Conflict Minerals Filings and the Automotive Industry


Automakers are leading the way with their long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility and assertive supply chain transparency initiatives. At a recent event, members from the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) met to discuss leading practices in identifying and combating the funding of “conflict minerals” from areas of conflict, specifically Democratic Republic of Congo.

New Palm Oil Risk Tool Released by World Resources Institute


Global Forest Watch, an initiative of the World Resources Institute (WRI), has recently released a palm oil risk tool that maps deforestation risk for palm oil mills worldwide. The PALM Risk Tool (Prioritizing Areas, Landscapes and Mills) assigns a risk rating to approximately 800 palm oil mills. Satellite data is used to identify deforested and fire treated areas.

Business Leaders Show Strong Confidence in Sustainable Growth Opportunities

Press Release

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Business leaders globally have strong confidence in their own ability to turn sustainability challenges such as water scarcity and lock-in to fossil fuels into new business opportunities, particularly in the manufacturing and finance sectors in emerging economies. This is one of the key findings of the Global Opportunity Report launched today by DNV GL, UN Global Compact and Monday Morning Global Institute.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Investment rush to Africa must manage sustainability risks


As the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative begins its annual event in Cape Town on October 1st, its Executive Director Dr. James Gifford considers the sustainability challenges faced by investors in African companies


By Dr. James Gifford | 27 September 2013

Lessons from Business Sustainability’s Unsung

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Business sustainability headlines often focus on large corporations making big impacts.  While large in overall impact, these efforts typically represent only incremental change in a larger business operation.


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