Kaj Embren

Archives for Sustainability and Leadership

51%. The majority of Sweden’s energy comes from renewable sources. It is an achievement that has surpassed both the EU’s target of 49% by 2020 and the Swedish parliament adopted target of 50 percent in 2020.The seeds to this success can be traced back to the establishment of the official Oil Commission in 2005, which… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren

In his new book, 21st Century Management: Leadership and Innovation in a Thought Economy, Mats Lindgren argues that modern management must adapt to the Thought Economy. We, in the West, live in a post-industrial world, where information, patents, ideas and services are drivers of growth. Mats identifies the leadership qualities that this era demands. In… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren

A new list of Swedens most influence people in the field of Environment has been published. The new ranking list will give you a deeper insight in the field of opinions, environment and Sustainable Development. The Environmental Dayli’s (owned by IDG) list of the 100 most influence figures 2013 are again topped by Johan Rockström,… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren

Honest and Healthy Food

An increasing number of people, myself included, are demanding more from what we eat. The discussion of horse meat will push the food industry to the front of the debate. And it is more than one question to be raised about values and ethics in the industrial process of food and its supply chain. The… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren

I want to talk to you about TeliaSonera, a telecoms operator, and Vattenfall, an energy company. Both these companies are Swedish. Both are giants in their respective sectors. And both have recently been embroiled in scandals that have cost their CEOs their jobs. Vattenfall in 2009 and TeliaSonera in 2013. TeliSonera stands accused of bribery… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren

At the World Economic Forum The Green Growth Action Alliance published – The green Investment report some weeks ago.The Green Investment Report is the first report from the Alliance. It aims to inform and inspire policy-makers and public and private finance providers to close the gap in delivering inclusive, sustainable growth. As I can see… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren

Dear all, In San Francisco, the first days of the new year I had an interesting talk with the Business Ethic Professor, Jim O´Toole. One of the topics of the talk was – How to secure a deep and long term awareness and business strategy on Sustainability? See the interview at http://bit.ly/VIOqdy One of the… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren

Bankrupting Nature

As you may have noticed, a theme I return to time and time again on this blog is the disconnect between the scale of the environmental crisis we face globally – which, arguably could be more devastating, widespread and enduring than any of the 20th Century’s World Wars – and the limp response from the… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren

A message for the new year

In the final days of December, one finds oneself looking back at the year that has all but ended and looking ahead to the year that is about to begin. For those of us working in Sustainable Development, this involves reviewing 2012’s disappointing outcomes at the climate negotiations and anticipating the growing problems our planet… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren

Good Night Doha and Wake Up!

Why should we give any hope to national governments to succeed in a deal on Climate Change. It is a waste of money to take more then 10.000 people to a negotiation in Doha based on false hope. It is time to create a parallel negotiation with city leaders and put the investors money into… » read more

Posted by KajEmbren