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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Happy Holidays from Sustainability Consult

We would like to wish you a very happy holiday season and all the best for a happy, healthy 2012.

From Kathryn and all the Sustainability Consult Team 

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Speed dating on.... sustainable food!

Everybody is aware that eating better means not only improving our health, but also reducing the impact of our food production in the environment. But who exactly is out there to helps us, consumers, on this? That's what I found out last Friday, when I 'speed dated' a group of fascinating and diverse people, all related to sustainable food.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Actual Progress on Climate at Durban?

In the early hours of this morning, the United Nations climate negotiations COP17 got behind the EU plan for a binding roadmap for the second period of the Kyoto Protocol. Over 120 countries (out of 194 present) agreed a legally-binding deal. After three all-nighters and going 36 hours over deadline, the talks concluded. The additional time is a classic COP tactic to wear people down until they agree. I remember journalists crashed out in the press room in Bonn ten years ago as the discussions went through the night*.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Best Belgian Sustainability Report Awards

Over the past 20 years, interest in measuring and reporting organisations’ progress towards sustainability has been increasing, thanks in part to the development of well-established guidelines, such as those provided by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Beyond just transparent and accountable data reports, the latest trends demand a more concise and creative presentation, with an emphasis on the contribution of new interactive media tools.  This seemed to be the key takeaway from the 2011 Best Belgian Sustainability Report Awards on 23 November.