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#109735
2016-08-29

The secret life of a corporate responsibility director: I point businesses towards their moral compass

My full email signature reminds me that I am a corporate social responsibility director. Don’t know what it means? Me neither. But Googling various definitions of the constituent words of my job title tends to sees me through to until 09.12am each morning. I’ll work it out, eventually.

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#109601
2016-08-15

Companies Could Make Money by Helping Consumers Go Green

Few companies provide information about the environmental impacts of different products they sell, even though many could do so quite easily. And if they did, according to a study published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they might even reduce their own costs.

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#109460
2016-08-04

Responsible drinking - Is the global wine industry really embracing sustainability?

The wine sector is severely threatened by the impacts of climate change, but is it doing enough to prevent them? Like many other agricultural crops such as coffee and cocoa, scientists have long feared the impact rising global temperatures will have on the grapes that deliver that most importan ...

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#109385
2016-08-01

John D. Liu On Regenerative Ecology And Naturalized Economies

If we say that money comes from ecological function instead from extraction, manufacturing buying and selling, then we have a system in which all human efforts go toward restoring, protecting and preserving ecological function. That is what we need to mitigate and adapt to climate change, to ens ...

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#109386
2016-08-01

Climate Change and Sustainable Investing: How Investors Can Make a Difference

Many proponents of sustainable investment strategies argue that traditional fossil fuel companies will be in structural decline in coming decades, challenged by governmental and consumer actions to limit the impact of oil, gas and coal on the environment.

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#109234
2016-07-21

Amazon, eBay involved in illegal wildlife trade: Indian government

On Monday, India’s environment minister Anil Madhav Dave accused 106 e-commerce sites of selling rare animals and wildlife products online.

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#109174
2016-07-15

New paper aims to put biodiversity at the heart of business

Nature needs to be put at the heart of natural capital – that's the conclusion from a new report published today by a partnership of leading conservation and research organisations.

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#109155
2016-07-14

SEMARNAT, PROFEPA, and Aeromexico Work Together to Spread Information about Biodiversity in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), through the Federal Attorney General's Office for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), signed an addendum for increased cooperation through the Collaboration Agreement it signed with the ...

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#109060
2016-06-30

Cement company may have caused extinction of 3 snail species

Snails are being blown to extinction. And cement companies are to blame.

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#109061
2016-06-30

Drink beer, help the ocean?

Beer may have a bad rep among carb-fearing ab-chiseling fitness fans, but it could now be better for the environment than it was before. Well, at least the new kind packaged using edible six-pack rings from south Florida’s Saltwater Brewery.

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#109035
2016-06-28

Making Sustainability Part of the Corporate DNA

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 25 2016 (IPS) - Companies, governments and non-profit actors agree that economic growth and sustainable development have to go hand in hand to shape our increasingly globalised world in a fair way.

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#108964
2016-06-22

Cathay Pacific bans shipments of shark fin amid pressure from conservation groups

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific, and its sister airline Dragon Air, have announced an immediate ban on the carriage of shark fin on all of their flights.

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#108851
2016-06-08

Biodiversity firm awarded for sharing 2% benefits

RAIPUR: A biodiversity firm, with its central India headquarters at Durg district in Chhattisgarh, has won the biodiversity award 2016 in the category of access and benefit sharing for paying benefits of upto 2% of its sales to Madhya Pradesh's State Biodiversity Board.

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#108648
2016-05-19

McDonald's fish: Row over sustainability 'cover-up'

A leaked New Zealand government memo casts serious doubts on the sustainability of fish that are widely used in McDonald's restaurants.

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#108644
2016-05-18

Small businesses in Asia can help forests and economies grow, new report shows

Small and medium-sized Asian businesses specializing in forest and ecosystem services can play a key role in reducing deforestation in the region, according to a new study.

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#108524
2016-05-10

Brazilian soy industry extends moratorium on deforestation indefinitely

The Brazilian soy industry has indefinitely extended a landmark moratorium on rainforest clearing for soybean production.

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#108091
2016-04-13

UK supermarkets back call to cut yellowfin tuna catches by 20%

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, M&S, Morrisons and Co-op join major seafood brands and WWF in campaign to stop Indian Ocean fish stocks collapsing

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#107896
2016-04-01

Biodiversity safeguards mooted in Sri Lanka building contracts

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s private sector is considering ways to introduce safeguards in construction contracts to protect the island’s rich biodiversity, which is threatened as economic growth gathers pace amid a building boom.

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#107651
2016-03-15

Stop Spain's strawberry growers sucking key wetland dry, say supermarkets

A consortium of high-profile supermarkets and food companies is demanding urgent action to stop unsustainable water usage among Spanish strawberry growers.

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#107483
2016-03-03

Major British seafood brands linked to fishing in fragile Arctic area

Greenpeace finds suppliers of cod to Birds Eye, Findus and Young’s are using controversial bottom trawlers in the northern Barents Sea

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#107237
2016-02-16

Body Shop's new formula for making money while protecting the planet

BARCELONA – Beauty brand The Body Shop is turning 40 next month and has set an ambitious goal of being “the world’s most ethical and truly sustainable global business”.

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#106908
2016-01-19

Davos Leaders Pick The 10 Most Heinous And Likeliest Global Risks

On the eve of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the organizers of the power summit make it a practice to warn their members–and all of us non-elites–of everything that can go wrong and is going wrong in the world. It’s a long list.

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#106823
2016-01-13

APP to work with 500 villages to combat deforestation

The world’s largest pulp and paper supplier, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), will establish an up to $10 million program to support the economic development of 500 villages in and around its supply chain in Indonesia.

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#106827
2016-01-13

Are corporates coming on board to tackle climate change?

The 2015 climate summit in Paris was considered a qualified success by many. Even then, it was essentially an agreement between governments. To make real change will mean a change of lifestyle, and that will require massive changes in the way we consume.

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#106722
2016-01-04

Suggestions on how Montreal can reduce its carbon footprint

The island metropolis of 1.9 million people is among thousands that have promised to reduce its carbon emissions for the good of the planet. Their commitment is crucial, as it’s estimated the world’s densely populated cities consume two-thirds of the energy produced on the planet, and are respon ...

Notification
#2420
2015-12-16

Natural Capital Protocol and Sector Guides: Launch of Consultation Process

Reference: SCBD/MPO/AF/DS/DI/85246 (2015-148)
To: CBD National Focal Points

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#106399
2015-12-04

Michael Bloomberg to head global taskforce on climate change

Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, is to head a new global taskforce aimed at highlighting the financial exposure of companies to the risk of climate change.

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#106182
2015-11-20

Ahead of UN conference, Reykjavik and businesses sign declaration on climate change

19 November 2015 – Ahead of the UN climate change conference starting on 30 November, a declaration on climate issues has been signed in Iceland by the city of Reykjavik and more than one hundred businesses and institutions, all pledging to take active measures to cut global warming by reducing ...

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#106128
2015-11-17

Nestlé executive: ‘We are all facing risks of having supply challenges’

SPECIAL REPORT / Climate change is confronting the European food sector with an unprecedented risk related to supplies of agricultural raw materials, warns Pascal Gréverath.

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#106074
2015-11-12

Raising the Bar on Corporate Sustainability Reporting to Meet Ecological Challenges Globally

Paris, 12 November 2015 - Companies are failing to accurately reflect the scale and extent of their environmental impacts, a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has found.

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#106072
2015-11-11

UPM showcases its biodiversity initiatives in Helsinki

UPM is participating in the CBD Business and Biodiversity Forum 2015 from 11 to 12 November in Helsinki

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#5551

CBD Business and Biodiversity Forum 2015

11 - 12 November 2015, Helsinki, Finland

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#106039
2015-11-09

Renowned beer brewer says it's a victim of climate change

BRUSSELS -- One of the most renowned Belgian beer brewers said Friday it is a victim of climate change because increasingly high temperatures have shortened the brewing season by about a month compared with the 1950s.

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#105733
2015-10-19

Here's a new tissue that could help wipe out deforestation

Singapore luxury retail group FJ Benjamin-owned firm unveils a sustainable fibre tissue brand that guarantees no forests were burned for its production.

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#105568
2015-10-07

Big palm oil's pledge to preserve forests vexes Indonesia

The Indonesian government is asking major palm oil companies to row back on the historic “no deforestation” pledges they made at last year’s United Nations climate change summit, officials and company sources say.

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#105492
2015-09-30

New report aims to show companies how they can actually achieve zero deforestation in their supply chains

News of another company or country adopting some kind of policy on deforestation is so common these days it’s safe to say that awareness of the need to conserve what’s left of the world’s tropical rainforests has probably never been more prevalent.

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#105375
2015-09-23

Global Companies Joining Climate Change Efforts

Some of the world’s most prominent companies are expected to set a long-term target on Wednesday of powering their operations entirely with renewable energy, the latest in a wave of commitments suggesting that corporations are becoming more serious about battling global warming.

Notification
#2376
2015-09-09

Upcoming Regional and Global Business and Biodiversity Events

Reference: SCBD/MPO/AF/DS/DI/84993 (2015-104)
To: CBD National Focal Points

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News Headlines
#104955
2015-08-21

UPS halts shark fin shipments

Sandy Springs-based UPS has stopped accepting shipments of shark fins, following criticism of the practice.

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#104897
2015-08-19

Paris and the climate talks: business’ shortest route to success

WBCSD's Peter Bakker says a growing number of businesses are stepping up to tackle climate change

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#104758
2015-08-04

How sustainable and ethical is your seafood? New report ranks U.S. supermarkets

Year-round, supermarket refrigerators, freezers, and shelves are stocked with bountiful supplies of affordable fish, but at what price to the environment and human wellbeing?

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#104735
2015-08-03

Companies Pledge $140 Billion Toward Resolving Climate Change

The White House has organized an initiative to demonstrate the private sector’s commitment to combating climate change. The result: a total of $140 billion in new funds from more than a dozen leading U.S. companies. The effort was the latest in a series of actions taken by the White House on cli ...

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#104718
2015-07-31

Enhancing resilience to climate change in southeast Asia

Leading Japanese insurance company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to enhance the resilience of 30,000 small-scale farmers in southeast Asia by 2025 through its weather index insurance.

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#104700
2015-07-30

Tropical protection

After years of talk, the palm-oil industry is looking into adopting environmental standards. Such rules must be strong, and need to be implemented.

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#104677
2015-07-28

Companies To Invest $140 Billion To Fight Climate Change

More than a dozen leading U.S. companies have committed to investing a total of $140 billion in new funds to combat climate change in a White House-organized effort meant to demonstrate the private sector’s commitment to the issue, the White House announced Monday.

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#104569
2015-07-16

Zero deforestation in the supply chain - new approaches

A recent series of zero deforestation promises by palm oil and consumer giants is great news for the campaigners who have worked tirelessly to push towards explicit policies – but now the real work of cleaning up the supply chain begins.

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#104557
2015-07-15

Business innovation: the leaders committed to sustainable development

Seven initiatives from private enterprise for sustainable development that are genuinely inspiring. There are so many companies making sustainable business promises that it’s hard to keep up and harder still to know which ones are really make a difference.

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#104520
2015-07-09

Selfridges bans plastic water bottles in oceans conservation initiative

Move will affect 400,000 single-use bottles a year in food halls and restaurants, in effort to cut plastic waste and raise awareness of threat it poses to oceans Selfridges is to rid its stores of all single-use plastic water bottles as part of a campaign to reduce pollution of the oceans.

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#104487
2015-07-06

IBM's big-data army mobilizes to guard our freshwater

If you just spent the long weekend lazing near a lake or river, pause for a moment and let this statistic wash over: These sources account for barely 0.3 percent of the earth’s fresh water. The rest is trapped in glaciers or underground. It isn’t just the oceans that require a whole lot more hum ...

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#104437
2015-06-30

'Sea change' in clothing industry means more protections for forests

Sateri has become the latest major viscose producer to adopt a new wood- and pulp-sourcing policy aimed at removing deforestation from its supply chain.

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