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UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)

Solar Cookers International

Collaborative Consumption Hub

Biomimicry Institute

Biomimicry 3.8

Ask Nature

Wiser Earth


WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development)

Our mission is to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. From our experience as the world's leading independent conservation body, we know that the well-being of people, wildlife and the environment are closely linked. That's why we take an integrated approach to our work.


Tax vote brings good news for green building On Thursday, the Senate Finance Committee took an important move in advancing draft legislation that would renew a series of tax breaks that expired at the end of last year. The “Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act;” passed the committee on a voice vote.

U.S. Green Building Council

U.S. Green Building Council
TURI (Toxics Use Reduction Institute) TURI (Toxics Use Reduction Institute) Making Massachusetts a Safer Place to Live and Work Greg Morose, Rachel Massey and Liz Harriman The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell provides resources and tools to help make the Commonwealth a safer and more sustainable place to live and work.Established by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) of 1989, TURI collaborates with businesses, community organizations and government agencies to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, protect public health and the environment, and increase competitiveness of Massachusetts businesses. TURI Programs

BALLE ( Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)

Changing the way our economy operates starts with a single person. It starts with you. We believe that real national prosperity — even global prosperity — begins at the local level and that by connecting entrepreneurs who are re-thinking their industries, funders who are investing in the local economy movement, and network organizers who can mobilize on a broad scale, we can — and will — create a stronger, more resilient, and fair economy. BALLE is the fastest growing business alliance of values aligned entrepreneurs, business networks, and local economy funders in North America. BALLE ( Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)
SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative)
Stockholm Convention (POPs) Schedule and registration Objectives Increasing Parties’ knowledge on existing guidance to update NIPs, Parties’ understanding of HBCD and other POP-PBDEs listed, and Parties’ capacity to make inventories of POP-PBDEs, as part of the NIP update. Contents Introduction - 5 min Presentations Understanding HBCD and POPs-PBDEs - 10 min. (by Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions) Establishing inventory of HBCD and POPs-PBDEs - 10 min. Stockholm Convention (POPs)


(SAI) Social Accountability International
SoL Sustainability Consortium
Natural Capitalism Solutions

No Dirty Gold
What People Are Saying: The combination of relevant content and unique networking opportunities proved to be unlike anything I have ever experienced.There is no comparable opportunity to share views and to interact with the major players in the industry.— Liva Wolf, Coalition Director, EcoBonus LOHAS not only introduced me to highly relevant people in the green business movement but also helped manifest the most important business model evolution TerraCycle has ever gone through. I would recommend to everyone out there to buy a ticket to LOHAS as soon as possible! LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability) LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability)
INCR (Investor Network on Climate Risk (Ceres)) The Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) is a network of 100 institutional investors representing more than $11 trillion in assets committed to addressing the risks and seizing the opportunities resulting from climate change and other sustainability challenges. In 2013, INCR turned 10 years old, celebrating a decade of investor action on climate risk. Watch the video below to hear from founding members, Ceres staff and other financial leaders about the impact that investors have had over the past 10 years on corporate responses to climate change, policy advances addressing climate risk and the global movement to mobilize investors to reduce climate change risks from their portfolios. INCR’s mission is to mobilize investor leaders to address climate and other key sustainability risks, while building low-carbon investment opportunities. INCR (Investor Network on Climate Risk (Ceres))
IHRB (Institute for Human Rights and Business)
IIGCC (Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change) IIGCC (Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change) 14 May 2014, London IIGCC's 2014 AGM A meeting for all IIGCC members to hear about European policy engagements and the release of the latest IPCC report's summary for investors. The meeting will also include IIGCC Board elections and discussions on each of our programmes. 15 May 2014, London Energy efficiency investment: Constructing a better market IIGCC will host a workshop to gather critical feedback on how to increase the appetite for energy efficiency investments in the buildings sector.
IGCC (Investor Group on Climate Change) IGCC (Investor Group on Climate Change) Wednesday 16th April 2014 IPCC climate financing task is achievable For the first time overnight the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produced a detailed chapter on climate finance, finding that by redirecting investment flows from emissions intensive to low carbon sources, global warming could still be limited to 2°C the IGCC said today. “Reaching the $1 trillion of low carbon investment needed globally each year to stabilize the climate is definitely achievable,” said Nathan Fabian, Chief Executive of the IGCC. Click here to download a copy of the media release
CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)

CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project)

Non Financial Reporting Reinforced in EU The European Parliament voted in favour of a new law governing corporate reporting of non-financial information. As a result large listed companies in the EU will be asked to disclose their environmental and social impacts as part of their mainstream reporting to investors. Climate change means business change Climate change will affect European businesses in critical ways, making adaptation efforts instrumental for their prosperity. According to the CDP snapshot report major companies across Europe already experience climate impacts and are taking the issue seriously.
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