New EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
EU's new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive intends to add transparency and provide comparability between companies. In this podcast episode, we spoke to Ella Tanskanen, a Head of Sustainability Services at Greenstep who provides sustainability services and financial services in the Nordic countries. She is also an expert on the EU’s new Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive matters.
Circular economy is NOT only waste management
The term Circular economy is both common and misused. It is a term that has become very popular in the last couple of years. At its core, it is all about resource efficiency. It can be complex, but for many, it means recycling and waste management. However, this only narrows it down to the end-of-life of a product or material but it’s much broader than that. Our guest, Michael Hanf – Lead, Sustainable Business at VTT and host of The Circular Coffee Break podcast opens up the whole meaning of Circular Economy.
GWI NEWS 2. Sustainability mandatory reporting has financial impact
Welcome to GWI news, a collaboration from the Urbanista podcast and Global Water Intelligence UK. In this episode our hosts Delfin Vassalo and Tallulah Lutkin, Utility Performance Editor at GWI, take a look at some of the bigger recent stories from the world of the water industry. We discuss some conclusions from COP 28 in Dubai, developments in Direct Potable Reuse, the EU’s new corporate sustainability reporting directive, Germany’s sludge management and the Swedish case which asks, ‘who is responsible for PFAS?’
Urban utopia: The Ideal City doesn't exist
- What does a liveable city mean in a Nordic context?
- Key urban problems in the Nordics.
- Key insights from 400 episodes on the Urbanistica Podcast.
- Accessible cities and placemaking.
- 15 min cities – why are they so controversial now?
- Utopian cities will never exist.
The Truth Behind Data Quality in LCA
Uponor's first factory to reach carbon neutrality is in Nastola, Finland
Uponor has achieved carbon neutrality in its Nastola factory in Finland. This is a major milestone in the company's journey to reduce its environmental impact and become a net-zero carbon company by 2040. The Nastola factory produces plastic pipes and fittings for plumbing, heating and cooling systems. The factory has implemented various measures to reduce its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, such as switching to renewable electricity, installing solar panels, optimizing production processes and increasing recycling. The factory has also offset its remaining emissions by supporting certified climate projects in developing countries.