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New transparency rules on social responsibility for big companies

The Council of the European Union adopted a directive for the disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies.

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Mobility Day at the Duttweiler Institute

Panel on the Future of Urban Mobility

On 30 September, the Tages-Anzeiger Forum "Mobility 2014 - Intelligent solutions for clients" will be held at the Duttweiler Institute in Rüschlikon Switzerland. Experts from business, politics and academia will discuss concepts and strategies for mobility that address quality of life in the face of increased traffic congestion. Stephan Lienin, Managing Partner of Sustainserv Zurich / Boston will share his experience leading a dialogue process on the "Future of Urban Mobility" (see below). The panel will be joined by Wilhelm Natrup, Building Department of the Canton of Zurich, Government Councillor Ernst Stocker of the Canton of Zurich, and Gerhard Schürmann of the Emil Frey group to discuss the future of mobility in the Zurich metropolitan area.

Between 2011 and 2012, Sustainserv moderated a two-year dialogue process on the "Future of Urban Mobility", managed the development of a vision 2035 and supported the development of recommendations for action. This multi-stakeholder dialogue involved approximately 50 companies, public sector organizations, universities, NGOs and associations.

30.September 2014
Tages-Anzeiger Forum „MOBILITÄT"
15.50 PANEL
Metropolitanraum Zürich: urbane Mobilität mit Zukunft?
Duttweiler Institut, Rüschlikon (ZH)

Programm:
http://www.forum-executive.ch/mobilitaet/

Sustainserv:
Dr. Stephan Lienin, Managing Partner
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www.sustainserv.com

Sustainable Campus Conference with Harvard and MIT

In June 2014, the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) partnered with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to host the ISCN 2014 Conference: Pushing Boundaries – Leveraging Collective Action for Global Impact. The conference, which included events on the two campuses, drew participants from 34 countries.

With over 65 member institutions from around the world, including Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the ISCN provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.

"One of the strengths of the ISCN is our diverse network which provides unique perspectives to challenging campus sustainability issues" said Bernd Kasemir, ISCN Program Manager.

The next ISCN conference will be held at the University of Hong Kong, June 17-19, 2015. Topics to be discussed will include the unique sustainability challenges universities in the Asia-Pacific region are facing as well as how universities around the world are preparing students with the knowledge and skills needed to address sustainable development issues when they begin their professional careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Sustainserv has been privileged to be the Secretariat for the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) since 2007. In this role, the Sustainserv team has provided strategic and organizational leadership to the sponsors and members of the ISCN.

Please visit the ISCN website to review the ISCN 2014 Conference Summary Report and for more information on this dynamic network. For inquiries, please contact the ISCN Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Panalpina releases GRI G4 sustainability report

Sustainserv client Panalpina World Transport recently released their first stand-alone corporate sustainability report. This report, prepared with the support of Sustainserv, is aligned with the latest G4 version of the sustainability reporting guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative.

"Panalpina has long demonstrated a deep commitment to sustainability" said Matthew Gardner, Managing Partner of Sustainserv. "And this report demonstrates that they are continuing along the path of responsibility and transparency".

Panalpina's press release announcing the release of the report can be found here. The report itself can be found here.

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