sábado, 27 de maio de 2017

JEFFREY SACHS |«a era do desenvolvimento sustentável»




«Jeffrey Sachs é um dos analistas mais perspicazes e originais do fenómeno do desenvolvimento global. Nesta obra, apresenta-nos um quadro prático de como podem os cidadãos usar um modo holístico de lidar com problemas globais que hoje nos parecem insolúveis: a pobreza extrema e persistente, a degradação ambiental e as injustiças político-económicas; em suma, como contrariá-las para termos um desenvolvimento sustentável. Assim, o autor oferece aos leitores, estudiosos, ativistas, ambientalistas e decisores políticos as ferramentas, os indicadores e as práticas de que necessitam para atingirem os objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável. Mais do que um mero exercício retórico, este livro foi concebido para informar, inspirar e suscitar a ação. Tendo por base os 12 anos do autor como diretor do Earth Institute da Universidade de Columbia e 13 anos como consultor do Secretário-Geral das Nações Unidas para os Objetivos de Desenvolvimento do Milénio, a Era do Desenvolvimento Sustentável é uma obra marcante, bem como um apelo a todos os que se preocupam com o planeta e a justiça global». Saiba mais.




sexta-feira, 21 de abril de 2017

«Sustainable Columbia»



«Columbia Launches New Sustainability Plan


Today, April 21, Columbia University is launching its first ever campus sustainability plan. The culmination of a 16-month process, the new plan was developed in collaboration with Earth Institute experts and lays out a three-year roadmap to make the university's operations more sustainable». Continue a ler.


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«WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE COLUMBIA?

Sustainable Columbia is the brand identity for Columbia University’s campus sustainability initiative, centralized through the Environmental Stewardship office and executed by a variety of University departments and projects. The Sustainable Columbia mark visually connects the many programs on campus that contribute to the success of our campus sustainability efforts by helping meet the goals set forth in this Plan».

quinta-feira, 20 de abril de 2017

«CEO GUIDE | to the Sustainable Development Goals»








«Leading businesses have long been engaged in efforts to integrate sustainability at the core of corporate strategy, decision-making and governance.
The SDGs provide us with a new lens through which to translate global needs and ambitions into business solutions.
These solutions will enable companies to better manage their
risks, anticipate consumer demand, build positions in growth markets, secure access to needed resources and strengthen their supply chains, while moving the world towards the delivery of the SDGs».




quinta-feira, 13 de abril de 2017

«Technology meets Mother Nature»



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«Technology meets Mother Nature
Join editors of The Economist and more than 200 leading business executives, policy makers, investors, and critical thinkers to discuss the technological adaptations that a sustainable future require».   Continue a ler.

segunda-feira, 27 de março de 2017

TIM BROWN | «Design & the circular economy – Circular Design Guide»






«What if we had a new way to design products, services, and businesses that were good for people, the planet, and business? That’s one of the questions we were seeking to answer when IDEO teamed up with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to launch the Circular Design Guide.
Why a design thinking guide for the circular economy? Design thinking is a great innovation tool for tackling complex systemic challenges. It not only offers an approach that generates momentum through prototyping, but also strengthens insight around what works (and what doesn’t). This new guide is meant to help innovators create more elegant, effective, and creative solutions for the circular economy». Mais.



sexta-feira, 24 de março de 2017

«Help shape the future of Integrated Reporting»

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«Organizations are using <IR> to communicate a clear, concise, integrated story that explains how all of their resources are creating value. <IR> is helping businesses to think holistically about their strategy and plans, make informed decisions and manage key risks to build investor and stakeholder confidence and improve future performance. It is shaped by a diverse coalition including business leaders and investors to drive a global evolution in corporate reporting.

Please read: The IIRC launches a two-month comment period aimed at listening to and learning from the market. We’re inviting public feedback until April 30 2017 on critical incentives and barriers to applying the International Framework». +.






sexta-feira, 10 de março de 2017

EVA GLADEK|«7 pillars of the circular economy»

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«(...) The circular economy is a new economic model for addressing human needs and fairly distributing resources without undermining the functioning of the biosphere or crossing any planetary boundaries. (...)»