Opening for doctoral studies in Aarhus University, Denmark

    A new PhD position is now open in Aarhus University, Denmark, for valuing ecosystem services and services to ecosystems from seaweed harvest and cultivation – ValueSea

    WBSCD Launches the Practitioners Guide to Circular Economy

    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD's) recently published CEO Guide to the Circular Economy is an excellent introduction for CEOs and high-level leaders. But now, a more detailed guidance is needed for technical experts who can help encourage systemic change in specific areas of the company – whether in design, manufacturing, finance or elsewhere.

    FSLCI launches Circular Economy Workshop Report

    FSLCI recently launched its circular economy workshop report which summarizes the discussions and conclusions from the workshop "Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency, Life Cycle Innovation: Same objectives, same impacts?", which was organized at the beginning of this year in Berlin, Germany.

    The industry-focused workshop brought together representatives from various companies such as BASF, Evonik, Henkel, and Steelcase to discuss, to what extent the Circular Economy vision is compatible with existing life cycle and resource efficiency based approaches.

    Special Journal Issue on ‘Exploring the Circular Economy’

    The Journal of Industrial Ecology recently published a Special Issue on Exploring the Circular Economy. This special examines environmental, resource, engineering, managerial, design, and policy dimensions of the circular economy.

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    Clothing Brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025

    Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co. and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. The Sustainable Cotton Communique was signed at a high-level meeting attended by HRH The Prince of Wales and attended by the Prince's International Sustainability Unit (ISU) in collaboration with Marks & Spencer and The Soil Association.

    Carlsberg targets zero-emission breweries under industry-leading sustainability strategy

    Carlsberg has launched a new "industry-leading" sustainability strategy that aims to push beyond the company's own group strategy and exceed science-based recommendations by eliminating carbon emissions and halving water usage at breweries by 2030.

    The Together Towards Zero strategy, launched on 13 June, realigns Carlsberg's sustainability efforts to the timeframes and goals of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. It sets intermediate targets, such as using 100% renewable electricity at all breweries, for 2022.

    European Commission’s EMAS Awards 2017 – Declared!

    The EMAS awards are Europe's the most prestigious sustainability awards event.

    The theme for the 2017 edition of the EMAS Awards was 'Contributing to making the European economy more circular'. It rewarded organisations which took steps to make their operations or business model more resource efficient, for instance by redesigning products to increase lifetime or reducing waste.

    New CEO guide to circular economy released

    On 5 June 2017, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released its CEO Guide to the Circular Economy. The Guide – developed in cooperation with Accenture and signed by 14 CEOs from companies including Unilever, Danone and Tata – aims to give CEOs and business leaders the tools they need to implement circular economy principles.

    To download the digital version, and find out more, click here:

    Global Health, media, climate leadership among trends shaping 2017

    2016 was a year of profound global change, rife with protectionism, populism, and political and economic instability, whose far-reaching effects pose a potential threat to the further advancement of the sustainability agenda. Think tank SustainAbility has released its 2017 trend report, which highlights 10 issues that are expected to have the greatest influence over sustainability in the upcoming year. View the report here.