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.
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).
These issues were recently discussed at an event marking the one-year anniversary of APP's forest conservation policy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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
The World Economic Forum presents a necessary opportunity to pave path to sustainable future.
Jan. 3, 2014 — Business gets blasted for not only ignoring the world's environmental problems, but for contributing to them.
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.
Plans for more rigorous monitoring of areas such as diversity and environmental policy falter as major EU firms fail to comply
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.
At the first World Forum on Natural Capital, business and conservation leaders will debate the economic value of nature
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.
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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.
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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.
African Wildlife Foundation announces new Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to scale up investment in Africa for the benefit of people and wildlife
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 ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Engagement of Business
Engagement with Business
Engagement with Business
A Case for Maintaining Biological Diversity
Businesses Vow to Protect Biodiversity
DAY 1 - Session 2 - Monday 30 November 2009 12:00-13:30 - Panel discussion The Business case for Biodiversity: a sectoral update
DAY 1 - Session 3.A - Monday 30 November 2009 15:00-18:00 - Parallel session TOURISM
DAY 1 - Session 3.B - Monday 30 November 2009 15:00-18:00 - Parallel session LUXURY AND FASHION INDUSTRIES
DAY 1 - Session 3.C - Monday 30 November 2009 15:00-18:00 - Parallel session ENERGY
DAY 1 - Session 3.D - Monday 30 November 2009 15:00-18:00 - Parallel session FINANCE
DAY 2 - Session 4.1- Tuesday 1 December 2009 09:30-11:00 - Panel discussion MANAGING BIODIVERSITY RISKS TO BUSINESS
DAY 2 - Session 4.2 - Tuesday 1 December 2009 11:30-13:00 - Panel discussion MEASURING, VALUING AND REPORTING BUSINESS IMPACTS AND DEPENDENCIES ON BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
DAY 2 - Session 4.3 - Tuesday 1 December 2009 14:30-16:00 - Panel discussion BUILDING BIODIVERSITY BUSINESS
DAY 2 - Session 5.A - Tuesday 1 December 2009 16:15-18:00 - Parallel session BIODIVERSITY OFFSETS AND BANKING
DAY 2 - Session 5.B - Tuesday 1 December 2009 16:15-18:00 - Parallel session STANDARDS AND CERTIFICATION