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The Chief Sustainability Officer: organizational strategist and futurist: Dr. Allinnettes Adigue, Head of GRI’s ASEAN Regional Hub

The perspective that meaningful and credible sustainability reporting is an essential requirement for any responsible business is increasingly becoming accepted, by many companies around world. Yet reporting cannot take place in isolation. Sustainability is a critical aspect of business strategy and operational decision-making, which needs to be embedded in the corporate DNA through a transformative process. …

Of 6.26 Lakh Heavily Delayed Homes, 1.74 Lakh units Valued INR 1,40,613 Cr Totally Stalled

Heavily delayed – and even worse, completely stalled – housing projects (launched in 2014 or before) continue to plague the Indian residential sector. While stalled or stuck projects have seen absolutely no construction activity, delayed projects have seen minimal progress. Mumbai, 2 Aug 2021: Given the huge funding crunch in the construction industry, the outlook …

ArcelorMittal Sestao to become the world’s first full-scale zero carbon-emissions[1] steel plant

Harnessing green hydrogen and renewable electricity, the Sestao plant will achieve zero carbon-emissions. ArcelorMittal today announces that its Sestao plant in Spain will become the world’s first full-scale zero carbon-emissions steel plant. The development is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed today with the Government of Spain that will see an investment of …

Guiding coal companies to meet the dual challenge of net zero and a just transition – By Noora Puro, Manager – GRI Sector Program

As the build-up continues to the pandemic-delayed UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), all eyes – and hopefully all agendas – are on how to reach net-zero carbon emissions. And as the International Energy Agency (IEA) made clear in its recent Net Zero by 2050 report, this aim will fall short without a radical decrease this …

Investing Less than 1% of World GDP into Nature-Based Solutions Can Tackle Climate Change and Biodiversity Crisis

New study finds tripling of current investments into nature-based solutions needed by 2030 to tackle the climate crisis, otherwise there will be a $4 trillion financing gap  Today, just one tenth of 1% of global GDP is invested in nature-based solutions Scaling up of private capital for nature-based solutions is one of the central challenges …

COVID-19 has Sparked a New Wave of Innovation Across Consumer Industries, According to Accenture Research

Successful consumer-facing companies are repurposing physical locations, exploring new business models, and rapidly adopting advanced analytics and other disruptive technologies to find new sources of growth NEW DELHI; May 25, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people live, work and socialize, accelerating demand for innovation, as retailers, consumer goods, and travel companies shift from reacting to the crisis to reinventing …