Global Commitment 2020 Progress Report

Global Commitment 2020 Progress Report

Global Commitment 2020 Progress Report Since 2016, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative has rallied businesses and governments behind a positive vision of a circular economy for plastics. Its 2016 and 2017 New Plastics Economy reports captured worldwide headlines, revealing the financial and environmental costs of waste plastic and pollution. The initiative is …

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Environmental Finance: Reimagining capitalism in a world on fire. Book review by our founder, Marcio Viegas

Book review: Reimagining capitalism in a world on fire This is an optimistic (and personal) prescription for reimagining capitalism and rewiring finance from Harvard teacher Rebecca Henderson, says Marcio Viegas. Rebecca Henderson is not an anti-capitalist. She teaches at the Harvard Business School MBA programme and was named one of the three Outstanding Directors of …

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Over 150 business and investor CEOs urge the EU to raise EU 2030 GHG emissions targets to at least 55 per cent

As the European Commission sits down to discuss proposals for a new 2030 emissions target in time for the State of the Union address tomorrow (Wednesday Sept 16), more than 150 European businesses, investors and business networks, including Microsoft, IKEA, Deutsche Bank, Unilever, H&M, Google, EDF, Signify and Apple are calling on EU leaders to …

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BBVA to support seven international financial education projects, among them Marcio Viegas’

BBVA’s Center for Financial Education and Capability’s grant program has selected the financial education research projects that will receive financing this year. One of the novelties of this edition is that seven grants will be given this year, instead of five like in previous years. A total of 40 projects from 23 countries were presented. …

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“Non Financial” Reporting: increasingly financial, important and better

“Non Financial” Information: increasingly financial, important and better SUST4IN organizes the 4th “Non Financial” Reporting Conference, this time in digital format, whose objective has been to debate the importance of transparency in environmental and social issues, around the “Non-Financial” Information Statements according to the Spanish Law 11/2018, which has transposed the EU Directive on Non-Financial …

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New Spanish Climate Law: urgent, although it can be improved

NEW SPANISH CLIMATE LAW

New Spanish Climate Law: urgent, although it can be improved The sustainability specialist company SUST4IN brings together authorities, investors, NGOs, unions, lawyers, companies and other actors in a webinar about the draft Spanish Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition. Valvanera Ulargui, Director General of the Spanish Office for Climate Change, Juantxo López de Uralde, …

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PR – The New Spanish Circular Economy Strategy: responsibilities, challenges and opportunities

SUST4IN brings together the Secretary of State for Environment, Hugo Morán, the Director-General of DG Environment of the European Commission, Daniel Calleja, and other authorities, NGOs, investors and companies in a webinar on circular economy.
The event discussed the responsibilities, challenges and opportunities of the new Spanish Circular Economy Strategy, in addition to the Draft New Spanish Law of Waste and Contaminated Soils that is in public information phase.

Manifest for a sustainable economic recovery

Manifest for a sustainable economic recovery More than 240 personalities from politics, civil society and business, including the founder of SUST4IN, Marcio Viegas, have come together to demand the Commission for Social and Economic Reconstruction recovery plans based on sustainability criteria. The COVID-19 crisis is the largest crisis society has faced since World War II, …

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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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