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THE ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS (KADK) SEEKS TO HELP ACHIEVE THE UN’S GLOBAL GOALS
And drive growth in the sustainable design sector
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK) will devote the next three years to developing design and architecture that can contribute to a more sustainable world. In collaboration with Mandag Morgen Sustainia, KADK intends to show how the UN global goals can be realised in practice, whilst creating the basis for a new era of growth within Danish design driven by innovative solutions that respond to national and global problems.
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SUSTAINIA REVEALS TOP TEN SOLUTIONS TO WORLD’S BIGGEST CHALLENGES
Ten sectors and more than five continents represented in the shortlist
Sustainia Community Award now open to votes, here
From plant-based beef burgers to pay-as-you-go solar energy, it’s evident that tomorrow’s world
is already here. These are just two of the ten most innovative solution finalists which will be
celebrated at the annual Sustainia Award Ceremony, taking place on 3 November in Copenhagen.
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SUSTAINIA FORGES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH UN GLOBAL COMPACT
to build the world’s largest platform for sustainable solutions,
Sustainia today announced a new strategic partnership with the UN Global Compact to create a dynamic digital platform for global sustainable solutions.
The new platform will be accessible at the click of a button, providing a single access point to the most innovative solutions which solve the biggest global challenges we face.
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DANISH UN-FILM SCOOPS TOP VIDEO AWARD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
A Danish-produced video has scooped the top prize at the prestigious international Videographer Awards
– one of the oldest and most respected awards programs in the industry.
Given the Videographer Award of Excellence in the ‘Environmental Issues’ category, the two minute video sets out a vision for a sustainable future through the perspective of a young girl. The video was co-produced by the sustainability consultancy Sustainia and the film production company Citizen Dane, both headquartered in Denmark, and was commissioned by the United Nations Global Compact.
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New director of Monday Morning Global Institute
Morten Nielsen has, with effect from March 1, started as director of Monday Morning Global Institute (MMGI). He is responsible for the development and implementation of Monday Morning’s international strategies and products within sustainability.
MMGI is a newly established company within Monday Morning, focusing on communicating solutions to a number of major global challenges. MMGI builds on the position Monday Morning already set out through the establishment of the green think tank Sustainia and the Global Opportunity Report and Network. All together, they represent the world’s largest base of sustainable solutions. MMGI, amongst other things, recently signed an agreement with the UN Global Compact on identifying how the United Nations 17 global goals for sustainable development can be transformed into new business opportunities.
Morten brings to MMGI his comprehensive and versatile international management experience in CSR and sustainable business. He has most recently been employed as Global Director of Corporate Communications & CSR at the Carlsberg Group, and has previously served in management positions including Bacardi-Martini and Unilever, where he has been responsible for communications, HR, and sales & marketing.
Morten has an MSc. in biology from the University of Copenhagen. He is 48, and lives with his wife and two great kids, who are 13 and 18 years old, in Virum, north of Copenhagen.
CEO for Sustainia nominated as Young Global Leader
Sustainia’s CEO, Laura Storm, has been invited to join the Young Global Leader community for 2016, in recognition of her work in reshaping the global narrative of sustainability. The YGLs named each year by the World Economic Forum have one thing in common – a desire to use their time and talent to help improve the state of the world.
Laura says: “Being named as a Young Global Leader is an enormous privilege and honor. I see this as my chance to help put the work of the people on the ground – the real-life action heroes – on the global agenda, and do my bit to help change the narrative around sustainability.
Since being founded four years ago, Sustainia’s work has reached millions of people all over the world, putting the spotlight on more than 3,500 viable solutions and collaborating with high profile activists, leaders and organisations.
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SUSTAINIA AWARD WINNER 2015
Fighting air pollution and safety challenges in cities
The winner of Sustainia Award 2015 is a policy solution from Chennai, India, which is transforming the city’s approach to transportation from car-centric to people-friendly – addressing safety concerns and air pollution in one go.
SUSTAINIA COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER 2015
Turning plastic waste into a currency
The winner of the Sustainia Community Award 2015 is a resource solution, which offerscommunities a way to collect waste plastic and repurpose it as a form of currency. It gives individuals the chance to improve their livelihoods, and encourages companies to purchase and use this recycled material. The concept is called Social Plastic®.
LEADING SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION 2015:
Bold redesign makes indian city a rolemodel for sustainable cities.
DECEMBER 6th- 2015, COP21 PARIS: Effective and inspirational, the redesign
of Indian city Chennai wins the 2015 Sustainia Award, chaired by Arnold Schwarzenegger,
for its solution to the city’s mounting air pollution and traffic casualties.
Chennai receives the award while responding to severe floods that have left most of the
city under water, placing the climate change agenda top of mind.
100 BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATIONS
Sustainability Becomes the Attractive Choice JUNE 11 – 2015, PARIS: In Brazil, they are producing solar-powered hearing aids, which are equal in price to disposable alternatives, but last up to three years. Non-sustainable alternatives, such as polluting zinc batteries, last approximately one week. Further North in the kingdom of Denmark, a young start-up saves parents up to $2,100 in the first year of their baby’s life by renting out clothing and exchanging it for larger sizes as the child grows….
Sustainia Award Winner
OCT 2014 In Lagos, Nigeria, Wecyclers is fighting back against unmanaged waste while at the same time converting daunting environmental and health-related risks into new opportunities…
WecyclersStory.docx / .pdf
Sustainia Community Award Winner
OCT 2014With the intent of creating a fairer economy, the social enterprise Fairphone is changing the way mobile phones are made…
Green solutions can reverse rise in chronic diseases
100 Solutions Wanted for Global Sustainability Campaign
Schwarzenegger Selects Water Grid Solution as Best Innovation 2013
Emerging Economies Enter Green Innovation Race
New Book Showcases Sustainable Living Achievable in 10 Years
Schwarzenegger presents Sustainia Award to off-grid solar innovation
100 solutions will change Rio+20
June – Launch of Sustainia100 Guide at Rio+20 in Rio de Janeiro
New series of travel guides to the sustainable future
Launch of Sustainia’s City Guide Series with the publication ‘Guide to Copenhagen 2025’
SCHWARZENEGGER: TIME FOR A NEW BREED OF ACTION HEROES
Sustainia Award Ceremony
Do you have an idea to change the way we live? Sustainia are making a list – and they want to hear from you…
Calling all disruptors, innovators and blue-sky-thinkers: We are looking for the best solutions from Tunis to Cape Town
Green Africa Directory
2015 Sustainia Award winner is transforming the streets of Chennai
Game-changers honoured at Sustainia Awards 2015
Eco-friendly living -Erik Rasmussen