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Homeworker guidelines and information | Ethical Trading Initiative

Homeworker guidelines and information | Ethical Trading Initiative | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
ETI is an alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations working in partnership to improve the lives of workers across the globe who make or grow consumer goods
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Circular Economy Report - The Circular Economy - Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an Accelerated Transition

Circular Economy Report - The Circular Economy - Towards a Circular Economy: Business Rationale for an Accelerated Transition | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's latest thinking and analysis on the circular economy
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Tax Resources | Principles for Responsible Investment

Tax Resources | Principles for Responsible Investment | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

The PRI has been working with a global investor taskforce to produce guidance on engagement with companies on corporate tax issues. The document is available on the publications section of this website. It includes an overview of the current tax landscape, the case for engagement, practical examples of how to conduct dialogue and good company practice.

The resources below are an additional online supplement to the guidance document for those wishing to further explore the subject of tax. It contains publicly available information in the form of reports, briefings, research, articles and company examples from a wide range of sources. Please click on the drop-down menus below for further details.

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How to use GreenScreen® in LEED v4 Press Release | news | GreenScreen® For Safer Chemicals news

How to use GreenScreen® in LEED v4 Press Release | news | GreenScreen® For Safer Chemicals news | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

New “How to” Guide Provides Manufacturers with Clear Guidance on Meeting Latest LEED Requirements

Nonprofit Clean Production Action Makes It Easier to Disclose and Remove Hazardous Chemicals from Building Products

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Open data for a healthier, more sustainable future

Open data for a healthier, more sustainable future | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Quartz is a collaborative open data initiative that promotes the transparency of building materials and their impacts on human and environmental health.
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How to Use GreenScreen® for LEED v4 | GreenScreen In Practice | GreenScreen® For Safer Chemicals

How to Use GreenScreen® for LEED v4 | GreenScreen In Practice | GreenScreen® For Safer Chemicals | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Detailed Guidance Now Available!“How to” Guide Provides Manufacturers with Clear Guidance on Meeting Latest LEEDv4 Certification RequirementsDownload the Entire How-To…
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Report by a coalition of companies makes business case for LGBT inclusion | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Report by a coalition of companies makes business case for LGBT inclusion | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

Open For Business is a coalition of global companies making the case that inclusive, diverse societies are better for business and better for economic growth. The purpose of the coalition is to promote a positive business and economic case for equality of opportunity for everyone, all across the world.

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The HCS Approach Toolkit | High Carbon Stock Approach

The HCS Approach Toolkit | High Carbon Stock Approach | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

The Steering Group is pleased to release version one of “The HCS Approach Toolkit: No Deforestation in Practice”

It is designed to standardise the methodology and to make it available to all practitioners.

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LCA Project - delivrables | Cluster CRÉER

LCA Project - delivrables | Cluster CRÉER | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

This 12-page document offers an "industrial" oriented point of view about the "Life Cycle Analysis", a reference tool with a growing recognition at international level. 

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Research initiatives

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The Circularity Indicators Project has developed indicators that assess how well a product or company performs in the context of a circular economy, thereby allowing companies to estimate how advanced they are on their journey from linear to circular.

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From crisis to opportunity: Five steps to sustainable European economies | Sustainable Brands

From crisis to opportunity: Five steps to sustainable European economies | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
This report presents WWF’s analysis and recommendations on why and how Europe should shift to sustainable economies, boldly and rapidly. WWF puts forward this publication with an ambitious double aim: to show why a new economic path towards sustainability is both a necessity and a huge opportunity for Europe, and to present a concrete and ambitious policy roadmap to EU decision-makers.
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Research - Better Cotton Initiative

Research - Better Cotton Initiative | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

 Links to research conducted by both BCI and external parties exploring the potential and real impact of Better Cotton as support continues to grow worldwide

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World Report 2015

World Report 2015 | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
World Report 2015 is Human Rights Watch’s 25th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide.
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Business and Diversity Offsets Program

Business and Diversity Offsets Program | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

BBOP is an international collaboration between companies, financial institutions, government agencies and civil society organizations.  The members are developing best practice in following the mitigation hierarchy (avoid, minimize, restore, offset) to achieve no net loss or a net gain of biodiversity.

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Un-REDD Resources and publications

Un-REDD Resources and publications | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries.

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Accelerate Your Path to Circular: 5 Actions to Implement Now | Sustainable Brands

Accelerate Your Path to Circular: 5 Actions to Implement Now | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
In this webinar we provide practical solutions for initiating your journey to circular, including how to evaluate the impact on your business, updates on standard metrics used, practical case studies, and much more.
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GreenScreen Overview | Resources | GreenScreen® For Safer Chemicals

GreenScreen Overview | Resources | GreenScreen® For Safer Chemicals | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Overview of GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals.  Includes how it works, identifying chemicals of high concern, practical uses of the method,…
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Workshop on “Design of More Sustainable Business Models”, held by Alexandre Joyce.

Workshop on “Design of More Sustainable Business Models”, held by Alexandre Joyce. | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

90-minute video recording of Alexandre's introduction to sustainable business model design and his "Triple-Layered Business Model Canvas"

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"Principles for Responsible Contracts: Guidance for Negotiators" now available in booklet form | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

"Principles for Responsible Contracts: Guidance for Negotiators" now available in booklet form | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

This publication identifies 10 key principles to help integrate the management of human rights risks into contract negotiations on investment projects between host State entities and foreign business investors.

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Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment

Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment | 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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Model Behavior: Exploring Business Model Innovation for Sustainability | Sustainable Brands

Model Behavior: Exploring Business Model Innovation for Sustainability | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
[Webinar] What is business model innovation? How does it impact sustainability? Which models are disrupting industries, beyond car sharing and distributed energy? A new research report, Model Behavior: 20 Business Model Innovations for Sustainability, released by SustainAbility earlier this year, brings clarity to this oft-hyped space and identifies and analyzes 20 emerging business model innovations that are having a positive social or environmental impact.
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GSCP-ITC Quick Scan.

GSCP-ITC Quick Scan. | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

This new open-source tool allows buying companies, suppliers, scheme owners and standards to easily compare their social and environmental compliance approach against best corporate practice. Registration to the tool is open to GSCP members and other interested organizations, free of charge at www.standardsmap.org/gscp. ;

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The PROMISE of a Systems Approach to Sustainability | Sustainable Brands

The PROMISE of a Systems Approach to Sustainability | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

In this webinar, MIT Sloan’s Jason Jay will give an overview of the PROMISE framework, that analyzes sustainability at Personal, Relational, Organizational, Market, Institutional, Social, and Environmental levels. This framework is the basis for MIT Sloan’s systemic approach to sustainability strategy.

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Albert The Carbon Calculator | BAFTA

Albert The Carbon Calculator | BAFTA | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it
Information about Albert the Carbon calculator for sustainable television production.
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Report identifies best practices for community-based human rights impact assessments | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Report identifies best practices for community-based human rights impact assessments | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Sustainability resources for smart business | Scoop.it

This report aims to identify best practices in Human Rights Impact Assessments (hereinafter, HRIA) and incorporate these findings into the development of an HRIA tool for communities affected by investment projects. Communities could use this HRIA tool before, during and upon completion of an investment project. In addition, the community-led HRIA approach can help businesses improve their own human rights due diligence procedures. 

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