Sustainable Development

The Anthropocene – 3 Reasons Why It Matters to Your Business

Introduction to the Anthropocene In a wonderful new book, professors Simon Lewis and Mark Maslin at London University College, make a convincing case that the Earth has entered the Anthropocene (combining the Greek words for ‘human’ and ‘recent’). Humans have literally become a force of nature. Meaning that human activity changes the Earth from one […]

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The Most Surprising Thing I Learned from Finishing a Climate Change Course

There’s a lot of good knowledge packed into the SDG Academy’s Climate Change course. You learn about the science behind climate change, what the Paris Agreement entails, and which multi-stakeholder initiatives try to combat climate change. The one thing that was maybe lacking was a chapter on how climate change poses threats to individual businesses;

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Could You Be Wrong in Thinking Climate Change Does Not Affect Your Business?

Credit: Takver via Flickr Introduction: what The Economist has to say about climate change and business More than a year ago, we started off a series of blog posts on mandatory non-financial disclosures with a post on climate change. At that point, four risk groups of climate change were identified and suggestions were made on

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3 Reasons to Use Science-Based Measures in Your Sustainability Report

In the Guardian, the case is made that current reporting practices on sustainability are a great waste of time. According to researchers, nobody actually reads sustainability reports. One of the main reasons being, that reports are impenetrable: they’re just too thick to get through.  The authors identified a number of issues with current sustainability reporting

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