Entries by Claudia

Why a sustainability strategy is critical to sales in 2023

In many parts of the world, we are hitting the holiday season and the demand for everything — from kettlebells to toasters — is going through the roof. While that may be the constant, change is also in the air. Consumers want more insight into the ethics behind the product and the carbon footprint of […]

Choosing Sustainability Is Easier Than You May Think

The topic of sustainability is becoming more important for all business executives since environmental issues like climate change, pollution and resource shortages have a direct influence on populations and enterprises around the world. According to the Stanford Social Innovation Review, “Today, more than 90% of CEOs state that sustainability is important to their company’s success.” At […]

Sustainability remains one of the most important purchasing criteria

95 percent of consumers in Germany value sustainability, but a lack of information and transparency prevent many consumers from buying sustainable products. These are the key findings of the representative Global Sustainability Study 2022 by strategy consultants Simon Kucher & Partners. In July and August, Dynata asked more than 11,000 consumers in 19 countries worldwide […]

In 2023, the landlords will have to pay the CO2 tax

The CO2 tax is due when heating with oil or natural gas. So far, tenants have had to carry them alone. That should change: from January 2023, landlords will have to take on up to 95 percent. The decisive factor is how energy-efficient the building is. The state asks its citizens to pay in so […]

Sustainability: EU Parliament confirms reporting requirements for EU companies

In the future, large companies in the European Union will have to inform consumers about the sustainability of their activities. The EU Parliament formally confirmed a corresponding compromise between the EU states and Parliament on Thursday. Between 2024 and 2028, the rules are to come into force step by step. According to Parliament, up to […]

Trade liberalization for environmental goods would reduce CO2 emissions

According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the CO2 footprint of global trade should be reduced with the help of lower tariffs and more climate-friendly transport of goods. The liberalization of trade in sustainable energy technology and environmentally friendly products could reduce global emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 by around 0.6 percent, the WTO […]

Self-employed in the corona crisis: the more digitized, the more confident

The emergency aid for the self-employed in the corona pandemic has increased confidence, especially in heavily digitized companies, that they will survive the crisis. In contrast, there are hardly any effects among the self-employed who only invested in digitalization after the pandemic began. This shows a joint study by the German Institute for Economic Research […]

New sustainability era for precious metals: CO2-neutral gold bars from Germany

The idea of sustainability is becoming more and more present and is thus finding its way into more and more industries, including the precious metal trade. For this reason, GoldSilberShop.de cooperates with C. Hafner GmbH & Co. KG and offers gold bars with a very low CO2 footprint. As a world first, a completely CO2-neutral […]

Sustainability in construction

On Friday, November 4th, the “Political Association Buntspecht” is organizing a themed evening on “Sustainability in the construction sector”. It starts at 7 p.m. in the vhs building (Schlößle 1) in Schramberg. Architect and consultant of the “German Sustainable Building Council” Dominik Nagel will give a lecture and explain basic principles. “For me, it’s about […]

Is digitization embedded in all growth strategies of your company?

According to the new survey by research and consulting firm Gartner, 89 percent of board members state that digital business is now embedded in all growth strategies of the company. However, only 35 percent of executives confirm that they have met their digital transformation goals or are on track to achieve them. “Boards have reached […]