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The importance of Cross-Sector Collaboration

There is a common understanding of the urgent need for change towards sustainable business practices. At the same time far too little is done by the relevant sectors in order to move to sustainability. [1] One could even say, that the policy makers, financial decision makers and businesses sometimes hinder each other with regard to environmental and social friendly business practices. [2] E.g. Banks and investors are incentivised to provide… Read More »The importance of Cross-Sector Collaboration

Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for businesses.

For those who have not heard of the SDGs before – they are, so to say the wold’s strategy on how to change our planet towards sustainability. They consist of 17 separate goals, the UN member states have committed to achieve by 2013 [1].  The video below gives you a brief overview of the single goals. I also recommend you to check them out in depth here. It is needless… Read More »Sustainable Development Goals and what they mean for businesses.

Population growth or the interrelation of food, water and energy

There are dangerous pressures from the growing demand for food, water, and energy that will be placed on these finite resources and are  fuelled by factors such as climate change, rapid urbanisation, increased wealth, and an increased reliance on biofuels. [1] We are facing the challenge to provide for as many as nine billion people by 2050 within a finite envelope of land, water and natural resources, whilst adapting to… Read More »Population growth or the interrelation of food, water and energy

Review: Sustainability Business Management Course

This blog post is about my experience and key learnings of the Sustainability Management Course at the Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Corona had many down-sides, but for me it was also a blessing, giving me enough time to extend my horizon on how businesses can become more sustainable. The course enabled me to guide businesses of all kinds towards (more) sustainable business practices, which will equip them for… Read More »Review: Sustainability Business Management Course

Half Time at Cambridge Sustainability Business Course

It’s already half time of my sustainability leadership course at the CISL and oh dear, I did not know what I was signing up for (in a positive way). I am so grateful for the work the CISL staff is doing and every time I start learning, I wish everyone in the world would take this eye-opening course. The basic knowledge on sustainable issues we are facing today and existing… Read More »Half Time at Cambridge Sustainability Business Course

mubymi goes Cambridge

These are turbulent and exciting times where it is important not to forget the health of our planet in addition to our own health. I am convinced that sustainability must be a top priority so that we humans are able to live a good life in the long term on our beautiful planet earth. After extensive research, I decided to join the Cambridge University network and deepen the topic of… Read More »mubymi goes Cambridge

Corona: Up- and Downsides for Sustainability

Besides the numbers of death those infected and recovered which are published daily, there are also economic and climate- relevant numbers in discussion. On the one hand, the economy should be started up again as quickly as possible and brought back to the state it was in before the crisis, on the other hand voices are becoming louder and louder that the money spend to benefit the economy and the… Read More »Corona: Up- and Downsides for Sustainability

The Impact of Corona on Sustainability

Images are going around the world from NASA showing the air pollution in certain regions of the globe before and during the lock-down. Thus the immense recovery of the air becomes very obvious and visual. Carbon Brief released that CO2 pollution dropped by 25% during a period of four weeks in China due to the national shut down (this corresponds to approx. 200m tonnes of CO2).  These facts make it worth… Read More »The Impact of Corona on Sustainability

Basic Steps towards Sustainability

…which should be mandatory for every company. There are some institutions that deal with sustainability in companies and the development towards a (more) sustainable economy. The world’s largest initiative for corporate sustainability is the United Nations Global Compact. On their website, they present, what I think is a terrific plan that can lead companies on their way to sustainability.  The plan is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),… Read More »Basic Steps towards Sustainability

Choose your Bank Wisely

In my last blog post I have written about the power of money and the responsibilities involved. Eco- and ethical banks are becoming increasingly popular. Unfortunately, mainly in the private sector, which is definitely a very good development. However, I see great potential when this transferred to a business context. I would like to remind you of the example of replacing a coffee machine and the associated savings on capsules… Read More »Choose your Bank Wisely