Rio+20 Update: Brazil, Denmark, France And South Africa Lead Call For Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability reporting may be a big winner of this week’s UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. Paragraph 47 of Rio+20’s…

Why Rio+20 Matters

With the Rio Earth Summit well and truly underway, news is beginning to pour out of the conference. The current summit is a…

Microsoft’s Dispatch from Rio+20

Over the weekend we participated in the UN Global Compact Corporate Sustainability Forum, the main private sector convening forum at Rio+20.

Rio+20: Aruba To Turn Off the Fossil Fuel Switch

Aruba’s government, led by Prime Minister Mike Eman, announced this afternoon at the Rio+20 Conference that the country is partnering with the Carbon…

24 Companies Worth $500bn Commit to Assigning a Value to Nature at Rio+20

Led by the Corporate Eco Forum and The Nature Conservancy (TNC), 24 companies are developing a methodology to assign a value to the…

Merger Creates the World’s Largest Natural Capital Disclosure System

Carbon Disclosure Project and Forest Footprint Disclosure Project announce merger that covers water, carbon, and forest disclosure.

New Program to Boost Sustainable Business in Developing Countries Launched at Rio+20

UNGC and GRI join together to launch a new program at Rio+20 to boost sustainable business in developing countries.
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NRDC Rates G20 on Renewable Energy, Urges Greater Action at Rio+20

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) yesterday released its Renewable Energy Scorecard, a report that ranks and analyzes G20 member nations' renewable energy…

WWF Urges Rio+20 Attendees to Measure Natural Capital

Natural capital, which incorporates social and environmental, as well as financial, dimensions into national accounts and corporate balance sheets, provides a much more…
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Member of the UAE Delegation to Rio+20 Chats about Outcomes

An important producer of natural gas and oil, the UAE has become known in the last decade for its growing efforts to fight…
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9 Reasons CleanStar Mozambique is Rio-Ready

CleanStar Mozambique's founders and investors have this crazy idea that they can make the lives of a few hundred thousand people in Mozambique…

3 Events to Follow at Rio+20

In case you haven’t noticed (which would be almost impossible with all the email, blog and listeserv overload), the world is frantically preparing…

UN Global Compact Calls for Companies to Make Sustainable Commitments

The Global Compact, partnering with the WBCSD, issued the call for sustainable commitments on May 3 for the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, which…
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Final 3p UNEP Blogging Entries – Vote to Send a 3p Writer to Brazil in June

There is still time to vote for the second and third 3p writer installments for the UNEP/Treehugger blogging contest. Here are the final…
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Does Gender Equality Have a Place in the Green Economy?

The green economy includes women, but not to the extent it could and should.