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RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook Crowns Leaders for 2015

In January, RobecoSAM released its highly anticipated Sustainability Yearbook 2015. The Swiss sustainability investing firm reconfirms Telenet’s advanced position, naming it Industry Leader within the Media industry and member of the RobecoSAM Gold Class 2015. This indicates that Telenet is considered to be the company within its industry that is best prepared to seize the opportunities and manage the risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments.
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How Leading Chemicals Companies Surpass Their Competition

For the case studies we wrote for IMD business school on Royal DSM, and the forthcoming case on Novozymes for INSEAD, Finch & Beak did a deep dive in the sustainability performance within of the chemicals sector. This has taught us that at least a few chemical companies are among the global community of corporate sustainability front runners, which sparked the question: what is the status of sustainability in the rest of the industry?
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International CSR-Experts Address Sustainability Challenges

The increasing awareness and recognition for corporate social responsibility (CSR) as an important business theme is the central topic of the 2014 Spring Camp event at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. International prominent academics and leading practitioners are invited for a two-day conference to discuss the various aspects of sustainability on March 26 and 27. Harvard University, Boston University and Indiana University will present their academic papers addressing themes as, reporting and standard settings, the valuation of sustainability and the implementation of a CSR strategy.
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Sailors for Sustainability: Darwin’s Beagle Voyage Inspiration Source

Sailors for Sustainability (SfS) is formed by Dutch sailors Ivar Smits and Floris van Hees who will chronicle their sailing trip around the world in search of sustainable solutions and examples of circular economy thinking. The goal is to inspire their followers with positive cases while raising awareness of the urgency of sustainable change. Using renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy, they will travel sustainably. Finch & Beak is involved as a partner of the project to share the insights gained by SfS to inspire sustainable business transformation.
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Reporting: How to Hook the C-suite

With the reporting season in full swing, it’s time to shed some light on the phenomenon that integrated reporting has become. The abundance of sustainability standards and benchmarks makes it easy to get lost in the details of execution, but we should remember to see them as what they are: bait on the hook towards the ultimate goal of sustainable value creation.
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DSM: Sustainability as a Driver for Innovation

The British naturalist Charles Darwin noted in his publications that it was not the strongest of the species that survived but the fittest, i.e. those most responsive to change. We have come to notice this is not only the case in nature, but also in business. Prime example of a company able to adjust to changing circumstances while realizing growth and profitability: DSM.
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Smart Cities, Smart Transit: Bike Shares as Urban Transport Solution

If you have explored a large city in the past five years, there’s a fair chance you noticed neatly organized rows of bicycles in racks on sidewalks, available for public usage. May it be the Parisian pioneering public Vélib' system, or corporation-sponsored programs Barclays Cycle Hire in London and Citi Bike in New York, large-scale bike sharing systems have in common that they are adding a highly individual form of low-carbon transit in cities that are continuously looking for measures to become more liveable and maintain their attractiveness for citizens and businesses.
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