Projects

  • Future Leaders

         
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  • Action 2020

     
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  • SDG Compass

       
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  • Survey Reports

    These annual reports describe the outcome of a survey conducted by the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary. They provide information about the opinions, experiences and expectations of respondents about the current situation of and trends in sustainable development in Hungary and give details about their performance and targets. The survey is always based on the ’Recommendations for Business leaders: The Complex Interpretation of corporate Sustainability’. Survey was conducted using an electronic question­naire and was analysed and summarized by an independent consultant and the report was then edited based on this summary by the Working Group and staff of BCSDH. The survey is neither statistically valid nor representative but it highlights the opinions of company leaders who are shaping approaches to local sustainability through their commitment and action. Survey Report 2019 – Changing water conditions – changing economy As with the Action 2020 program, our survey in 2019 also focused on water. We re-examined key sustainability trends and determined what responsible companies in charge are doing in terms of sustainable water management. Survey 2019 Survey Report 2018 – Companies are committed to the realization of SDGs In 2018, beyond collecting information about the state of Sustainable Lifestyles and Respect […]
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  • Circular Economy Platform

    On 29 November, 2018 the Circular Economy Platform was officially established in Hungary as an initiative of the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology. The shift to a circular economy represents a great business opportunity. The core of the concept is not yet deeply recognized by most companies, although the use of this model can increase the resilience of the world economy and facilitate the achievement of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. BCSDH and its partners play a prominent role in facilitating the paradigm shift and joint thinking, along with building a community of forward-thinking change leaders and sharing business solutions that make a real impact. For the new model to develop and spread, collaboration and knowledge sharing are required, with the involvement of businesses, government and science. The number of committed companies, institutions and organizations signed the Memorandum of Understanding is increasing. *** Circular economy According to the current so-called linear economic model, technical and biological components are extracted from nature, transformed, and are then disposed of without recycling. In contrast, in the circular economic model metabolic processes are involved in a […]
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  • Erasmus+

    ISSUE – Innovative Solutions for Sustainability in Education “Developing education tools based on principles and goals of sustainable development” https://www.issue-project.eu/ About Major international events in 2015 have led to a new sustainable development (SD) agenda for the next 15 years. At all levels, from global to local, and in all sectors, from business to government, from NGOs to education, thousands of initiatives have been launched to support the different SD goals defined by UN documents, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Agenda defined 17 goals of SD to achieve by 2030. The United Nations Global Compact transformed general objectives described by other UN documents into 10 principles, which is a United Nations initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. Higher education institutions (HEIs) realised that they have the specific role to empower faculty, administrators, staff and students to be effective change agents and drivers of a more sustainable global society. The main objective of the ISSUE (Innovative Solutions for Sustainability in Education) project, which started in November 2018, is to develop various education tools based on principles and goals of sustainable development and adapt them for HEIs. Sustainability, in any organisation, should […]
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  • Recommendation for business leaders

    „We believe that the key to the long-term success of a company is an executive director and management who are aware of the concept of sustainable development and are able to interpret it in a complex way in decision making. By putting forward the recommendations our aim was to draw up principles that can provide guidelines for corporate leaders in Hungary. In order for this to be successful, they were drafted in cooperation with business executives and sustainable development experts. Thus, we hope that they will be received widely and with open-mindedness. For this reason, we welcome and look forward to the support of other corporations, those corporations who agree with the principles, wish to lead by example as well as manage their companies accordingly.” István Salgó, President, Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary
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  • Vision 2050

    The Vision 2050 project addressed three questions: What does a sustainable world look like? How can we realize it? What are the roles business can play in ensuring more rapid progress toward that world?
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