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Environment Bank and mission markets launch online conservation credit platform

Environment Bank and mission markets launch online conservation credit platform | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
LONDON -- The Environment Bank today launches the first online ‘conservation credit’ trading platform.  The Environment Bank, the first ...
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Rethinking Jobs for a Sustainable Economy

Rethinking Jobs for a Sustainable Economy | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

The possibility of environmental catastrophe has led many leaders, scholars and average citizens to reconsider an economy based on constant growth. It is becoming clear that people, especially in the United States, will need to consume less in the way of natural resources to avoid planetary peril.

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Business: Global partner in biodiversity conservation

Business depends on biodiversity. Plant and animal species and their ecosystems provide business with both raw materials and products: clean air and water, food, medicine, water, building materials, paper, fuel, fiber; and services mentioned earlier, which are vital for a stable operating environment.

Therefore, biodiversity conservation is everyone’s concern, including business. The business sector is an integral part of the solution to biodiversity loss.

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Monsanto blocks research on GMO safety - The Power of Patents

Monsanto blocks research on GMO safety - The Power of Patents | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Monsanto has been systematically blocking researchers from using its patented gene modified (GMO) seeds to learn if there are problems with them, according to an explosive op-ed in yesterday’s LA Times by Doug Gurian-Sherman of the Union of Concerned Scientists.Source: Red Green & Blue (http://s.tt/12zOy)

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Scrap GDP to save the world, say scientists

Scrap GDP to save the world, say scientists | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Top scientists will Monday urge governments to replace GDP as a measure of wealth, end damaging subsidies, and transform systems of governance to set humanity on a new path to a better future -- or risk climate, biodiversity and poverty crises that...
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Gore Says Quarterly Reporting Undermines Sustainable Capitalism

Gore Says Quarterly Reporting Undermines Sustainable Capitalism | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Al Gore has released a white paper through his sustainable investment firm suggesting companies should move away from quarterly earnings reports in order to focus on more long-term, sustainable thinking in the boardroom.
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Co-operatives: a genuine alternative to broken business?

Co-operatives: a genuine alternative to broken business? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future.

It is possible that out of the economic doldrums may emerge an economy with co-operation very much at its heart.

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We need to go back to basics with social theory, says evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson

We need to go back to basics with social theory, says evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Our economy is built on competition – but, really, we are collaborators.

Competition isn't a bad thing, necessarily. In a sense, evolution is always competition. But the idea that society can function on the basis of unregulated competition – what's sometimes called market fundamentalism – is mistaken.

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NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Sea urchins inspire concrete idea

NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: Sea urchins inspire concrete idea | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
A study of the structure of sea urchins' spines turns up a "bricks-and-mortar" structure that could lead to improved materials such as concrete.
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Chemical warfare: horrific birth defects linked to tomato pesticides

Chemical warfare: horrific birth defects linked to tomato pesticides | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
The 'Immokalee babies' were born with severe deformities after their mothers were each exposed to pesticides whilst harvesting tomatoes.
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Chemical plants: Still unsafe?

Chemical plants: Still unsafe? | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
The five-year-old Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program has so far failed to approve a single chemical plant under stricter new safety guidelines.
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Journals Warned to Keep a Tight Lid on Diesel Exposure Data - by Mining Industry

Journals Warned to Keep a Tight Lid on Diesel Exposure Data - by Mining Industry | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

A protracted legal battle over an $11.5-million health study into whether diesel exhaust damages the lungs of miners has suddenly widened to take on scientific peer review. Editors with at least four research publications say they have received a letter advising them against "publication or other distribution" of data and draft documents. The warning, including a vague statement about "consequences" that could ensue if the advice is ignored, is signed by Henry Chajet, an attorney at the Patton Boggs firm in Washington, D.C., and a lobbyist for the Mining Awareness Resource Group, which works on behalf of the mining industry.

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Research reveals the true cost of a burger

Research reveals the true cost of a burger | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

From biscuits and bananas to beer and wine, everything in our shopping basket comes at a cost to the environment and each stage of food production -- from farming and transport to storage and packaging -results in greenhouse gas emissions.

Society could considerably reduce its carbon footprint if more of us switched to a more vegetarian-style diet, according to new research.

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£200,000 test-tube burger marks milestone in future meat-eating

£200,000 test-tube burger marks milestone in future meat-eating | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Project funded by anonymous individual aims to cut number of cattle farmed for food and reduce greenhouse gas emissions...
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Humans need not be enemies of healthy ecosystems. Finding a New Way.

Humans need not be enemies of healthy ecosystems.  Finding a New Way. | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Called Six Things Everyone Cares About: Connecting Ecosystems and Human Well-Being, six presenters, including Tallis, shared case studies showing that "healthy ecosystems" and "humans" can be uttered in the same breath. Each talk focused on one particular ecosystem service: food, water, energy, protection, livelihoods, and happiness.

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Supreme Court Rules Americans Can Eat Sick Pigs, Cows - Forbes

Supreme Court Rules Americans Can Eat Sick Pigs, Cows - Forbes | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
UPDATE: This story has been updated to include the position of the FDA.

The ruling comes as the non-profit news organization, the Food and Environment Reporting Network, reports that ractopamine hydrochloride, a controversial feed additive fed to 60 percent to 80 percent of pigs in the United States, “has sickened or killed more of them than any other livestock drug on the market.”

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Living on Earth: Chemicals and Health

Living on Earth: Chemicals and Health | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
There are tens of thousands of chemicals in everyday products. Only a fraction of these have been tested for toxicity and health effects in the U.S.

New studies that raise troubling health questions.

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There's No Tomorrow - Great Animated Documentary (2012) The impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.

There's No Tomorrow - Great Animated Documentary (2012) The impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet. | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
A 34 minute animated documentary about resource depletion and the impossibility of infinite growth on a finite planet.
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Why food manufacturers should take biodiversity seriously

Why food manufacturers should take biodiversity seriously | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Green Future Magazine: Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future.

Without vibrant ecosystems, our food system will become less diverse and less resilient, says Andrew Kuyk.

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Small Family/Organic Farmers Fight For Survival Against Monsanto. The Future of Your Food

Small Family/Organic Farmers Fight For Survival Against Monsanto. The Future of Your Food | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
'Organic Farmers Fight For Survival Against Monsanto' blog post by Francesca Rheannon.

The 83 plaintiffs – family farmers, independent seed companies and agricultural organizations – are seeking protection from patent infringement suits by Monsanto when the company’s GE (genetically engineered) seeds contaminate the plaintiffs’ own non-GE crops.

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How big corporate names bought anti-global warming education into schools

How big corporate names bought anti-global warming education into schools | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Leaked documents from a prominent U.S. conservative think tank show how it sought to teach schoolchildren skepticism about global warming and planned other behind-the-scenes tactics using millions of dollars in donations from big corporate names.
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Creating an ecology of hope - Frances Moore Lappe

Creating an ecology of hope - Frances Moore Lappe | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
In a candid Q&A, author Frances Moore Lappe talks about how to shift our mental map so as to sync human nature with nature’s rhythms.
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Dow and Monsanto Team Up on the Mother of All Herbicide Marketing Plans

Dow and Monsanto Team Up on the Mother of All Herbicide Marketing Plans | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Dow has engineered a corn strain that withstands lashings of its herbicide, 2,4-D (major ingredient in Agent Orange). The company's pitch to farmers is simple: Your fields are becoming choked with Monsanto's Roundup resistant weeds.
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CANCER: Long-awaited dioxins report released; EPA says low doses risky

CANCER: Long-awaited dioxins report released; EPA says low doses risky | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
After 21 years of wrangling over health threats, uncertain science and industry pressure, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released its assessment of dioxins defining how toxic they are.
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Seeking meaning and purpose in the world of business

Seeking meaning and purpose in the world of business | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Jo Confino introduces our new hub on values-led business and suggests that doing good should not be mistaken as the soft option...
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