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Irene Pietropaoli - Human Trafficking: What tools are available to measure and address businesses’ impact?

Irene Pietropaoli - Human Trafficking: What tools are available to measure and address businesses’ impact? | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

This article describes initiatives and tools developed to measure the extent to which companies meet their responsibility in relation to human trafficking.  


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An excellent summary of issues, responses, tools and solutions related to the human trafficking debate.

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Top 10 Stakeholder Issues Report of 2015 - Future 500

Top 10 Stakeholder Issues Report of 2015 - Future 500 | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

Top 10 Stakeholder Issues Report of 2015.  It consists of a breakdown and analysis of the key issues based on interactions with a broad range of stakeholders. From politics to energy production, ocean acidification to deforestation, 2015 will continue to present a wide range of challenges that will require stakeholder attention

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Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

Get practical product design strategies for the circular economy with this FREE web-based education program

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Sustainability’s strategic worth: McKinsey Global Survey results | McKinsey & Company

Sustainability’s strategic worth: McKinsey Global Survey results | McKinsey & Company | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Executives at all levels see an important business role for sustainability. But when it comes to mastering the reputation, execution, and accountability of their sustainability programs, many companies have far to go. A McKinsey & Company article.
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Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit

Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
SMETA is designed to reduce duplication of effort in ethical trade auditing, benefitting retailers, consumer brands, and their suppliers.

 

SMETA is not a code of conduct, a new methodology, or a certification process, but describes an audit procedure which is a compilation of good  practice in ethical audit technique. 

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Identiffying High Carbon Stock Approach

Identiffying High Carbon Stock Approach | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
This approach is designed to stop the further conversion of forests, protect and restore viable areas of natural forests within developments in the tropics such as palm oil and pulp plantations, as well as ensuring that the current and future land use rights and livelihoods of local communities are respected.
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WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

A step-by-step guide to help businesses accelerate sustainable growth in their value chains.Collaboration, innovation, transformation features case studies from 10 leading companies demonstrating how sustainable value chains can create competitive advantage for business.

 
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WEF White Paper on Business Sustainability: What it is and why it matters

WEF White Paper on Business Sustainability: What it is and why it matters | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

This White Paper presents an integrated picture of business sustainability and offers a foundation to guide future work in this area. 

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Welcome To MultiCapital Scorecard™ - Rethinking Organizational Performance - MultiCapital Scorecard™

Welcome To MultiCapital Scorecard™ - Rethinking Organizational Performance - MultiCapital Scorecard™ | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
MultiCapital Scorecard -The world's first and only management tool that makes it possible for organizations to measure, manage and report performance...
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Walk Free Foundation publishes guide for companies to tackle slavery in supply chains | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Walk Free Foundation publishes guide for companies to tackle slavery in supply chains | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

This Guide outlines step-by-step what companies can and must do to eliminate slavery from their business. The guide provides practical guidance and tools that businesses, governments, organisations and non-profits can start implementing immediately.

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Business & human rights discussion needs to focus more on women's rights, says report | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Business & human rights discussion needs to focus more on women's rights, says report | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

Women, Business and Human Rights: A background paper for the UN Working Group on Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice", 7 Mar 2014 

 

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Path to Product Sustainabilty

Path to Product Sustainabilty | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Product sustainability is essential to leading consumer product companies that want to reduce their environmental impacts while creating brand differentiation and greater business value

 

This report reveals a path from preparing - to progressing - to performing at the highest level of product sustainability.  With case studies from The Coca-Cola Company, Timberland, Seagate, RB, and Henkel, this research report examines how companies set goals, use product assessments, and integrate sustainability into the product development process.   

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Closing the Loop: Risk or Reward? | Sustainable Brands

Closing the Loop: Risk or Reward? | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
edie.net and sister title Local Authority Waste & Recycling (LAWR) magazine, with sponsor FCC Environment, carried out extensive market research among both waste producers (businesses) and waste-management companies to track how attitudes towards waste and smarter resource management were impacting at different points across the value chain.
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2014 annual report: online and in print

2014 annual report: online and in print | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
The 48-page 2013/14 Annual Report of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is now available – and can also be accessed online via www.ar2014iied.org
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Responsible Down Standard | Textile Exchange

Responsible Down Standard | Textile Exchange | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

The Responsible Down Standard allows companies to ensure that the down in their products comes from ethically treated geese. The North Face developed the standard in partnership with Control Union, a respected global certification body, and Textile Exchange for research, writing, and stakeholder review. The chain of custody of the certified down is backed up by TE’s Content Claim Standard.

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Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Cradle To Cradle Products Innovation Institute | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard provides a continuous improvement pathway toward the development of safe and recyclable products. Product certification is available at five different levels (Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum), with each higher level addressing a more rigorous set of requirements.

 

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Supplier Workbook

Supplier Workbook | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

SThis workbook is a free, publicly available document offering practical guidance to help suppliers all around the world to understand what ‘good practice’ looks like when working towards Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and other Code requirements. 

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Asia Wage Report — Clean Clothes Campaign

Asia Wage Report — Clean Clothes Campaign | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
The Clean Clothes Campaign and the Asia Floor Wage Alliance believe that being paid less than a living wage is a violation of an individual’s human rights. This report looks at the low wages being paid across six of the major garment producing countries in Asia – Cambodia, China, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. It also looks at the responsibilities of both state and global apparel brands and their suppliers in addressing poverty wages and the steps that must be taken immediately if the garment industry is to provide a decent life for those working within it.
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From the stockholder to the stakeholder: How Sustainability Can Drive Financial Outperformance

From the stockholder to the stakeholder: How Sustainability Can Drive Financial Outperformance | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

The report "examines the relationship between sustainability and corporate operational performance, sustainability and the cost of capital (both equity and debt), and sustainability and stock prices. In all three cases, the paper summarizes findings from the literature in terms of the usual three dimensions of sustainability: environmental, social, and governance."

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New guide on extraterritorial obligations | ESCR-Net

New guide on extraterritorial obligations | ESCR-Net | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

ESCR-Net CAWG launched new practitioners’ guide to support the interpretation and application of ETOs in the context of corporate human rights violation. 

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Knowledge Gateway for Women's economic empowerment

Knowledge Gateway for Women's economic empowerment | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

A dedicated global platform for the business community to connect, showcase their good practices and exchange expertise on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. Here you will be able to discover companies and business support institutions with demonstrated actions and results, and collectives of women entrepreneurs.

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Institute of Business Ethics: list of publications

Institute of Business Ethics: list of publications | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

Our publications provide practical guidance to those involved in developing and promoting business ethics including senior business people and ethics practitioners.

 

 

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Start Analysing the Social Impacts of Your Products

Start Analysing the Social Impacts of Your Products | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Improve your social sustainability with the handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment. Download now!
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SQAS

SQAS | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment System) is a system to evaluate the quality, safety, security and environmental performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical Distributors in a uniform manner by single standardised assessments carried out by independent assessors using a standard questionnaire.

An SQAS assessment does not lead to a certificate but offers a detailed factual report which each chemical company needs to evaluate according to its own requirements.

 
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UNEP DTIE SCP Branch: Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production

UNEP DTIE SCP Branch: Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
This site provides a summary of UNEP's Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production activities
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