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

5 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

6 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.

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

6 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

6 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.

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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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

6 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.

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Ghost Fishing: Time for the Fishing Industry to Clean Up Its Deadly Mess
Ghost Fishing: Time for the Fishing Industry to Clean Up Its Deadly Mess

6 years ago - More and more consumers are aware of overfishing and the effects plastic trash is having on the world’s oceans. Various companies are taking small steps in harvesting ocean garbage and recycling it while organizations such as the Marine Stewardship Council are raising awareness about the importance of sustainably sourced seafood. One problem, however, is still wreaking havoc on fisheries across the world. Unwanted and abandoned fishing equipment such as nets and pots, often called “ghost gear,” often still traps and kills fish and sea mammals long after their final use.

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

6 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

6 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

6 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

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

6 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

6 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).

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

6 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

6 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

6 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.

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

6 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.

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