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.
Lena Ingelstam, director of partnerships and innovations, answers some questions about Sida's approach to inclusive business
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.
2 - 3 October 2013, Montreal, Canada
Reference: SCBD/TSI/RS/DS/lz/82727 (2013-089)
To: CBD National Focal Points
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
DAY 2 - Session 5.C - Tuesday 1 December 2009 16:15-18:00 - Parallel session BIODIVERSITY TOOLS AND THEIR APPLICATION
DAY 2 - Session 5.D - Tuesday 1 December 2009 16:15-18:00 - Parallel session PARTNERSHIPS
DAY 3 - Session 6 - Wednesday 2 December 2009 09:00-10:15 - Panel discussion SCALING-UP EFFORTS
Business biodiversity efforts in key industry sectors: A background note (UNEP)
The Business of BioTrade: Using biological resources sustainably and responsibly
Input form for the Draft Jakarta Charter on Business and Biodiversity
Contribution to Further the Implementation of CBD COP 9 Decisions IX/6 Incentive Measures and IX/26 Promoting Business Engagement by Supporting the Dissemination of Businesses Cases and Practices
COP Decision VIII/17 Private Sector Engagement
COP Decision IX/26 Promoting Business Engagement
Report of the Second Business and the 2010 Biodiversity Challenge Meeting, São Paulo, Brazil, 3-5 November 2005
Report of the Business and the 2010 Biodiversity Challenge Meeting, London, 20-21 January 2005
Biodiversity Offsets: A Tool for CBD Parties to Consider, and a Briefing on the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme
Cooperation with Other Conventions, International Organizations and Initiatives And Engagement of Stakeholders (Addendum - Engagement of Business)