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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

4 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.

How to Navigate the Sea of Sustainability Messages, Claims and Labels
How to Navigate the Sea of Sustainability Messages, Claims and Labels

4 years ago - On Wednesday morning of SB ’15 San Diego, ISEAL Alliance unveiled a new tool that brings clarity to the landscape of sustainability claims and labels, providing key questions any “sustainable” business should ask its partners. ChallengeTheLabel.org is a filter for information about the social and environmental attributes of a product or service. Two years in the making, this user-friendly and interactive tool promises to be helpful for decision-making for sustainable purchasing and procurement for consumers and businesses alike.

Coke Unveils World's First Entirely Plant-Based PET Bottle
Coke Unveils World's First Entirely Plant-Based PET Bottle

4 years ago - The Coca-Cola Company today unveiled the world’s first PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant materials at the World Expo — Milan.PlantBottle packaging is Coca-Cola’s vision to develop a more responsible plant-based alternative to packaging traditionally made from fossil fuels and other non-renewable materials. PlantBottle packaging uses patented technology that converts natural sugars found in plants into the ingredients for making PET plastic bottles. The packaging looks, functions and recycles like traditional PET but has a lighter footprint on the planet and its scarce resources.

#SB15sd: How to Stay Afloat in Water Management
#SB15sd: How to Stay Afloat in Water Management

4 years ago - Led by Val Fishman, VP of Corporate Partnerships for the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF), this panel congregated some of the most influential organizations that are driving change and collaboration within water stewardship. It also congregated a full room, which is not surprising considering that water scarcity has been pushed under the spotlight, having been named this year's top global risk by the World Economic Forum.

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Unilever, WWF, Germany Named Sector Leaders in Driving Sustainability Agenda
Unilever, WWF, Germany Named Sector Leaders in Driving Sustainability Agenda

4 years ago - Globescan and SustainAbility released their 2015 Sustainability Leaders survey today, asking experts to assess the progress that various institutions have made in advancing sustainable development since the historic Earth Summit in 1992.Results drawn from 816 sustainability experts across 82 countries indicate a positive perception of non-state actors and lack of confidence in the leadership of national governments. NGOs’ sustainability contribution is ranked highest among those polled, followed by social entrepreneurs, independent academic organizations, social change movements, and multi-sector collaborations.

WWF Turning Tweets to Donations with #EndangeredEmoji Twitter Campaign
WWF Turning Tweets to Donations with #EndangeredEmoji Twitter Campaign

4 years ago - Last week, just as TOMS Shoes began enabling socially conscious shoppers to make an impact — for free — through its One Day Without Shoes campaign, WWF launched its first ever emoji-based crowdfunding campaign to help support the organization’s work to protect endangered species and their habitats.

Valuing the Invaluable: How WWF Is Helping Companies Protect the Ultimate Shared Resource
Valuing the Invaluable: How WWF Is Helping Companies Protect the Ultimate Shared Resource

4 years ago - Water is essential to business of all kinds — from resource extraction to retail. Its scarcity poses collective risks; not just to a company’s facilities, but also to the municipalities in which it operates and the communities comprising its consumer base.

Hilton, WWF Partner to Improve Sustainability in Hospitality Industry
Hilton, WWF Partner to Improve Sustainability in Hospitality Industry

4 years ago - Hilton Worldwide today announced an initial three-year commitment with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to reduce its impact on the environment.

Report: Oceans Valued at $24 Trillion, Rank as World's Seventh-Largest Economy
Report: Oceans Valued at $24 Trillion, Rank as World's Seventh-Largest Economy

4 years ago - A recent report commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) estimates the ocean’s value at $24 trillion, making it the world’s seventh-largest economy. The annual “goods and services” it provides, such as food, rounds out to about $2.5 trillion, a value that the report warns is at risk due to overfishing, pollution and climate change.

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WWF on Locally-Led Reforestation Projects
WWF on Locally-Led Reforestation Projects

4 years ago - by Niloofar Ganjian,WWF works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth. Recognizing that the problems facing our planet are increasingly more complex and urgent, we have refined the way we work with an ambitious new strategy that organizes our efforts around six key areas: forests, oceans, freshwater, wildlife, food and climate.

More Brands Than Ever Encouraging People Across the World to Use #YourPower for Earth Hour
More Brands Than Ever Encouraging People Across the World to Use #YourPower for Earth Hour

4 years ago - 2015 marks the ninth year of Earth Hour, the WWF-led global event at which people and businesses turn off the lights to illuminate climate change awareness. Businesses, communities and individuals in nearly 170 countries will flip their switches for an hour this Saturday, March 28th at 8:30 pm local time.

Study: More Awareness of Environmental Regulations Needed to Tackle Water-Related Supply Chain Risks
Study: More Awareness of Environmental Regulations Needed to Tackle Water-Related Supply Chain Risks

4 years ago - A brief released Friday by Sedex Global and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) finds that the majority of environmental non-compliances in global supply chains originate from a lack of understanding of relevant laws and regulations, despite the fact that the majority of self-assessors believe they meet all relevant requirements. The brief concludes that although positive efforts are being made to manage and set targets around water risks, improved, more collaborative systems are needed to help suppliers ensure environmental legal requirements are met.

New Reports Say Sustainable Investment Can Stabilize Global Water Risk, European Economy
New Reports Say Sustainable Investment Can Stabilize Global Water Risk, European Economy

4 years ago - This week, non-profits Ceres and WWF published resources that provide guidelines for how strategic investment at the private and public level can help avert environmental and economic crises felt the world over. The reports also present compelling arguments for how said environmental crises fuel — and could easily eclipse — the global economic crisis.On Tuesday, Ceres released a report and cheat sheet (right) designed to help global investors improve their analysis and decision-making with regards to water scarcity.

RSPO Cleans House of Companies Failing to Meet Standards; NGOs Applaud
RSPO Cleans House of Companies Failing to Meet Standards; NGOs Applaud

4 years ago - On Thursday, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) announced it has taken action against members that are not fulfilling basic membership obligations intended to create a more transparent, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible palm oil industry. A number of prominent NGOs working in the field — including World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and Rainforest Action Network (RAN) — commend the action as an important first step, but emphasize the Roundtable's need for more teeth in ensuring progress toward a truly sustainable palm oil industry.

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Past, Present and Future: The Road to a Sustainable Agricultural Sector
Past, Present and Future: The Road to a Sustainable Agricultural Sector

4 years ago - Thick clouds of smoke, a suffocating heat. Forests, lush and green and bustling with all types of life, reduced to burned land and ashes. In Indonesia, in the 1997-98 fires, approximately 10 million hectares of rainforest, an area the size of Switzerland, were affected. The regional economic costs of the fires were estimated at $9 billion. These fires were set deliberately, by palm oil estates, to clear land for rapid and cheap expansion of their plantations, and to hide timber poaching and land theft.

Proving the #BusinessCase: P&G Exceeds 2 Sustainability Goals; One Creates $1.6B in Value
Proving the #BusinessCase: P&G Exceeds 2 Sustainability Goals; One Creates $1.6B in Value

4 years ago - This week, Procter & Gamble published its 16th annual sustainability report, which reveals how the CPG giant made far-reaching — and as it turns out, lucrative — improvements to its global operations years ahead of schedule.

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

4 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.

Report: Half of Global Wildlife Lost Between 1970 and 2010
Report: Half of Global Wildlife Lost Between 1970 and 2010

5 years ago - Global populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish dropped 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, according to a new report by World Wildlife Fund (WWF).The 2014 Living Planet Report says this biodiversity loss is occuring disproportionately in low-income countries — and correlates with the increasing resource use of high-income countries.

Congo, Wildlife Works Unveil Program to Protect 9M Hectares from Deforestation
Congo, Wildlife Works Unveil Program to Protect 9M Hectares from Deforestation

5 years ago - With eyes on New York last week as leaders gathered for the UN Climate Summit, a pivotal REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) program has been launched to protect forests in the Congo Basin and promote the inherent value of natural standing forests around the world.

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Asia Pulp and Paper, M&S, Barclays Sign New York Declaration on Forests at UN Climate Summit
Asia Pulp and Paper, M&S, Barclays Sign New York Declaration on Forests at UN Climate Summit

5 years ago - Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) Group chairman Teguh Ganda Wijaya today joins a number of companies, governments and NGOs to sign the New York Declaration on Forests at the UN Climate Summit 2014. The declaration is an unprecedented international, multi-sector commitment to safeguard the world’s forests and to help tackle climate change.

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