ON:SUBJECT works with organizations that are committed to making a dent in the universe. For them, sustainability is the biggest adventure of our time.

Publication: UNFSS Flagship Report

Publication: UNFSS Flagship Report

2013 | UN Forum on Sustainability Standards

The report “Voluntary Sustainability Standards – Today’s Landscape of Issues and Initiatives to Achieve Public Policy Objectives” provides an overview of the key issues to help decision makers from developing countries evaluate and support voluntary sustainability standards in line with their own development objectives.

Project: eEnviPer – Environmental Permits for the 21st Century

Project: eEnviPer – Environmental Permits for the 21st Century

2012-2014 | European Commission – ICT Policy Support Programme

eEnviPer is an integrated web-based platform for the application, administration and consultation of environmental permits. Between 2012-2014, eEnviPer is testing its existing multi-purpose cloud platform in five pilot communities. In making the environmental permits process more transparent, accessible and efficient, eEnviPer will help to reduce the environmental impact of economic activities through the environmental permits process in a cost-effective manner.

Project: Powered by Nature

Project: Powered by Nature

2012-2013 | IUCN Commission on Education and Communication and Alcoa Foundation

Powered by Nature is an award programme for European communications students to co-create a social media campaign on energy and nature. The award winners participated in a 5-day retreat on 26-30 August in Starnmeer, the Netherlands during which they co-created the social media campaign Better in the Dark. 

Facilitation: Renaming FoeBuD e.V.

Facilitation: Renaming FoeBuD e.V.

2011-2012 | Digitalcourage (formerly: FoeBuD)

The German Verein zur Förderung des öffentlichen bewegten und unbewegten Datenverkehrs (FoeBuD), one of the world’s oldest digital rights organizations, had a problem: Their name. Increasingly, funders and members of the organization had grown tired of being ignored in the media and frustrated with repeated requests to spell or explain their name.

Website: Accreditation made accessible

Website: Accreditation made accessible

2011 | Accreditation Services International

ASI is now well positioned to communicate its activities as an independent verification services provider. The new website provides pertinent, comprehensive and timely information about ASI’s activities, accredited certification bodies and assessments. – Sam Ponder, Managing Director, Accreditation Services International

Facilitation: Strategy Retreats for Digital Rights Activists

Facilitation: Strategy Retreats for Digital Rights Activists

2011-today | FoeBuD et al.

So many interesting projects and working groups that there’s hardly any time to tweet – padeluun 

Net neutrality, data retention laws and privacy – Germany’s digital rights activists are a busy bunch in their efforts to protect civil rights online. They also value freedom of expression and democracy when working together in grassroots networks. 

ISEAL 100: Attitudes towards Sustainability Standards

2010-2011 | ISEAL Alliance

At 20 pages, it is a clear, readable and well compiled analysis. Well worth the short investment to read it. – Ecolabelindex

One hundred thought leaders across a variety of business sectors and from civil society and governmental institutions volunteered their time for in-depth telephone interviews on their attitudes towards sustainability standards. Published in March 2011, their responses clearly show: