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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.

Pure Profit

Financial implications of environmental performance

Examining 13 companies in the U.S. pulp and paper sector, this report provides a new method of assessing a company's prospective financial exposure to environmental risks that could give investors an edge when making investment decisions.

Critical Consumption Trends and Implications

Degrading Earth's Ecosystems...

Argues that production and consumption patterns are integrally linked and entire use cycle must be considered to understand environmental effects, identify potential interventions, and articulate effective policy approaches.

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.

Sustainability Rulers

Measuring Corporate Environmental & Social Performance

Provides a basic framework for thinking about the various categories of sustainabilty indicators, and provides a preliminary list of ongoing efforts in the field.

Sustainable trade expansion in Latin America

Analysis and assessment

An empirical and policy assessment that highlights recent changes in trade policy and focuses on the sectoral impacts from these changes, their likely environmental consequences, and opportunities to promote more sustainable trade strategies.

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