Calendar

10.03.

2019. October 3.

Field trip, Copenhagen

10.16.

2019. October 16.

Sustainable Finance Conference, Frankfurt

10.30.

2019. October 30.

ESDN Annual Conference, Helsinki

11.08.

2019. November 8.

NFFT Board Meeting

News

null BCSDH Award Ceremony

Gábor Bartus, the NFFT’s secretary will attend the award ceremony of BCSDH’s “For a Sustainable Future” prize as member of the jury panel.

Speakers at the award ceremony will include René Schmidpeter [director of the Center for Advanced Sustainable Management (CASM), secretary general of the World Institute of Sustainability and Ethics (WISE)] and the senior management of companies using large amounts of water (Dandelion, Grundfos, Heineken, Szentkirályi) will talk about water as the basis of efficient climate adaptation.

The mission of BCSD Hungary is to promote  sustainable development among their members and other actors of the Hungarian economy, thus generating new and innovative thinking for improving their competitiveness, which eventually should contribute to the sustainable development of the economy, to the quality of life and the preservation of the environmental and natural resources.

Human

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Every generation needs human resources: knowledgeable and skilful individuals in appropriate quantity and in good health. Society cannot afford to lose the skills of the disadvantaged groups. Although there is no relevant statistical data, economic value of the human capital likely exceeded that of the material capital around the turn of the millennium, rendering humans the most important resources of the nation.

Natural

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Ecosystem services provided by natural resources are direct and indirect benefits for society, produced by natural and human-regulated ecosystems. Amongst the benefits are provisioning services (food, animal feed, raw material), natural cycle regulating services (climate stabilization, pollination, flood control), supporting services (nutrient cycling, soil formation), and cultural services (recreation, education, art inspiration).

Economic

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The basis of a society’s material growth is economic resources: physical capital, financial capital as storage and transmitter of value, technological knowledge in the form of intellectual property and know-how, and built environment. Entrepreneurs become the cornerstones of sustainable development by discovering the unexploited forms of value creation and managing the utilization of the majority of human, natural and human-created physical resources.

Social

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Moral norms and values, relationships and trust between individuals, as well as organizations, institutions, cultural activities and cultural heritage make up the social resources of a nation. Social capital is the result of historical development, therefore its quality is largely determined by the relation of individuals and organizations to the crucial stages of this development (national history), as well as to the intellectual and material recollections (cultural heritage).