Ecovillage in Copenhagen strives to meet all 17 Sustainable Development Goals

December 20, 2018 by  
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Danish architecture firm Lendager Group has won an international competition for its design of the UN17 Village, a sustainable residential development that will introduce 400 new homes to Copenhagen , Denmark. Selected over shortlisted proposals from prominent firms such as BIG and Henning Larsen, Lendager Group’s winning design aims to create “the first building project in the world that translates all 17 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into tangible action.” The project will span an area of 35,000 square meters in the city’s southern district of Ørestad South and is slated for completion in 2023. Created in collaboration with NREP, MOE, Årstiderne Architects and Arup, the winning UN17 Village proposal will follow the UN’s 17 Global Goals with a design that will be built with recycled materials, renewable energy sources and other energy-saving strategies. The upcycled construction materials will also be locally harvested and processed to stimulate the local economy. In addition to creating 400 new homes, the residential development will also include a variety of public facilities such as a communal kitchen, workspaces, guest housing, a recreation center with a bathhouse and a communal laundromat fed with recycled rainwater. “The built environment is responsible for more than 40 percent of our global emissions ,” Lendager Group said in a press release. “However, it does not have to be this way. In nature, waste does not exist: organisms regenerate themselves and use dead organic materials as building blocks for future growth. The UN17 Village showcases how we can decouple growth from emissions by looking at waste as a resource, and by making sustainability and growth support each other without compromising on quality, aesthetics or price.” Related: BIG completes low-income “Homes for All” project in Copenhagen A healthy indoor climate will also be emphasized throughout. The home interiors will have a spacious feel and will be dressed in nontoxic and certified materials. Rooftop solar panels will fulfill the energy needs while an abundance of greenery and garden spaces will be integrated to promote sustainable living. + Lendager Group Images by TMRW via Lendager Group

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How can businesses turn SDG aspirations into tangible strategies?

December 3, 2018 by  
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There’s often a major gap between companies’ intentions and ability to turn their SDG-aligned strategies into concrete actions.

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Where impact investing meets sustainable development

July 25, 2016 by  
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The capacity of social impact investors to transform lives will depend on their ability to innovate.

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Why the U.N. SDGs are critical for climate

June 24, 2016 by  
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We all want the SDGs become our reality. But for them to catch on, we will need buy-in across all sectors: private, public and non-governmental.

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How disruptive progress leads to sustainability

January 11, 2016 by  
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Disruptive change is coming, a reading of forecasts about the future suggests, and a sustainable world may be its result.

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The art of bringing science to sustainable development

January 11, 2016 by  
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Pavel Kabat of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis weighs in on the Sustainable Development Goals created by the United Nations.

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How business can act on the Sustainable Development Goals

December 17, 2015 by  
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Business can bring innovation and resources to the work of delivering on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. They just need to decide to do so.

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Business schools get engaged with the SDGs

November 16, 2015 by  
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Here’s why management education should address the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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7 questions that will shape the future of sustainability

October 27, 2015 by  
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From Europe’s refugee crisis to the rise of renewable energy and advanced manufacturing, a wave of change will reshape the way businesses engage on sustainability.

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Sustainable Development Goal 17: Strengthen the global partnership for sustainable development

October 22, 2015 by  
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Can the U.N. bring multinational corporations and governments together for effective implementation of the SDGs?

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