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JAL 'Eco Jet' promotes Japan biodiversity

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.

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Companies pre-empt climate regulations

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.

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Canadian firms warming to climate-change measures

Canadian companies, once leery of the costs and headaches of dealing with climate change, now realize that it may provide a significant business opportunity.

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Better business decisions through ecosystem valuation

How business can transform biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation into new opportunities

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Airbus employees embark on third biodiversity project to India

The programme runs in partnership with Raleigh International, the Indian government, the UN’s Development Programme and several Indian non-governmental organisations.

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European business meetings on biodiversity

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

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Transparent environmental reporting is crucial to future competitiveness

Thanks to growing board-level awareness, more companies than ever are now embedding climate change action plans within their business strategy.

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Beer company threatens Tibetan antelope

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.

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Small Business Strategies: Climate change affects us all

If you don't believe in climate change, I suggest a visit to Africa.

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UK business “nowhere near” meeting climate change challenge, report finds

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.

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Businesses call for action on climate change

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.

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World's largest firms 'acting on climate change', analysis shows

Climate is central to business strategy of 68% of the world's 500 largest companies, compared with 48% last year

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Hotel Chains Standardize Carbon Accounting

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.

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Oil-spill research funds begin to flow

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.

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The forest companies of the future

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

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Can Shell become a biodiversity-positive company?

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.

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Taking corporate sustainability seriously means changing business culture

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.

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Climate change as a business problem

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

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KfW Bankengruppe: Helping to protect local biodiversity - right in Frankfur

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.

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Malaysia plans green palm oil certification scheme: report

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.

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Green group disputes carbon reporting costs

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.

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India announces environment regulator

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.

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Climate change strategy for business

Most large companies now see managing their greenhouse gas emissions and minimising energy consumption as integral parts of their environmental management practices.

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To Stay Competitive, Businesses Urged to Make Climate Resilience a Priority

While most companies say they would benefit from investing in adaptation, few have actual plans in place to boost their resilience to warming

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WWF and Kimberly-Clark Corporation Announce New Global Commitment to Responsible Forestry

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.

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Adapting to an uncertain climate

Companies that are already changing their products and services to adapt to climate change gain a considerable competitive advantage

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Risk, Investment, and Opportunity in a Changing Climate

To stay competitive, companies will need to find ways to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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Brazil to digitalize Amazonian biodiversity with help of IBM

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.

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What's good for the planet is good for business

The business case for sustainability is stronger than ever as we are already living in the Anthropocene

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Government looks to businesses to protect natural environment

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.

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Very few have done justice to environment: Jairam Ramesh, Environment Minister

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 ...

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Bridgestone refines its environmental mission and continually works toward sustainable society

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.

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Tesco - Britain's biggest retailer targets green growth

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

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Danish shipping giant switches to 'green' wood in containers

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.

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Airbus helps spread UN’s Green Wave around the world

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.

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Yokohama commits to Green Wave 2011

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.

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Placing a price tag on nature is the best way of saving it

A few companies are realising the planet can no longer cope with their demands on it

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Cement firms eye biodiversity, water goals after CDM disappointment

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).

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Puma world's first company to put a value on its environmental impact

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.

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Biodiversity Awareness Keeps Rising among Consumers and Business

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.

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Governments, business must unite in joint action to stop forest loss

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.

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Endangered tortoises slow push for power

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.

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The risks of biodiversity loss to the UK

The balance sheet on the quality and quantity of a range of ecosystem goods and services, in particular biodiversity and landscape, provides difficult reading

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New WBCSD Guide Supports Business Valuation of Nature. Allows Companies to Make Better Business Decisions by Valuing Ecosystem Services

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 ...


2011 Business and Industry Global Dialogue (UNEP DTIE)

11 - 12 April 2011, Paris, France

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The business case for valuing natural resources

James Griffiths explores how a new ecosystems guide enables companies to make better business decisions

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Only 7% of the public believe company claims of action on climate change

66% of the public question authenticity of company climate change claims

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