Navigating Sustainability Workshop: Practical Steps to Meet Growing Demands

hand-shakeSustainserv and the Newburyport Cleantech Center are teaming up again! This time, we are hosting a free workshop for businesses to explore how they can meet the expectations of customers, suppliers and employees who are growing increasingly sophisticated about sustainability.

New Commerzbank Sustainability Report

spiral-branchSustainserv supported Commerzbank, the second largest bank in Germany, in the development of its new 2011 sustainability report, which completely implements the GRI guidelines to the A-level.

Under the slogan “Eine Bank. Ein Partner. Eine Zukunft“ ("One Bank. One Partner. One Future“), Commerzbank is defining its position in sustainability. Sustainserv supported Commerzbank with the concept, implementation of the GRI guidelines and the writing of the text. In the first section, the report describes by means of  practical examples how the bank actively manages its responsibility. The subsequent performance section is in accordance with the highest application level (level A) of the GRI guidelines and completely implements the GRI Sector Supplement for financial services.

Windfall Season for Corporate Sustainability Reporting

fruit-basketsIn 2011, the GRI team in Amsterdam received more sustainability reports than ever before. Sustainserv experienced the same trend.

In the past year we have assisted 19 organizations with their sustainability reports and implementation of the GRI guidelines.

The Future of Urban Mobility

zum-logo-kleinWhat is the future of urban mobility? How can we find sustainable solutions for transportation in urban areas? Early in 2011, sustainserv began managing this exciting project in Zurich.

Involving high-level stakeholders from the corporate sector, NGOs, governments agencies, and academia, this project is seeking to develop a vision and concrete proposals for mobility within the area of Zurich.

The process is guided by the concept of a sustainable mobility that satisfies the needs of business and the general public and is affordable, resource efficient and socially accepted at the same time. To achieve this the whole range of possible solutions will be discussed: new technologies, individual behavioral changes, organizational issues in business and public authorities, and urban development.

The result will be a shared vision and recommendations for action with a clear focus on the area of Zurich. This truly collaborative process will take at least two years to complete, with the final synthesis report due at the end of 2012. The sustainserv team, led by Director Stephan Lienin, is responsible for the operational implementation and overall program coordination.

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