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CBS jumps on the SDG bandwagon

A new report aims to communicate CBS’ engagement in supporting the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The authors hope the report will lay the foundation for a new reporting system and external collaborations.

Will coronavirus make CBS more sustainable?

The effects of coronavirus may turn out to be environmentally and financially advantageous, as we will probably fly less and not need to expand our campus with new buildings to the same extent, claims CBS’ Green Program Leader. However, the social aspects of running a sustainable university post-COVID-19 are more ambiguous.

CBS researcher: Green transitions demand that CBS conducts more SDG-related research

A total of 19% of the 7,680 research articles published by CBS since 1985 relate to SDG themes, a new report reveals. CBS researcher and author of the report Kristjan Jespersen argues that if the Danish government highlights the SDGs in its policies, it is only logical for CBS to follow suit. Moreover, too little of CBS’ SDG-related research reaches the classrooms, the report concludes.

Denmark has fallen behind on responsible finance – new minor aims to change that

The other Nordic countries are ahead of Denmark in the context of financial responsibility, including responsible and sustainable investments, according to CBS researcher Kristjan Jespersen. Investment funds do not know where to start or end, but a new minor at CBS aims to give candidates the necessary tools to change Denmark’s position in a fast-moving world facing climate changes and pandemics.

Senior Management approves projects to reach CBS sustainability goals for 2025

In May, CBS announced a sustainability action plan with concrete goals. Now, the Senior Management has approved a portfolio of projects, also known as the CBS Green Program, to meet the goals. The portfolio includes, for example, technologies to minimize water consumption, increased waste sorting across campus, and right now a soccer field is taking shape by the water tower.

Want a more sustainable society? We need to talk about capitalism, argues CBS researcher

Like a chameleon, capitalism has changed over the years. Now, we are standing on the verge of a new crisis, and either capitalism will change again, or be replaced by something else, argues CBS researcher, Lara Monticelli. She has established a world-wide network of researchers who are trying to explore and rethink capitalism – and we might want to look to India for living proof that “real utopias” are possible.

Shady pensions: Trade unions warn against the freedom to pick your own pension company – but times may change

In our third article about pension companies and sustainability, we talk to three trade unions about their choices of pension companies. According to them, members risk having their pension savings commercially utilized if they are free to pick their own pension companies. However, two trade unions are open to freedom of choice regarding pension companies if their members request it.  

Festival for the Global Goals “Exponential change calls for radical thinking”  

How can and should universities contribute to a more sustainable planet and society in the future? This question was up for discussion at the Festival for the Global Goals co-hosted by CBS. The panelists agreed that the universities should adopt a more radical approach to teaching students and disseminating research in order to fuel the green transition.

“Sustainability isn’t about pointing fingers – it’s about working together”

It’s hard to mention sustainable initiatives at CBS that Centre Manager Louise Thomsen hasn’t been involved with in one way or another. Since 2016, she has done her part to push CBS in a more sustainable direction. And it hasn’t always been easy. Now, she is saying goodbye to CBS with some words of advice on how the university can become even more sustainable.

Ashamed of flying? It’s both a good and a bad thing, says CBS researcher

The phenomenon of flight shame is spreading, but researchers don’t know why we feel like this or what the consequences of it are. Assistant Professor Florian Kock from CBS is going to investigate the nagging feeling that, according to him, can end up making even more people choose to fly. It’s quite paradoxical.  

Plastic fantastic: Beached fishing nets become reusable shopping nets

CBS students, Lena Tünkers and Niklas Sihan, have developed a circular deposit system that introduces reusable plastic nets made out of beached fishing nets to supermarket chains. They want to confront the perception of plastic being a bad material, as they think it is a valuable resource.

They want to beat the misconceptions about social businesses

If CBS students are to become the ‘leaders of tomorrow’, they need to understand the potential of creating social and sustainable companies, argues Marine von Renteln, first year-student at CBS. Together with the social enterprise YES CPH and the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, she is hosting a seminar about this topic on May 3 at Porcelænshaven.

Sustainable Startuppers: Simon Søndergaard learned to see through bullshit and began reincarnating bike cadaversby

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