At worst, plastic bans can create unintended environmental problems. At best, they ignore the systemic issues creating waste in the first place.
Kevin Moss, Global Director of Sustainable Business at World Resources Institute (WRI), outlines how businesses that are making a head start in implementing the SDGs are carving out a distinct advantage.
Hundreds of companies with exposure to deforestation driven by palm oil, beef, soy, or wood production have committed to eliminating deforestation from their supply chains by 2020. This paper reviews the coverage of those commitments, the dearth of information regarding their impact on deforestation to date, and the barriers and systemic challenges to effective implementation.
Most people blame consumers for the 1.3 billion tons of trash the world generates every year. The reality is that there are more systemic issues at play.
This workshop will coincide with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition's 2018 Full Member Meeting, but is open to stakeholders from outside the coalition. We hope participants in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition annual meeting will consider arriving early to attend our event.
Forty Indian companies are setting a price on their internal carbon emissions, joining a global movement.
This paper discusses a step-wise approach for companies interested in developing and implementing an internal carbon pricing scheme.
Imagine businesses that make money by improving the land and communities around them. Imagine an economy that rewards those who nourish and restore the environment. Here's what some of those businesses look like.
The new Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 project, P4G, will fund 5-10 public-private partnerships addressing sustainability in food, water, energy, cities and the circular economy. Awards range from under $100,000 to $1 million.
Forested nations like Gabon are just starting to develop commodities like palm oil. But as more companies commit to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, will Gabon get left behind?
Learn best practices in setting GHG reduction targets for your company’s value chain from HP Inc. and Kellogg Company.
Join experts in India to learn how your company can benefit from setting a science-based target.
WRI Business Director Kevin Moss thinks that marketing that encourages people to buy less can help shift consumers and producers away from the ceaseless cycle of over-consumption.
Large companies with global supply chains often produce as much greenhouse gas emissions as entire countries. With this scale comes responsibility, argue WRI President Andrew Steer and Mars, Inc. CEO Grant Reid.
New WRI research examined businesses that are part of the burgeoning "new restoration economy." The results were clear: Restoring degraded landscapes can yield big returns.
This report profiles 14 businesses that restore land, highlighting four promising investment themes in land restoration: technology, consumer products, project management, and commercial forestry.
To address climate change, business leaders will ultimately need more supportive policies from governments. Here's how the two can work together.
The UN climate negotiations (COP23) presided over by a Fiji Presidency concluded in the early hours today in Bonn, Germany with countries making progress on the rules for the Paris Agreement and putting in place a process to assess progress on climate action that should set the stage for countries to commit to enhancing their climate commitments by 2020. Following is a statement from Paula Caballero, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
According to new analysis, more than 2,500 non-federal actors representing more than half the U.S. economy—including cities, counties, states, businesses and more—have pledged their support for the Paris Agreement goals. If these actors were their own country, they’d be the world’s third-largest economy.