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Global businesses support putting a price on carbon emissions

November 29th, 2012 by University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership

Over one hundred international companies, including Shell, Unilever, Cathay Pacific, EDF Energy, Braskem, Statoil, Swiss Re, Ricoh and Skanska, endorsed the Carbon Price Communiqué, which was presented on 19 November 2012 to the European Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard, and distinguished Ambassadors to the EU at an event in Brussels. The Communiqué calls on […]

KPMG’s Global summit urges reduction in short term focus in favour of long term sustainability

February 17th, 2012 by KPMG

According to recommendations released from KPMG’s “Business Perspective on Sustainable Growth: Preparing for Rio+20” global summit, policymakers and the business community should ramp up collaboration and demonstrate renewed leadership in order to achieve sustainable and equitable growth objectives. Summit attendees agreed to the recommendations as part of the meeting’s goal of providing business input to […]

Unilever’s commitment to a low carbon future

July 18th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Unilever acknowledges that climate change is likely to have a growing impact on our business and we are planning ahead and reshaping our business on the assumption that we will be operating in an environment where there is a price on carbon. Media reports questioning our position on carbon pricing or suggesting that we will […]

Wageningen University’s micro-algae research centre to explore renewable energy and raw materials production

June 16th, 2011 by Wageningen University and Research Centre

On 17 June 2011 with the opening of AlgaePARC and the launch of the BioSolar Cells research project, a new research facility at Wageningen University & Research centre in the Netherlands starts exploring on a semi-industrial scale the potential of micro-algae as a sustainable source of energy and raw materials. The aim is to raise […]

UK government initiatives to enhance sustainable development and maximise economic growth

March 21st, 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP

This is a lightly edited transcript of the address to the SDUK conference on 17 March 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, UK Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. —— “Thank you very much for inviting me to this conference. We are happy to engage in this whole subject that so many […]

Five steps towards authentic sustainability communications

February 22nd, 2011 by Ed Gillespie

Ed Gillespie, Co-founder of Futerra Sustainability Communications, wrote this piece for The Guardian’s Sustainable Business Blog. —- In a world of mind-boggling complexity, convoluted inter-dependencies and interconnectedness it is often hard to know where to begin on developing communications for your business around sustainability. Below I’ve outlined the key steps of a journey that you […]