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Resilience instead of growth
Many people agree: growth is essentail. Really? And what if theres
no growth does this result in the breakdown of financial markets,
economies, social and welfare systems?
An alternative concept, the degrowth economy, stipulates to reduce industrial value-add patterns und strengthen regional self-sufficiency patterns. Such an economy would be more sufficient, but also more resilient and ecologically reconcilable. And it would ease the life of people that struggle with ever increasing trends of material self-realisation.
One of the leading representatives of the degrowth/postgrowth concept, Professor Dr Niko Paech, impressed the audience on 18/6/2018 in his presentation, opening the first Week of sustainability in Neuss.
Dr Ralf Resch moderated the event, co-organised by the distance university Hagen, the adult education centre Neuss and Transition Town Neuss. It became a successful evening with many inspiring discussions by representatives of the city as well as the civil society of Neuss.
An audio recording (in German) can be found here:
How does your company contribute to the SDGs?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations, covering a broad range of social, ecological and economic development issues and apply to all countries. They are also known as the "2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". (1)
The progress in achieving these goals depends on the contribution of the economic sector and individual enterprises. This holds particularly true for the goals Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure and Responsible Consumption and Production, but also for further goals like Decent Work and Economic Growth or Affordable and Clean Energy, as well as cross sector goal like Quality Education or Climate Action.
What does this mean for your company? Which (sub)goals are particularly
relevant for you? How do you measure your contribution to the implementation
and how do you communicate this to your stakeholders?
CSR Reporting Duty or Chance?
From 2017 larger enterprises have to inform, according to EU regulation EU2014/95, about strategies, risks and results regarding their environmental, social and employment aspects, about respect for human rights, abatement of corruption and bribery and about diversity in their management and supervisory boards.
Please read more here or contact us with your requirements.
Corporate Carbon Footprint Transparency
and triple benefit
Why should companies bother about their carbon footprint?
Aside from intrinsic motivation possibly also because an important customer
asks for it (in order to complete his own balance with data from his supply
How to establish a carbon footprint for companies, organisations or products
and how to analyse the results? Contact us for an individual proposal.
An increasing number of consumers are concerned about the effects of their consumption patterns on environment and society. The B2B sector is interested in sustainable products as well. But:
How to design a sustainable product?
Should ecological materials be used?
All that can help but usage patterns play an important role as well. How can the consumer know which influence his way of usage has on the overall eco-balance? How does he respond to lease or sharing concepts instead of buying and owning products?
For a holistic picture a look at the total product life cycle is essential, because the biggest impacts are not always where they are assumed to be. And all of this often has effects on the business model how can one realise sustainable profits in future?
If you need assistance with all these questions, please contact us with your problem setting.
Electronic or paper based documents what
is more sustainable?