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#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.

News Headlines
#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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News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#109842
2016-09-07

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.

News Headlines
#109771
2016-08-31

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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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 ...

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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.

News Headlines
#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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