• Nuno Moreira da Cruz

Veolia - The power of Partnership



Veolia is the global leader in optimised resource management, with nearly 171 000 employees worldwide, designing and providing water, waste and energy management solutions.

Along the years, sustainability has become part of their core business strategies, with a clear understanding that, due to the dimension of the challenges ahead, developing partnerships needs to be part of the solution.

Here are two examples:

- Partnership with Nestle, announced last week, on the fight against plastics

https://www.nestle.com/media/pressreleases/allpressreleases/nestle-veolia-tackle-plastics-leakage-develop-recycling-schemes

- Partnership with Grameen Bank, the Nobel Prize–winning microlender

in Bangladesh

https://hbr.org/2019/03/the-dual-purpose-playbook

As I have been advocating, pushing hard the Sustainability agenda takes courage, business leadership courage. Those who have it, deserve the attention and recognition of citizens and consumers. It will become a virtuous circle - the more we support these companies, the more they will feel empowered to drive even harder the Sustainability agenda.