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Listen to our Academy of Change (AoC) Podcast: Leadership as a Catalyst for Change

Good leadership can catalyse behaviour change and maximise impacts. But if you are a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working in the field of sustainability, where do you start and what can you do to develop your own leadership skills? In this Catalyst podcast, six NGO leaders from around the world sit together for an honest discussion […]

| Posted June 22, 2021

We Congratulate the Wuppertal Institute to 30 Years of Supporting the Transformation Toward a Resilient and Inclusive Future

The world is changing at a fast pace. Reactive or gradual approaches might not suffice to address challenges such as the climate change or growing inequities. Rather, we need transformative approaches in order to shape a resilient and inclusive future. The Wuppertal Institute has co-founded the CSCP 15 years ago #15CSCP and now we congratulate […]

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Increasing Value for the Mauritian Handicraft and Design Sector Through Sustainability

How might we design and produce crafts in Mauritius that are sustainable, authentic and successful while also being integrated into the entire tourism value chain? We explored this question with 15 local Mauritian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) that produce handmade and designed objects for tourists and local consumers. The SMEs were a diverse group […]

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Supporting Organisations to Accelerate the Positive Impact of Digital Technologies

Arne von Hofe joined our Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) team as project coordinator with a focus on the Charter for Sustainable Digitalisation project. His main goal is to support companies in developing business cases for sustainability that take advantage of the enabling power of digital technologies. What do you feel most passionate about in […]

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Are You Working on a Project to #MoveTheDate of the German and Earth Overshoot Day? Let us know!

May 5, 2021 marked the German Overshoot Day. This means that between 1 January and 5 May, German residents have used as much ecological resources and services as the planet is able to renew per person in the entire year. The Earth Overshoot Day for 2021 falls on 29 July, which is almost as early […]

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How a Voluntary Code of Practice is Putting Mongolia on a Fast Track to Sustainable Cashmere

Most of Mongolian cashmere, world-renowned for its superb quality, is the result of Nomadic herding. Yet, there is no organic certification for the nomadic production of cashmere. However, the challenge of trying to bridge European certification standards with this traditional way of cashmere production did not shy Mongolian wool and cashmere producers away. As part […]

| Posted June 21, 2021

Guiding Questions for Implementing Artificial Intelligence as an Enabler for Sustainability

The potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an enabler for sustainability is increasingly evident, but so are worries pertaining to data biases, data privacy, the environmental footprint and rebound effects. So, how to bridge the gaps between economic feasibility, ethical considerations, and environmental standards? And how can small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make the most […]

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Did You Miss our EU Circular Talk “The Circular Electronics Initiative: Insights on Skills”? Watch the recording now!

Did You Miss our EU Circular Talk “The Circular Electronics Initiative: Insights on Skills”? Watch the recording now! How can consumers lead the effort to keep electronics in the loop and not lose valuable resources? Who can support them and how? Who needs which skills for this? Our EU Circular Talk “The Circular Electronics Initiative: […]

| Posted June 18, 2021

Supporting SMEs to Become Leaders in Sustainable Digitalisation

It is clear: digitalisation is in full swing and governments need to take bold action to shape this transformation to the benefit not only of the economy but also the environment and society as a whole. With its Digital Strategy, the German federal government has put together measures to ensure that digitalisation and innovation work […]