On 15-31 August 2019, the Environment Europe Organisation is offering an Oxford Summer School in Ecological Economics 2019. The School will address key elements of the new economy transformation, exploring the cutting edge methods and policy applications in ecological economics. The course will be composed of theoretical and applied modules and will address three key elements of the new economy transformation: an industrial ecology approach, multiple criteria methods for decision making and new tools for measuring progress.
This programme, Guide to Green Entrepreneurship in Fiji , was designed to help prospective entrepreneurs develop green business ideas and help them develop the skills they need to bring these ideas to fruition and make an impact on green growth in their country, as well as to help Fiji meet its environmental and developmental goals and ensure a clean, prosperous future for the country.
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), The Open University
Starting on April 29 2019, UN Environment and Open University are offering a Massive Open Online Course on Marine Litter with a two-week Leadership Track and an eight-week Expert Track. The MOOC on marine litter strives to teach students through action-oriented learning how they can apply successful and inspiring activities to their own local context, regardless of their profession or location. The course will present different options and tools to combat marine pollution.
This Guidance Note aims to illustrate how the consideration of ESG factors may inform the forecasting of financials, such as revenues, operating costs and capital expenditure, etc. in the context of assessing an infrastructure asset. It selects twelve ESG factors and identifies their potential risks and opportunities for infrastructure assets as they may emerge throughout an asset’s life cycle (development, construction, operation, and decommissioning). It then sets out to quantify these risks and opportunities for the purpose of developing or adjusting the financial forecasts of such assets.
The Supply Chain Solutions Center is a digital hub for sustainability resources, best practices, thought leadership and news – filtered to help businesses bring sustainability to every node of their consumer packaged goods supply chain. The library currently focuses on six areas: agriculture, energy, chemicals, waste, forests and freight.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Social & Human Capital Coalition
The Social Capital Protocol aims to help companies understand their relationship with society and how to make decisions in a way that will enhance the stock of social capital for the benefit of society and business. The Protocol sets out a consistent process for business to measure and value both social capital impacts (the positive and negative effects business has on society) and social capital dependencies (the human and social resources and relationships that businesses rely on in order to create and sustain value).
International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO)
On 12-16 November 2018, the Green Jobs Programme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the ILO International Training Centre (ITC-ILO) are holding a course on "Opportunities for green jobs in the waste sector". The deadline for application is 5 October 2018.