The European Commission has passed the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) which promises to shake up pricing advantages in supply chains for carbon intensive materials. This regulation, which will require action by certain companies starting in October 2023, seeks to levy carbon prices on imported goods where the market of origin does not have carbon pricing mechanisms in place. In this article we provide an overview of what the CBAM will entail, elaborate on how it will work, which industries it will apply to and why the decarbonization of supply chains is crucial to the affected industries. A checklist of how companies can prepare for CBAM is available to download.
The Movember movement has grown from a conversation on the come-back of the mustache to one of, if not the, largest men’s health movement with a support of over 5 million people, having raised a total of $900 million since 2003. In this article we take a closer look at this well-groomed initiative.
The Oslo-based Katapult is not just any startup accelerator program. While the likes of Y Combinator, TechStars and Seedcamp have pioneered the acceleration landscape through funding hundreds of small businesses that in some cases have grown into big names themselves, this Norwegian program is a for-profit accelerator that is uniquely focused on creating positive societal impact.
Instead of innovating in isolation, multinationals are opening their doors and partner with startups to design solutions for their most pressing challenges. Coca-Cola, Google and Disney are only a few of the companies that have captured value of initiating these corporate accelerators. These accelerators increasingly focus on sustainability issues. One of the latest companies entering the stage is Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev). The global beer company has announced its 100+ Accelerator, aiming to address global challenges in line with the group’s 2025 Sustainability Goals.
On Friday October 6th 2017, Kraftwerk Zürich opened its doors. The building, which formerly belonged to the Swiss energy provider ewz, has been transformed into an inspiring place for innovation and collaboration. By offering spaces for meetings, workshops and events, Kraftwerk aims to unleash collaboration between a broad range of unlikely allies. In changing times, teaming up with others often proves to be the best way to create the highest mutual impact.
Many companies eager to be leading in the globally renowned sustainability benchmark - the Dow Jones Sustainability Index - start their internal engagement process immediately after the 2017 results are released. Since last year, many eligible companies that were not actively participating have been assessed by RobecoSAM based on publicly available data only. And what's more: the relative scores will be published in the Bloomberg terminal by the end of September.
The circular economy has an overwhelming potential of $4.5 trillion – but what does that mean for your company? Finch & Beak's Circular Economy Sprint is designed specifically for companies looking to unleash the massive potential of the circular economy by downsizing it to a tangible and specific action plan. As a self-liquidating project investment, after 7 weeks you know the most valuable CE business opportunities and how to achieve them.
Corporate accelerators are hot business. Every self-respecting enterprise seems to have initiated a creative hotbed where starting entrepreneurs are coached in making their young businesses a success. Google and Microsoft are obvious candidates to step into startup acceleration, but what about corporations such as Telefónica, Volkswagen and Barclays? Is there a real business case behind these endeavors or is it just a short-lived hype that will be over in a few years?
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.
Starting a company has never been easy. Not having to worry about business knowledge, networks and resources can be the difference between getting off the ground and moving back in with your parents. This is why Telenet launched its Telenet Idealabs accelerator and growth program in Antwerp.