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Energy Efficient Mortgage Offered in Hungary

Oct 17, 2020

The Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative (EEMI) has announced that OTP Mortgage Bank has joined the Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme. Currently, 62 lending institutions have committed to test the implementation of the final energy efficient mortgages framework into their existing product lines and processes. The EEMI is intended as a pan-European effort to coordinate market […]

The Goal is a ʻGreen Recoveryʼ from COVID-19

Oct 12, 2020

At an international online conference organised jointly by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), presentations and discussions focused on the assessment and quantification of the adverse economic effects of climate change, the funding of renewable energy production and energy efficiency investments to achieve a green recovery […]

Europe's Largest Building-based Photovoltaic System

Oct 7, 2020

Audi Hungaria has Europe's largest building-based photovoltaic system installed on the top of its two logistics centres. With the green electricity being produced here from renewable sources, the CO2 emission is estimated to be reduced by almost 4,900 tons. As a result of the joint project of Audi Hungaria and E.ON, the solar power system, […]

App Against Food Waste

Oct 1, 2020

An application developed in Hungary is to form a community approach to food waste: through the application, canteens, menu restaurants and restaurant chains can also sell their remaining but untouched and high-quality food, giving them extra income and consumers with discounted offers and a variety of dishes. According to the data of the National Food […]

‘Race to Zero Carbon’

Jul 2, 2020

Leading domestic companies from several industries demonstrated their good examples and commitments, thereby encouraging domestic companies to make similar ambitious commitments towards a carbon-neutral economy at the online ‘Race to Zero Carbon’ event held this Thursday. The purpose of the event, organized by the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary (BCSDH), the British Embassy, […]

National Bank for a 'Green' Recovery

May 11, 2020

There is ample scope for a ‘green’ recovery of the Hungarian economy. That is the conclusion drawn by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB), which, at the end of March, initiated a call for consultations with environmental experts, non-governmental organizations and institutes on the environmentally sustainable restart of the economy following the epidemic caused by […]

Swiss Firm to Produce Solar Panels in Hungary

Apr 28, 2020

Flisom, a developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) thin film solar cells, located near Zurich, Switzerland, has chosen Kecskemét, southeast of Budapest for the location of its first plant of industrial capacity. The Swiss technology company is going to produce ultra-thin, light and flexible solar cells using the most modern technology available. The 50 MW […]

Diane Holdorf at the BCSDH teleconference

Healthy People, Healthy Planet

Apr 1, 2020

While right now the key factor is the survival of the supply chain, after overcoming the pandemic, it will also be necessary to address the challenge of sustainable food systems, which play an essential role in maintaining the health of people and the planet. That was highlighted by Diane Holdorf, Managing Director of the World […]

Regional Management Consultation on Sustainability

Feb 28, 2020

At the invitation of BCSDH (Business Council for Sustainable Development in Hungary), a Central and Eastern European Regional Executive Consultation was held with the participation of corporate leaders, regional executives and leaders of professional organizations. Under the professional guidance of Filippo Veglio, Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, participants discussed the role […]

Heineken Poster Exhibition

Feb 7, 2020

Any change cycle difficult? Recycling is not! “We have already done something for the planet by recycling and choosing our recyclable packaging” – this is what the extraordinary exhibition of HEINEKEN Hungária points out. The brewer's installation is free to see in front of the Budapest Aquarium Club until February 26. The purpose of the […]

Nestlé to Use More Food-Grade Recycled Plastics

Jan 17, 2020

The Swiss multinational food and drink processing corporation Nestlé has announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions. Building on its 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable […]

Freek van Eijk, Director of the Holland Circular Hotspot

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Sándor Laczkó
Dec 16, 2019

Transitioning to a circular economy is one of the leading business opportunities of our era. Although the core concept is not yet thoroughly understood or followed by most economic actors, the use of this model can increase the resilience of the world economy and facilitate the achievement of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the […]

Winning french project at Solar Decathlon Europe 2019

French Team Wins Innovative Homebuilding Contest in Hungary

Jul 29, 2019

Nearly 400 university students from eight countries signed up for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2019 contest organized in Szentendre, north of Budapest, to test their skills in building prototype houses designed for the age of renewable energy. Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition that challenges collegiate teams to design and build houses powered exclusively […]

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