In a bid to raise awareness and support for biodiversity, Japan Airlines will have its planes sport the United Nations' Decade on Biodiversity (UNDB) logo on its JAL Eco Jet.
Many Canadian companies are weaving climate change into their core business strategies well ahead of any regulatory requirement, says a report by the Carbon Disclosure Project and international consultant Accenture released Wednesday.
Canadian companies, once leery of the costs and headaches of dealing with climate change, now realize that it may provide a significant business opportunity.
How business can transform biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation into new opportunities
The programme runs in partnership with Raleigh International, the Indian government, the UN’s Development Programme and several Indian non-governmental organisations.
Last week, two very interesting business meetings on biodiversity took place in Europe. Both indicated the increasing interest in biodiversity as a key sustainability issue for businesses operating in Europe and for European businesses operating globally
Thanks to growing board-level awareness, more companies than ever are now embedding climate change action plans within their business strategy.
A promotion for the world's best-selling beer encroaches on the protected breeding ground of the Tibetan antelope, according to Chinese conservationists who are campaigning against the commercial exploitation of one of the planet's most unique nature reserves.
If you don't believe in climate change, I suggest a visit to Africa.
British companies are "nowhere near " meeting UK targets to tackle climate change, a new report assessing UK plc sustainability performance against specific indicators has found.
London: A summit of world leaders and global businesses closed yesterday with recognition that “failure is not an option” at climate talks in Durban later this year.
Climate is central to business strategy of 68% of the world's 500 largest companies, compared with 48% last year
Everybody travels and everybody stays at hotels one time or another but travelling comes with a steep carbon as well as water footprint. For example, every day you stay at a hotel, you might burn enough fossil fuels to release more than 33 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
BP's Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) announced today the first long-term grant recipients in its multimillion-dollar fund to support oil-spill research in the Gulf of Mexico.
Forests could increasingly act as a backbone of sustainable economies. Companies that recognise this can advance their own bottom line, and help ensure that forests thrive
By almost any standard Shell is a huge company. With revenues of over $375 billion, it’s ranked number 2 in the Fortune Global 500. On an earnings basis, its 2010 profits of $20 billion – up 60% from the previous year – puts it as number 5 in earnings worldwide.
As more and more people demand companies to become sustainable and environmentally conscious, many corporations are at a loss of how to begin making the changes necessary.
LONDON – Some political problems can be solved overnight; others take years to tackle. But, in the distant future, when the financial crisis and the euro’s troubles are long forgotten, we will still be facing the consequences of climate change
The FINANCIAL -- Today KfW Bankengruppe made official its support for the new initiative "Frankfurt is abuzz" and, as the first bank in Frankfurt, took a taste of the honey produced by its own three rooftop bee colonies.
Malaysia, the word's No.2 palm oil producer, will come up with a certification scheme to ensure the tropical oil is grown without clearing forests and destroying wildlife, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Forcing companies to publish their carbon emissions – a pre-election promise by both coalition partners – could cost British business up to £6bn over the next decade, the government has claimed in an impact assessment study.
India will set up an environment regulator to bring in a "complete change" in the process of granting clearances for industries. PM Manmohan Singh said the regulator would also ensure the compliance of "green norms" by industry.
Most large companies now see managing their greenhouse gas emissions and minimising energy consumption as integral parts of their environmental management practices.
While most companies say they would benefit from investing in adaptation, few have actual plans in place to boost their resilience to warming
WASHINGTON, DC AND DALLAS, TX –Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark’s membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world’s most valuable and threatened forests.
Companies that are already changing their products and services to adapt to climate change gain a considerable competitive advantage
To stay competitive, companies will need to find ways to adapt to the impacts of climate change.
BRASILIA, June 15 (Xinhua) -- The Brazilian government signed a partnership agreement with IBM on Wednesday, which will enable Brazil to digitalize information on Amazonian biodiversity with the help of the U.S. company.
The business case for sustainability is stronger than ever as we are already living in the Anthropocene
The government is planning to trial "biodiversity offsets", and will publish an annual statement for "nature's bank balance" and put the environment at the heart of its economic policy, according to a new government white paper that promises to enhance the value of the UK's ecosystems.
Many in the business community see Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh as a daunting risk factor in their projects, while activists say he is not doing enough to tame polluting and profiteering capitalists. In an interview with ET's Urmi A Goswami, the minister pitches for a pragmatic meeting gro ...
Bridgestone Middle East and Africa FZE has refined its global Environmental Mission Statement. First released in 2009, the statement was refined to clarify the direction of Bridgestone’s long-term environmental aspirations.
Tesco has grown into the UK's biggest retailer but has ambitious plans to become zero-carbon by 2050 without offsetting, and it's making headway
The Copenhagen-based Maersk Line has pledged to stop purchasing containers fitted with floorboards made from uncertified tropical hardwood in a bid to reduce illegal logging in tropical forests and combat climate change.
To celebrate the United Nations International Day for Biodiversity on 22 May, Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, is supporting projects across the world that are helping to raise awareness of the need to preserve the rich variety of all life on earth.
Those wishing to catch the Green Wave don’t have long to wait – the global tree planting campaign advocated by the United Nations Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is taking place on May 22 – the International Day for Biological Diversity.
A few companies are realising the planet can no longer cope with their demands on it
Cement companies will look to introduce goals on water usage and biodiversity preservation, following the disappointing outcome to a plan that would have addressed carbon emissions, said the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI).
Puma has become the first company in the world to put a value on the eco services it uses to produce its sports shoes and clothes, signalling a radical change in the way business will account for its use of natural resources.
Paris/Montreal 5 May 2011. Biodiversity awareness has risen again among consumers and business, according to the latest edition of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) Biodiversity Barometer launched in Paris today.
Policymakers and business leaders must quickly back a bold target to stop forest loss as part of efforts to conserve biodiversity and fight climate change, according to a new WWF report.
The open deserts surrounding the Coachella Valley aren't only prime locations for large-scale solar development. They're also prime habitat for a number of threatened plants and animals, including the endangered desert tortoise, whose population has declined 90 percent since the 1980s.
The balance sheet on the quality and quantity of a range of ecosystem goods and services, in particular biodiversity and landscape, provides difficult reading
Geneva, April 8, 2011 – Today, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV), an innovative framework designed to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fibe ...
11 - 12 April 2011, Paris, France
James Griffiths explores how a new ecosystems guide enables companies to make better business decisions
66% of the public question authenticity of company climate change claims
In February 2011, the United Nations Environment Programme released a ground-breaking new report titled ‘Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication’.