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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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#94081
2013-06-04

Improving biodiversity in Hunter mining regions

The New South Wales and Federal governments are working together on a plan to better consider the impact of mining on biodiversity in the Upper Hunter.

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#93902
2013-05-24

Can banks make a profit by investing in the Great Barrier Reef?

Earlier this month, Australia’s Big Four banks copped a serve over their support of the coal and gas extraction industries, focusing attention on the ways large banks' investment decisions can put the future of the Great Barrier Reef at risk.

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#93728
2013-05-16

Network sees value biodiversity has for business

SOUTH Africa was the third most biodiverse country in the world, but had given birth to none of the "cool" business solutions to saving biodiversity, the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s CEO, Yolan Friedmann, said on Wednesday.

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#93654
2013-05-14

Oil palm firms team up with Sabah to protect Malua Forest Reserve

Four oil palm firms join hands with Sabah to ensure wildlife continues to thrive and forests flourish in Malua.DEEP within the heart of Sabah lies the 34,000ha Malua Forest Reserve. It has been previously logged but regeneration over the years means that it is still a significant area of rainfor ...

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#93663
2013-05-14

The private sector could help tackle climate change. What a pity it's left out in the cold

In a stark reminder of our failure to bring man-made greenhouse gases under control, scientists reported last week that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surpassed a level we think we haven’t seen for 3 million years.

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#93668
2013-05-14

Many Entrepreneurs Claim to Care About Sustainability, Yet Make Decisions That Are Harmful to Environment

May 13, 2013 — Many entrepreneurs claim that they care about sustainability, yet they make decisions that are harmful to the environment.

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#93670
2013-05-14

Sacrificing the Reef for Industrial Development

SYDNEY, May 14 2013 (IPS) - Mining and port development coupled with decreasing water quality along Australia’s north-eastern coast are threatening the continent’s World Heritage-listed tourist drawcard, the Great Barrier Reef.

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#93571
2013-05-08

IKEA Co-workers Give Two Green Thumbs Up to Tree Planting!

Today, IKEA co-workers across Canada will show their ongoing commitment to their communities by joining forces with Tree Canada for the 17th annual Pick a Tree, Plant a Tree program. Since the program's inception, IKEA co-workers have planted over 23,000 trees and shrubs, which have the potentia ...

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#93509
2013-05-02

Rwanda: Private Investors to Run Tourism Business in Parks

Akagera and Nyungwe National Parks, two of the main natural reserves in the country, will soon accommodate private-owned touristic products that can boost tourism business.

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#93479
2013-04-30

Why green businesses need to fight anti-growth myths

One of the most harmful myths afflicting public policy in many countries at the moment is the notion that any efforts to manage the risks of climate change will hold back economic growth and development.

Meeting
#5242

Sustainable Ocean Summit

22 - 24 April 2013, Washington, United States of America

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#93331
2013-04-19

Incremental change is not enough - climate, business experts

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) – When it comes to fighting climate change and dealing with other environmental issues, incremental change is no longer enough. Instead, deeper, more disruptive transitions are needed, experts at a business and environmental summit in New Delhi said this week.

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#93346
2013-04-19

Climate fight needs businesses to sway consumers, says Method pioneer

Governments are not doing enough to tackle environmental challenges, says the co-founder of the green brand

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#93268
2013-04-16

Is Walmart’s index the best thing since sliced bread?

Can Walmart change the way wheat is grown in America?The company is trying to do just that. Here’s how:Start inside a Walmart store in Laurel, Md. On sale here are nearly 40 brands of flour, many more varieties of bread and countless other products made from wheat, including cookies, cakes, crac ...

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#93269
2013-04-16

Production sectors cost trillions in damages to world environment

NEW DELHI, India ---Primary production and processing in such sectors as agriculture, forestry, fisheries, mining, oil and gas exploration and utilities cost the world economy $7.3 trillion a year in damage to the environment, health and other vital benefits for humankind, a new United Nations-b ...

Meeting
#5239

Business for the Environment (B4E) Global Summit

15 - 16 April 2013, New Delhi, India

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#93224
2013-04-12

How to unlock business funding for development projects

There is increasing acknowledgement that the public and private sectors need to work together to build a sustainable future.

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#93203
2013-04-11

International Paper commits to working with longtime foe to protect endangered forests

In another sign that the global paper industry may be steering toward more sustainable practices following years of bruising activist campaigns and pressure from buyers, International Paper (IP) has committed to identifying and protecting endangered forests and high conservation value areas in t ...

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#93145
2013-04-09

The next frontier of IT-enabled systems thinking

The next frontier of IT will focus on wicked problems embedded in emergent business systems. One of the most notable yet overlooked areas is the intersection of business, communities, biodiversity and ecosystem services, upon which all rely.

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#93152
2013-04-09

Ethiopia Leads the Bamboo Revolution

ADDIS ABABA , Apr 8 2013 (IPS) - A combination of an abundance of bamboo and eager foreign investment is making Ethiopia a frontier for the bamboo industrial revolution in Africa, according to this country’s government.

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#93103
2013-04-05

Gucci Launches Deforestation-Free Handbag Line

It’s not yet passe to ask someone if their purse, shoes, or formal wear were created by a well-known designer. In spite of the global economic downturn, designer goods remain the purchase of choice for some consumers.

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#93114
2013-04-05

Trade Emerging as a Key Driver of Brazilian Deforestation

Apr. 4, 2013 — A new study published online April 4th in the journal Environmental Research Letters finds that trade and global consumption of Brazilian beef and soybeans is increasingly driving Brazilian deforestation

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#93094
2013-04-04

APP denies breaking logging promise after WWF allegations

Asia Pulp & Paper has announced that it has not breached its deforestation policy following WWF allegations

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#93045
2013-04-02

U.S. book industry using 24 percent recycled paper on average

From 2004 to 2010, book publishers increased their use of recycled fiber by nearly five times, from 5 percent to 24 percent on average, according to a new report by the Book Industry Environmental Council (BIEC) and Green Press Initiative.

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#92835
2013-03-21

Starbucks Increases Ethical Sourcing Practices With New Farm in Costa Rica

This week Starbucks announced it would enhance its ethical sourcing program with the investment in a new farming and research center in Costa Rica

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#92836
2013-03-21

Comply with marine guidelines – oil coys told

Oil & Gas exploration companies in the country have been advised to adhere to marine protection guidelines aimed at protecting aquatic organisms.

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#92817
2013-03-20

Time to make the high seas our business — for our future

WHEN the world you inhabit is beset by economic ills, the last thing a sensible society should do is ignore a valuable resource. When your country and continent are doing their best to develop and bring the good things in life to all of their people, the last thing they should do is forgo an opp ...

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#92827
2013-03-20

Disney buys $3.5M in REDD credits from rainforest conservation project in Peru

The Walt Disney Company has purchased $3.5 million dollars' worth of carbon credits generated via rainforest conservation in Peru, reports Point Carbon.

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#92737
2013-03-14

Nestlé brews up stronger environmental commitments

Company plans to reduce emissions 35 per cent and energy consumption 25 per cent, while moving to 100 per cent sustainable palm oil

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#92740
2013-03-14

More Companies Looking to Go Green While Remaining Profitable

Samarinda/Jakarta. Indonesian plantation and logging companies are increasingly balancing their profits and growth with environmental protection, according to industry players, activists and officials.

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#92709
2013-03-13

Morocco: World Bank Supports Competitiveness and Green Growth in Morocco

Washington — A $160 million loan will support reforms in Morocco's business environment to spur competitiveness and boost growth and job creation in an increasingly competitive global economy.

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#92684
2013-03-12

Market access poser for palm oil, new move by major consumers to completely avoid using palm oil.

THE market access for palm oil has become a growing debate of late, especially since global palm oil inventories from major producers are bursting at the seams.

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#92674
2013-03-11

Major Grocer to Label Foods With Gene-Modified Content

Whole Foods Market, the grocery chain, on Friday became the first retailer in the United States to require labeling of all genetically modified foods sold in its stores, a move that some experts said could radically alter the food industry.

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#92655
2013-03-08

Gucci launches 'zero-deforestation' handbag

Gucci has rolled out a collection of 'zero-deforestation' handbags.

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#92575
2013-03-05

Biodiversity offsets to the fore as blue chips call for focus on natural capital

The business reality is that change will happen,' warns major new report urging government to embrace the concept of ecosystem markets.

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#92580
2013-03-05

The Future Depends on Developing Tomorrow’s Innovators

These days there is a lot of talk about innovation and entrepreneurship driving the “new economy,” and I believe that in order to unlock this innovation in the private sector, we must foster a renewed partnership between legislative leaders and business entrepreneurs

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#92487
2013-02-26

Biodiversity contributes to economy - Molewa

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Edna Molewa, says the benefits derived from biodiversity or ecosystem services are estimated at R73bn, contributing to 7% of South Africa's GDP per annum.

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#92457
2013-02-25

There Is No Sustainable Business.

BARCELONA — Sustainable entrepreneurship — a buzzword in an increasingly eco-conscious business world — is often described as a balance between profit and environmental impact.

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#92474
2013-02-25

Hotter, wetter climate slashes labour capacity by 10%, study shows

Work capability losses owing to hot and humid conditions could double by mid-century, US government scientists say

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#92395
2013-02-21

Why Is Timberland Planting Trees In Haiti?

A recent Forbes blog covered the news that Timberland has supported the planting of over 2 million trees in Haiti. My first reaction was that this is absolutely great. My second reaction was why?

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#92354
2013-02-20

Saving the planet and educating the public are vital goals for one company.

THE Body Shop believes the natural environment is everything living and non-living that occurs naturally on earth. With its slogan, Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good, it has, over the years, embarked on various campaigns and project.

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#92359
2013-02-20

Carbon Trust launches scheme to tackle water waste

An international standard on water reduction has been launched in an effort to order to encourage businesses to use water more sustainably.

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#92309
2013-02-19

The case for natural capital accounting

Few companies today account in their financial statements for the value of natural capital — resources such as clean water, tillable soil, breathable air and other resources that are often taken for granted or assumed to be free.

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#92167
2013-02-13

After Indonesian paper giant commits to no deforestation, pressure mounts on its biggest competitor

After Indonesian paper giant Asia Pulp & Paper's announcement last week that it will no longer source fiber produced from destruction of tropical rainforests, environmental groups are now urging Indonesia's other major paper company to make a similar commitment.

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#92171
2013-02-13

U.N.’s Water Agenda at Risk of Being Hijacked by Big Business

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 2013 (IPS) - Amidst growing new threats of potential conflicts over fast-dwindling water resources in the world’s arid regions, the United Nations will commemorate 2013 as the International Year of Water Cooperation (IYWC).

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#92004
2013-02-04

A Fifth of Global Investing Considered “Sustainable”, Industry Reports

WASHINGTON, Jan 30 2013 (IPS) - Nearly 22 percent of professionally managed assets around the world can be considered sustainable or responsible, according to a finance industry assessment, the first comprehensive look at the subject.

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#91968
2013-01-31

Microsoft and UNEP Take on Biodiversity Modeling

Microsoft is at it again. A leader in corporate social responsibility and social enterprise initiatives, now the information technology giant is boosting its environmental stability chops within its corporate citizenship agenda.

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