quarta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2016

BSR Conference | «devoted to sustainability»





Aqui o site da conferência

«BSR CONFERENCE 2016: BE BOLD

The theme for the BSR Conference 2016 is BE BOLD. The challenges of building a sustainable future are immense and will require collaborative, innovative thinking from all sectors of society. There are substantial opportunities to build inclusive, sustainable economies through business leadership and partnership—and we know that we won’t achieve these goals unless we think big—and think bold. At #BSR16, we’ll hear compelling stories from companies, foundations, big thinkers, and creative doers who have made big bets in the service of building a better world».
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Em particular: veja como a Conferência, ela mesma, procura ser sustentável; e como o relato da sustentabilidade tem espaço de destaque na agenda:


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segunda-feira, 22 de agosto de 2016

«Can a City Be SUSTAINABLE»





«Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.9 billion people—are urban dwellers and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities? 
In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting them into practice.
Can a City Be Sustainable? first puts our current moment in context, tracing cities in the arc of human history. It also examines the basic structural elements of every city: materials and fuels; people and economics; and biodiversity. In the book's City Views, professionals working on some of the world’s most inventive urban sustainability projects share their first-hand experience. Success stories come from places as diverse as Ahmedabad, India; Freiburg, Germany; and Shanghai, China. In many cases, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled. 
The book also examines cross-cutting issues that affect the success of all cities. Topics range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government.
Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow».






quinta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2016

EXPOSIÇÃO | «Segunda Natureza»


Luísa Correia Pereira,
 Divers chemins avec une forêt au centre, 1970.
 Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP.

  
«O tema essencial de Segunda Natureza é precisamente a noção de que, por muito que a «economia da experiência» tente convencer-nos do contrário, há muito que perdemos a possibilidade de vivenciar e aperceber a Natureza no seu estado virginal. A Natureza passou a integrar a cultura e a ser vista apenas através das lentes da cultura. Através das suas descrições e representações, os artistas foram talvez os primeiros a entender a Natureza como um sujeito essencialmente produzido pelo homem – um sujeito a ser capturado, filtrado e reinventado através de meios técnicos que se estendem, muito para além das ferramentas agrícolas ou paisagísticas, dos aparelhos fotográficos às práticas da pintura e escultura. – Pedro Gadanho (excerto do texto publicado no catálogo da exposição).(...). Continue a ler.


terça-feira, 16 de agosto de 2016

«Making Sustainability Reporting Work for Investors and Companies»



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O nosso destaque:
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Notwithstanding the title of a recent book regarding the future of accounting, excerpted in the Wall Street Journal, accounting is not dead, and financial information and analysis remains critically important. However, investors need better disclosure in respect of sustainability matters, and under current reporting systems companies have the ability to provide what investors need. The SEC has acknowledged the need for disclosure to evolve in this area. In its long-awaited recent Concept Release regarding disclosure effectiveness, currently open for public comment, the SEC asks “which, if any, sustainability and public policy disclosures are important to an understanding of a registrant’s business and financial condition and whether there are considerations that make these disclosures important to investment and voting decisions.” (...)».




































quinta-feira, 28 de julho de 2016

«RADAR Summer 2016»



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Sobre esta RADAR:
«Our world is shaped by change, gradual and abrupt. Rifts and divisions abound across the globe, not least recently in the United Kingdom. But we also observe more subtle changes happening in business and the economy: the softening of traditional organisational divides. In this edition of Radar we explore the loosening of constraints that have shaped business, the economy and society.
One of the most obvious changes has been the blurring of boundaries between business, government and non-profits. Novartis Access works in close and equal partnership with NGOs and governments to strengthen healthcare systems and deliver medicine in low-income countries (Spotlight on: Novartis Access). Breaking Barriers (Meet Our Network: Matthew Powell) partners with corporates to help refugees access employment in the UK. Professor David Grayson (What I Have Learnt) is a first amongst a growing number of professionals to cross the lines of business, civil society, academia and the public sector». Continue a ler.


quarta-feira, 20 de julho de 2016

«SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION IN SPORT 2016»

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“We must act, and we must act together internationally. Sport must sustain its model, and this involves the organization of major sporting events durable and sustainable… Sport embraces the entire planet, we have a duty to make it sustainable if we want the world to be.”

Thierry Braillard, French Secretary of State for 
Sport at Sustainable Innovation in Sport 2015