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How a Shrub in Africa Made Me Want to Change the Food Industry
How a Shrub in Africa Made Me Want to Change the Food Industry

6 years ago - In 2004 I was on my knees scrabbling through the Cameroon rainforest. A keen botanist, I’d signed up as a volunteer with an NGO to help map the forest and search for new species. One day whilst hiking along a surging river, I came across a little shrub, no taller than my knee, peppered with bright blue flowers. Not recognizing the bush, I called over one of the local scientists in our group. He immediately alerted the botany professor who, in turn, got very excited. They had never seen a shrub like it before, and it turned out to be a new species.

New Research from MorningStar Farms, WRI Illustrates Environmental Benefits of Eating Less Meat
New Research from MorningStar Farms, WRI Illustrates Environmental Benefits of Eating Less Meat

6 years ago - This week, both the World Resources Institute (WRI) and MorningStar Farms — producer of veggie burgers, sausages and other faux meat items beloved by vegetarians across the U.S. — have unveiled research asserting that the average American could cut their diet-related environmental impacts by nearly half just by eating less meat and dairy.

If 21 Countries Can Reduce Emissions While Growing GDP, It Should Be No Sweat for Companies
If 21 Countries Can Reduce Emissions While Growing GDP, It Should Be No Sweat for Companies

6 years ago - Whether climate stabilization and economic growth can coexist or promote each other is the subject of ongoing debate. Recent analyses by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) add to the evidence that we could indeed have the best of both.

New Tool Compares Countries’ Low-Carbon Progress and Pledges
New Tool Compares Countries’ Low-Carbon Progress and Pledges

6 years ago - Earlier this month, 195 nations reached a landmark agreement at COP21 in Paris to fight climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low-carbon, resilient and sustainable future.

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COP21: 114 Companies Commit to Set Science-Based Emissions-Reduction Targets, Surpassing Goal
COP21: 114 Companies Commit to Set Science-Based Emissions-Reduction Targets, Surpassing Goal

6 years ago - The Science-Based Targets initiative announced Tuesday that 114 companies have now committed to set emissions-reduction targets in line with what scientists say is necessary to keep global warming below the dangerous threshold of 2 degrees Celsius. The announcement was made at the LPAA Business focus event hosted by Caring for Climate at COP21 in Paris.

Indonesian Forest Fires, Amazon Tipping Points, and the Business Case for Investing in Reforestation
Indonesian Forest Fires, Amazon Tipping Points, and the Business Case for Investing in Reforestation

7 years ago - Businesses have a central role in addressing the forest issues that are in today’s headlines—including the Indonesian fires (which emitted more CO2 in three weeks than the entire German economy in a year), and the Amazon forests, which may be at a tipping point with serious

Indigenous Communities May Offer the Most Affordable, Effective Forest Protection
Indigenous Communities May Offer the Most Affordable, Effective Forest Protection

7 years ago - Two new reports suggest that the best way to protect forests is to let indigenous and local communities manage them. Released Thursday, both reports provide evidence to support that community-led management is a financially and environmentally responsible approach to curbing deforestation.

Indonesia in Crisis: Fires Releasing More Emissions Than the Entire U.S. Economy
Indonesia in Crisis: Fires Releasing More Emissions Than the Entire U.S. Economy

7 years ago - Fires are raging across the 3,000 mile length of Indonesia, destroying tens of thousands of acres of forest. More than 127,000 forest fires have been detected so far this year, which is expected to be the worst on record. Visibility in some cities has been reduced to 30 yards by noxious orange haze. There have been more than 500,000 cases of acute respiratory illness and at least 19 deaths.

4 Ways Technology Can Help Scale Up Sustainable Supply Chains
4 Ways Technology Can Help Scale Up Sustainable Supply Chains

7 years ago - In a world where more people have access to mobile phones than to safe water, how can technology help scale up sustainable supply chains? Here are four suggestions from an expert panel at the Sedex Global Responsible Sourcing Conference, held in March 2015.

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Practical, Affordable Solutions for BOP, Closing Loops Rule Sustainia's Top 100 Solutions for 2015
Practical, Affordable Solutions for BOP, Closing Loops Rule Sustainia's Top 100 Solutions for 2015

7 years ago - Each year, Scandinavian think tank Sustainia highlights leading-edge sustainability solutions, technologies and practices from around the globe in its Sustainia100. Published today, this year’s list, which highlights standouts from more than 151 countries, points to a new development: sustainability alternatives are increasingly becoming the affordable and convenient choice.

Context, Business Risk & Stampeding Black Elephants
Context, Business Risk & Stampeding Black Elephants

7 years ago - Would you invest in a business that gave you only one figure — number of customers — by which to assess both its current state and future prospects? Of course, not; you would inquire about total sales, costs, revenues, margins, market share, and other figures.Any business decision-maker wants multiple figures. Context, and contextualizing data, is key.

WRI Guide Helps Companies Report Emissions From Low-Carbon Electricity Purchases
WRI Guide Helps Companies Report Emissions From Low-Carbon Electricity Purchases

7 years ago - The World Resources Institute (WRI) has unveiled new guidance for companies to measure emissions from purchased electricity.The first major update to the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard responds to the rapid growth of renewable energy and other major shifts in the electricity market, WRI says. The GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance provides a consistent, transparent way for companies to show how different types of electricity purchases count toward their emissions targets, and will inform corporate decisions on what kind of energy should power their business.

Setting Yourself Up for Failure? The Challenges of Environmental Target-Setting
Setting Yourself Up for Failure? The Challenges of Environmental Target-Setting

8 years ago - Companies often set targets for memorable milestones and landmark years, such as 2015 or 2020, as this makes it easier to communicate and refer to them — there are 17 companies in the FTSE 100 that will be held to account in 2015 for meeting the targets that they themselves publicly set for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

2-Part #NewMetrics '14 Panel Shines Light on Sustainability Context in Practice
2-Part #NewMetrics '14 Panel Shines Light on Sustainability Context in Practice

8 years ago - A two-part session on Thursday afternoon explored sustainability context through examining the evolution of corporate sustainability goals, and case studies from leading companies proactively applying it to their goal-setting processes.First, Sustainability Context Group co-founder Bill Baue — moderator of both parts — led a discussion on the state of corporate sustainability goals and equipping companies with practical advice on how to incorporate context.

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Unilever, WRI Partner to End Tropical Deforestation Through Supply Chain Transparency
Unilever, WRI Partner to End Tropical Deforestation Through Supply Chain Transparency

8 years ago - Unilever and the World Resources Institute (WRI) this week announced a new partnership that will increase transparency in agricultural commodity supply chains with the goal of ending tropical deforestation.

Comparability of Sustainability Information — Slaughtered on the Altar of Materiality?
Comparability of Sustainability Information — Slaughtered on the Altar of Materiality?

8 years ago - This is the third in a four-part series by Ralph Thurm and Nick De Ruiter examining Sustainability Context.

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases First Common GHG Guidelines
Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases First Common GHG Guidelines

8 years ago - The Coca-Cola Company, AB InBev, Diageo and other members of the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) recently published a document that creates the industry’s first common framework for greenhouse gas emissions reporting.

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