External assurance can reduce ‘greenwashing’

Marcio Viegas, founder and managing director, SUST4INHans Hoogervorst, chair of the International Accounting Standards Board, claims that “greenwashing is rampant” in sustainability reporting (FT.com, April 2). Then Tim Mohin, chief executive of the Global Reporting Initiative, “categorically refutes” that claim (Letters, April 8) while candidly reminding us of the Enron and 1MDB financial reporting scandals. Both are …

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SUST4IN joins New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Madrid, 14 March 2019. We are pleased to announce that SUST4IN has joined the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, an initiative led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment.  Our announcmente coincides the the publicacion of the First Global Commitment report, revealing details of industry and government efforts to tackle plastic waste and pollution Details of how brands, governments, and other …

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Climate change: COP24 has laid the foundation for ambition

SUST4IN brings together government, NGOs, trade unions, investors and companies at the COP24 Katowice: The Day After Conference held yesterday in Madrid, with full house. The results of the COP24, the new Spanish Law on Climate Change, the cases of Madrid and Seville, the just transition and the actions of investors and various business sectors …

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Sustainable Development Goals: the first one thousand days and the road ahead. A business perspective.

It is one thousand days since the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by all nations. What happened since then and what next for business? asks Marcio Viegas, founder of SUST4IN. Madrid, 21 June 2018. The weather was mild in New York on that Friday, 25 September 2015. But the atmosphere was electric as the Sustainable Development Goals …

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Budgeting for the Sustainable Development Goals: tactics and resources

Article by Marcio Viegas, founder and managing director, SUST4IN It is now clear that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an enormous business opportunity and responsibility. New reports from the UN Global Compact and the WBCSD show that business understand the opportunity, but real action is missing. 75% of respondents (almost 1,500 companies) to a UN …

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Sustainable Development Goals: Two Years On – International Conference

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are now in the agenda of a growing number of serious companies and investors The SDGs are a moral imperative and more concretely a business opportunity, but urgent action and innovation are needed. Madrid, 27 September 2017. Two years ago, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were unanimously adopted by 193 …

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SUST4IN and ICEX bring innovative financial instruments to companies to mitigate climate change

Opportunities offered by green bonds and green loans in the second conference co-organized between SUST4IN and ICEX, the Spanish Export and Investment Institute SUST4IN, in collaboration with ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones, organized the “II Climate Finance Conference: Green Bonds and other innovative instruments” at the ICEX Auditorium, a conference aimed at heads of financial …

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Leveraging Design Thinking to boost the Sustainable Development

Design Thinking facilitates the implementation of sustainability strategies and accelerates the related change-management processes in large organizations. It provides support in order for all the people involved to contribute to the organization’s objectives. It is also a powerful approach to implement the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability challenges: what priorities? One of biggest challenges for sustainability …

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