continue reading

Food production for 9 Billion People?

Tweet How will 9 billion people be able to eat without undermining the very basis for food production? A seminar in Stockholm on the 7th of November will take on the grand challenge of Global Food Security, in the context … Continue reading