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#115929
2018-02-09

Bridgestone hits the brakes on deforestation

The tire company has become the third of the world’s “Big Five” to have a formal policy on deforestation, but environmentalists say they will be closely watching its implementation.

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#115928
2018-02-08

How business can learn to navigate the Anthropocene

It’s pitch dark. There’s no moon. You can’t find your map. The ground shifts beneath your feet. You grope tentatively to detect sure footing, or the edge of a precipice.

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#115872
2018-02-02

Corporations need nature's regenerative service

We heard the chainsaws first, like the buzz of a bee on amphetamines, interspersed with the crash of falling giants, then the toiling drone of bulldozers. We were approaching the edge of the Salvación-Boca Manu-Colorado road. Our Matsigenka guide, Feliciano, from Pankotsi Lodge in the nearby vil ...

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#115882
2018-02-02

IKEA invests in 25,000 acres of sustainable forestry

"As a responsible forest owner, we are interested in identifying and applying sustainable management methods that will allow us to preserve and even increase the quality of the forest over time," said Krister Mattsson, Head of Financial Asset Management at the IKEA Group.

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#115884
2018-02-02

Hershey to stop sourcing cocoa from areas with deforestation

The Hershey Company has made a commitment to no new deforestation in its global cocoa supply chain, effective immediately. It said that this pledge is aimed at stopping ongoing deforestation and protecting forests in the cocoa-growing regions where the company sources its cocoa.

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#115842
2018-01-31

How public-private partnerships fight climate change in the cocoa supply chain

Deforestation is a growing and serious problem, and for Mondelēz International, it makes up the largest part of our carbon footprint. We are committed to addressing this global phenomenon, focusing on areas where we can make the biggest difference, such as palm oil and in our cocoa-growing commu ...

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#115818
2018-01-26

The time is now for business to mobilize differently on water

The World Economic Forum's annual global risks report and BlackRock CEO Larry Fink's annual letter to CEOs, both published earlier this month, point to the urgent need for more private sector action and leadership when it comes to addressing the global water crisis.

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#115796
2018-01-24

These 14 businesses are growing money on trees

Companies around the world are branching out into forest conservation, finding that restoring deforested and degraded land yields high returns for investors, entrepreneurs and the environment.

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#115692
2018-01-16

Ecological restoration goes to Washington

Ecological restoration is the art and science of helping degraded natural areas recover to healthy condition and function. It’s also, as it turns out, a good business opportunity.

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#115693
2018-01-16

McDonald's sets recycling goals for packaging, restaurants

McDonald’s Corp said on Tuesday it is responding to customers’ No. 1 request by setting goals for switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials and offering recycling in all of its restaurants.

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#115583
2017-12-18

How the aviation industry is lowering its carbon footprint

Imagine how much cleaner the air would be if 3 million cars were taken off the roads in your city. A hint: Banning just half of Beijing’s 3.3 million cars before the 2008 Olympics cleared its skyline within a few days.

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#115379
2017-11-30

Rolland: Success Involves Transparency About Your Sustainability Program

News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship — in an era when the private sector is incr ...

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#115382
2017-11-30

Celeb Favorite Ferrari Trento Bridges the Gap Between Luxury and Sustainable Wine

What do the Emmy Awards, Ferrari Trento sparkling wine, biodiversity, bees, and sustainability have in common? Everything. This year, you couldn’t have one without the other.

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#115391
2017-11-30

Stella McCartney calls for overhaul of "incredibly wasteful" fashion industry

Designer Stella McCartney and ex-sailor Ellen MacArthur are calling for the fashion industry to rethink textile production methods to radically reduce the amount of waste it produces.

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#115272
2017-11-21

Guerlain, luxury cosmetics flag-bearer for sustainable development

Spurred on by CEO Laurent Boillot, Guerlain included sustainable development to the company’s strategy as soon as 2007. Although they had remained discreet about their approach since then, the brand has just published a third report celebrating “10 years of sustainable commitment, In the Name of ...

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#115226
2017-11-16

Ecosystem And Biodiversity Services Worth Almost $125 Trillion Per Year: Dr. Randall Glaholt, IUCN International Biodiversity Expert

Biodiversity is currently being lost at an unprecedented rate due to human activities that degrade or encroach on habitats, increase pollution load, and contribute to climate variability. This rapid declining of biodiversity is a huge problem for entire humanity and this can’t be averted unless ...

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#115190
2017-11-15

Toyota Announces Selection of Recipients of the 2017 Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has selected 28 projects as grant recipients of the Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program. In the 18 years since its introduction in 2000, a cumulative total of 360 projects in 53 countries and regions have received this grant.

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#115174
2017-11-14

Can this organization change the way conservation is financed?

Michelin, the tire manufacturer, is the world’s largest buyer of natural rubber. It was also the first tire maker to commit to responsible rubber sourcing. Together with the nature conservation organization World Wildlife Fund, the company has committed to achieving wildlife-friendly rubber in A ...

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#115186
2017-11-14

Perrier goes wild with artist’s animal designs

Famous for its collaboration with artists, Perrier has launched yet another collection of specially-designed bottles - this time, with the rising painter Juan Travieso. On Oct. 26, Perrier held an opening for the limited “#PerrierXWild” edition at 10 Corso Como in Apgujeong, southern Seoul, wher ...

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#115143
2017-11-10

Newmont Ghana named ‘mining company of the year’

Newmont Ghana has been named ‘mining company of the year’ and commended by the 2016 Africa Sustainability Report, for its operational standards and reforestation efforts in reclaiming each hectare impacted by their mining operations.

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#114961
2017-10-25

From ‘ghost nets’ to sustainable luxury: the interface of business and the environment

It was while investigating chemical properties as an applied science student in Sydney that Clinton Squires first crystallised how nature and business must work effectively together for our collective futures.

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#114800
2017-10-10

Microsoft Call on Researchers to Use AI to Save Earth’s Oceans

The company is awarding cloud computing and artificial intelligence resources to environmental researchers confronting the challenges faced by the world’s oceans.

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#114801
2017-10-10

Resource firms face tougher rules if provincial action on threatened caribou deemed lacking

The federal government is warning it will impose tougher rules for resource companies working in the boreal forest unless provinces act to protect endangered caribou.

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#114711
2017-10-03

Food and beverage giants agree to strengthen supply chain management

Companies such as Unilever, Mars and PepsiCo are part of a new collaborative partnership aiming to develop free science-based decision tools that improve farm-level sustainability reporting metrics and data collection.

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#114072
2017-08-11

Loss of biodiversity greater threat than climate change

The threat to humanity posed by the loss of biodiversity is as great or even greater than that posed by climate change, a Mexican biologist said.

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#114082
2017-08-11

DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE FOREST ECOSYSTEMS IN AFRICA WILL HELP BOOST ITS ECONOMY

umanity has long appreciated forests for the energy, food and medicine they provide, and as a source of wood products for construction and other purposes. But the role of forests in supporting agriculture, preserving biodiversity, protecting water supplies, creating jobs, increasing domestic GDP ...

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#114056
2017-08-10

Prague zoo visitors can newly help save endangered animal species

Visitors to the Prague Zoo can contribute to the protection of four critically endangered animal species in the wild, or the Przewalski's horse, the western gorilla, the gharial and the Laotian rock rat via a new system as from today. The garden has helped protect these and other species right ...

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#114038
2017-08-09

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

What's made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring.

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#114039
2017-08-09

3 firms winning in Singapore’s sustainable business space

Keeping public spaces cool, harnessing the power of the sun, and designing the cities of the future. Eco-Business examines how three companies are innovating in the sustainability space in the tiny, resource-scarce tropical city-state of Singapore.

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#114040
2017-08-09

Paying for forests has multiple benefits

Paying for forests conserves a vital world resource. But somebody must pay the locals a tangible share of the intangible global gains.

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#114003
2017-08-07

Stiffer penalties, higher fines to deter environmental crimes

An official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) last Sunday lauded the committee on natural resources of the House of Representatives for approving the consolidated bill that seeks to expand the coverage and give more teeth to the National Integrated Protected Areas Sys ...

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#113963
2017-07-31

Miners told: Assimilate biodiversity conservation

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu wants miners to integrate biodiversity conservation into mining operations as part of their adherence to the principle of responsible mining as espoused by the Duterte administration. “Responsible mining companies should seek not merely to minimize and mitigate ...

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#113856
2017-07-21

Making clean growth happen

Words like 'clean' and 'growth' can sometimes sound a little like they have been thrown together in a well-meaning way with little hope of them actually sticking. But at NERC we know environmental science often leads to important innovations that not only protect our natural resources and our we ...

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#113858
2017-07-21

Alberta's Encana Among 20 Multinationals Sued Over Climate Change

In the latest of a growing number of such lawsuits around the world, Calgary-based Encana is one of 20 energy majors and their subsidiaries facing claims from three California communities. They allege the companies have deliberately sown misinformation and doubt on climate change and are at leas ...

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#113864
2017-07-21

So, You Want To Become An Ecosystem Entrepreneur?

The European Commission has set some of the most ambitions environmental targets on the planet, but states have struggled to achieve them. How can businesses help?

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#113730
2017-07-11

Microsoft launches AI for Earth to give $2M in services to environmental projects

Today, the company announced AI for Earth, a new program that will be dedicated to AI-based projects in the areas of agriculture, water, biodiversity and climate change, where Microsoft proposes to donate up to $2 million in Microsoft tools, services and training per project to help them get a l ...

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#113681
2017-07-07

In the depths of the oceans, business as usual takes a toll

Imagine sinking into the deepest parts of the Central Pacific Ocean, somewhere between Mexico and Hawaii. Watch as the water turns from clear to blue to dark blue to black. And then continue on for 15,000 feet to the seafloor — roughly the distance from the peak of California’s Mount Whitney to ...

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#113563
2017-07-04

The Body Shop allocates £2m for 'World Bio-Bridges Mission'

As part of its latest efforts to "re-wild the world", The Body Shop has today (4 July) launched a new funding platform aiming to raise more than £2m to add ten more regenerative Bio-Bridges around the globe by 2020.

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#113237
2017-06-09

Nine of world's biggest fishing firms sign up to protect oceans

Nine of the world’s biggest fishing companies have signed up to protect the world’s oceans, pledging to help stamp out illegal activities, including the use of slave labour, and prevent overfishing.

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#112996
2017-05-23

Top corporates debut new metric for measuring biodiversity impacts

A group of leading businesses yesterday marked World Biodiversity Day with the launch of new proposals to help corporates curb their impact on the natural environment.

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#113015
2017-05-23

How to clean the world’s oceans, Corona x Parley tackles plastic pollution

Imagining plastic pollution on heavenly beaches may be difficult, until you see it with your own eyes. We’re not talking about Tulum’s clear blue waters, which hosted a global press conference for the launch of the Corona x Parley project, but the hundreds of beaches around the world invaded by ...

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#112952
2017-05-22

New natural capital metric a 'powerful lever for change', says Kering

A new natural capital biodiversity metric will act as an "internal change management tool" that allows companies to define and translate what environmental footprints look like in a business context, Kering's head of sustainable sourcing innovation has claimed.

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#112869
2017-05-15

L’Oréal, PepsiCo Strike Up New Partnerships to Push Forward Sustainability Agenda

Ushering the economy towards a more circular, sustainable model, global brands are teaming up to initiate change both at home and across the globe, proving that there is indeed strength in numbers.

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#112847
2017-05-12

Organic Hair Care Products Market Is Expected To Reach USD 4,956.8 Million In 2022, Growing At A CAGR Of 10.0% From 2015 To 2022 – Credence Research

The global market for organic hair care market products witness growth on the back of rising health awareness among the consumer and availability of the products on various distribution channels.

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#112465
2017-04-06

Uganda: Biodiversity Professor Tips Businesses On Conservation

Kampala — Businesses that intend to keep their profits in future will have to invest in biodiversity conservation, Prof EJ Milner-Gulland from Oxford University, has advised.

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#112438
2017-04-04

Jurisdictional certification approach aims to strengthen protections against deforestation

Many companies that deal in commodities linked to heavy tropical deforestation, such as soy or timber, have made commitments to significantly reduce or end deforestation in their supply chains by 2020.

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#112286
2017-03-21

India's growing demand for goods impacts forests globally

Indian industry can play a key role in curbing carbon emissions and helping protect some of the world’s most valuable forests

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#111868
2017-02-08

Symrise Signs United Nations “Business and Biodiversity Pledge”

Symrise is one of the first signatories to the “Business and Biodiversity Pledge,” a voluntary commitment to the objectives of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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#111717
2017-01-24

More businesses must work with suppliers to curb climate change: study

Too few businesses are working with their suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to study that praised 29 companies including General Motors(GM.N), Sky (SKYB.L) and Sony Corp (6758.T) for taking the lead.

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#111640
2017-01-17

Big businesses vow to tackle plastics problem

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, major corporations have signed on to an initiative to better reuse and recycle plastic packaging - to reap economic benefits, and in hopes of stemming an environmental crisis.

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