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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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE FINANCE AND GREEN BONDS: SUMMARY

Madrid, 18 July. SUST4IN, in collaboration with ICEX Spain Trade and Investment,  has organized the conference “Climate finance instruments: opportunities around green  bonds” in order to provide first-hand information on innovative climate finance instruments  and specifically green bonds, with practical cases. The session was opened by the Director of Business Internationalisation ICEX, Isaac  Martin Barbero, who has underlined that “this financial instrument combines technical …

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A circular economy is a necessity, namely in europe

Summary of the II Life Cycle Assessment and Circular Economy International Conference, organized by SUST4IN and the Forum for Sustainability through Innovation Life Cycle (FSLCI) in Madrid this week. Keynote speech by the MEP and former Minister of Environment of Finland Siri Pietikäinen, rapporteur of the circular economy package in the European Parliament New trends …

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Sustainability bonds international conference: summary

Sustainabilty bonds: more than 2,000 million euros already issued in Spain The Sustainability Bonds International Conference was held today in Madrid, organized by SUST4IN in conjunction with the Climate Bonds Initiative The great demand from responsible investors explains the growth of green bonds and social bonds The ICO (Instituto de Credito Oficial) has issued the …

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