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When Wall Street Went to Africa

When Wall Street Went to Africa | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

                                             INVESTIGATION
                                  Foreign Policy, July 11, 2014
                       WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/11/bruce_wrobel_cameroon_palm_oil_herakles_greenpeace_logging


Pambazuka,March 16, 2014
HEDGE FUNDS AND CORPORATE RAIDERS IN AFRICA:  SPACE INVADERS OF THE THIRD KIND. The new wave of ‘looting’ of land and other natural resources will likely continue on a scale hitherto unknown. Whatever the supposed benefits of this trend, urgent attention ought to be turned to the thousands of people in Africa and other emerging nations who will become landless in the countries of their birth.

http://www.pambazuka.net/en/category/features/94233


UNDP, March 18,2015
 ▶ ECONOMIC GROWTH ALONE NOT ENOUGH TO FACE AFRICA'S EMERGING CHALLENGES:  http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2015/03/18/economic-growth-alone-not-enough-to-face-africa-s-emerging-challenges-un-development-chief-.html


▶ Pambazuka, August 13, 2014
US-AFRICAN LEADERS' SUMMIT - NOTHING MORE THAN THE CONTINUED EXPLOITATION OF AFRICA FOR EXTERNAL BENEFICIARIES http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/92814


 Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶  VULTURE CAPITALISTS CIRCLING? HOW OTHER COUNTRIES ARE SCRAMBLING FOR AFRICA ALONGSIDE THE U.S. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/05/how-other-countries-are-scrambling-for-africa-alongside-the-u-s/?wpisrc=nl-wv&wpmm=1


 June 8, 2011 BBC News Africa
- ▶ HEDGE FUNDS 'GRABBING LAND' IN AFRICA http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13688683


World Development Movement

 ▶ THE NEW SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA. - INFOGRAPH

In the nineteenth century scramble for Africa, European colonial powers took control of the continent’s land, resources and people. Today’s multinational corporations, aided by governments, are taking control over Africa’s food system. http://www.wdm.org.uk/new-scramble-africa-food-monsanto-syngenta-yara/


-▶ WALL STREET TAKES AIM AT FARMLAND: THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/9HBsPZ


                                               LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


May 25, 2012 - PR Watch

HOW THE U.S. SOLD AFRICA TO MULTINATIONALS LIKE MONSANTO, CARGILL, DUPONT, PEPSICO AND OTHERS http://www.prwatch.org/news/2012/05/11530/how-us-sold-africa-multinationals-monsanto-cargill-dupont-pepsico-and-others


MintPress News, April 01, 2015
-▶  GEORGE SOROS LOOKS TO CO-OWN UKRAINE AND AFRICA.The Hungarian-born economic hitman may be more interested in helping his, and other investor’s, pockets, rather than the people of Ukraine.  http://www.mintpressnews.com/george-soros-looks-to-co-own-ukraine/203866/


The Ecologist, March 21, 2014
  -▶ UKRAINE:  THE CORPORATE ANNEXATION: MEGA PROFITS FOR MULTI-NATIONAL AGRI-BUSINESS AND ENERGY EXPLOITATION http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2328765/ukraine_the_corporate_annexation.html


Farmlandgrab, January 03, 2015
▶  BARBARIANS AT THE FARM GATE  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/24381


                                                  AFRICA - SOLD

OBAMA PUTS G8, BIG 6 BIOTECH CHEMICAL GMO GIANTS IN CHARGE OF "ENDING HUNGER" IN AFRICA http://sco.lt/7ENN8D


            THE 21st CENTURY CORPORATE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA
                                  World Development Movement
-▶ STOP THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF AFRICA'S FOOD. Under the guise of tackling hunger, initiatives like the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, will help corporations take control over Africa’s land, seeds and markets - at the expense of small farmers. Join our campaign to oppose this twenty-first century corporate scramble for Africa. - See more at: http://www.wdm.org.uk/food#sthash.dgDwkdF0.dpuf http://www.wdm.org.uk/food


Mint Press News, December 23, 2014
▶ ATTACK OF THE LAND-GRABBERS:  THE RACE FOR LAND IN AFRICA http://www.mintpressnews.com/MyMPN/attack-land-grabbers-race-land-africa/


AFRICA AN EL DORADO FOR SOUTH AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS GIANTS http://www.acbio.org.za/index.php/publications/seedfood-sovereignty/465-africa-an-el-dorado-for-south-africas-agribusiness-giants


 -▶  THE CORPORATE 'PHILANTHROCAPITALISTS' TAKEOVER OF AFRICAN AND GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY  http://sco.lt/6CHP3R


Mongabay, August 20, 2014
 -▶ LOOMING MINING 'TSUNAMI' SET TO TAKE AFRICA BY STORM. A new report published by a team of scientists from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, documents a surging tide of foreign interest in mining in Africa and cautions that the sector’s unchecked development and expansion could devastate the environment. http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0820-gfrn-john-cannon-africa-mining-tsunami.html?n3ws1ttr

 

The Guardian, February 18, 2014

G8 NEW ALLIANCE CONDEMNED AS NEW WAVE OF COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. Critics say landmark initiative to boost agriculture and relieve poverty favours big business to the detriment of small farmers http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/18/g8-new-alliance-condemned-new-colonialism


                                                       WATCH
                                            "BIG MEN" (1:23:00)
Big Men provides an unprecedented inside look at the global deal making and dark underside of energy development in Ghana, Nigeria, Africa — a contest for money and power that is reshaping the world.
                             http://www.pbs.org/pov/bigmen/full.php

 

Guardian Global Development, February 18, 2014
THE G8 AND THE CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF AFRICAN FARMING. As part of the New Alliance, 10 African governments have signed up to change dozens of laws, policies and regulations to make their countries more attractive to the private sector. Collectively, they have made more than 200 commitments, including the overhaul of seed and tax laws and the setting aside of hundreds of thousands of hectares of land for commercial investors.   http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/interactive/2014/feb/18/g8-fight-future-african-farming-interactive


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
CORPORATE INFLUENCE THROUGH THE G8NA AND OBAMA'S NEW ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION IN AFRICAIn recent times, new partnerships models between governments, business and civil society are increasingly gaining attention. One prominent example is the "New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition" (G8NA), inaugurated at the G8 summit 2012 in the United States.

This working paper concludes that the approach and objectives of the G8NA are highly problematic. The initiative serves as an enforcing mechanism for corporate driven blueprints for agriculture and sidelines national plans and international standards. It is dominated and tailored towards the interests of big corporate actors and is based on a reductionist approach of agricultural “development”. And lastly, the G8NA is poorly institutionalized and disregards fundamental principles of transparency participation and accountability. http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23793

 

 Action Aid Report, May 23, 2014
  ▶ GLOBAL POLICIES ENCOURAGE LAND GRABBING AND WORSEN HUNGER AND POVERTY. “Allowing land to become vehicles for wealthy corporations and individuals to become richer while pushing vulnerable rural people into poverty and hunger is unjust, unwise and unethical,” it said in the report.  http://www.trust.org/item/20140523061928-bn12w/


Inter Press Service, August 04, 2014
THE 'GLOBAL' LAND RUSH. The first years of the twenty-first century will be remembered for a global land rush of nearly unprecedented scale.Today, enthusiasm for agriculture borders on speculative mania. When the price of food spiked in 2008, pushing the number of hungry people in the world to over one billion, it spiked the interest of investors as well, and within a year foreign land deals in the developing world rose by a staggering 200 percent. http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/08/the-global-land-rush/


farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014
LAND GRABS AND RESPONSIBLE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT IN AFRICA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794

 

GRAIN, October 23, 2014
▶ HARVEST OF HARDSHIP:  YALA SWAMP LAND GRAB DESTROYS KENYAN FARMERS' LIVELIHOOD. Dominion Farms arrived in Kenya's Yala Swamp basin in 2004 with big promises. The company claimed it would turn a defunct state demonstration farm into a modern rice plantation, provide locals with good jobs, and build hospitals and schools. The American owner of the company, Calvin Burgess, presented himself as a 'man of God', on a mission to bring US-style progress to Africa. The locals, sold on this grand vision, decided – with some hesitation and dissent – to allow Dominion to farm on 3,700 ha of their lands... http://www.grain.org/article/entries/5061-harvest-of-hardship-yala-swamp-land-grab-destroys-kenyan-farmers-livelihoods


HuffPost Politics, November 28, 2014
 ▶  OBAMA'S PLAN TO 'POWER AFRICA' GETS OFF TO A DIM START. As with many African aid projects, rights groups have criticized Power Africa as mostly being a vehicle to subsidize U.S. companies. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/28/obama-africa-aid_n_6234774.html


Farmlandgrab.org, August 04, 2014

CAN 'LAND GRABS' BY FOREIGN INVESTORS IN AFRICA FEED THE HUNGRY?  http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23794


Pambazuka -Voices for Freedom and Justice in Africa

HOW COMPANIES FRAME ISSUES OF FOOD AND GLOBAL HUNGER FOR THEIR OWN SELF-INTEREST AND BOTTOMLINE PROFITS

There is a new, but deceptive, foreign drive to end hunger in Africa through large-scale agribusiness. Yet helping poor households in rural Africa feed themselves in an affordable manner means introducing low-cost, sustainable enhancements to farming.

History is riddled with examples of the poor dying of hunger when food was plentiful. Classic amongst these is the famine which wracked the West African Sahel during the early 1970s. While people were dying of hunger in Senegal, Mali and Niger, peanuts — a key sauce ingredient and source of protein across the region — were being exported to Europe....

...The rise of philanthrocapitalism in the US, where former and current business leaders, through the strength of their foundations, have increasingly come to influence the shape and direction of US international development programmes. Central to the philanthrocapitalist worldview is a belief that private enterprise is the fundamental agent of progressive change and that business acumen trumps other forms of expertise... http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/85291


                              SPECIAL ISSUE:  PAMBAZUKA NEWS

                            GMOs, FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND AFRICA

                                 http://pambazuka.org/en/issue/688


                                   FOOD AID FOR THE 21st CENTURY:

   MEETING THE OBJECTIVE OR FEEDING THE CORPORATE COFFERS?

                                                http://sco.lt/6jtrlJ


CLIMATE-SMART AGRICULTURE IS CORPORATE GREEN-WASHING - AGRA - AFRICA  http://sco.lt/8Ry4Wn

 

GMWatch, August 15, 2014
BRITISH THINK TANK TELLS AFRICANS TO GROW AND EAT GMOS
http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2014/15591-british-think-tank-tells-africans-to-grow-and-eat-gmos


 Pambazuka, July 24. 2014
 -▶ GMOs AND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY:  WHICH WAY AFRICA?
African governments are under intense pressure from within but also from big agribusiness and Western governments to embrace GMOs. Governments must resist all forms of arm-twisting and food colonialism and make their biotechnology choices based on the facts http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/92594


                                                    WATCH (56:27)
                            STEALING AFRICA: WHY POVERTY?

                                   HOW MUCH PROFIT IS FAIR?
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYemuiAOfU


Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, July 19, 2014
 ▶  TOWARDS FOOD SOVEREIGNTY TO FEED AFRICA:  NURTURE THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUT FARMER AT THE CENTER http://afsafrica.org/towards-food-sovereignty-to-feed-africa-nurture-the-environment-and-put-farmers-at-the-center/


                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush



GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS NOT THE SOLUTION FOR "FEEDING THE WORLD" http://sco.lt/9Gdbxh


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-▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3

 

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                                                     WATCH 

                                  "LAND RUSH - WHY POVERTY?: 

THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD

                                          http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


                                   THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM.

    DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"

                                                http://sco.lt/696Tlx



 -▶ FROM GROWING PROFIT TO GROWING FOOD:  CHALLENGING CORPORATE RULE  http://sco.lt/7Dg37p


                                              LAND GRABS

HOW FOREIGN  "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb


                                            THE HUNGER GAMES

HOW UK AND USA GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT FOR BIG AGRIBUSINESS IS FUELING POVERTY http://sco.lt/6UGd17



 ▶ WALL STREET, CORPORATIONS BUYING UP AMERICAN & FOREIGN FARMLAND, THREATENING FUTURE OF U.S. AND WORLD AGRICULTURE http://sco.lt/8mcmbR


                                                -- WATCH --

                                   Documentary: Farmland Grab
                                           "PLANET FOR SALE"

                    BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND

                         http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/18542


Mother Jones, March 14, 2014

  -▶ WALL STREET INVESTORS TAKE AIM AT FARMLAND http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/03/land-grabs-not-just-africa-anymore


BANKS AND LAND GRABS.  IS YOUR BANK INVOLVED IN LAND GRABBING? https://www.oxfam.org.au/banks-and-land-grabs/


Guardian, May 28, 2014
  ▶ CORPORATE STRANGLEHOLD OF FARMLAND A RISK TO WORLD FOOD SECURITY, STUDY SAYS. Small farmers are being squeezed out as mega-farms and plantations gobble up their land http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/farmland-food-security-small-farmers


WORLD BANK AND UN CARBON OFFSET SCHEME 'COMPLICIT' IN GENOCIDAL LAND GRABS  http://sco.lt/5IxW2j

 

LAND GRABBING FOR BIOFUELS MUST STOP http://sco.lt/5kSOFl


 ▶ BIOFUELS LAND RUSH. WHY POVERTY? THE UGLY RISE OF MONOCULTURE FARMING AND GLOBALIZED FOOD http://sco.lt/5z3gzB


BIG FOOD:

WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/4zR9LV


A VIP READ: THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


                                            ENOUGHNESS: 

               WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                       http://sco.lt/4kcNH7



 EuroActive, July 10, 2014

 ▶ A PRIVATE AFFAIR:  REPORT SHOWS HOW DEVELOPMENT FINANCE INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT THE RICH IN WESTERN COUNTRIES The European Network on Debt and Development (Eurodad) launched today the study A Private Affair in which it shows how the world’s biggest multilateral lenders are using billions of euros of loans in developing countries to finance Western-based companies while excluding governments and citizens of countries they are meant to assist from decision-making.

The analysis, which looks among others at loans by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank’s lending arm, analyses the consequences of the gradual shift from aid to private finance at the core of global and national development initiatives.http://bankwatch.blogactiv.eu/2014/07/10/a-private-affair-report-shows-how-development-finance-institutions-benefit-the-rich-in-western-countries/


▶  OBAMA SUGGESTS U.S. IS BETTER PARTNER THAN CHINA TO AFRICAN LEADERS AT SUMMIT http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/05/obama-africa-leaders-us-china-investment-summit


AFRICA: PALM OIL DEVELOPERS THREATEN AFRICA'S RAINFORESTS http://sco.lt/6WKXFB


The Washington Post, August 05, 2014
 ▶ AFRICA AGRICULTURAL INITIATIVE GETS $7 BILLION "BOOST" FROM MEGA MULTI- NATIONAL CORPORATIONS - BUT IS THIS THE BEST FOR AFRICA?  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/africa-agricultural-initiative-gets-7-billion-boost-from-private-companies/2014/08/04/276214d2-1be3-11e4-ae54-0cfe1f974f8a_story.html


                                          INDEPTH REPORT

GRAIN, September 16, 2014
AFRICA'S AG GIANTS "GREEN" REVOLUTION
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AFRICA' BURGEONING CHEMICAL FERTILISER RUSH 

http://www.grain.org/bulletin_board/entries/5008-the-political-economy-of-africa-s-burgeoning-chemical-fertiliser-rush


THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF

http://sco.lt/5ZDrZh


The Washington Post, August 06, 2014
 ▶  JUMPING SHIP: U.S. POLICYMAKERS BRACE FOR RASH OF CORPORATE EXPATRIATIONS:  DESERTING AMERICA FOR GREENER TAX PASTURES, LESS REGULATION   http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/us-policymakers-gird-for-rash-of-corporate-expatriations/2014/08/05/4898ca5e-18d9-11e4-9349-84d4a85be981_story.html?wpisrc=nl_most



OBESITY QUADRUPLE TO NEARLY ONE BILLION IN DEVELOPING WORLD AS WESTERN DIETS/LIFESTYLE ENCROACHES http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25576400


 ▶ OUR INDUSTRIAL, WESTERN AGRICULTURAL FOOD SYSTEM IS DESTROYING THE EARTH AND OUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/63qRl3


  

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                   FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL. 

                            OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                                   http://sco.lt/8fNIET


-▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3

 


                                              BAN GMOs NOW

                 A Special Report, Institute of Science In Society

                                           http://sco.lt/5KV1Cz

 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


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Why the economy needs nature

Why the economy needs nature | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it


                       WITHOUT NATURE WE DO NOT EXIST. 

            IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS, NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE.


 9 January, 2013 - The Guardian Environment - Tony Juniper:

 -▶  THE ECONOMY AND NATURE

Nature is not a drag on growth – its protection is an unavoidable prerequisite for sustaining economic development.

The value of the carbon capture services which could be gained through halving the deforestation rate by 2030 is around $3.7 trillion

One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature. ...environmental goals need to be scaled back to promote more growth. The reality we inhabit is somewhat different, however. One hundred per cent of economic activity is dependent on the services and benefits provided by nature... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2013/jan/09/economy-nature


FastCoExist, April 28, 2014
 -▶ AMERICA'S ODDLY BEAUTIFUL SUBURBAN SPRAWL, PHOTOGRAPHED FROM THE SKYhttp://www.fastcoexist.com/3029637/americas-oddly-beautiful-suburban-sprawl-photographed-from-the-sky#1


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 19, 2015
-▶ ENVISIONING A FUTURE WITH LESS DOOM AND GLOOM:  OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF OPTIMISTS : 

Bill Shireman, president of Future 500, a global nonprofit that connects corporations and NGOs to overcome sustainability challenges

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/feb/19/realistic-optimists-post-carbon-economy-nature-environment-business


Stanford Social Innovation Review, January 28, 2015
DRIVING CHANGE THROUGH PRIDE OF PLACE. A look at how behavior-change marketing is benefiting conservation and how organizations can use it for their own causes.  http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/driving_change_through_pride_of_place


GreenBiz, February 04, 2015
-▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK  http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


Guardian, December 15, 2014
 -▶ THE DISTRACTION ECONOMY:  HOW TECHNOLOGY DOWNGRADED ATTENTION http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/dec/15/distraction-economy-technology-downgraded-attention-facebook-tinder?CMP=new_1194


World Economic Forum, August 26, 2014
-▶ WHAT ROLE DOES NATURE PLAY IN ECONOMIC GROWTH

http://forumblog.org/2014/08/natural-capital-accounting-sustainability-growth/

 

Guardian Sustainable Business, March 1, 2013
-▶ PUTTING NATURE AT THE HEART OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL POLICYMAKING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/nature-heart-economic-social-policymaking


BBCNews, January 27, 2015
-▶  COLLABORATION NEEDED ON NATURE AND WELL BEING LINKS http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30989105


April 3, 2013 Conservation International
-▶  PROTECTING NATURE IS CRITICAL TO MAINTAIN BUSINESS AND GLOBAL SECURITY - "Nations and businesses cannot last if the resources that they depend upon are unpredictable." http://blog.conservation.org/2013/04/protecting-nature-is-critical-to-maintain-global-security/


Guardian, January 15, 2015

 ▶ RATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION PUTS LIFE ON EARTH AT RISK, SAY SCIENTISTS. Humans are ‘eating away at our own life support systems’ at a rate unseen in the past 10,000 years, two new research papers say http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/15/rate-of-environmental-degradation-puts-life-on-earth-at-risk-say-scientists


-▶ BANKRUPTING NATURE: DENYING OUR PLANETARY BOUNDARIES http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/bankrupting-nature-denying-our-planetary-boundaries


April 4, 2013 WRIInsights
-▶  ALIGNING PROFITS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY http://insights.wri.org/news/2013/04/4-lessons-environmental-sustainability-every-corporation-should-learn


Harvard Business Review, December 30, 2013
BUSINESS RESILIENCE COMES FROM WORKING WITH NATURE http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/12/business-resilience-comes-from-working-with-nature/


Guardian, April 08, 2014

THE BIOSPHERE:  NATURE IS ALL WE HAVE. Imagine an economic community in which nobody could list the stakeholders or identify those about to default. Or try to set a value on a reference library that has catalogued only a fraction of its archive, and some of that wrongly. Think of a reserve bank with most of its ledgers missing. Humankind is in that kind of predicament: it depends almost entirely on natural capital to generate food and fibre, building materials, fuel and pharmaceuticals, to pollinate crops, filter drinking water, recycle waste and maintain the oxygen supply. Living things underwrite all national economies: money, in effect, really does grow on trees.

Taxonomists identify around 18,000 new species each year, but in the same 12 months a greater number may slip into oblivion, as humans raze forests, pave or plough grasslands, bulldoze hillsides, drain swamps and dredge estuaries.Each extinction represents an asset lost or an opportunity squandered. Yet the human impact on the planetary ecosystem is now so palpable that geologists have proposed a new chronological era, the anthropocene, and biologists already call this "the sixth great extinction".

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/apr/08/map-species-project?CMP=twt_gu


  -▶  BUSINESS LEADERS CALL FOR ACTION TO VALUE NATURE http://sco.lt/7obEY5


Psych.Org, December 9, 2013
-▶ SHOULD NATURE'S BENEFITS MATTER TO BUSINESS? Overuse and under payment of natural resources is costing businesses the earth – literally...  http://phys.org/news/2013-12-nature-benefits-business.html


Our Finite World, October 31, 2013
-▶ SUSTAINABILITY:  HOW HUMANS' ECONOMY DIFFERS FROM NATURES' http://ourfiniteworld.com/2013/10/31/sustainability-how-humans-economy-differs-from-natures/


                                       BEYOND GDP:  VIDEO REPORT

                           THE SEARCH FOR A NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM

                                                 http://sco.lt/8HZxrN


Transition Network
HOW DIFFERENT THE WORLD WOULD BE IF WE PAID THE TRUE COST OF FOOD AND FARMING? http://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2013-12/how-different-would-world-be-if-we-paid-true-cost-food-and-farming


One Green Planet, February 13, 2015
-▶ 8 REASONS WE NEED TO SHOW THE PLANET A LITTLE LOVE http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/show-the-planet-a-little-love/



-▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE - BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/56EkEb



▶  HOW A SENSE OF SACRED CAN HELP SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND ENVIRONMENT - RESTORING VALUES http://sco.lt/7ArNtB


  -▶  ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS' - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


 - ▶ THICH NHAT HANH: BEYOND ENVIRONMENT: FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH MOTHER EARTH | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/zen-thich-naht-hanh-buddhidm-business-values?intcmp=239



                                        NATURE IS SPEAKING

                                           NEW SHORT VIDEOS
                        Guardian Environment, October 06, 2014
              Nature has been around for more than 4.5 billion years, evolving and adjusting to whatever the universe throws at it. People, on the other hand, are very fragile and entirely dependent on what nature provides.

On www.natureisspeaking.org a series of short films that let nature speak for itself. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/06/julia-roberts-plays-mother-earth-and-harrison-ford-stars-as-the-ocean-as-hollywood-a-list-speaks-out-for-nature

ORIGINAL SOURCE: Conservation International

http://natureisspeaking.org/mothernature.html



  - ▶ DON'T FORGET WHAT IS KEEPING YOU ALIVE:  DAVID ATTENBOROUGH ON OUR ALIENATION FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8oZkvZ


The Economist, November 18, 2013
-▶ BEWARE THE AGE OF LONELINESS: MAN MUST DO MORE TO PRESERVE THE REST OF LIFE ON EARTH - EDWARD O. WILSON
http://www.economist.com/news/21589083-man-must-do-more-preserve-rest-life-earth-warns-edward-o-wilson-professor-emeritus

 

HuffPost Green, February 17, 2014

-▶ E.O.WILSON: PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY IS AN ETHICAL IMPERATIVE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-chameides/eo-wilson-preserving-biod_b_4803125.html


 

             FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.

                       OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?

                                          http://sco.lt/8fNIET



-▶  ARE WE FIT TO BE STEWARDS OF THE EARTH? http://sco.lt/77O1Nh


Global Possibilities, December 23, 2013
- ▶ THE AMAZING WAYS NATURE CAN HEAL YOU AND MAKE YOU FEEL AT YOUR BEST  http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-amazing-ways-nature-can-heal-you-and-make-you-feel-at-your-best/


-▶  THE STATE OF THE WORLD: IS IT TOO LATE FOR SUSTAINABILITY? http://sco.lt/4ueEQz

 

=======================

THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

RETHINKING 'PROGRESS' A NEW WAY OF THINKING AND DOING BUSINESS 

http://sco.lt/7QxpwH

=======================

 

-▶  SCIENTISTS PROPOSE A NEW ARCHITECTURE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT http://sco.lt/5DvAnZ


HuffPostGreen, October 06, 2014

- ▶  WORLD FALLING BEHIND ON PLAN TO PROTECT NATURAL WORLD BY 2020, UN SAYS http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/06/nature-protection_n_5937094.html


- ▶  LARGE SCALE BIODIVERSITY IS VITAL TO MAINTAINING ECOSYSTEM AND HUMAN HEALTH http://sco.lt/5gy5Q1



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



 -▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB  http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


                                                     WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk


Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html


-▶ WHAT IS THE HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF NEW TECHNOLOGY? http://sco.lt/6jBufh


VIDEO

"RIGHTS OF NATURE" , Dr Vandana Shiva

2014 Tribunal President Statement

http://sco.lt/6qeJU1



 -▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL  http://sco.lt/6XU6Kn

 

WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELLING - Healthy Ecosystems Vital for All Planetary Life http://sco.lt/7Obz0L



-▶  MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES  http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995135177/what-has-nature-ever-done-for-us-money-really-does-grow-on-trees


 

-▶ NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: WE ARE SURROUNDED BY GENIUS - WHOLE SYSTEMS DESIGN BY NATURE http://sco.lt/7maN5V

 

-▶  BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO OUR LIVES -- AND  THE WORK PLACE http://sco.lt/6g51Np

 

 -▶ REWILD THE CHILDIF CHILDREN LOSE CONTACT WITH NATURE THEY WON'T FIGHT FOR IT http://sco.lt/99ejmT

 


 -▶  2012 IN RETROSPECT: AN OPEN LETTER TO HUMANITY, FROM MOTHER EARTH  - Danielle Lanyard CSR Wire http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/638-2012-in-retrospect-an-open-letter-to-humanity-from-mother-earth



SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/72Hsf3



- ▶ "SUSTAINABLE" PALM OIL SHOULD NOT DRIVE DEFORESTATION   http://sco.lt/7N5vU1


 ▶ DEFORESTATION IS DESERTIFICATION: A DEADLY GAME FOR ALL LIFE - GLOBAL ECOCIDE http://sco.lt/7xeu1Z


- ▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING:  CONSERVING OUR BIODIVERSITY IS BECOMING DEPENDENT ON IT DESTRUCTION http://sco.lt/6ZjXGr


- ▶  WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS http://sco.lt/5SDsGH



  ▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7uGWKv



  ▶  GREENING THE WORLD WITH PALM OIL? SUSTAINABLE? CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?  http://sco.lt/8TIhqj

 

-▶  THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF PLANETARY LIFE IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/696Tlx


 


 ▶ MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. RIVERS ARE TOO POLLUTED TO SUPPORT LIFE http://sco.lt/5JvEi9


 ▶ MEGA MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRABS DESTROYING LOCAL COMMUNITIES, ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8nJQf3



  ▶ A WORLD WITHOUT ELEPHANTS: UNBEARABLE.  POACHING TO EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/7F7mXR


VIDEO:

INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

A Pending Corporate Oil & Gas Plunder

http://sco.lt/7rQMSH


 

                                                  SEA CHANGE:

                    THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                          http://sco.lt/51LeCn



                                                   ENOUGHNESS

                 WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY

                                               http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 


                                        THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

              AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                              http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


                                       =========================


                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/



                                         ERADICATING ECOCIDE

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

                               

 


 

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  -▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE - A Healthy Biosphere Reflects in A Healthy Humanity  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

-▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 -▶  GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 -▶  YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH: THE CORPORATIZING OF OUR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

 http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides?page=2

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One of the greatest misconceptions of our time is the idea that there is somehow a choice between economic development and sustaining nature. ...environmental goals need to be scaled back to promote more growth.

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Thoroughly thinking "sustainability" through before you leap

Sustainability is a huge, complex, and daunting challenge. And a growing number of companies feel a sense of urgency to do something – anything – to show their stakeholders that they are paying attention.
We recently came across the Harvard Business Journal article, Act Fast, but Not Necessarily First. Author Frank Partnoy makes a compelling case for more deliberate decision-making, saying: ... http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/12/11/why-you-should-wait-to-act-on-sustainability/

The Sharing Economy: Our Sustainable Future http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3668192618/the-sharing-economy-our-sustainable-future
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I believe the bottom line decision-making criteria for the 21st Century Should Be "Does this harm the planet (environment) or human health?  This should be held within the "cradle to cradle" concept, becoming mindful of our actions, innovations and manufacturing on a wholistic scale reminding us all that we depend on a healthy, balanced ecosystem for our very survival.  We need to become partners in stewardship of the planet, not just sustain the status quo

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Biomorphic House by Pavie Architects & Design

Biomorphic House by Pavie Architects & Design | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Biomorphic House with organic skin designed by Pavie Architects & Design has aerodynamic shapes, and is situated 1000 meters over the Mediterranean Sea. It's formed to withstand winter storms perfectly and provides enough windows with transparent photovoltaic-cells to secure power sufficient for the heating, and electricity needs. The interior design is the natural extension of the inside of the skin. Free shaped floors, walls and ceilings give the feeling of a super luxurious space ship.

This pilot project, through a self-powered water electrolyze process, converts the obtained energy to hydrogen and saves it for a future use. Later, a hydrogen powered PEM-Fuel-Cell generator can supply electricity to the house, releasing pure water and reusable heat as side-products...


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UNFCCC Launches New Report on Private Sector Initiative for Climate Change

UNFCCC Launches New Report on Private Sector Initiative for Climate Change | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
UNFCCC secretariat aims to help communities and businesses become climate resilient with help of new online tool.
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Human Impact on the Environment - Sustainable Baby Steps

Human Impact on the Environment - Sustainable Baby Steps | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
This page includes a brief, but thorough, overview of our human impact on the environment, the consequences of such an impact and one important question to consider.
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#CSR: Emotional Branding - Humanizing Brands through Social Voice

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BELOW THE HEADLINES: Most of Deepwater Horizon Spill's Oil Never Reached the Surface

BELOW THE HEADLINES: Most of Deepwater Horizon Spill's Oil Never Reached the Surface | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
"The visible surface slick that people were riveted by during the months of the spill was really only 15 percent of the total mass." - NOAA Scientist...
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Three Ideas That Are Good for Both Economy and Environment

Three Ideas That Are Good for Both Economy and Environment | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

RT @eoi: Sustainable good things exist "Three ideas that are good for both economy & environment. Here we present specific examples of common sense policies that can promote growth and cut greenhouse gas emissions. These actions fall across three crucial areas: energy, forestry and transport.

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Benefit Corporation, B Corp: Changing ‘Profit’ Capitalism to ‘Social Conscience’ Capitalism for the New Economy… Paradigm Shift for Social Responsibility

Original article posted by http://bizshifts-trends.com/Many major corporations have already proven that they can be socially responsible for the well-being of societies, communities, and environments in which they operate.

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The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business

The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Temple Group Blog, August 20, 2014

-▶ SAILING TOWARDS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY 

Since the industrial revolution, human activities haven’t usually followed cycles. Instead, they have been based on extraction, followed by manufacturing, use and disposal: the ‘take – make – use – discard’ linear process. Natural systems can cope with this up to a point without being unduly perturbed. Unfortunately, with so many people driving the use of so many resources and the production of so much waste, we have now affected many natural cycles and the consequences are far reaching. It is true that over the last 25 years or so, there has been a trend towards recycling and reuse, although this was often driven initially by the need to reduce waste going to landfill. The circular economy approach takes this a lot further. By ignoring natural cycles rather than working with them, we are warming the planet, reducing biodiversity and could threaten the ability of humans to have a high quality of life. In case you think this is just the view of someone with a professional environmental interest, you might want to take a look at what the MoD strategic outlook up to 2045. has to say about the environment.

http://temple-group.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/sailing-towards-circular-economy.html


                                                SPECIAL REPORT

                                          EurActive, June 06, 2014
                                         THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The sustainable sourcing of materials is crucial to the circular economy

http://www.euractiv.com/sections/circular-economy


GreenBiz, April 06, 2015
▶   HOW CAN AGRICULTURE SOLVE ITS $5.87 BILLION PLASTIC PROBLEM http://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-can-agriculture-solve-its-1-billion-plastic-problem


Sustainable Brands, March 25, 2015
▶   TO RECYCLE OR NOT TO RECYCLE: THE ECONOMICS OF GARBAGE
http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/next_economy/tom_szaky/recycle_or_not_recycle_economics_garbage


The Ecologist, March 13, 2015
-▶ RECYCLING IS NOT ENOUGH! SHARING IS THE WAY TO ACHIEVE A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/2757035/recycling_is_not_enough_sharing_is_the_way_to_achieve_a_circular_economy.html


Circular Economy, June 26, 2014
 ▶ RECYCLING IS NOT THE BENEFIT http://www.circularecology.com/news/circular-economy-recycling-is-not-a-benefit


                                                     VIDEO

                                                  Davos 2013:

                          INTRODUCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

                           Decoupling Growth from Resource Use

                                          http://sco.lt/9MBiXB


The Guardian, March 10, 2015
▶  'BY SEPARATING NATURE FROM ECONOMICS, WE HAVE WALKED BLINDLY INTO TRAGEDY ‘  http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2015/mar/10/jeffrey-sachs-economic-policy-climate-change


Greenbiz, February 04, 2015
-▶ ENVIRONMENT AS ECONOMIC THREAT: HOW SUSTAINABILITY REDEFINES RISK http://www.greenbiz.com/article/environment-economic-threat-business-risk-sustainability


                      THE McDONOUGH CONVERSATIONS

                                                       GreenBiz

      http://www.greenbiz.com/blogs/featured/mcdonough-conversations


Guardian Sustainable Business, June 24, 2014
-▶ STUDY LOOKS AT BUSINESS BENEFITS FROM 'CRADLE TO CRADLE' CERTIFICATION. A study of ten companies including Puma and Ecover shows the impact that optimising products for the circular economy has on environment and bottom line http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/cradle-to-cradle-certification-benefit-business-study


GreenBiz, February 05, 2015
-▶ DAVOS MEETS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY  Why the concept of "endless resourcefulness" could be a game changer in product design

 http://www.greenbiz.com/article/davos-meets-circular-economy


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 29, 2015
-▶ WHAT PLASTIC CAN LEARN FROM STEEL IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/29/plastic-industry-recycling-learn-from-steel-circular-economy



                THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                            http://sco.lt/7sR3eT


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 31, 2012

-▶ A CIRCULAR ECONOMY TACKLES THE ROOT PROBLEMS OF OVER CONSUMPTION  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy-business-models


Mongabay, December 10, 2013
-▶ AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMES 50,000 POUNDS OF RAW MATERIALS ANNUALLY FOR THE STUFF THEY BUY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1210-dimitrova-raw-materials.html



                          WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE

                                      http://sco.lt/8FQndh


Mongabay, January 25, 2015
-▶ NEW REPORT:  WORLD MUST CHANGE MODEL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH TO AVERT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER

 http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0125-hance_nef.html


Guardian Sustainable Business, February 10, 2014

-▶ GAIA THEORY STATES THAT, IN NATURE, NOTHING IS WASTED.  WHY SHOULDN'T BUSINESS BE THE SAME? http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/gaia-sustainable-supply-chain-circular-economy


NPR Krulwish Wonders;
-▶ RECYCLING YOURSELF INTO ABUNDANCE: A WHALE STORY - THE OCEANS NATURAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY  http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2014/04/03/298778615/the-power-of-poop-a-whale-story



                                       THE END OF GDP GROWTH

              TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD

                                              http://sco.lt/56g0ob


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 29, 2015
-▶ WHAT A WASTE:  STUDY FINDS BIG US BRANDS STUCK ON DISPOSABLE PACKAGING http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/jan/29/what-a-waste-study-finds-big-us-brands-stuck-on-disposable-packaging


                                    WATCH - A CSR WAKE-UP

               INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD

                                     THE PLASTIC CURSE 

                                       http://sco.lt/7SzdPl



                                       INTERACTIVE INFOGRAPH

                    Guardian Sustainable Business, April 22, 2014
-▶ HOW CAN YOUR INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTE TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/how-can-your-industry-contribute-to-circular-economy-interactive


The Atlantic, August 21, 2014
-▶ LIVING IN UNNATURAL CYCLES:  WHERE THE FIVE-DAY WORK WEEK CAME FROM http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/where-the-five-day-workweek-came-from/378870/

 

EurActive - Sustainable Development

-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8f42af8d26b382b0bcc4930b2&id=339123dfed&e=d0c5a106c4

 

                                                   WATCH

                               RE-THINKING PROGRESS 00.3:48

                               THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCRKvDyyHmI&feature=player_embedded


Guardian Sustainable Business, Circular Economy Hub, March 12, 2014
-▶ A GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN YOUR BUSINESS http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/how-to-implement-circular-economy-business

 

 World Economic Forum
-▶ TOWARDS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://reports.weforum.org/toward-the-circular-economy-accelerating-the-scale-up-across-global-supply-chains/view/1-the-benefits-of-a-circular-economy/


                                                      WATCH

            "UNWASTED:  THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS ON EARTH"

                    Beyond Recycling and the Circular Economy

                                        http://sco.lt/4q18KX


Fastco Exist

-▶ A BLUE PRINT FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY: REUSING AND REFURBISHING FOR PROSPERITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679241/a-blueprint-for-a-circular-economy-reusing-and-refurbishing-for-prosperity

 

                                                         WATCH                            

                     THE CIRCULAR RE-GENERATIVE ECONOMY

The role of new business models in the transition to a regenerative circular economy

                                                http://sco.lt/6AhZq5

 

 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 27, 2012

-▶ ENLIGHTENED BUSINESS STRATEGY FOR A CIRCULAR ECONOMY   http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/enlightened-business-strategy-sustainability-gap


 Guardian Sustainable Business, September 25, 2013

-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS

Look closely at the challenges facing our world and the circular economy makes business sense. Companies are turning to a new model of sustainable business in an effort to reduce their dependence on finite resources...

The sense that our planet is running out of the minerals, metals and organic matter required to sustain its rising human population has helped to fashion a new concept for our times: the circular economy. At its core is the argument that the old, linear model of conducting business – extraction, consumption and waste – is past its sell-by date...http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy-new-way-doing-business


Guardian Sustainable Business, June 25, 2014
-▶ FROM A LINEAR TO A CIRCULAR WORLD: SHIFT TO A CIRCULAR ECONOMY IS UNDER WAY, FROM CROP WASTE TO SOLAR. In reality, there are no scarce resources, we just make them scarce. Through new supply chains, technology and policy, we can secure a future for generations.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/shift-circular-economy-crop-waste-solar


 FastCo Exist
-▶ 5 BUSINESS MODELS THAT ARE DRIVING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681904/5-business-models-that-are-driving-the-circular-economy


Guardian Sustainable Business, July 10, 2014
-▶ FIVE NEW WAYS THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CAN BUILD BRAND EXPERIENCE. Among some of the world's top corporate leaders, there's a growing understanding that the traditional linear business model – built on the presumption of unlimited and cheap natural resources – must be reworked for 21st-century realities.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/five-ways-circular-economy-brand-experience

 

 GreenBiz, February 17, 2014
-▶ WHAT CARPET COMPANIES CAN TEACH US ABOUT A CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/02/17/what-carpet-companies-can-teach-us-about-circular-economy

 

World Economic Forum, January 24, 2014
-▶ CIRCULAR ECONOMY CAN GENERATE US$1 TRILLION ANNUALLY BY 2025 http://www.weforum.org/news/circular-economy-can-generate-us-1-trillion-annually-2025


Guardian Sustainable Business, January 27, 2014
-▶ BUSINESS LEADERS IN DAVOS KEEN TO MAINSTREAM CIRCULAR ECONOMY. Chief executives said biggest barrier to progress is ingrained mindset of 'manufacture, use and dispose'  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/business-leaders-circular-economy-mainstream-davos


Sustainable Business, October 29, 2014
 ▶ WASTE TO WEAR:  THE PATHWAY TO A GLOBAL CIRCULAR ECONOMY

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/business_models/maria_giovanna_sandrini/waste_wear_pathway_global_circular_economy


THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH:  A BETTER PLAN THAN "ENDLESS GROWTH"  http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

International Institute for Environment and Development, March 18, 2013

-▶ FOUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE 'FOREST FOOTPRINT' OF COMMODITIES http://www.iied.org/four-actions-reduce-forest-footprint-commodities


                                                      WATCH

                                 "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkRvc-sOKk


 

Guardian Sustainable Business, September 05, 2014
-▶ THE SIMILARITY BETWEEN CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND WATER STEWARDSHIP
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/05/the-similarity-between-circular-economy-and-water-stewardship


InHabitat, June 29, 2014
-▶ WHAT CAN DUNG BEETLES TEACH US ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY? http://inhabitat.com/the-biomimicry-manual-what-can-dung-beetles-teach-us-about-the-circular-economy/

 

                                       ‘SUPERORGANISATIONS'

                      LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS

                                          http://sco.lt/6TcKh7


Guardian Sustainable Business, June 20, 2014
-▶ THE STRANGE SCIENCE BEHIND DESIGN: MATERIALS FROM UNUSUAL SOURCES. From clothing made from crab compounds to recycled blue jeans worked into your Ford Fusion, innovation in textile manufacture and design is getting weirder – and more sustainable http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/jun/20/science-design-materials-sources-sustainable


Triple Pundit, December 24, 2014
-▶ COULD 3-D PRINTING BRING US CLOSER TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY?  http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/12/3d-printing-bring-world-closer-circular-economy


                                 THE SHARING ECONOMY

                                OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE?

                                        http://sco.lt/52AdWb


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 -▶ CHECK OUT THE GUARDIAN'S NEW "CIRCULAR ECONOMY HUB"

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/circular-economy

 

-▶ TWITTER LIST: TOP 10 TWEETERS ON THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/twitter-list-top-10-circular-economy


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A VIP READ:

THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/8YbdY1


 ▶ ERADICATING ECOCIDE:  WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7uGWKv


 

-▶ WHY GOOGLE AND SONY ARE TURNING TO NATURE TO INSPIRE THEIR LEADERS. The Wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh  http://sco.lt/81MvkP

 


FUTURE GENERATIONS TO PAY FOR OUR MISTAKES:  BIODIVERSITY LOSS IMPACT MAY NOT APPEAR FOR DECADES http://sco.lt/5k2si1

 


BUSINESS SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5Ktuuf

 




  -▶ NO TO BIODIVERSITY OFFSETTING (INVESTING LIKE AN ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/7xzjKj

 

 -▶ THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5


January 17, 2013 YES Magazine

-▶ RELIGION, SCIENCE AND SPIRIT: A SACRED STORY OF OUR TIME. Humanity’s current behavior threatens Earth’s capacity to support life and relegates more than a billion people to lives of destitution http://sco.lt/8rb8DZ

 


 -▶ A CULTURE SEPARATED FROM NATURE CANNOT SURVIVE: BANKRUPTING NATURE http://sco.lt/7HFVYH

 

  -▶ESSAY: ECOLOGY IS THE MEANING OF LIFE:  EMBRACING A SENSE OF "ENOUGHNESS" http://sco.lt/7xGTJZ


 

 

-▶ ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF


-▶ THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  A NEW FORMULA FOR SOCIAL CHANGE http://sco.lt/7MN7rN


WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA

http://sco.lt/6jxBxZ


 ▶ SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION: CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

-▶ THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP.  PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING http://sco.lt/8iO36X



-▶ A GREEN, COMMONS-BASED GOVERNANCE:  THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES http://sco.lt/8qokwj


                                       BEAUTIFUL WATCH
                        "WE ARE ALL ONE: - A SHORT FILM  -`❤´- -
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-EWIp1IPmM


 

                                                -- WATCH --

                                                   "HOME"

                               An Exquisite Story of Our Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

                                                    VIDEO

                           WATER IN THE ANTHROPOCENE

                                    The Global Water Crisis

                                        http://sco.lt/53HMPJ


 

                             AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                          http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 ▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, September 28, 2013 9:26 PM

Zero Footprint requires a circular economy, where all outputs must be accounted for as inputs elsewhere in the economy, where the entire lifecycle of all products is factored in, where 100% of waste becomes raw resources, powered by 100% renewable energy.

Nuno Gaspar de Oliveira's curator insight, January 4, 2015 7:12 PM

The Circular Economy: Rethinking 'Progress' - A new way of thinking and doing business

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FearLess Revolution - Fearless Brands: Patagonia

FearLess Revolution -  Fearless Brands: Patagonia | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

Fearless Brands is a new weekly column dedicated to identifying and celebrating brands that are taking a stand, challenging the status quo, and working to build a better future. In other words, brands acting fearlessly. This is not a sponsored column, and brands do not pay to appear here. Do you know a fearless brand? Send submissions to rcangie@gmail.com.

http://fearlessrevolution.com/blog/fearless-brands-patagonia.html

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Myth of Perpetual Growth Is Killing America - Wall Street Journal

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Economists are master illusionists who rely on a set of fictions, fantasies and forecasts that emanate from a core magical mantra of Perpetual Growth that goes untested year after year.

 

"Yes, everything you know about economics is wrong. Dead wrong. Everything. The conclusions of economists are based on a fiction that . . ."


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Myth of Perpetual Growth Is Killing America - Wall Street Journal

Myth of Perpetual Growth Is Killing America - Wall Street Journal | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it
Economists are master illusionists who rely on a set of fictions, fantasies and forecasts that emanate from a core magical mantra of Perpetual Growth that goes untested year after year.

 

"Yes, everything you know about economics is wrong. Dead wrong. Everything. The conclusions of economists are based on a fiction that . . ."


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Can we scale sustainability without consumers? (We Need a New Model)

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Scaling sustainability is vital for global prosperity and consumers need to be on board to make it happen, says Peter Lacy from Davos... @guardiansusbiz

To address the issue of scale and sustainable consumption, the fundamental dynamics of supply, demand and rules of the game will need to be shifted to support a world in which we are able to drive growth but with less impact on the natural environment.

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Planet Positive - An International accreditation system

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Planet Positive is an international accreditation mark for business, people and products committed to making a positive impact on the planet.

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Why the FDA Won't Act Against Agricultural Antibiotic Use

On December 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) quietly posted a notice in the Federal Register that it was effectively reneging on its plan to reduce the use of antibiotics in agricultural animal feed - a plan it has been touting since 1977.

Now, with virtually no public announcement, the FDA has decided it will continue to allow livestock producers to use the drugs in feed, unabated; a move that is threatening food safety by contributing to the spread of new, antibiotic-resistant "super-germs."

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U.N.'s New Sustainability Plan: Double Renewable Power Worldwide, Give Energy Access to All

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announces the official launch of the ambitious sustainability initiative.
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Closing the gap between men and women in agriculture VIDEO

The world cannot eliminate hunger without closing the gap between men and women in agriculture. With equal access to productive resources and services, such as land, water and credit, women farmers can produce 20 to 30 percent more food, enough to lift 150 million people out of hunger.

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GREAT PSA - No Debt–No bombs–no prisons–no poverty–no homelessness & people call them "primitive !!!

GREAT PSA - No Debt–No bombs–no prisons–no poverty–no homelessness & people call them "primitive !!! | Corporate "Social" Responsibility – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment | Scoop.it

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                             "PRIMITIVE?"

                                       Survival International

No Debt. No Bombs. No Prisons. No Poverty. No Homelessness. And People Call Them "Primitive?" Is it so strange that some people don't want to join the mainstream?  http://www.survivalinternational.org/films/primitive

 

ENOUGHNESS:  Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy  http://sco.lt/4kcNH7

 

 

-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. Destruction of Planetary Life In The Name Of  "Growth" http://sco.lt/5nT3OT

 

  - ▶  ECONOMIC SUCCESS ALONE IS NOT ENOUGH TO IMPROVE OUR WELL BEING http://sco.lt/7J7VnF

 

-▶  GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IN BHUTAN: THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/5JN1Bh

 

-▶  UN IPCC REPORT And NASA-FUNDED STUDY: INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERIBLE COLLAPSE?" http://sco.lt/8lOuIr

 

 

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