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20.06.2014

BE(A)WARE: Fifth issue of the factory-magazin available in English language

The new english issue of "factory - Magazine for sustainable economy" discusses what will help us predicting what is coming next - the past, present or future?

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11.06.2014

2013 is another Record Year for Renewables

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Renewables 2014 Global Status Report published

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06.06.2014

Separating: New Topic of factory-Magazine

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The fourth English issue of "factory - Magazine for Sustainable Economy", titled "Separating", is online and ready for download.

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09.05.2014

"Growth" issue now available

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The third English issue of "factory - Magazine for a Sustainable Economy", titled "Growth" is online and ready for download.

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23.01.2014

Partaking and Taking Part

Second issue of the factory magazine in English language

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11.10.2013

Germany could be greenhouse-gas-neutral by 2050

According to a new study by the German Federal Environment Agency could become greenhouse gas neutral. Just using currently available technologies, emissions could be reduced by 95%.

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09.10.2013

Crowdfunding for Sustainability-Maker

Products and projects for sustainable lifestyles, developed and financed by the crowd, the Sustainability-Maker-Projekt will enable.

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27.08.2013

A Map for sustainable shopping in NRW

Where can i buy organic and fair, where furnitures and second-hand, where are repair-services? For North-Rhine-Westphalia in Germany an new map-based online-service is launched.

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23.08.2013

Start of the english version of factory

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From now on we offer an english version of the factory magazine to fascilitate the international perception of articles written in german language about sustainability in economics.

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15.01.2013

For a Better Energy Efficiency Policy

An open letter from energy experts addressed to the German government and the Economic and Environmental Committee will be a wake-up call for politicians and support a sustainable economy.

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15.01.2013

Only a few companies are on their way towards economic sustainability

Most sectors are not advancing fast enough on their way towards sustainability. The Munich rating agency oekom research evaluated the sustainability performance of 3100 companies from 50 countries. Only every sixth company operates sustainably and, especially in the most relevant sectors, there have been no changes.

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15.01.2013

Exclusion makes people sick

Belonging is a part of social sustainability. New findings in brain research show that this fact must be handled responsibly. If we are excluded, it almost hurts physically and as a consequence, we become inured. For this reason, brain researcher Hüther calls for a new relationship culture.

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15.01.2013

A New Way of Assessing our Economies: The Prosperity Quintet

Economic growth is not tantamount to prosperity even though politicians and economists use these terms as synonyms. On a global scale, economists measure economic growth exclusively on the basis of gross domestic product, but in doing so, many other factors that contribute to the welfare and prosperity of a country are ignored. Therefore, more specific alternatives for assessing our economies are needed. So far there has been no indicator of prosperity that has been truly successful. For this reason, social scientist Meinhard Miegel presents five indicators for measuring prosperity, including GDP.

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15.01.2013

The absolute limits of growth

Is there anything else left that we can personally and globally do in order to avoid further damage to the climate, the environment and the social balance? Greenpeace interviewed Prof. Uwe Schneidewind, President of the Wuppertal Institute and member of the German Bundestag's Study Commission on Growth, on the subject.

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15.01.2013

Unmotivated, uninspired, uninvolved

[Translate to en:] Wenn der Chef mal lobt, dann zeigt sich der Boss-Ballon

These are the headlines of the so-called 2011 Commitment Index . Every fourth employee has mentally quit his or her job. Significant for employees not working-to-rule is not the salary or pressure, but emotion and involvement. Salary or pressure do not tip the scales in the employee’s decision to work extra hours or being more committed to work. Emotions and involvement do.

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