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TripAdvisor bans ticket sales to wild animal attractions

Travel website TripAdvisor, and its booking service Viator, will no longer sell tickets to tourism experiences that allow petting or touching of wild animals, the company announced on October 12.


Invitation to disseminate the “Business and Biodiversity Pledge”

Reference: SCBD/MCO/AF/ML/KB/85997 (2016-119)
To: CBD National Focal Points and relevant organizations

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Global brands’ beef is putting South America’s tropical forests at risk: report

The beef purchasing policies of global name-brand companies are failing to protect South America’s tropical forests from destruction, according to a new report.

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How a Social Investment Fund Strives to Preserve Brazil’s Forests

Brazil’s forests have long been the foundation of the country’s culture, dating back to indigenous cultures long before the Portuguese arrived.

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US companies pledged to fight climate change, but are they, really?

Some of the largest US companies, including Verizon and Google, pledged their support for President Obama's climate policies. A recent study, however, reveals that what those companies do with their political money sends the opposite message.

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Corporates Pledge To Reduce Impacts At World Water Week, But How?

30 August 2016 | It’s been almost ten years since the Coca-Cola Company vowed to “safely return to communities and nature an amount of water equal to what we use in our finished beverages and their production,” with a deadline of 2020 for doing so.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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