One of the shortest definitions of sustainable development goes like this: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without risking that future generations will not be able to meet their own needs."
This paraphrase is the first to receive global attention. It was recorded in 1987 by the World Commission on Environment and Development in the Brundtland Report, named after its chair, Gro Harlem Brundtland. The understanding that sustainable development is based on three pillars quickly gained acceptance:
- ecologically sustainable
- socially just
- economically efficient
Adaptation urgently required
Current threats show that we are not on a sustainable path. Climate change and species extinction threaten not only ecosystems, but also social and economic development. Radical change is therefore required, as quickly as possible. This change raises questions, creates uncertainties. And it offers opportunities.
Relevant background knowledge
With this dossier we provide answers and give an overview of the ongoing discussions. In the form of interviews, explanatory pieces and with relevant background information.
The dossier helps to better classify the political debate. And it sharpens the focus on efforts already undertaken and on the potential in our own company.
It depends on everyone
We at Angestellte Schweiz are convinced that everyone can make a contribution to more sustainability. In their daily work and beyond.
Articles for dossier
ArticleSwitzerland lacks hundreds of thousands of skilled workers. To remain an attractive and innovative business location, it needs a training offensive. And new incentives to keep more workers in the workforce.
When working more isn’t worth itArticleFor many couples with young children, a second income or a higher workload is not attractive: the cost of childcare is a burden on the family budget. This is harmful for the national economy.
How Angestellte Schweiz is committed to sustainabilityArticleFor Angestellte Schweiz, sustainability is an important issue. Managing Director Stefan Studer explains why the careful use of resources is part of the association's DNA.
Briefly explained: Swiss energy and climate policyArticleNet-zero target, incentive tax, energy strategy, solar offensive: Terms of the Swiss energy and climate policy appear frequently in the public discussion. A classification of the most important goals and measures.
How to bring more environmental awareness into your businessArticleWhy is it worthwhile for employees to get involved in ecological issues in their company? What does this have to do with the bonus system? And where can you make the most difference? Pierre Derivaz, lawyer at Angestellte Schweiz, has the answers.