Hancock Natural Resource Group: Investing Beyond TodayHNRG is one of the world’s largest natural resource managers for institutional investors.
HNRG occupies a unique position as a steward of assets and land: find out how they are using this position to influence positive sustainability.
Building synergy: Vermilion Energy Inc. creates geothermal energy from traditional oil productionShared value principles boost economic and social capacity
An innovative exchange between tomato greenhouses and oil production demonstrates how partnerships can play a critical role in the energy transition.
Konica Minolta: Digital Responsibility for a sustainable societyKonica Minolta strives for economic and social value through innovations. It includes how digitalisation can be done in a more sustainable way or to use digitisation for sustainable solutions.
Our vision for sustainabilitySuccessful business must act responsibly
Taking action on climate change is a priority. Legal & General challenge the companies they invest in to take carbon reduction seriously and contribute to a climate positive future.
The Panasonic Approach To SustainabilityPanasonic’s view of sustainability is deeply rooted in its management philosophy, which has remained unchanged for the last 100 years. As such, it is reflected in the principles laid down by the founder, Konosuke Matsushita, who called for the company to “make contributions to the progress of society and the well-being of people through our business activities.” As the company proceeds with its next 100 years, this spirit is still very much alive, as expressed in Panasonic’s corporate slogan, “A Better Life, A Better World,” which was established in 2013.
Siemens: Advancing technologies to serve societyWith a 172-year history, thinking and acting in the interest of future generations is part of our company’s DNA. Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs can only be accomplished by adopting long-term thinking and creating the foundations for sustainable development.
Our understanding of sustainability is fully based on our company values – responsible, excellent, innovative.
How can the legal sector drive sustainability?The rule of law is central to stable society, and driving global sustainability
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, tracing its history to 1743, is one of the most prestigious multinational law firms in the world. How are they contributing to the SDGs? Find out more here: bloomberg.com/ad/tbd-media/50-sustainability--climate-leaders
Olayan Saudi Holding Company: Giving Commitment and Drive a Fair ChanceOlayan Saudi Holding views gender equality as beneficial and right
People are the greatest asset to this business. Olayan Saudi Holding Company cultivates an inclusive environment with an equal playing field.
Wallenius: Working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Wallenius Wilhelmsen firmly believes in a sustainable approach to business. It creates long-lasting value for the environment, the wider communities where we operate as well as for the company.
Based on its materiality analysis, the company has identified six SDGs where it can make a difference and tackles these under four strategic focus areas:
- Navigating towards zero emissions
- Valuing people’s wellbeing and diversity
- Protecting life below water
- Being a trusted business partner
The Lean:Green strategy
Today, commitment to environmental, social and business ethics regulations alone isn’t enough; meeting industry’s environmental challenges calls for a leadership approach.
For Wallenius Wilhelmsen, that is embodied in our Lean:Green sustainability strategy. Lean:Green demonstrates a dedication to driving social and environmental progress through action. It is an inherently ambitious strategy; engaging with innovators to find new Lean:Green solutions and being an industry activist to help make sustainability the norm.
Towards zero-emission logistics
Since 2008, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has managed to reduce vessel CO2 emissions by 32% per tonne/kilometre. That’s good progress for what is already the most climate-efficient transport mode. But it is not enough, and Wallenius Wilhelmsen is working to provide zero-emission logistics. With no viable technologies currently available for deep sea shipping to achieve a zero emission, the need for research, development and innovation is enormous.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen invest in innovation through the Ocean Exchange and Orcelle Award; collaborate broadly on new technologies; work actively for progressive global regulation; as well as continuously working to reduce emissions day to day through increasing its operational efficiency.
But sustainability is also about mindset and broader collaboration. Too often, old-school thinking and structures focus on optimizing pieces of the supply chain from a narrow financial perspective, ignoring the true cost to the environment. Products are rushed across the sea to reach an accounting deadline, at speeds that greatly increase emissions – only to sit and wait for weeks in a warehouse. Joining forces with its customers on a more modern and holistic view of the supply chain, Wallenius Wilhelmsen is on track to radically reduce emissions today.
Transparency for sustainable vessel recycling
At the end of its life, almost all parts of a ship can be re-used. Recycling steel requires only 30% of the energy used to produce new steel, so properly done, there are great environmental benefits. Unfortunately, up to 80% of all vessel recycling is carried out under appalling safety and environmental conditions.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen practices responsible recycling, and has helped establish the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative (SRTI), which aims to accelerate a voluntary, market driven approach to responsible ship recycling practices through transparency.
The Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative empowers those who invest in or buy services from shipping companies to make informed decisions on vessel recycling. With the SRTI they can demand transparency, helping them ensure they do business with companies that recycle responsibly, rather than those who continue with practices that have horrifying human and environmental consequences.