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Environment: Capitalist Conservationists

Businesses are taking the lead in proposing green strategies but they need government direction
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In advance of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), Financial Times environment correspondent Pilita Clark looks at how businesses are taking the lead in proposing green strategies.

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In advance of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), Financial Times environment correspondent Pilita Clark looks at how businesses are taking the lead in proposing green strategies.

WATCH: 'What is Creating Shared Value'?

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Creating Shared Value (CSV) is a powerful tool and concept for companies to use as they look to conduct business. Ultimately, it’s a strategy for developing the future market while also strengthening economies, the marketplace, communities, and corporate coffers. Yet the term runs the risk of being confused with corporate social responsibility (CSR) or, worse, as being a way to redistribute wealth. To combat this, we are launching a video to illustrate and explain the concept of CSV. 

As Sustainability Commitments and Policies Gain Ground, Corporate Practice Still Lags Behind

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As a deeper understanding of sustainability issues is gaining momentum around the world, companies of all sectors are stepping up efforts to build environmental and social considerations into management strategies and policies. However, much remains to be done to truly operationalize corporate sustainability and translate commitments into tangible action. This is one of the central findings of the UN Global Compact’s 2011 Implementation Survey, the most comprehensive global survey on business policies and actions to advance sustainability.

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As a deeper understanding of sustainability issues is gaining momentum around the world, companies of all sectors are stepping up efforts to build environmental and social considerations into management strategies and policies. However, much remains to be done to truly operationalize corporate sustainability and translate commitments into tangible action. This is one of the central findings of the UN Global Compact’s 2011 Implementation Survey, the most comprehensive global survey on business policies and actions to advance sustainability.

Wyland Foundation And Toyota Announce Grand Prize Winner Of 2012 National Mayor's Water Conservation Challenge

- Laguna Beach resident wins a Toyota Prius c Hybrid for taking online pledge to save resources during Earth Month
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TORRANCE, Calif., June 4, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- The Wyland Foundation and Toyota today announced that Laguna Beach, Calif. resident Nika Shalala is the grand prize winner of the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, an online competition created by the Wyland Foundation and Toyota to encourage residents in all 50 states to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution during Earth Month.  As the grand prize winner, Shalala will receive a brand new Toyota Prius c Hybrid.

Sodexo Congratulates Campuses Named to The Princeton Review’s 2012 Guide to 322 Green Colleges

Sodexo proves a valued partner to support the ranking of more than 80 campuses where it operates
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(3BL Media) Gaithersburg, MD - June 4, 2012 - The Princeton Review, in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S.

Recyclebank’s Ian Yolles to Discuss Ways of Engaging Consumers to Help Encourage Behavior Change at Sustainable Brands Conference ‘12

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Ian Yolles of Recyclebank will be paneling a breakout session at the Sustainable Brands Conference ‘12 tomorrow. The morning plenary session, “Engaging Behavior Change,” will address effective approaches brands are using in engaging consumers to help encourage behavior change. From providing feedback on usage to posting calories alongside menu items, the speakers look forward to brainstorm new ideas with attendees. The entire conference will take place from June 4-7.

To register for the event, please http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events/sb12/register.

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Ian Yolles of Recyclebank will be paneling a breakout session at the Sustainable Brands Conference ‘12 tomorrow. The morning plenary session, “Engaging Behavior Change,” will address effective approaches brands are using in engaging consumers to help encourage behavior change. From providing feedback on usage to posting calories alongside menu items, the speakers look forward to brainstorm new ideas with attendees. The entire conference will take place from June 4-7.

To register for the event, please http://www.sustainablebrands.com/events/sb12/register.

Cause Marketers Bring 'Authenticity' & 'Relationships' to CMF12

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The watchwords of the 2012 Cause Marketing Forum were ‘Authenticity’ and ‘Relationships’ – two notions we at Network for Good have long endorsed as vital components of cause engagement.  It was encouraging to hear these same themes peppered throughout numerous presentations by cause marketers of all stripes.

New UNCCD Policy Brief: Rio+20 Should Adopt a Sustainable Development Goal on Land

Land is missing link in pursuit of sustainable development, new UNCCD policy brief reveals. The brief calls the world leaders, who will gather at Rio+20 this June, to agree a sustainable development goal on land-use.
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(3BL Media) June 1, 2012 - New UNCCD Policy Brief, “A Sustainable Development Goal for Rio+20: Zero Net Land Degradation,” reveals that sustainable land-use is a prerequisite for ensuring future water, food and energy security.

Four Things We Learned at the Ceres Conference

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Every year since 2004, sustainability strategists from Addison have attended the Ceres Conference, and every year we return having engaged with some of the most inspiring and passionate people working in sustainability today. The 2012 Conference, with a theme of “Igniting Innovation, Scaling Sustainability,” was no exception.

These are a few useful items that piqued our interest.

MSLGROUP Launches New Global Offering, PurPle (Purpose + People)

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Scott Beaudoin, Global Director, PurPle, MSLGROUP

Today is an important day for us at MSLGROUP. After years of award winning innovation in cause marketing, sustainability and CSR, and many months of planning, we launch our new global offering, PurPle (Purpose + People).

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