Designing sustainable cities for a crowded future

The prospect of nine billion people living on earth from whom 80% will live in cities makes it increasingly important to design sustainable cities that can accommodate this growth, without depleting our resources or contributing to climate change.

Sustainable cities: how local governments take the lead in going green

A sustainable city is one that is designed to minimize its environmental footprint, while still providing all of the amenities that make it an attractive place to live. But how does it get there?

75-hour weeks for Shein fashion: behind a glitzy Chinese webshop front

Today’s hippest teen-brand Shein fashion is growing rapidly – and its internet-based recipe for success is top secret. And cheap.

How to organize as a zoöp and give nature a legal status

Earth Day, April 22 2022 marked the emergence of the Zoöp, a model for organizing institutions and businesses in a zoölogical coöperative.

The important benefits from transporting goods by hyperloop

The realization of a hyperloop network for goods between the provinces of North and South Holland in the Netherlands will cause a one-million-tonne reduction in CO2 emissions and could lead to a significant improvement in air quality. This is one of the main conclusions of the research conducted by Hardt Hyperloop. Transporting goods by hyperloop also […]

Why risk management has to focus on sustainability

At the corporate-level, effective, pre-emptive, and dynamic enterprise risk management is more relevant than ever. That is why the role of risk manager is no longer confined to traditional financial risks.

The latest IPCC leaks and what they really mean

Juan Bordera Romá reports about how recent IPCC leaks were passed on to him, and what they actually mean.

Electric cars emit more CO2 than traditional cars at production

Electric and hybrid cars create more carbon emissions during their production than standard vehicles. That reduces their short term climate advantage.

The rise of the Chief Sustainability Officer

Sustainability is a critical aspect of business strategy and operational decision-making, which needs to be embedded in the corporate DNA.