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De Groene Zaak

The Dutch Sustainable Business (De Groene Zaak) is the leading association in sustainability in the Netherlands, uniting over two hundred pioneering companies. It is the Dutch chapter of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and partner in Ecopreneur.eu. All members share a clear business goal: transforming the current economic order to a sustainable and circular one as fast as possible.
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Mapping the SDGs to Your Business Priorities

In September 2015, the UN launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Since then, organizations around the globe have started to adjust their societal strategies towards this new sustainable development agenda. But how big is the existing gap to your business and how to overcome this with a minimum time-to-value?
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World leaders call for global climate change effort

At the 2008 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland business and foreign leaders called for strengthened public governance frameworks that will boost corporate global citizenship and fuel the fight against climate change.
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KaosPilot: local government seeks sustainable development

How do you ensure that, as a local government, you have strategies, political support and a mandate for sustainability? Which tools do you need to bring sustainable development to a higher level? How do you motivate the internal organisation? How do you create a feeling of involvement amongst inhabitants and other stakeholders?
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Development of a Future Center

In February 2007 Finch & Beak started to work with the Dutch Ministry of Water Management and Transportation, helping them to develop a conceptual framework for a new Future Center set to open in January 2008.
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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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Closing Coal Plants Important Signal for COP21 Summit

The Netherlands is the worst performing country in Europe in terms of energy and climate policy, according to recent research by the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen. When it comes to renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions and primary energy consumption, the Netherlands scores bottom of the list in Europe. In order to start taking action on this, 64 professors wrote a letter to the Dutch government saying: shut down all coal plants.
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