The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has announced £2.1 million in aid to protect endangered wildlife and create thousands of sustainable jobs. Partnerships for Forests and SYSTEMIQ will provide commercial and strategic expertise to the projects in Bukit Tigapuluh and to manage the investment pipeline in Indonesia.
NOVA Chemicals today announced a three-year investment in support of Project STOP of nearly $2 million (1.5 million EUR) to prevent plastic debris from reaching the ocean. Project STOP is a new global initiative to design and implement solutions to reduce marine plastic pollution especially in countries with high leakage of plastics into our oceans.
SYSTEMIQ has invested in OpenInvest, the first digital investment advisor for socially responsible investing, which has announced its recent raise of US$10.4 million in Series A funding.
SYSTEMIQ has been selected as the consultancy partner to support strategy development and business planning for a Green Finance Institute (GFI), funded by the City of London Corporation and UK Government. The purpose of the Institute is to champion sustainable finance in the UK and abroad.
SYSTEMIQ’s Ocean Plastic team led a well-attended Marine Pollution round table at the Sixth GEF Assembly in Da Nang Vietnam.
Jeremy Oppenheim, founder of SYSTEMIQ, moderated an insightful and action-oriented roundtable at the GEF 6th Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam in June. The session sought to convey to audience members the huge opportunity offered by the GEF’s recent allocation of $500 million to the Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program.
SYSTEMIQ is pleased to announce that Dr. David Nabarro, a SYSTEMIQ Senior Advisor, has been named one of two recipients of the 2018 World Food Prize from the World Food Prize Foundation.
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and Chair of the Food & Land Use Coalition, shines a light on the challenges facing the food and land use systems, and FOLU's part in unlocking opportunities linked to making them sustainable and inclusive.
Joi Danielson, SYSTEMIQ's Programme Director for Project STOP, was interviewed for a story about the ocean plastics challenge in Asia, by Agence-France Presse, among the top three global news agencies and wire services in the world.
The Food and Land Use Coalition has supported the development of the Food and Land Use chapter of the New Climate Economy (NCE)’s ‘Global Opportunities Report’.
The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) formally launched its Ethiopian national program at a government-hosted meeting of the Climate Resilient Green Economy initiative in Addis Ababa on 15th May 2018.
he University of Innsbruck, Innovation Lab for Sustainability and SYSTEMIQ hosted a series of key note speeches and panel discussion with young entrepreneurs, students and international thought leaders.
Gender equality in the workplace is key to unlocking significant business growth, and driving positive social and environmental impacts, according to Better Leadership, Better World: Women Leading for the Global Goals, released ahead of International Women’s Day 2018.
Blended finance could be one of the best ways to attract the extra trillion dollars from the private sector to meet the annual US$6 trillion needed to achieve the SDGs.
Business and government must seize the opportunity to halve carbon emissions by 2040 while ensuring economic development and energy access for all, but immediate action is needed to accelerate clean electrification, decarbonization beyond power and energy productivity improvement.
“Better Energy, Greater Prosperity” outlines achievable pathways to reduce carbon emissions while ensuring sustainable economic development and universal access to affordable and reliable energy.
The report "Achieving Growth Within", written by SYSTEMIQ in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and sponsored by the SUN Foundation, identifies priority investment opportunities that could provide a major source of regenerative growth and unlock economic, social and environmental benefits, as well as mitigating the risks associated with investing in conventional assets in an era of rapid change.
The new study "The New Plastics Economy: Catalysing Action" by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, with analytical support from SYSTEMIQ, presents an action plan on how concerted action by the industry could drive a transformation of the plastic packaging sector and deliver social, economic and environmental benefits worldwide. The report lays out targeted actions to move the sector from a single-use “Take-Make-Dispose” system to a circular plastics economy, with an increase from 14% to 70% re-use and recycling rates.
The report "Better Business, Better World", overseen by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission with strategic content and secretariat support provided by SYSTEMIQ and the UN Foundation, reveals 60 sustainable and inclusive market "hotspots" in four key economic areas that could create at least USD 12 trillion, worth over 10% of today's GDP.
SYSTEMIQ co-founder Dr. Martin Stuchtey, together with Per-Anders Enkvist, founder of Material Economics, and Dr. Klaus Zumwinkel, President of Deutsche Post Foundation and SUN, are redefining growth in the twenty-first century in their book A Good Disruption.