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Organizations can do more to support UN SDGs, says new study

While there is a general acknowledgement of the importance of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among organizations, there is room for more concrete action to take place in support of the SDGs if these are to be achieved by 2030, says a recent study by PwC.

Climate change, big data and supply chains to take over in 2020

Bureau Veritas estimates that in 2020 there will be major growth in compliance, leading testing and inspection. The certification authority revealed that the key trends in the year ahead will be tackling climate change, ‘Big Data’ as well as ethical supply chains.

Energy trends that we expect in 2019

While a 100% renewable society is becoming a reality for many, others are making serious commitments towards adopting clean energy. For this reason, Wartsila presents some of the trends for 2019, which could lead the world closer towards clean energy.

Watch: Skills development vital for green transition

The video, issued by ILO, attempts to explain how skills development measures are instrumental in reaping the benefits of potential job creation in new green economic activities and in addressing the social challenges in shifting to more sustainable models of energy generation, production and consumption across sectors. 

IEA: Global energy investment stabilised after three years

Global energy investment stabilised in 2018, totaling more than USD 1.8 trillion and ending three consecutive years of decline, as capital spending on oil, gas and coal supply bounced back while investment stalled for energy efficiency and renewables, according to IEA’s latest annual review.

ABS: Technology and safety drive energy leadership

Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, discussed the importance of the US to keep on shaping the future of global maritime energy, safety and sustainability. He highlighted that IMO’s challenges for 2030 and 2050 are pushing the industry to new solutions around fuel and operations that are not only environmentally responsible, but also commercially viable, technically feasible and safe.

Shipping industry wakes up to Diversity and Inclusion

“Companies that embrace diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their business statistically outperform their peers, “says Josh Bersin, leading provider of research-based membership programs in human resources (HR), talent and learning.

5 energy trends that will run the world in 2019

As the global community becomes more interested in- and aware of- the devastating impacts of climate change, more and more industries have shown a shift towards environmentally-friendly solutions. In this regard, Finnish technology group Wartsila presented some of the trends awaited in 2019 and significantly impacting the energy transition.

Entering an era of change and opportunity

While speaking at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Athens, Mrs. Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director of NAMEPA, emphasized sustainability as an opportunity of success and change for the shipping industry. Never before the recorded history has so much change and disruption occurring at such an accelerated pace, she argued, providing several examples of how many changes the industry has seen over the recent years, and how the industry can benefit.

Disruptive technologies drive sustainability in the shipping industry

The shipping industry’s operating context will alter significantly over the next 15 years. Cargos and markets are changing, and there are new challenges in global ocean governance. Fuel costs will become less predictable, although technological advances offer the potential for radical improvements in efficiency. The industry is coming under increased pressure to address sustainability concerns throughout their supply chains.

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