Degroof Petercam has just published its half-yearly sustainability ranking for the 34 OECD member states. The ranking assesses the sustainability of countries according to five major pillars, namely transparency and democratic values, environment, education, population, healthcare and wealth distribution and economy.
Yesterday the “One Planet Summit”, spearheaded by Emmanuel Macron and co-organized by the United Nations and the World Bank, gathered world leaders to celebrate the second anniversary of the Paris Agreement.
The sustainable approach remains focused on facts and real progress rather than on commitments made by politicians. Hence, the model contains very few indicators related to treaties and protocols. But how exactly does the COP21 conference affect our approach? Check out this last article to find the answer.
Just like 2016, in 2017 the focus will once again be on climate change, but also on corporate governance - which remains a key theme - and in particular on business ethics. Finally, the millennial generation will continue to power ahead, and exert a major influence on consumer behaviour.
Last Thursday, the seventh edition of the Geneva Forum For Sustainable Investment (GFSI) was held in Geneva. The interest in sustainable and responsible investment is clearly increasing in the major financial centers as well. The Swiss financial industry wants to present itself as indeed sustainable.