Water Scarcity biggest problem

Water Scarcity biggest problem

Pakistan is already vulnerable because of the different ethnic groups and religions. Also the country is one of world’s 36 most water-stressed countries and the situation gets worse. A civil war is not inconceivable

Scarcity of fresh water is the biggest world problem according to the Nature Conservancy. A lot of cities suffer under water stress. 

A quarter of the planet will experience severe water shortages one month per year by 2030. Read More

Port of Amsterdam relies on fossils

Port of Amsterdam relies on fossils

Why anticipate? The world will not change that fast.

The Amsterdam Port Authority is taking big risks. The harbor still relies entirely on fossils.

As soon as it turns out that the Port Authority were sleeping, the municipality has to pay all the costs. 

Drs. Rens van Tilburg, an economist and member of the Sustainable Finance Lab Utrecht University, has warned the City of Amsterdam.  Read More

Pitch That Won 2 Million

Pitch That Won 2 Million

The tech startup launched their crowdfunding campaign to the public on a Friday. On Monday, only four days into the campaign, the ultimate amount of $2.2 million was reached. The size and speed of the investment constitute an absolute Dutch record.

How to collect 2 million in a week with a pitch? Goods Sharing Platform Peerby did it. This is how.

The Dutch online sharing platform Peerby organized a crowdfunding campaign. Their dream? 1.5 million euro’s for international expansion. The result: more than 2 million euro’s. Within a week.

What we learned from the pitch strategy by Peerby. Read More

Lego saved 7,000 Tons packaging

Lego saved 7,000 Tons packaging

Lego was built on plastic. Now the Danish toy company is investing millions into getting rid of it.

Lego’s mission is to gain a positive impact in the world. With a successful strategy, the Danish company already saved 7,000 tons of packaging materials.

This was said by Tim Brooks, vice president environmental responsibility. Read More

Construction industry saves 3.2% CO₂

Construction industry saves 3.2% CO₂

Previously, the standard was “the more fuel you burn, the harder you work.
Nowadays, this attitude has changed into a sport to reduce as much as possible, according to the certified construction companies

Construction companies, which are certified for the CO₂-Performance policy, achieve 3.2% CO₂ reductions per year.

Remarkable, while the national trend is that CO₂ emissions are increasing. Thais was reported by a new Dutch research team. Read More

Shell continues to buy British Gas, despite doubts

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Cashing in: Investment bankers and advisers will enjoy Shell’s £36billion takeover of BG Group

As the oil price remains low, major shareholders are hesitating about the proposed acquisition of British Gas by Shell.

Shell thinks, in the long term, the deal will be highly.

Investment bankers and advisers will cash in on a multi-million-pound fee bonanza from Royal Dutch Shell’s £36billion takeover of BG Group.

As mentioned in ‘this is money’, £106 million in fees will be shared by advisors including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Rothschild.

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Business Models and KPIs for Smart Cities

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Cities generally do not have a global picture when it comes to the improvements made available by the Internet of Things. The role of a supplier is to smoothly translate the city’s needs into smart solutions, with adapted KPI’s.

The Smart City is the city of the future. What do we mean if we are talking about Smart Cities and how can we measure it?

Smart Cities are highly energy and resource efficient, increasingly powered by renewable energy sources; they rely on integrated and resilient resource systems and highly efficient in terms of transports, connecting people for health, education and jobs. Read More

Shell can help the energy transition, but does not

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There is a huge global movement towards renewable energy. Climate change disasters already cause grieve to millions around the world. This stimulates initiatives that will change the world in unpredictable ways. The directors of the oil and gas companies can not deny the changes.

Oil and gas companies such as Shell have the unique expertise to help with the construction of the future energy supplies.

Yet they do not. According to Kamp – former Shell manager – the strategy of oil and gas companies is doomed to fail.

“Like the bank, oil and gas companies won’t change their strategies. They are earning still too much money with fossil fuels.”

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