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We are fairly clever beings. We have developed incredible tools and technology that have made life easier and convenient. Yet, perceived financial barriers and particular interest back-up by large financial resources and lobbying power too often prevent reasonable solutions to a problem. In addition, the human nature tends to clinch to the known, and has suspicions towards the new, unknown. And we also tend to not like thinking too much about tomorrow.

"Sustainability" is not a new concept. Neither sustainable development (on the level of a nations) nor managing sustainability in the corporate context is a revolution. Sustainable thinking is the evolution of existing management and governance paradigms:  decision-making based on cost-benefits calculations that show the full composition of income and expenditure - the full extent of benefits, but also risks.

By applying a deeper and wider horizon (deeper in terms of looking ahead in time, and wider in terms issues taken into consideration), sustainable decision making is reasonable and allows least-cost future development.

Instead of choosing the path in the midst of the forest of quarterly numbers, managing and governing sustainable is looking over the forest from the elevated position of a hilltop to identify the best possible direction forward.

On the level of a nations, intelligent sustainable development equals lower total cost at higher living standards and a healthier environment. In the corporate world, being intelligently sustainable is equal to sustained competitiveness and business success.

SolaVis has developed and implemented sustainability management system that have helped three companies to become “world super-sector sustainability leaders” according to the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index.

It is SolaVis’ mission is to contribute to the realisation of reasonable least-cost solutions for the mutual benefit of society, nature, and the economy.


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New Report:

The Cost of not having a Renewable Energy Infrastructure: U$ 2778 Billion in 2013

What if we had invested in reneables instead of fossil enrgy in 1995? We would be saving 2778 billion by now.

And what if we did invest in renewables instead of fossil now? We would be saving 1% of World GDP every year by 2035.

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Report:

The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2013

Is the GDP an adeqaute measure of the wealth of a nation? Does it allow to make conclusion about the future of a country? The Sustainable Competitiveness Index measures the wealth of 176 nations based on natural capital, resource intensity, sustainable innovation capabilities, and social cohesion.

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