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International Business Leaders Forum on Business Growth and Business Sustainability

On 3 Nov 2011, the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) - with the support of Accenture, Ashridge, BrandPie, GlobeScan and Shell UK - hosted an exclusive CEO dialogue in London to drive discussion and debate amongst top leaders. In the framework of this dialogue the parties identified a...

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Dupont helps to develop a Framework for Responsible Nanotechnology

Gwen Ruta, the Environmental Defense Fund's Director of Corporate Partnerships, speaks about the Nano Risk Framework published by the Fund in partnership with Dupont.

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Developing hybrid diesel-electric delivery trucks

In 2000, FedEx Express and Environmental Defense Fund struck an alliance to develop a delivery truck that dramatically decreases emissions while increasing fuel economy. The result was a diesel-electric hybrid, an ideal application for hybrid technology, given the frequent stopping and starting of...

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Cadbury and Earthwatch conduct joint research in sustainable cocoa production

In December 2004 Cadbury launched the Earthshare programme. The Earthshare programme creates a partnership between all stakeholders interested in cocoa farming in Ghana: Earthwatch, Cadbury staff and business units, early careers Ghanaian scientists, researchers, local communities in Ghana,...

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Cisco supports NEPAD E-Schools demonstration project

Cisco is a key participant in the New Partnership for Africa's Development of e-Schools by contributing with both people and financial resources to implement information and communication technology in educational institutions across the continent.

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Citigroup partners with Rainforest Alliance to support sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems

In 2007 the Citi Foundation granted $200,000 to the Rainforest Alliance (RA) to build the capacity of small and growing businesses and communities.

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Walmart Stores and the World Environment Center launch a Cleaner Production Partnership in Central America

In 2009, the World Environment Center (WEC), in partnership with Walmart Stores, Inc., launched a major initiative which aimed to increase cleaner production and energy efficiency (CP/EE) practices in two countries, El Salvador and Guatemala.

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Timberland promotes a healthy workplace and cohesive community in Vietnam

Timberland partnered with CARE to offer a program focusing on improving the quality of life for production workers of our factory partners.

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Sam's Club introduces new fair trade certified coffee from Brazil

Warehouse retailer Sam’s Club converted its ground coffee to be Fair Trade Certified ™. The first nationally available, private-label Fair Trade Certified ground coffee developed to appeal to mainstream customers, Member’s Mark Premium Ground is expected to become a leader in national sales of Fair...

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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) - meetings and conferences

The ISDR is a programme of the UN which aims at building disaster-resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction as an integral component of sustainable development -- with the goal of reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to...

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Sustainability Reporting Toolkit

The Sustainability Reporting Toolkit aims to assist companies in learning about sustainability reporting, assessing the need to report, and creating an effective report. The Toolkit contains: * general information to assist in setting the stage for a sustainability report; * guidance for...

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Equator Principles

The Equator Principles (EPs) are a credit risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project finance transactions. Project finance is often used to fund the development and construction of major infrastructure and industrial projects.The EPs...

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Food Sustainability: a Guide to the Private Sector

A practical and illustrative guide for businesses that presents sets of inspirational examples of how companies can contribute to sustainable food production and supply. Examples cover various sectors and show actions of small companies as well as multinational corporations from around the world. ...

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Project to Promote Fair Trade in India

Fair Trade Forum - India (FTF-I) in partnership with HIVOS, IRFT & Shop for Change has launched Pro-Sustain, a project to promote Fair Trade & Sustainable Consumption in India.

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The Veolia Foundation helps to provide new facilities for young people with autism

The Veolia Environnement Foundation supports ADMR Les Maisonnées in the development of a plot of land meant for autists.

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ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. partnership on the Advance Algae Biofuels Program

The primary aim of this R&D partnership is to test the hypothesis that algae biofuels could become commercially viable and make a meaningful contribution to meeting future energy demand.

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Unilever supports recycling initiatives in Ghana

Unilever Ghana's factory in Tema supports a recycling initiative that reduces waste and provides income for local people.

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Ouro Verde is part of the New Ventures initiative at the World Resources Institute

Brazilian entrepreneur Luis Laranja's company, Ouro Verde, is part of the New Ventures initiative at the World Resources Institute. New Ventures works with small and medium enterprises that have positive environmental impacts, and helps grow environmental entrepreneurship in emerging markets.

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Credit With Education: A Program by Freedom From Hunger

Freedom from Hunger created a curriculum for Credit with Education that directly addresses women’s most pressing needs. Credit with Education is an effective, practical and financially self-sustaining way for financial service organizations to provide value-added microfinance that supports the...

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Inclusive Business marries profitability and development

The video introduces two inclusive business initiatives being implemented in Peru and Ecuador by the WBCSD-SNV Alliance.