Our agri-food system is under pressure. The world population keeps growing, while resources are becoming scarcer. Climate change continues to gain momentum, and food-related diseases such as obesity and cardiovascular diseases are increasingly prevalent. The transition to a sustainable agri-food system is a major challenge on global, European, and regional… Read More

Aviation & airports

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically altered the continuity of aviation business models and has put safety in operations at the top of their global agenda. But aviation and airports can make an impact on plenty more areas. Global aviation is a major contributor to global warming. Yet, it can also… Read More


Since Dieselgate in 2015, automotive OEMs have shifted their business and sustainability strategies, making them more ambitious, transparent, and integrated. In the next five years, for example, the number of electric car models coming to market will triple in Europe. One of the key factors for the success of automotive… Read More


As a large – yet vital – energy user, the chemical industry must work on transitioning to a low-carbon circular economy. Furthermore, the European REACH regulation has pushed awareness for material health in chemical compounds. On top of that, plastic waste continues to fill our oceans and landfills, creating collateral,… Read More

Fast-moving consumer goods

From food and drinks to household products, fast-moving consumer goods have a direct and daily connection to the consumer. Because of this, the sustainable impacts of the sector are amongst the most visible. We live in an era of high consumer interest for the human and environmental impact of products. Read More

Finance & insurance

The financial system plays a critical role in enabling the transition to a low-carbon, more resource-efficient, and more circular economy. Transparency in finance is key. The sector has therefore one of the highest participation rates to sustainability reporting and is a frontrunner of integrated reporting. The next challenge in the… Read More

Healthcare & Pharmaceutical

In the last century, and especially more recently in context of the global health crisis, healthcare and pharma have saved countless lives. Yet despite its purpose having a social core, the sector still struggles with employer (healthcare) and reputational (pharma) issues. The COVID-19 crisis has urged the sector to make… Read More


55% of today’s global population lives in urban areas. By 2050, this proportion will increase to nearly 70% (UN). Urbanisation is the main driver for large infrastructure projects such as highways, industrial areas, office buildings and retail complexes. These investments may have enormous societal impacts such as… Read More

Maritime & Ports

Maritime transport has unique requirements to develop sustainability. It needs specific energy sources such as hydrogen to enable a sustainable transition. It needs to reduce carbon emissions and minimise cargo waste. And the end of a ship’s lifetime must be managed sustainably too – all the while keeping in mind… Read More

Mining & Metals

The capacity of the mining and metals sector to tackle climate change and support the transition to a low-carbon economy remains complex. The sector is one of the most exposed to controversies, with the most recurrent ones concerning community relations, water management, health and safety issues, and human rights. Furthermore,… Read More

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