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#103423
2015-04-10

Lowe's to eliminate pesticides that hurt crop pollinating honeybees

(Reuters) - Home improvement chain Lowe's Cos Inc will stop selling a type of pesticide suspected of causing a decline in honeybee populations needed to pollinate key American crops, following a few U.S. retailers who have taken similar steps last year.

News Headlines
#103334
2015-04-01

Archer Daniels Midland to demand suppliers stop chopping down forests

Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE:ADM) will establish a zero deforestation policy for its global commodity supply chains, potentially forcing its soy, palm oil, and cattle suppliers to also eliminate deforestation from their operations or face losing business with the firm.

News Headlines
#103336
2015-04-01

Subsidies to industries that cause deforestation worth 100 times more than aid to prevent it

Brazil and Indonesia paid over $40bn in subsidies to industries that drive rainforest destruction between 2009 and 2012 - compared to $346m in conservation aid they received to protect forests, according to new research

News Headlines
#103048
2015-03-06

With new policy, 3M drops controversial forestry certification label

3M has announced a new sustainability policy that will reduce the impact of its fiber-sourcing practices on forests and wildlife.

News Headlines
#102940
2015-02-26

Businesses Must Step Up to Support Biodiversity — And It’s Simple

In addition to Valentine’s Day, the month of February also commemorates the birthday of an important biology researcher of the modern era: Charles Darwin.

News Headlines
#102885
2015-02-20

Fight climate change, make money

(CNN)—Though the public rarely notices, businesses succeed because of their planning.

News Headlines
#102809
2015-02-16

Climate change looms as major threat to key B.C. industries

Forestry, fisheries, tourism and agriculture will be among the hardest hit, say B.C.-based researchers

News Headlines
#102742
2015-02-12

8 'biodiversity-friendly' products from PH forests

Who knew you could help save a threatened Philippine long-tailed macaque, a rare primate found only in the Philippines, by buying a purse? Biodiversity-friendly businesses, like the purse-selling handicraft enterprise in Palawan, are helping in the conservation of critical habitats all over the ...

News Headlines
#102743
2015-02-12

Sustainability and the bottom line: the issues most likely to pay – or cost – companies big money

In a new report, investment research firm Sustainalytics predicts the top corporate sustainability stories unfolding now When it comes to corporate sustainability, what really matters? It’s a tough question to answer, especially as the diversity and complexity of issues under the umbrella of “su ...

News Headlines
#102759
2015-02-12

President Aquino asks private sector to invest in biodiversity-friendly ventures

MANILA - President Benigno Aquino III is seeking more private investments that aren't just income-generating but also use the country's natural resources in a sustainable manner.

News Headlines
#102691
2015-02-09

Would you buy a 'biodiversity-friendly' product?

The government hopes to enforce a certification scheme that will tell consumers if products conserve biodiversity and promote the welfare of indigenous peoples

News Headlines
#102569
2015-01-30

UK supermarkets failing to stock enough sustainable fish, says report

Sainsbury’s offers the most with 163 certified products, but despite rising consumer demand Tesco stocked 18, Morrisons eight and Lidl just seven sustainable seafood products

News Headlines
#102469
2015-01-21

Despite Threat, Few CEOs Say Climate Change Should Be Government Focus

Only a fraction of CEOs worldwide say governments should make combating climate change a top priority, a survey released Tuesday indicates.

News Headlines
#102398
2015-01-15

Engaging with oil companies on climate change is futile, admits leading UK environmentalist

After years working on sustainability projects with BP and Shell, Jonathon Porritt says he came to the conclusion it was ‘impossible’ for today’s oil and gas companies to adapt to the need to exit fossil fuels

News Headlines
#102292
2015-01-06

How to protect biodiversity for the cost of a cup of coffee

Targeting conservation efforts to safeguard biodiversity, rather than focusing on charismatic species, could make current spending on threatened birds four times more effective, a new study has shown.

News Headlines
#102263
2014-12-17

South African Brewer Tackles Climate Change

JOHANNESBURG— Governments failed to come to a breakthrough agreement at last week's climate summit in Peru. But South African mega-brewer SAB Miller sent delegates to the talks, and says it is one of many private companies taking their own steps to fight climate change.

News Headlines
#101993
2014-11-26

APP boosting timber productivity to support zero deforestation policy

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) appears to have enough plantation fiber to operate existing mills as well as supply a new mill under construction in South Sumatra without having to pulp natural forests, argues a new report that also finds the forestry giant is successfully improving yields to support it ...

News Headlines
#101936
2014-11-20

LVMH the first private company to join the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Biodiversity Research

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LVMH has joined the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité (FRB)) in France. This foundation for scientific cooperation aims to promote national, European and international research on biodiversit ...

News Headlines
#101860
2014-11-12

Business can save ecosystems and support economic development

Business has long been seen as a barrier to the sustainable use of natural resources but the example of Virunga National Park proves otherwise

News Headlines
#101832
2014-11-11

Kell: 'Climate change is bad for business'

One thousand companies as well as investment powerhouses such as BlackRock and BT Pension and the Rockefeller and Rothschild funds are pushing for a global carbon deal. UN Global Compact founder Georg Kell tells DW why.

News Headlines
#101846
2014-11-11

The Business Case for Ending Deforestation

About 90 percent of companies see opportunities in shifting to sustainably sourcing key forest-risk commodities, according to a CDP report that makes the business case for ridding supply chains of deforestation.

News Headlines
#101809
2014-11-07

Are changes to EU environmental legislation better for biodiversity or for business?

Policy Exchange's Katherine Drayson reveals how a little noticed change to the EU's Environmental Impact Assessment regime could deliver significant green benefits without hampering businesses

News Headlines
#101681
2014-10-29

Bunge commits to zero deforestation palm oil

Agribusiness giant Bunge has joined the growing ranks of companies that have established zero deforestation policies for their palm oil supply chains.

News Headlines
#101471
2014-10-16

Businesses should be 'forced' to report environmental impacts, says former UN chief

Failure to quantify economic costs of biodiversity losses are undermining efforts to protect it

Press Release
#101478
2014-10-16

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Launches Initiative on Global Biodiversity Impact Indicators for Commodity Production

Pyeongchang, 16 October 2014. Understanding that the impacts of agricultural commodity production on biodiversity are immense and that food commodity production has the largest environmental impact of any human activity, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity launched the Ini ...

Side Event
#3235
COP 12
2014-10-15

TEEB India Initiative – Implementing Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Drawing example from India, the side event will present how TEEB implementation at national and sub-national levels could support countries towards achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets. A presentation on the TEEB India Initiative (TII) and National Biodiversity Targets 2020 will be made, follow ...

Side Event
#3218
COP 12
2014-10-14

LIFE Certification - Pre-eminent Biological Methodology for Businesses

LIFE Certification is an international tool for businesses concerned with the increasing risks of global ecological thresholds and the negative impacts to Natural Capital. With reliable, transparent and independent audits, a LIFE certified business can more effectively communicate its voluntary ...

Side Event
#3247
COP 12
2014-10-14

Biodiversity and Business

Biodiversity and Business: economic value for companies

Side Event
#3125
COP 12
2014-10-13

India Business & Biodiversity Initiative: Mainstreaming Sustainable Management of Biodiversity by Indian Businesses

The event will feature the good business practices of biodiversity management by Indian companies. The key note would be addressed by Mr. Hem Pande, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India. A case study report will be released covering business initi ...

Side Event
#3162
COP 12
2014-10-09

How businesses implement the Aichi Biodiversity targets: Green farm, Green development?

Presentation of Thai business and private sector’s engagement regarding the business case in support of the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem service that lead to the successful implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets, wh ...

Side Event
#3190
COP 12
2014-10-08

Non-Extractive Users of Biodiversity: Generating Jobs and Income Through Conservation of Species and Habitats

Throughout the world, non-extractive uses of biodiversity such as Ecotourism, diving and the like generate billions of dollars in revenues and provide millions of direct and indirect jobs, a significant amount of which in developing countries. However, the non-extractive businesses have very rar ...

Side Event
#3284
COP 12
2014-10-06

3D views on the rice paddy fields for wild biodiversity conservation - science, policy and business

Rice paddy fields are important habitat for wild species. Three speakers from different sectors(scientific society, government organization and business) will report on practical approaches to conserve biodiversity in rice paddy fields. <p></p> Programme <br> 13:15 Greetings <br> 13:20 Presentat ...

Decision
COP 12
#13373

Decision XII/10

Business engagement

News Headlines
#101102
2014-09-26

Firms pledge commitment to forests

A coalition of NGOs criticized on Tuesday the involvement of large companies — which, according to the NGOs, are the cause of deforestation — at the UN 2014 Climate Summit in New York, saying the companies would only hinder efforts to save the forests.

News Headlines
#101089
2014-09-25

Amore Pacific beefs up research on biodiversity

Amore Pacific, Korea's biggest cosmetics maker, has provided strong support to an area that is unfamiliar to many ㅡ biodiversity.

News Headlines
#101067
2014-09-24

Cargill commits to zero deforestation across entire global supply chain: all commodities

Cargill, one of the world's largest agricultural companies, has extended its zero deforestation commitment for palm oil to all commodities it produces.

News Headlines
#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.

Meeting Document
#100826
2014-09-09

UNEP/CBD/COP/12/24

Cooperation with Other Conventions, International Organizations and Stakeholders’ Engagement, Including Business

News Headlines
#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."

Recommendation
WGRI-5
#13315

Recommendation 5/4

Report on progress related to business engagement

Meeting Document
#99587
2014-06-10

UNEP/CBD/WGRI/5/INF/15

Report on Progress Related to Decision XI/7 on Business Engagement

News Headlines
#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.

Meeting Document
#98987
2014-05-07

UNEP/CBD/WGRI/5/11

Stakeholder Engagement

Meeting Document
#98887
2014-05-01

UNEP/CBD/WGRI/5/10

Report on Progress Related to Business Engagement

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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 ...

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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).

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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 ...

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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.

CBD
Meeting
#5312
News Headlines
#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.

Notification
#2091
2013-09-27
News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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

News Headlines
#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 ...

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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 ...

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

Meeting Document
#68903
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/3/2/ADD2

Engagement of Business

Meeting Document
#89913
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/COP/11/18/ADD1

Engagement with Business

Meeting Document
#86854
2013-07-17

UNEP/CBD/WG-RI/4/9

Engagement with Business

Meeting Document
#66322
2013-07-17

Document

A Case for Maintaining Biological Diversity

Meeting Document
#66323
2013-07-17

Document

Businesses Vow to Protect Biodiversity

Meeting Document
#65305
2013-07-17

Document

Draft Agenda

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