Category: 'environment'

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Mainstreaming the Environment & Sustainable Development in IDP’s – A Roadmap for Green Projects in the Western Cape

This document serves as a roadmap which aims to support efforts towards mainstreaming sustainable development within municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDPs). It is intended to assist officials in identifying Local Economic Development (LED) opportunities that might be available using natural resources, developing these projects, and incorporating these projects into the IDP.

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Responsible growth: Action Plan for Corporate Social Responsibility 2012-2015

This action plan looks at Danish companies and their business interests in implementing social responsibility. A key element of this action plan is responsible growth through partnerships between companies, and between companies and the public sector. Respect for international principles and guidelines for responsible business conduct, including human rights, employee rights, environment and climate, are other important focus areas as […]

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Can the Eco- efficiency represent Corporate Environmental Performance?

This article looks at how companies manage their environmental impacts by introducing the idea of corporate efficiency, whereby companies can truly measure the effects they have on the environment and track their performance. This document is important as the measurements given can be used by all industrial sectors and is not limited to one sector.

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Offsetting Emissions: A Business Brief on the Voluntary Carbon Market

Reducing carbon emissions has become an important issue not only for governments but also for companies. This guideline shows companies how they can participate in the global carbon market and how this process can be beneficial to their own development and growth in environmental sustainability.

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UN Global Compact: Corporate Sustainability in the World Economy

The Global Compact is an initiative that emphasizes the need for the corporate world to play a vital role in aligning itself with the international community in terms of social issues and developing economies. Through its ten principles in the environment, labour, human rights and anti-corruption sector, the Global Compact argues that business should work […]

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Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

This policy document looks at the different sectors of agriculture, forestry and fisheries and the challenges they face. The policy advocates for a strategy which will increase economic growth, skills development and environmental sustainability.

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Environment and Sustainable Development

This article considers the relationship between sustainable development, the environment and gender, and looks at how gender roles can affect the environment, and co-relatively, how the environment can affect men and women. The article also looks at the impact that the relationship between gender and the environment has on government policies, and offers suggestions on […]

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Indicators of Environment and Sustainable Development

This article on environmental and sustainable development indicators offers an overview of theoretical aspects of indicator work, as well as more practical aspects thereof. It offers case studies of The World Bank and other organizations’ indicator work and includes a guide on how to develop a set of indicators.

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Banking on sustainability

A report on how banks and institutions in the financial industry can create long-term value through focusing on environmental and social sustainability. The report includes a guide for strategic planning for sustainability, as well as case studies (14 best banking practice examples) that indicate how some institutions have created a competitive advantage by integrating social […]