Press Releases

New campaign will accelerate energy access for all by ten years

May 22, 2015 10:25 BST Practical Action New coalition will press Governments and funders to leap-frog fossil fuels and advance renewable, decentralized energy for 1.2 billion people who are energy poor

Eggs and chicken instead of beef reap major climate gains

Apr 01, 2015 07:00 BST Chalmers University of Technology Beef on our plates is one of the biggest climate villains, but that does not mean we have to adopt a vegan diet to reach climate goals. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology show that adopting a diet in which the protein derives from poultry is a smart and inexpensive way to reduce our impact on the climate.

All consumer segments are increasingly positive towards shopping online

Mar 16, 2015 14:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015 shows that a majority in all its consumer segments are positive towards online shopping. This is the forth trend from Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015. The full index will be released on the 23rd of March at an award ceremony at Nalen in Stockholm.

11 days left until the release of Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015

Mar 12, 2015 14:37 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight With only 11 days left until the release of Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015 it is time for our third edition of Sustainable Throwback Thursday. Every Thursday until the 23rd of March we publish a blog post analyzing interesting facts from the previous four indexes. Will this year’s index be similar to last year’s? Find out on the 23rd!

Finnish consumers trust companies more than their Nordic Neighbours do

Mar 09, 2015 14:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight When consumers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland were asked to rate their trust in companies on a scale from 1-7 Finnish consumers rated their trust the highest. This is the third trend from Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015. The full index will be released on the 23rd of March at an award ceremony at Nalen in Stockholm.

Finnish Consumers have high awareness of corporate responsibility

Mar 02, 2015 06:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight The 2nd trend from Sustainable Brand Index™ 2015 has been released. The data shows that consumers in Finland have a higher level of awareness when it comes to the environmental- and social responsibility taken by companies than their nordic neighbors. However, this is mainly due to the fact that Finns have stronger opinions and are more confident about their own knowledge.

Feb 19, 2015 11:23 GMT Bury Council Bury’s planning committee and council officers have received high praise for their professionalism and quality of service to the borough’s citizens.

Feb 18, 2015 07:00 GMT Sustainable Brand Insight Today the list of brands in Sustainable Brand Index 2015 is released. This year the list includes more than 700 brands in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. New brands include Starbucks, Colgate-Palmolive and Orkla Foods.

Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply

Jan 27, 2015 08:00 GMT Chalmers University of Technology Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer-sized carbon balls are added. This could result in enormous efficiency gains in the power grids of the future, which are needed to achieve a sustainable energy system.

Jan 26, 2015 09:59 GMT Uppsala University ​Climate researcher Doreen Stabinsky will be Uppsala University’s first holder of the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership. She is to take up the position on February 1st and contribute to the establishment of an environment that will be unique, both in Sweden and internationally.