(C) flickr/ Stockholm Environmental Institute
News

Report // Nexus2020: The most important research questions for business sustainability

Partnerships between businesses and researchers are fundamental to generating tangible steps towards sustainability, reveals the Nexus2020: The most important research questions for business sustainability report. Nexus2020 is led by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, as part of the Nexus Network activities to bring together business and academia.

The report

  • outlines nexus research priorities
  • explains why partnerships between businesses and researchers are critical in the long term for companies to thrive.
  • calls for researchers and business practitioners to develop specific projects to answer pressing nexus issues.
  • outlines the opportunities of this co-production approach for research funding agencies.

Eva Blixt, Research Manager, Jernkontoret, Swedish Steel Industry said: “For the Swedish steel industry to contribute towards achieving a sustainable economy and create societal value it needs to work across the nexus. This will help develop the necessary tools and technology to ensure the competitiveness of the industry, whilst minimizing its environmental impact on water, land and air.”

Over 250 stakeholders, including representatives from companies such as Asda, EDF Energy, HSBC and Nestlé and academics from institutions including Cambridge, Leeds and Exeter universities, contributed to Nexus2020. The report builds on an academic paper published in the scientific journal Sustainability Science in October 2016.

Download

Download the report

For more information contact Hannah.Tranter@cisl.cam.ac.uk

› back

Governance

WEF Nexus Research // Solar Energy Farming as a Development Innovation for Vulnerable Water Basins

By Mohammad Al-Saidi and Nisreen Lahham. This article evaluates a project from the Azraq Basin in Jordan, and presents similar international experiences, particularly from India. It assesses solar energy farming as an innovation from a water-energy-food nexus perspective.

// more
Capacity Building

Nexus Game // Nexus Simulation at GEF meeting in Gaborone, Botswana

A session of the Nexus Game was held during the 5th Targeted Regional Workshop for Global Environment Facility (GEF) International Waters (IW) Projects in Africa in Gaborone, Botswana. The Nexus Game is a social simulation that exposes players to nexus challenges connected to transboundary water management. This article describes the main findings and take-aways of the Nexus Game participants and how the game raises awareness and understanding for different needs and perspectives.

// more
Desalination

Nexus Blog // Desalination Outlook for MENA

By Salman Zafar. This article discusses how renewable energy-powered desalination could be a sustainable opportunity to increase supply of potable water in MENA countries.

// more