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Sardex: A Local Currency for a Thriving Community

As part of their round-the-world sailing trip in search of sustainable solutions, the Sailors for Sustainability visited Sardinia. During the financial crisis in 2008, the credit flow dried up and unemployment was on the rise, also in Sardinia. In response, five young men from the Sardinian village of Serramanna set up the Sardex, a local currency for businesses in Sardinia. How does it work?
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Webcast on Human Capital Development & Eco-Efficiency

On November 30th, the last out of 5 webinars on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2017 results was broadcasted by RobecoSAM. The webcast covered the criteria of Human Capital Development and Operational Eco-Efficiency. Both criteria play an important role in the 60 industries addressed by RobecoSAM's questionnaire. As in line with the general trend of the sustainability assessment, those two criteria have shifted towards quantitative questions. Therefore, companies are required to have a data-driven perspective in order to accelerate its performance. In the download section of this article, you can find our summary of the webcast.
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Summary of Webcast on Corporate Governance & Materiality

On November 9th, the fourth out of 5 webinars on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) 2017 results was broadcasted by RobecoSAM. The webcast covered the criterion of Materiality and the updated Corporate Governance chapter. Both criteria are key in determining whether companies have the right focus and effective structures for long-term shareholder value creation. In the download section of this article, you can find our summary of the webcast.
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Chocolate Passion Enjoyed by the Entire Value Chain

Chocolate is globally perceived as a scrumptious product and often reminds people of joyful moments. But the conditions under which the main ingredient of chocolate, cocoa, is produced are still less joyful. To help develop a sustainable cocoa supply chain, a consortium of 13 banks has renewed market leader Barry Callebaut’s banking credit facility, increasing it from EUR 600 million to EUR 750 million. Surprisingly, the interest rate will be coupled with the company’s sustainability performance and rating.
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5 Percent of the World's Waste Comes from Textiles

Circular economy business models require organizations to reinvent their current business and to start exploring new activities. Upon successful execution, they can enter new markets, gain market share and create a competitive advantage over their competitors. Ultimately, this will result in an increase in revenue.
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Future-Proof and Sustainable Cities in the Making

Not only companies are integrating sustainability into the core of their strategy, also cities nowadays are more and more concerned about becoming sustainable. With our worldwide population set to grow towards 9 billion by 2050 and strong urbanization, cities have to prepare for the future. This topic is the central challenge of Urban-X and accelerator created by HAX, an existing hardware investment company, together with MINI.
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Customer Case: Inspiring Youngsters at Sekisui

The Japanese Sekisui Chemical Group is one of the leading global chemical companies developing the frontiers of Creation of Housing & Social Infrastructure and Chemical Solutions.
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Customer Case: Spurring Innovation with Telenet Idealabs

Telenet launched its Telenet Idealabs accelerator and growth program in Antwerp in 2014 to facilitate startups getting a head start.
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The 24-Hour Stakeholder Pressure Cooker

As part of broad sustainability agendas, stakeholder management has gained significance as a result of increased transparency, reporting regulations and the understanding that stakeholder influence will determine a company’s “license to grow”. Appreciating the issues that key stakeholders value most, can make drive competitive advantage.
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