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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.

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

5 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

5 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.

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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.

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.

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

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

Hyatt Partnering with WWF on Global Initiative to Source Sustainable Seafood
Hyatt Partnering with WWF on Global Initiative to Source Sustainable Seafood

5 years ago - Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced a global initiative to increase its procurement of responsibly sourced seafood and eliminate the procurement of highly vulnerable seafood species, starting with an initial goal of responsibly sourcing more than 50 percent of its inventory by 2018. In the first phase of a long-term seafood sustainability strategy in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Hyatt will also work toward purchasing more than 15 percent of its seafood supply from fisheries or farms that have been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

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Commission Threatens Future of Tuna by Sidestepping WWF's Pleas to Limit Catch
Commission Threatens Future of Tuna by Sidestepping WWF's Pleas to Limit Catch

5 years ago - WWF says it will now urge a suspension of fishing for Pacific Bluefin tuna, if fishing nations fail to set binding catch limits in line with scientific recommendations this year.WWF’s hardening stance follows an inconclusive annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which deferred discussions on bluefin tuna quotas to October. Catch reductions of at least 50 percent and a drastic reduction in the number of juveniles caught will also need to be implemented by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in Samoa in December in order to secure the future of the fishery.

WWF, IKEA Release Better Cotton Initiative Progress Report
WWF, IKEA Release Better Cotton Initiative Progress Report

5 years ago - The WWF and IKEA have released a new report highlighting the impacts of their work with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), as the organization restates its aim to make up 30 percent of global cotton production by 2020.

The #CVSEffect in Action: Wagon Train Edition — IKEA, GM, Mars Stand Up for Climate Policy
The #CVSEffect in Action: Wagon Train Edition — IKEA, GM, Mars Stand Up for Climate Policy

5 years ago - Previous articles in this series talked about leading businesses taking bold steps on their own for the common good — because it's the right thing to do — even if it costs the company financially in the short term.This time I want to point to the latest wave of businesses working collaboratively on the urgent, common ground issues of renewable energy and climate policy. In America's history of westward expansion and exploration, pioneer families came together in wagon trains for mutual support. In the same way, the examples below show that businesses are taking action, together, to ensure a more certain future that's good for all of us and for business.

WWF to Fisheries: Catch 50% Less or Lose Pacific Bluefin Tuna Altogether
WWF to Fisheries: Catch 50% Less or Lose Pacific Bluefin Tuna Altogether

5 years ago - The long-term sustainability of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna fishery can only be guaranteed by following the science and halving catch limits, WWF will tell the two Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) covering the Pacific.

Coke, WWF Highlight Progress Toward 2020 Water Goals in 1st Annual Review
Coke, WWF Highlight Progress Toward 2020 Water Goals in 1st Annual Review

5 years ago - The Coca-Cola Company and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on Thursday released an Annual Review on the one-year anniversary of their global partnership to protect our freshwater resources. Reporting on their collaborative efforts throughout 2013, the report highlights progress in the areas of freshwater conservation, environmental performance, valuing nature and the formation of additional partnerships — all supporting the partnership’s renewed focus on addressing the natural resource challenges impacting fresh water.

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APP Announces Plan to Protect, Restore One Million Hectares of Indonesian Rainforest
APP Announces Plan to Protect, Restore One Million Hectares of Indonesian Rainforest

5 years ago - Just over a year after Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) launched its sector-leading Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which committed to an immediate and permanent cessation of natural forest clearance across its supply chain, the Indonesian paper giant today announced a detailed plan to restore and support the conservation of one million hectares of rainforest across Indonesia.

Armani's Acqua for Life Campaign Expands to Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast, Senegal
Armani's Acqua for Life Campaign Expands to Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast, Senegal

5 years ago - The Acqua for Life campaign — a partnership between Giorgio Armani and Green Cross International (GCI) that has been targeting water-scarce communities in West Africa (Ghana) and Latin America (Bolivia and Mexico) to roll out sustainable drinking water systems since its launch in 2011 — announced this week it will now extend its work to Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast and Senegal for the first time this year.

Could the Scourge of the Seas Help Defeat the Scourge of the Landfill?
Could the Scourge of the Seas Help Defeat the Scourge of the Landfill?

5 years ago - We all know climate change and pollution are beginning to wreak havoc around the world in a variety of ways. In tropical and Mediterranean areas, higher oceanic acidity and warmer temperatures in recent years have created, among other things, a proliferation of pesky and increasingly invasive jellyfish, which are clogging up industrial piping systems, frustrating fishermen, and stinging and creeping-out beach-goers.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: With Great Power Comes Great (Environmental) Responsibility
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: With Great Power Comes Great (Environmental) Responsibility

5 years ago - Sony Pictures’ upcoming blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man 2 weaves an exciting web of action onscreen, combined with environmental consciousness and responsibility behind the screen. According to the studio, the physical production of the film, hailed as “the most eco-friendly blockbuster in the history of the studio” by Hannah Minghella, president of Production at Sony Pictures, was entirely carbon-neutral, thanks to attention to a variety of pertinent and easily modifiable details.

#ToastToWater: Raising a Glass to Raise Awareness of Global Water Challenges
#ToastToWater: Raising a Glass to Raise Awareness of Global Water Challenges

5 years ago - On March 22, the world will acknowledge World Water Day to celebrate the importance of fresh water and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Established in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Water Day is a reminder of the critical value of water to life, and a collective call-to-action to address the increased pressure that is threatening what is considered our most precious resource.

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WWF China, South Pole Carbon and Climate Friendly support Panda habitat
WWF China, South Pole Carbon and Climate Friendly support Panda habitat

5 years ago - The program is an excellent example of a “Win-Win-Win” scenario. Carbon finance, which is provided by COOP Switzerland as part of their sustainability program, is enabling the preservation of the Giant Panda habitat, improving the living conditions of Chinese villagers and reducing air pollution. This project exemplifies the extraordinary social, environmental and economic benefits that leading organisations are now drawing from their carbon programs.

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