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What is ESG. A common debate with ESG investing revolves around the idea that incorporating ESG factors into the investment process will hurt performance.

What is ESG

However, some studies suggest that companies with robust ESG practices displayed a lower cost of capital, lower volatility, and fewer instances of bribery, corruption and fraud over certain time periods. Conversely, studies have shown that companies that performed poorly on ESG have had a higher cost of capital, higher volatility due to controversies and other incidences such as spills, labor strikes and fraud, and accounting and other governance irregularities.7 It may come as no surprise then that numerous academic and investor studies (see below) in recent years have found historically lower risk and even outperformance over the medium to long term for portfolios that integrated key ESG factors alongside rigorous financial analysis. We identified three major channels from ESG to financial value. Sustainable Development Targets. Target Aligns CSR with UN Sustainable Development Goals. By Vikas Vij Target recently published its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which highlights the progress made with regard to its sustainability goals.

Target Aligns CSR with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Information for Development: Why Access Matters Across the SDGs? When the United Nations Member States agreed the 2030 Agenda, they recognised that without specific targets and a framework for measuring progress, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would be meaningless.

Information for Development: Why Access Matters Across the SDGs?

As a result, connected to the 17 headline goals, there are 169 targets and 232 indicators that will allow us to know how further we have got towards their achievement. Although all goals are interconnected and the work of libraries contributes to all of them, some of these targets are particularly more relevant to the library and information field. This infographic offers a list of 20 selected targets across the SDGs with a closer relation to access to information and libraries. Tool Predicts “Ripple Effects” of Each SDG Target. The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) released a brief presenting a practical approach to prioritize action on SDG targets.

Tool Predicts “Ripple Effects” of Each SDG Target

The approach enables decision-makers to identify how interactions between different SDG targets shapes policy outcomes, and promises to help users generate shared understanding of opportunities and challenges, and identify effective collaborations and partnerships between actors and sectors. English - INSIDE/INSIDE. Interior designers, architects, facility managers, developers and consumers all play a crucial role by making the choices that define sustainable living for the users.


How do you make the right choices when designing, sourcing and developing an interior? To help with the vast number of possibilities the Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC), NIBE and Ex Interiors have developed INSIDE/INSIDE; an impartial sustainability-comparison tool for interior design. What is INSIDE/INSIDE. What does it mean to build a fully circular interior? Following the announcement of their pledge to deliver net-zero interiors and fit-outs for commercial tenants, Perkins+Will’s Adam Strudwick explains why architects have to also be advocates, embracing a ‘new materiality’ and the firm’s plans to create a more circular form of practice.

What does it mean to build a fully circular interior?

Why has Perkins+Will made this commitment now? ADAM STRUDWICK: A year ago, we committed to a similar pledge with regards to our architectural practice, so we wanted to double down on that with an interiors branch. In addition, what we saw at the start of 2020 was that more corporations were starting to make their own pledges tying their businesses’ net-zero targets in terms of carbon. In Microsoft's case, they went a step further, aiming to become net negative by clawing back the carbon they’d already spent. Ikea designer Akanksha Deo Sharma shares her take on democratic design in a post-COVID world. Part of Ikea’s internal design team, New Delhi-based Akanksha Deo Sharma shares how the COVID-19 crisis has changed her philosophy as a democratic designer, what she’s learned from working on community-building projects and her advice for fellow young designers looking to make an impact.

Ikea designer Akanksha Deo Sharma shares her take on democratic design in a post-COVID world

After studying fashion design in her native New Delhi and interning at Ikea, Akanksha Deo Sharma was hired onto the Swedish company’s internal design team four years ago – at that point, barely halfway through her twenties. She was one of the minds behind Förändring, a 2018 Ikea collection that, motivated to reduce air pollutants in global crop-burning regions, explored the use of rice straw as a raw material. DLD Conference: Digital-Life-Design. Guide to creating circular design launches at Davos. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has teamed up with design and consulting firm IDEO to create a guide that helps businesses design for the circular economy.

Guide to creating circular design launches at Davos

Called The New Circular Design Guide, the online resource is aimed at "innovators, entrepreneurs and corporate change-makers" who want to better understand and implement circular innovations within everyday operations. The guide was originally unveiled at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos 2017, and highlighted again at this year's event where the issue of plastic waste was high on the agenda. 2030 SDGs GAME. The rules are simple: Players use money and time to achieve their goals by the end of the game.

2030 SDGs GAME

What kind of goals are there? One player might have the goal of Acquiring Wealth; for these players, money is the most important thing. Altagamma. Peatix: Tools for Communities and Events. Save Our Seas Talk Event. Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media - See Jane. Log into Facebook. Design for Sustainable Well-being and Empowerment Conference – 4TU. A conference “Design for Sustainable Well-being and Empowerment” is co-organized by the University of Delft on June 12-14, 2014 in Bangalore, India.

Design for Sustainable Well-being and Empowerment Conference – 4TU

This conference is an outcome of a joint research project of Delft University of Technology (TUD, and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc, initiated in 2009. Design and wellbeing: Bridging the empathy gap between neurotypical designers and autistic adults - RCA Research Online. EconStor: An experimental analysis of the impact of survey design on measures and models of subjective wellbeing. 10. Barrett, L. F., Mesquita, B., Ochsner, K. N., & Gross, J. J. (2007). The experience of emotion. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 373–403.Article Google Scholar Benet-Martinez, V., & John, O. Like Life Itself, Sustainable Development is Fractal. By Terry Mock and Tony Wernke, SLDI Co-founders Follow Terry and Tony on Twitter: Terry @SustainLandDev; Tony @Sustainable4U This article is Part 2 in the Fractal Sustainable Development Trilogy. Part 1: Designing a 'Big Wheel' for Civilization Part 3: The Universal Principles of Sustainable Development A new understanding of the world is revolutionizing how scientists and other professionals of all disciplines are solving important problems today, and this understanding also has the potential to significantly impact how we think about and work to achieve a sustainable world.

How to design for social change - NYC Design - Medium. I WAS A SARI – STYLE WITH SOUL. Global Fashion Agenda — Fashion Pact launches ahead of G7. Today, a new Fashion Pact will be presented on the eve of the G7 summit, which our CEO and President, Eva Kruse is proud to support by attending the launch event in Paris at the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron. The Fashion Pact is a coalition that brings together the most significant players of the fashion industry, worldwide and at large. These players all commit to a common core of quantified targets within the outlined areas of climate, biodiversity and oceans to reduce the environmental impact of the industry.

Thus far 32 leading global fashion and textile companies have signed the Fashion Pact. Navigating the back loop: Fostering social innovation and transformation in ecosystem management. CISL Updates SDG-based Impact Framework. NordSIP (Stockholm) – As demand continues to grow for sustainable investment opportunities, one of the main hurdles facing investors is the difficulty to consistently assess and compare the potential impact of an investment. To meet this demand, the Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL) has developed a new framework, which provides a set of impact metrics that translate the UN SDGs into measurable indicators that can be easily calculated, understood, and used by asset managers.

The CISL framework, originally published in 2016as In search of impact: Measuring the full value of capital, aimed to assist investors in understanding the alignment of their portfolios with the UN SDGs, through six impact themes (basic needs, climate stability, decent work, healthy ecosystems, resource security and wellbeing). The assessment is done by focusing exclusively on the outcomes achieved by companies rather than on processes and on policies. World Environment Situation Room. Connecting the sustainable development goals by their energy inter-linkages. In September 2015, United Nations Member States adopted a comprehensive global development agenda: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, more commonly known as the Sustainable Development Goals (UN 2015).

Entry Points for Urban-Rural Linkages and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – Urban-Rural Linkages: Guiding Principles and Framework for Action to Advance Integrated Territorial Development. In Sep 2015, 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the post-2015 development agenda, Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) as its framework. The role of artificial intelligence in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Our review of relevant evidence shows that AI may act as an enabler on 134 targets (79%) across all SDGs, generally through a technological improvement, which may allow to overcome certain present limitations. Nature. Homepage - Business Avengers.