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Working Towards Zero Deforestation: Lessons from Acre, Brazil
Working Towards Zero Deforestation: Lessons from Acre, Brazil

7 years ago - This post is our second in a series on how companies can reduce deforestation from their supply chains. Read the first post here.What do companies, governments, civil society organizations and indigenous peoples have in common? Despite their differences, they share a common interest in reducing deforestation, which accounts for 12 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

Collaboration Key to Survival of Forestry Businesses and the Planet
Collaboration Key to Survival of Forestry Businesses and the Planet

7 years ago - The world’s forests have today been given what we can only hope is a realistic reprieve. The New York Declaration on Forests marks a watershed in the global effort to contain, then halt deforestation around the world.United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has done the planet and some of its most critical ecosystems a great service in convening this groundbreaking meeting of governments, global businesses and NGOs, all of whom are committing to a range of targets designed to secure the future of the world’s forests. Deforestation is one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore climate change.

UN Global Compact Launches Business Guide Highlighting Rights of Indigenous Peoples
UN Global Compact Launches Business Guide Highlighting Rights of Indigenous Peoples

8 years ago - The UN Global Compact (UNGC) on Monday released a new guide aimed at helping businesses understand the rights of indigenous peoples, and recommends practical actions to respect and support these rights.

UN, BCtA Urge Japanese Private Sector to Embrace Sustainable Business
UN, BCtA Urge Japanese Private Sector to Embrace Sustainable Business

8 years ago - United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Tokyo and the Business Call to Action (BCtA) last week hosted the first BCtA event in Japan to encourage the Japanese private sector to participate in innovative business approaches that create development impact.The BCtA forum in Tokyo featured a number of innovative business practices, showcasing how companies can overcome market challenges that can benefit the poor and create social and economic impact in local communities. The event also highlighted the work that UNDP and the BCtA have initiated to promote public-private partnerships.

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New UNGC Guide Helps Companies Report Their Positions on Climate Policy
New UNGC Guide Helps Companies Report Their Positions on Climate Policy

8 years ago - The UN Global Compact (UNGC) today released a guide for companies to manage and report on their direct and indirect influences on climate policy. Now for the first time, companies have guidelines to help them engage in climate policy in a transparent and accountable way that is consistent with their sustainability commitments.

Inspiring the Supply Chain: Sprint's New Supplier Booklet
Inspiring the Supply Chain: Sprint's New Supplier Booklet

8 years ago - As the sustainability world places increased focus on supply chain issues, there’s no doubt that any corporation on an authentic CSR journey needs to carefully examine the impacts of its entire supply chain. In fact, according to the United Nations Global Compact’s recently published Global Corporate Sustainability Report, supply chain management is the single greatest barrier to large companies advancing to the next level of sustainability performance.

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