We have now launched our own sustainability commitment, stating our ambition to contribute towards a more sustainable future.
As of 1 January 2017, a new law will commit Sweden's largest companies (approximately 1500 entities) to annually report on sustainability issues. We've summarized the most relevants parts of the law, and it's consequences.
Financial industry shows appreciation of new SDG's and change is happening fast
When bitter realities face politicians the promises in Paris weighs light
As we are in season of Annual General Meetings (“AGMs”) it is appropriate to highlight the ongoing discussion if (re-)election of directors is to be made in bundled form or on an individual basis.
In the last news letter we mentioned that the Swedish government released an actionplan for Swedish business regarding implementation of Human Rights. We have now managed to put together a summary of the action plan. This summary includes a presentation of the tools Shift and Verisk Maplecroft, which can be helpful in the realization of human rights work.
Very few has been able to avoid the issues raised regarding today’s levels of meat consumption. There seem to be a more well understood consensus that going vegetarian is a contribution to the climate, the animals well-being and your own health - a study of Stockholm food gives proof of this.
UpHigh has compiled the most important take-aways and thoughts from the agreement that was made in Paris.
The latest year, and especially this fall, the financial sector has in many ways indicated that fossil investments are more disputed than ever. It is to early to predict if this is the start of a movement – evident though is that several large financial players have made quite bold statements and actions.
As the Swedish Code of Corporate Governance was updated we are delighted to see that sustainability is becoming a more and more integrated part of how companies are doing business.
Read here how Co2 can be turned into carbon nano-fibres and how unused buildings are being converted into office space. The new economy is here.
The first major development summit of 2015 was the International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3)(July). The conference aimed to give answer to the question of how the new global development goals are to be funded. Unfortunately only a compromised agreement was reached
The debate on gender equality is running high. And at UpHigh we welcome these insight. In the following text we summarize recent reports from Harvard, All Bright and McKinsey to shed some light on the ongoing trends.
Karin Letmark and Senita Galijatovic joins us at UpHigh for the fall of 2015 as interns. They bring experience, enthusiasm and integrity – we are stoked they chose us. Get to know them here.
The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - seventeenth goals and numerous sub-goals covering everything from eradicating poverty to halting biodiversity loss – have just been approved during the UN summit in New York 25-27 September. The meetings marked the second of the three most important development events of 2015
RobecoSAM’s Country Sustainability Ranking is an effort to help integrate sustainability concerns into a range of asset classes.
Lego is now investing 1 billion Danish Krona in what is called " “LEGO Sustainable Materials Centre” that will employ approximately 100 people trying to figure out sustainable alternatives to current materials.
If California was a nation it would be one of the tenth largest economies, but despite this wealth the 4th consecutive year of drought in the states creates tensions.
We are going from an industrial society to one where technology and climate change will be far more important.