Entries by Patrick Wortner

Sustainability presents auditors with a tricky task

Leading auditors support the goal proclaimed by politicians to ensure a sustainable restructuring of the economy with rules and key figures. “This challenge must be accepted,” said Melanie Sack, deputy spokeswoman for the board of auditors IDW, at an information event on Tuesday. “From our point of view, this is an opportunity,” said Klaus-Peter Naumann, […]

How can books become more sustainable?

How can books become more sustainable?Paper causes the majority of the carbon footprint in the production of books, but printing and distribution also consume resources. Increasingly, publishers are focusing on sustainability. What does it take? And what role does the size of a publishing house play? read full text…

CDU and CSU no longer want to rule out CO2 storage in Germany

The Union calls on the government to use carbon dioxide industrially to become climate neutral. In addition, the parties want to use nuclear energy longer. The CDU is in favor of storing carbon dioxide underground and processing it in industry. The party wants to achieve the German climate targets by 2045. In industry, “residual emissions” […]

Pune civic body constitutes Climate Action Cell to achieve carbon neutrality

In its bid to reduce carbon emissions in the city, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has constituted a Climate Action Cell, comprising experts in the field and representatives of concerned organisations, which met for the first time on Thursday to decide the city’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality. The civic body has formed an executive […]

EU agrees on protective shield for climate-damaging imports

The EU agrees on a defense system for climate-damaging goods from third countries. The decision is part of the “Fit for 55” package, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions. Additional costs are likely to be incurred for some products in the near future, including many essential ones.   Step towards climate protection: To ensure that […]


Torsten van Dullemen is general manager of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, the group’s area vice president of operations, and became group director of sustainability in April. He said Mandarin Oriental already seeks out suppliers who offer the most sustainable options, explaining: “Not only are we promoting and helping those who actually care as much […]

78% Sustainability Managers Say Their Company’s Leadership Treating Sustainability Initiatives as a Priority

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers the world’s most advanced data storage technology and services, in partnership with Wakefield Research, has released a new report identifying the critical impact of IT on environmental sustainability and the challenges present in addressing the urgent and growing demands for IT to be accountable drivers of […]

Chief Sustainability Officer and Co: Sustainability as a management job

Something to do with the environment – ​​that is the answer given by quite a few young people when asked what they want to do later in life. And this topic can now also be put into practice at management level. A lot has happened since the first known appointment of Linda Fisher as Chief […]

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 […]