Europe is facing a time of great change and disruption. In addition to challenges affecting the whole globe—including climate change, the pandemic and inequality—Europe is dealing political upheaval, economic uncertainty and a war that’s on our own soil, something we pledged would never happen again.
In 2019 we worked with IKEA Retail (Ingka Group) to deliver ONE HOME, ONE PLANET (OHOP) at one of their leading sustainable stores in Kaarst, Germany. The event is part of the company’s ambitious strategy to become people and planet positive.
A controversial COP that wasn't as bold as required, supply chains realigning after the pandemic and in response to global conflicts, and an inflationary environment that continues to strain consumer and business finances. There is a lot that businesses and their leaders need to tackle in 2024. Produced by Xynteo’s Associate Partner network, our new report looks at five sectors, how 2023 impacted them, and what we see as the major trends for 2024.
In less than a week, world leaders, community organisations and NGOs will come together in Dubai to plan for accelerated climate action – and the role of business must be part of the discussion. The Conference of Parties is a unique and intensive process that requires genuine effort and engagement from those attending. It is paramount that business leaders show up at COP28 with a mindset and a preparedness that fosters radical collaboration for positive action – here's how.
The built environment is the agglomeration of man-made spaces – their structures, parts, and components. These structures provide us our work, recreation, and living spaces, and we can expect global building stock to double by 2050. On the other hand, the built environment is responsible for 40% of global emissions. As we seek to create safe and hospitable places for our growing global population, we must equally reduce their negative impact on the environment.
In the build-up to another COP, the striking resemblance from year to year in the narrative is disheartening. If we want to see mainstream transformation in the impact of business operations, there are two critical elements which must be part of the approach: pre-competitive collaboration, or ‘playing nice’; and genuine supplier engagement, or ‘getting our hands dirty’.
For all its imperfections, the G20 is a remarkable example of leaders, nations, friends, and some-time competitors coming together in the spirit of collaboration and in recognition that we are better when working on problems from diverse perspectives. Xynteo Senior Partner, Vipul Kumar, looks at four of the big moves to come out of last weekend’s Summit in New Delhi.
As Vikaasa, Xynteo and our partners celebrate five years of people and planet-positive impact, Vipul Kumar (Managing Director, Vikaasa) looks back and the key learnings the coalition has uncovered around effective cross-sector collaboration.
The world is not on track to meet net zero by 2050. And though nearly 4,000 companies globally have signed up to implementing science-based emission targets, and over 90 per cent of global GDP is covered by net zero commitments – both the UN and the IEA are predicting a much higher forecast a 2.5C path – missing the 1.5C target set in the Paris Agreement and as reaffirmed at COP27.