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Business and Ecosystems Issue Brief

Ecosystem Challenges and Business Implications

Explores six challenges -- water scarcity, climate change, habitat change, biodiversity loss and invasive species, overexploitation of oceans, and nutrient overloading -- and discusses their implications for business and examples of corporate responses.

Greenhouse Gas Protocol

The GHG Protocol for Project Accounting

Provides specific principles, concepts, and methods for quantifying and reporting GHG reductions from climate change mitigation projects.

Changing Oil

Emerging environmental risks and shareholder value in the oil and gas industry

Evaluates how environmental issues might impact the future financial performance of leading companies in the oil and gas sector.

Coming Clean

Corporate disclosure of financially significant environmental risks

How some companies are failing to disclose their exposure to financially material environmental issues -- running counter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and preventing investors from accurately valuing these companies.

Weight of Nations

Material Outflows From Industrial Economies

Despite waste reduction measures and significant improvements in the efficiency of material use in Austria, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, and the United States, the overall quantities of wastes flowing into the environment each year continue to grow.

Safe climate, sound business

An action agenda

A collaborative effort by General Motors, the World Resources Institute, Monsanto, and British Petroleum addresses how the Earth's climate can be protected while expanding global economic prosperity.

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