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#101043
2014-09-23

Apple CEO Tim Cook on climate change: No trade-off between economy and environment

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage in New York to discuss sustainability, climate change and what his company is doing to make the world a greener place.

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#99712
2014-06-17

How Ben & Jerry's says goodbye to GMOs

ST. ALBANS – A Ben & Jerry's factory worker feeds chunks of chocolate-covered toffee into an augur, which funnels them into a stream of coffee-flavored ice cream. The newly blended confection is then dolloped into pint containers labeled "Coffee Toffee Bar Crunch."

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#99293
2014-05-26

Oxfam: Despite zero deforestation pledges, big food companies remain weak on climate commitments

Despite several high profile pledges to phase deforestation out of their supply chains, big food and drink companies still aren't doing enough to curb their annual emissions of 264 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions, argues a new report published by Oxfam.

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#98789
2014-04-29

Giant rainforest buffer zone planned to protect Indonesian wildlife

Paper company responds to criticism with 1m hectare conservation plan but green groups say it won't stop loggers

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#98797
2014-04-29

Climate change a growing concern for companies expanding their footprint

Traditionally, the most important factors in choosing a location for a new factory or operation have always been workforce supply and economic incentives.

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#98753
2014-04-25

Kingfisher CEO: don't underestimate impact of climate change on business

Ian Cheshire urges business to sign a communique aimed at negotiators meeting in Paris next year to thrash out a new binding climate deal

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#98624
2014-04-17

Ikea plans 'green' meatballs to help tackle climate change

Recipe for Ikea's famous Swedish meatballs could be changed in order to cut carbon emissions, retailer reveals

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#98467
2014-04-10

Corporate lobbying on climate change: silence is not neutrality

For companies to be transparent on their position on climate change, they must be clear, consistent, and constructive

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#98448
2014-04-09

Procter & Gamble commits to protect world's rain forests

You probably don't think much, if at all, about palm oil -- but the versatile vegetable oil can be found in more than half of all packaged products used by American consumers -- including lipsticks, soaps, shampoos and even ice cream.

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#98450
2014-04-09

Volkswagen Biodiversity Initiative To Establish Nature Corridor in Mexico

On April 8 Volkswagen (VW), the owner-operator of the largest auto manufacturing plant in North America in Puebla, Mexico, launched an ambitious, pioneering biodiversity and ecological sustainability initiative to help establish a protected biological corridor that will assure local wildlife has ...

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#98376
2014-04-03

H&M, Zara commit to cutting rainforest destruction out of clothing production

H&M and Zara/Inditex, two of the world's largest clothing companies, today pledged to eliminate old-growth forest destruction from their products.

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#98330
2014-04-01

2020 Sustainable Cocoa Pledges “Tall Order”

It may be hard for chocolate makers to guarantee that their entire supply comes from a sustainable source by the 2020 target many of them have set, according to a sustainable sourcing auditing firm has told Confectionery News.

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#98143
2014-03-26

Public eye: the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Lena Ingelstam, director of partnerships and innovations, answers some questions about Sida's approach to inclusive business

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#97934
2014-03-11

Mars Latest to Announce “No Deforestation” Palm Oil Pledge

WASHINGTON, Mar 10 2014 (IPS) - The multinational food giant Mars, Inc. unveiled Monday a new set of guidelines aimed at ensuring that its palm oil supply lines are completely traceable and sustainable by next year.

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#97760
2014-02-24

Sri Lanka gains biodiversity membership

Sri Lanka’s Business and Biodiversity (B&B) Platform has emerged as the first from South Asia to gain membership of the Global Partnership on Business and Biodiversity (GPBB) established under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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#97699
2014-02-20

APP, environmentalists talk future of Indonesia's forests

These issues were recently discussed at an event marking the one-year anniversary of APP's forest conservation policy.

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#97620
2014-02-14

UN, European companies debate long-term business principles

The UN is preparing the publication of a set of principles to foster corporate responsibility in the agricultural sector, based on the theory that long-term food security depends on businesses taking more seriously their role in the global food system.

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#97597
2014-02-13

Madagascar: Microsoft Buys Carbon Credits From Madagascar Rainforest

Madagascar's government has agreed to sell forest-related carbon credits to Microsoft and Zurich's zoo, which will help protect the Makira National Park, in the first sale of state-owned REDD+ credits in Africa, according to the group that manages the park.

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#97518
2014-02-10

APP calls to collaborate to protect Indonesia’s forests

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) launched its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) Anniversary Report with a call for NGOs, Governments and businesses to work together in an effort to help tackle deforestation in Indonesia.

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#97450
2014-02-06

Asia Pulp and Paper and L'Oreal beef up forest protection

Exactly one year since Indonesia's largest pulp and paper company switched off the bulldozers and agreed to halt deforestation, the firm has warned that its efforts could be in vain unless there are similar steps from its competitors and the country's government.

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#97458
2014-02-06

Climate economics: Make supply chains climate-smart

Extreme weather — including massive storms such as Typhoon Haiyan and Hurricane Sandy, and severe floods and droughts — is likely to become more frequent and intense as global warming accelerates1.

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#97403
2014-02-04

Total says it will not drill in any World Heritage Sites

One of the world's largest oil and gas companies, Total, has committed to leave the planet's UNESCO World Heritage Sites untouched, according to the United Nations.

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#97377
2014-02-03

L’Oreal commits to zero deforestation by 2020

L’Oreal is the latest in a growing list of global companies that aims to eliminate forest destruction from all its supply chains; environmental groups welcome the move but call for deadline to be moved forward

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#97382
2014-02-03

Brazilian soy industry extends deforestation moratorium

Soy traders and producers in the Brazilian Amazon agreed to extend a moratorium on soybeans produced in recently deforested areas for another year, reports Greenpeace.

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#97326
2014-01-31

L'Oreal pledges to wipe out forest destruction from its products by 2020

French cosmetics giant, L'Oreal, has pledged to stop using palm oil linked to deforestation for its products by 2020. Palm oil, which is found in both cosmetics and many food items, has been linked to widespread deforestation in places like Indonesia and Malaysia, decimating biodiversity and con ...

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#97203
2014-01-27

At Davos Forum, Ban again urges business sector to help tackle climate change

24 January 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon kept up the drumbeat for business to play its full part in tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development for a second day today, telling the World Economic Forum in Davos that investments now will generate major savings for tomorrow.

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#97193
2014-01-24

Industry Awakens to Threat of Climate Change

WASHINGTON — Coca-Cola has always been more focused on its economic bottom line than on global warming, but when the company lost a lucrative operating license in India because of a serious water shortage there in 2004, things began to change.

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#97159
2014-01-22

Carbon-for-development projects can help businesses engage with employees

As part of our series on integrated carbon offsetting we asked Zelda Bentham, head of environment and climate change, Aviva, to explain how her firm assesses the benefits

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#97161
2014-01-22

Turning businesses into social problem-solvers: Column

The World Economic Forum presents a necessary opportunity to pave path to sustainable future.

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#96908
2014-01-08

Political Scientist's New Book Examines Role of Private Enterprise in Environmental Preservation

Jan. 3, 2014 — Business gets blasted for not only ignoring the world's environmental problems, but for contributing to them.

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#96450
2013-11-25

Indonesia’s national airline carrier bans shark fins

Indonesia’s national carrier Garuda Indonesia has joined a growing number of airlines looking to curb the international shark fin trade by banning the transport of shark fins and other shark products on their aircraft.

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#96392
2013-11-19

European apathy spells end for corporate social responsibility rules

Plans for more rigorous monitoring of areas such as diversity and environmental policy falter as major EU firms fail to comply

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#96377
2013-11-15

Concerns Over Role of Corporates at Climate Talks

WARSAW, Nov 15 2013 (IPS) - As deliberations continue in earnest at the 19th United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Warsaw, negotiators from the Global South welcome a focus on financing adaptation – but reject a new emphasis on a role for the private sector.

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#96348
2013-11-13

Wildlife conference under attack for 'selling off nature to multinationals'

At the first World Forum on Natural Capital, business and conservation leaders will debate the economic value of nature

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#96077
2013-10-25

Report calls on business to take responsibility and think long-term

The past week has provided further evidence of short-term outlooks dominating business. Energy companies have been criticised for price hikes far above inflation that squeeze consumers without any significant indication that any of the additional margin will be invested in green measures.

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#95753
2013-09-30

'Let business find climate solutions'

The private sector should be allowed to develop innovative solutions to combat climate change, with governments playing an enabling role, according to Caio Koch-Weser, Chairman of the European Climate Foundation.

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#95654
2013-09-25

Nestlé's approach to sustainable agriculture

Hans Joehr, Nestlé’s corporate head of agriculture, explains the impetus behind the company’s sustainable agriculture initiative and the wisdom of not having a single sustainability officer in this Q&A with Nina Kruschwitz from MIT Sloan Management Review.

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#95658
2013-09-25

Africa: NGO Harnesses the Power of Africa's Private Sector to Advance Conservation's Bottom Line

African Wildlife Foundation announces new Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to scale up investment in Africa for the benefit of people and wildlife

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#95503
2013-09-12

Microsoft’s Carbon Offsets Have Impact Across the World

Microsoft, once the big, bad and bullying tech giant, has reinvented itself in recent years as a more progressive company executing impressive work on social enterprise and environmental issues. The company’s carbon neutrality strategy, which launched last year, is starting to show results in pa ...

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#95385
2013-09-04

Should offsets fund the Coalition’s reef plan?

On Monday, the Coalition announced its plan for the Great Barrier Reef, including a A$40m trust-fund to target threats to the Reef such as Crown of Thorns starfish and runoff from agriculture.

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#95342
2013-08-30

Business and water: an uneasy but vital relationship

To address today's pending water challenges, the private sector needs to help establish "safe spaces" for dialogue and action without falling into the trap of resource or policy capture, says a new report from conservation group WWF International.

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#95271
2013-08-26

85% of Brazilian leather goes to markets sensitive to environmental concerns

Around 40% of beef and 85% of leather production serve markets that are potentially sensitive to environmental concerns, providing a partial explantation as to why Brazilian producers have made recent commitments to reducing deforestation for cattle production, finds a new study published in Tro ...

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#95234
2013-08-23

Private sector revitalizes ecosystems management in Africa

Multinational companies met here on Wednesday to discuss the role of the private sector in strengthening the fight against climate change and habitats depletion in sub-Saharan Africa.

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#94903
2013-08-02

Guardian Launches US Sustainable Business Network

Today (1 Aug), Guardian Sustainable Business (GSB), a leading platform for corporate leaders that curates the world's most authoritative voices on sustainability, launches a US network as part of the Guardian's growing global expansion.

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#94455
2013-07-02

San Francisco seafood restaurants go sustainable

The Seafood Watch, first created by Monterey Bay Aquarium in the late 1990s, is arguably the best-known guide to sustainably-caught seafood in the U.S. Listing seafood choices in three categories—green (best choices), yellow (good alternatives), and red (avoid)—the guide informs consumers of the ...

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#94456
2013-07-02

Climate change is a 'big business opportunity for the UK'

UK's first national adaption plan sets out economic opportunities of increasingly more extreme weather, as well as the risks

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#94417
2013-06-27

More companies are finding sustainability makes sense

BUSINESS and environmental activists are worlds apart — ideologically opposed, distrustful and antagonistic over each other’s motives, right? Those of us who have followed the high-profile daredevil actions of the anti-whaling, anti-palm oil or anti-nuclear campaigners may agree. But the acrimon ...

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#94310
2013-06-19

Biodiversity tax on industries surprising: Confederation of Indian Industry

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on Tuesday that Madhya Pradesh government did not consult it before levying the 2 % biodiversity tax on industries of the state.

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#94240
2013-06-13

Norwegian Parliament calls for stronger implementation of no-deforestation policy for investments

The Norwegian Parliament has called for the country's pension fund to strengthen its commitment to avoid investing in companies linked to rainforest destruction.

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#94111
2013-06-05

Let’s make business greener

Water and biodiversity play a significant role in sustaining human life and ensuring welfare. They are essential for securing food, medicines, energy and building materials.

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