• Rogers: Conservation From Land to Sea in Bel Ombre Mauritius

    Audrey d'Hotman de Villiers, Rogers
    Rogers and Co., Ltd

    The Maurice Ile Durable initiative, introduced by the Mauritian government, which set out a long-term vision for sustainable development, prompted the Rogers Group to commit to help protect the island’s rich coastal and marine ecosystems over a five-year period to 2018.  more[...]

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  • Smartening Up Tomorrow’s Agriculture

    Tobias Menne
    Bayer Group

    Food security ranks among the pressing challenges of a steadily increasing global population. Yet, there is not enough land left on Earth for further agricultural development. Creating an environment that promotes sustainable agriculture is critical to Bayer in providing enough food for ourselves and also our livestock well into the future. Bayer is contributing to counter these challenges, among other things, with the innovative approach of Digital Farming. This business model is part of Bayer’s contribution to support UN Sustainable Development Goal 2: “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture” and emphasizes our commitment to the UN Global Compact.  more[...]

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  • The Huay Ma Haad Project

    PTT Global Chemical

    Huay Ma Haad Mountain was on the verge of being completely deforested, which led to water scarcity and greatly affected both the agricultural and industrial sectors in the area and created conflicts between them. As one of Thailand’s leading corporations and a major employer in the Rayong province, PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) has taken the lead in a regional sustainability initiative, the “Reforestation and Water Conservation at Huay Ma Haad Mountain” project, to strengthen community-led forest conservation, biodiversity restoration, as well as community development.  more[...]

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  • Lenoardo DiCaprio: “We need to change our thinking and our sense of urgency.”

    “Without my (ecological) activities, I wouldn’t be a fulfilled person. Only two per cent of philanthropy goes toward protecting our environment and that’s pretty outrageous, considering it is our life support system.”  more[...]

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  • Portuguese Biodiversity: Challenges for REN

    João Gaspar, Redes Energéticas Nacionais (REN)

    One of the goals set out by REN (Redes Energéticas Nacionais) is to develop a more efficient, secure, and competitive energy system that provides everyone with energy at the lowest possible cost. However, the environment poses some of the greatest challenges.  more[...]

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  • An industrial firm that concerns itself with nature and biodiversity

    EDF Group
    Jean-Christophe Mollaret, EDF Group

    The EDF Group’s industrial activities sometimes take place in remarkable natural settings. The activities interact with an area’s biodiversity and benefit from the ecosystem services it provides. Biodiversity is an important economic consideration for the Group – failure to respect regulations may lead to sites or plants being brought to a halt. A lack of in-depth dialogue with environmental NGOs or other stakeholders using local resources can result in a ban on new industrial programs.  more[...]

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  • CSR in Africa

    Editorial Team

    For many years Africa is the hotspot for hunger and conflicts. But besite all these troubles ether is also a change for change and hope arising. More countries become aware of the ptential CSR has and include corporate responsibility as a fundanetla brickstone for developing citizenship. Our special illustrates variuos aspects.  more[...]

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  • The UN Global Compact in Africa

    Editorial Team

    Different activities regarding the UN Global Compact are described in selected countries, like Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa. The main topics are renewable energy resources and biodiversity, human rights and anti-corruption.  more[...]

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  • Africa’s Natural Assets: The Struggle for Sustainability

    Fred Nelson, Maliasili Initiatives

    During the past decade, African countries have experienced a widespread economic boom, six of the world’s ten fastest-growing countries have been African, and in eight of the past ten years, Africa has grown faster than East Asia. The rate of foreign investment has soared to almost tenfold in this period.  more[...]

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    Fred Nelson, Maliasili Initiatives 
  • Business Ecosystems Training (BET) program now available in Japanese

    World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

    The Japanese version of Business Ecosystems Training (BET) Module 1 is available on WBCSD and Hitachi’s websites. This translation has been carried out by member company Hitachi, co-chair of the Ecosystems Focus Area, and supporter of the development and road-testing of BET as part of the BET Advisory Committee.  more[...]

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  • A framework for corporate action on biodiversity and ecosystem services

    International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

    Provides a framework for developing, implementing, and disclosing policies and practices on biodiversity and ecosystem services that are integrated into corporate sustainability strategies. (UNGC, International Union for Conservation of Nature)  more[...]

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  • 'Ocean-grabbing' as serious a threat as ‘land-grabbing’ – UN expert on right to food

    United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, warned of the threat of ‘ocean-grabbing’ to food security, and urged world governments and international bodies to halt the depletion of fish stocks, and take urgent steps to protect, sustain, and share the benefits of fisheries and marine environments.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Biological Control in Agriculture

    Francesca Carnesella, Camposol and Copeinca

    CAMPOSOL is a leading company in crop treatment and is an extremely important base for the development of quality products that are completely safe and can be successfully exported to international markets.  more[...]  login_required

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  • Safeguarding Biodiversity in Practice

    Pakis Papademetriou, Athens International Airport
    Nikos Fokas, Athens International Airort
    Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos

    Airport operations can have an impact on local ecosystems. Athens International Airport is located near the Vravrona Wetland, an area of great environmental and historical significance. The Airport Company undertakes initiatives to preserve this sensitive natural environment and protect a number of important wildlife species, while at the same time helping to divert birds away from the airport and reduce risks related to aircraft operations.  more[...]  login_required

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