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Kering Director: Sustainability is Non-Negotiable

AN INTERVIEW WITH JOCHEN ZEITZ, SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR AT KERING

New Report: Business Innovation in a Living Economy

BUSINESS INNOVATION IN A LIVING ECONOMY

One of the main puzzles of our time is how to avoid climate change and safeguard ecosystem health while simultaneously improving human wellbeing and enhancing social justice without destabilizing the economy.

Business Prosperity: The Journey Towards a Living Economy

by Eirini Glyki and Elena Niculae

The beginning of the 21st century bears the mark of change: changing, as we go along, the way we conceptualize making business and changing cultures, with business innovations for sustainability. Faced with the scarcity imperative and rising price volatility, businesses are turning to their supply chains to increase efficiency of scarce resources i.e. energy use, water consumption, and cut down their costs.

At Van Houtum the Cradle-to-Cradle Model is the New Black

By Elena Niculae

Tissue paper company Van Houtum has created the first Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) certified product and process in the industry of hygienic paper. By engaging its suppliers in process innovation, Van Houtum closed the loop on the Satino Black complementary product line in just 3 years, getting one step closer to its goal of converting the whole company to a C2C business model.

State of the World 2013 Launch and Seminar Report

Copenhagen

On the day that Worldwatch Institute launched State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? 69,578 cyclists crossed the Dronning Louise Bridge into the centre of Copenhagen providing a very simple answer to that very weighty environmental question. Of course sustainability is possible, if we make sustainable choices. In the Danish capital, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen the bicycle as their main mode of transport, turning Nørrebrogade, a main thoroughfare into the city, into Europe’s busiest road in terms of bicycle traffic.

Water: Brussels' Golden Taps Leave Europeans Thirsty

“Water has become a highly precious resource. There are some places where a barrel of water costs more than a barrel of oil.”
Lloyd Axworthy, Foreign Minister of Canada

By Katerina Batzaki

We Need to Manage Our Freshwater Reserves More Wisely

An Interview with Sandra Postel, Director of the Global Water Policy Project

Alternative Consumption and Non-Shopping Trends on the Rise

by Melanie Herrmann

"Happiness does not come from having much, but from being attached to little.“
Venerable Cheng Yen

Greek Culture Is Evolving with Prolonged Recession

by Eirini Glyki

After five straight years of recession, Greece greets 2013 with an economy set to further contract. Unemployment has increased 13% in the past year, reaching 26%. The largest increase has taken place in the age group 20-24; 55% of people aged between 15 and 24 can’t find work.