Corporate Social Responsibility in light of UN’s Global Sustainable Development Goals

Annual reports for years starting after January 1, 2017 of European Corporations will need to declare CSR activities in a tangible way. Financing has been evolving towards rating debtor’s resilience by sustainability criteria. Social Media very quickly can spread out opinions potentially influencing consumer behavior and brand perceptions.

In the aftermath of COP21 we see a lot of so called “green” activism, not necessarily contributing to a clean world! Richard Branson’s Tweet recently cited that “creating a more sustainable planet was about one of two things – doing the same things very differently or doing very different things.” But that means we’ll have to do a lot of first time implementation challenges to succeed.

Game changing Innovations however are up against many short term interest stakeholders’ strategies and therefore easily sabotaged, denounced or villainized. Therefore this is an area where larger Corporations can contribute the power in their markets to mentor, sponsor and promote what might be best in their final consumers’ interests.

So far laymen spent little thoughts on Carbon, except having heard of coal or crude oil and CO2 lacking any contexts between carbohydrates and hydrocarbons or natural #CarbonMetabolism. Being confronted with overwhelming calls for action on meeting COP21 objectives I recommend to identify promising priorities. Looking at the progress of Carbon consumption from a resource use point of view you will find Carbon at 57% of all resources having 11-folded over last 50 years while world population had doubled. In in contrast to most other resources consumed, there is practically no #CarbonRecycling! And what is not recycled just gets disposed after single use. So in case of fuels, what today’s understanding of #ZeroWaste also applies for Organic Waste Residues its Carbon contents get disposed as if it were one-way packages of energy.

#CarbonRecycling allows to substitute 2.1 liters of crude oil per kg physically recovered Carbon to e.g. refine new neat plastic packaging or store energy of 4.5kWhchem/m³ Natural Gas. Instead making use of all these opportunities the world squanders U$ 2trl per year worth of Carbon that could be recycled for reuse. This is about U$ 275 per each of 7.3bln capita, more than a quarter of Low Income Countries’ [LIC] income of 8.7% plus 11% population living under extreme poverty to who’s daily income Carbon squandering represents 60%.

Holistically I can’t think of a more effective measure to meet United Nations Development Program’s Sustainable Development Goals concurrently with a meaningful COP21 roadmap fulfillment, than Carbon Recycling to bring the world into #CarbonBalance. Of course it would impair mushrooming “steel from the poor to give to the rich” “Green” Business models built on people’s fears, through intrinsically profitable self-refinancing capable businesses based on realization of added value from reused Carbon, totaling U$ 2trl per year at today’s fossil Carbon prices (incl. F&DE).

Globally it would take U$ 10trl Capital expenditures, amortizing between 7-10 years while creating about 30mln new employment by substituting about ⅔ of Paleozoic Carbon imports into our time. Carbotopia™ will need our societies’ and their day to day supplying corporations support to make the best use of our 20 years’ experience in developing the Carbon Recycling into all its applications.

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