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Move Over Smokey: We Need Innovation to Save Our Forests—and Corporate Sustainability Leaders Can Help Speed it Up

Move Over Smokey: We Need Innovation to Save Our Forests—and Corporate Sustainability Leaders Can Help Speed it Up

DroneSeed autonomous reforestation operations By Vincent Caruso and Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners Fire season is here in the northern hemisphere, and it is shaping up to be another gut-wrenching year with 53% of the contiguous U.S. experiencing drought conditions. To be blunt, 20th ...

Why Biodiversity May Be More Important to Your Business Than You Realize

Why Biodiversity May Be More Important to Your Business Than You Realize

Reprinted with permission. Originally featured here. Written by Alexis Gazzo, EY France Climate Change Leader; Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY & Associés In brief Capital could be diverted away from businesses that deplete natural resources or cause adverse biodiversity impacts. Managing ...

Life Lessons from Tom Lovejoy: A Force of Nature

Life Lessons from Tom Lovejoy: A Force of Nature

By P.J. Simmons, Co-Founder and Chair, CEF The world lost an environmental superhero on Christmas day. And I lost one of my best friends and mentors: Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy III. Tom had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, but the ...

The Business Value of Biodiversity

The Business Value of Biodiversity

By Alison Taylor, Chief Sustainability Officer, ADM Biodiversity is integral for economic progress, and private sector actors hold influence and resources that are key to scaling innovative solutions that can help reverse biodiversity decline. As a global leader in the food and agriculture ...

Conservation is Everyone’s Business

Conservation is Everyone’s Business

By Larry Selzer, President and CEO, The Conservation Fund  Any ambitious movement for major transformation starts with courageous, far-sighted visionaries. But to fully succeed – to tip fundamental change into the mainstream – every consequential movement requires massive participation and broad ...

Future Proofing Business and Finance against Natural Capital Risk

Future Proofing Business and Finance against Natural Capital Risk

By Dorothy Maxwell PhD, Director, The Sustainable Business Group The latest in the DōShorts Sustainable Business Collection, Valuing Natural Capital - Future Proofing Business and Finance (Dō Sustainability, 2015) written by Dorothy Maxwell provides the need to know facts on this emerging ...

Water and the New Normal: Reflections from Stockholm World Water Week

Water and the New Normal: Reflections from Stockholm World Water Week

By William Sarni, Director and Practice Leader, Enterprise Water Strategy, DeloitteThe very successful 2014 Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) has come to a close. The event broke attendance records with over 3,000 participants from industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and governmental ...

The Business Case for Water Stewardship: A Three-Step Process to Operationalize Effective Water Management Strategies

The Business Case for Water Stewardship: A Three-Step Process to Operationalize Effective Water Management Strategies

By Emilio Tenuta, vice president of corporate sustainability, EcolabThe dynamics of the world’s water situation are well understood: fresh water is increasingly scarce; it is diminishing in quality at an unacceptable rate; we do not have enough of it where ...

41 Global Companies Aim to Spur Corporate Action with New Online Platform Linking Nature with Business Benefits

41 Global Companies Aim to Spur Corporate Action with New Online Platform Linking Nature with Business Benefits

New Natural Capital Business Hub offers a searchable database of case studies and resources to help companies evaluate the business case for action on natural capital. Phoenix, AZ – February 19, 2014 – Unveiled at the 6th Annual GreenBiz Forum, The Natural ...

Get into the Game! Opportunities Abound to Integrate Natural Capital Considerations into Business

Get into the Game! Opportunities Abound to Integrate Natural Capital Considerations into Business

CEF is pleased to share this feature from member company CH2M HILL, as a preview of the expertise they will be showcasing in the upcoming Natural Capital Business Hub, coming in January 2014. To learn more about the Hub and ...

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