Category Archives: Corporate Leadership

Rainforest Destruction Driven By Commodities

Fewer Than 10 Percent Of Major Corporations Have Policies Against Deforestation The world’s rainforests have been decimated over the past 20 years. The destruction is accelerating again as corporations are waving false flags of sustainability. The Global Canopy Programme’s Forest … Continue reading

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Advertising Agency Raising Funds To Save African Wildlife

Nonprofits Can Build Their Bottom Line and A Better World Most nonprofits and cause-related organizations are trying to do more with less. They can’t afford to be overshadowed by competitors or miss opportunities to build relationships with sponsors, donors, volunteers and other allies. … Continue reading

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Bunge Jumping Away From Deforestation, Illegal Palm Oil?

Smoke, Mirrors Cloud Progress On Biodiversity, Climate Change Agribusiness and food production giant Bunge announced a commitment to source deforestation and peat-free palm oil today. The only question is will they take action before it’s too late. The Union of Concerned Scientists … Continue reading

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Biodiversity Offsets Driving Endangered Species Into Extinction

Editor’s Note: It’s insane that the world bought off on the concept of biodiversity offsets in the first place. Replacing rare tiger habitat on Sumatra with a tree plantation in Haiti is ludicrous. It shows to what extent private interest … Continue reading

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Climate Evidence Underscores Need To Act Now

Government, Industry Obstructing Climate Solutions By David Suzuki with contributions from Ian Hanington Because we enjoy relatively pure air, clean water and healthy food systems, Canadians sometimes take the environment for granted. Many scarcely blink if oil from a pipeline spills … Continue reading

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Need New Paradigm For Forest Conservation

Deforestation Destabilizing Planet The number of major corporations making commitments to purchase certified “deforestation-free” commodities steadily has increased over the past 18 months. Kellogg’s and McDonald’s are just two recent examples of companies that have made such commitments. But will certification policies alone be … Continue reading

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Climate Changing But Governments Are Not

Global Warming An Industrial Experiment By Naomi Klein One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call “mismatch” or “mistiming.” This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out … Continue reading

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Tanzania’s Deforestation Rate Double Global Average

Reforestation Critical To Sustain Ecosystems At 1.1 percent, Tanzania’s average annual deforestation rate is more than twice the global average of 0.5 percent.  To mitigate the destruction in their region, Mamba villagers in Moshi Municipality have planted over 4,000 indigenous … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Sustainable Companies Of 2014

Sustainability Leaders Driven By Efficiency, Responsibility Australian corporation Westpac Banking is the most sustainable company on earth this year, according to a new ranking from Corporate Knights. But what does sustainability mean, exactly? Doug Morrow, vice president of research at … Continue reading

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National Register Of Big Trees Honors Conservation

Laser Technology Assures Accurate Tree Sizing American Forests is proud to announce a series of tree measuring webinars and a grant program in partnership with Laser Technology, Inc. (LTI). For the grant program, American Forests and LTI have teamed up … Continue reading

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