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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

News Headlines
#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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#111554
2017-01-10

Ban of shark's fin cargo by Air China a big sign of change

BEIJING • Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark's fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes towards trade in endangered wildlife there and throwing a lifeline to shark populations threatened with imminent extinction.

News Headlines
#111555
2017-01-10

Businesses and investors renew plea to Trump: don't ignore climate change

A letter released today contains signatures from 530 companies including Campbell Soup and Johnson & Johnson, urging the president-elect to take action

News Headlines
#111482
2016-12-19

Companies are underestimating the risks of deforestation in their commodities supply chains

Two new analyses show that companies reliant on agricultural commodities like beef, palm oil, pulp and paper, and soy have underestimated the risk of deforestation in their supply chains and are unlikely to achieve their current time-bound goals for severing ties with forest destruction.

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#111383
2016-12-12

Companies need to do more to avoid deforestation, study finds

Many companies that deal in commodities such as beef, timber, palm oil and soy beans know that the production of these items can come at the cost of forests.

News Headlines
#111277
2016-12-06

Corporate growth still driving deforestation, CDP shows

Although progress is being made, up to US $906bn of company turnover is still tied to global deforestation, an assessment has concluded.

Press Release
#111196
2016-12-02

2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum to focus on opportunities for business

2 December 2016 – Immediately prior to the UN Biodiversity Conference, and in parallel with the High-Level Segment, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Government of Mexico are hosting the 2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum in Cancun, Mexico, from 2-3 Decemb ...

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#111177
2016-12-01

US businesses push against Trump's attempts to dismiss climate change

Environmentally friendly groups at Companies vs Climate Change said they will work to make sure Trump won’t undo all the progress the country has made

News Headlines
#110952
2016-11-18

Irish businesses asked to 'Help Save the Bees'

Irish businesses are being called on to take action in helping to save the bees. The National Biodiversity Date Centre and Bord Bia have launched a Framework for Businesses as part of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan, which identifies actions that companies can take to help protect pollinators an ...

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#110866
2016-11-15

Adidas launches mass-produced ocean plastic trainers

Global sportswear company Adidas looks set to push around 7,000 pairs of trainers made from 95% ocean plastic into the market, alongside setting a new goal to produce one million ocean plastic pairs of trainers by 2017.

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#110821
2016-11-14

How useful are Green Rankings?

There is an unmistakable sustainability tide sweeping across the private sector, as consumers and investors alike become more aware of the environmental impact of businesses.

News Headlines
#110759
2016-11-08

The Body Shop embarks on a project to conserve forests

We are huddled around a camera trap inside the dense Khe Nuoc Trong forest in north-central Vietnam. After having climbed down, and then up, and then somewhat down (sometimes on all fours, with our feet in leech-resistant socks) along the steep sides of the Truong Son Mountain, perspiration stre ...

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#110738
2016-11-04

Higher incomes driving Indonesian smallholders to oil palm and rubber

An ‘agricultural boom’ in oil palm and rubber is leading to small-scale farmers to clear away rainforest for agriculture, and along with it, the ecosystem services it provides.

News Headlines
#110723
2016-11-03

GM builds vehicles and biodiversity at its facilities

General Motors is supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to halt biodiversity loss by developing wildlife habitats at its sites around the world. From helping protect honeybees with pollinator gardens or designating no-mow zones to grow grassland habitats, GM is demonstratin ...

News Headlines
#110685
2016-11-01

Healthy Soils Could Deliver Nearly $50 Billion in Benefits Annually

The Nature Conservancy and General Mills today unveiled the Soil Health Roadmap at the annual BSR Conference.

Notification
#2559
2016-10-28
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2016-11-18

International Legislators Forum, in the margins of the UN Biodiversity Conference in Cancun, Mexico

Reference: SCBD/OES/DC/MAC/86054 (2016-133)
To: CBD National Focal Points

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#110532
2016-10-21

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.

Notification
#2545
2016-10-05

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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News Headlines
#109970
2016-09-13

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.

News Headlines
#109941
2016-09-12

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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