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Marfrig wants to be ‘global leader’ in environmental sustainability

The business has recently launched a line of meats produced in line with top sustainability production practices and is working on building a responsible ranching model in the Amazon to promote sustainable farming. “Marfrig believes that the success and sustainability of its global business of providing meats to hundreds of millions of consumers annually is […]

Global Alliance for Banking on Values Proves There’s Profit and Positive Impact in Sustainability-focused Banking

The Alliance now asks ‘Why isn’t all banking done this way?’ The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a not-for-profit organisation representing a network of the world’s leading values-based banks, today released an updated report reinforcing the business case for the growing values-based banking movement. Based on 10 years of data, the GABV is […]

Sustainable business and the value of values

This is the latest installment in a regular series of conversations with William McDonough (@billmcdonough), designer, architect, author and entrepreneur. View previous columns here. Joel Makower: You’ve been talking a lot lately about value versus values, and how companies give priority to the former over the latter. Shouldn’t they go hand in hand? Bill McDonough: […]

RSB Certification Recognized by Unilever

Unilever now recognises RSB-certified products as “sustainably sourced.” Based on a review of the RSB standard and certification system, Unilever recognises that RSB fulfils all the requirements of Unilever’s Sustainable Agriculture Code (SAC). The RSB standard and certification scheme cover environmental aspects of biomass production and processing, such as biodiversity, water and soil, as well […]

Updated Dutch Fair Bank Guide finds big differences in banks’ sustainability policies

In 2013, seven Dutch banks have improved their sustainability policies regarding all told 16 subjects. This applies to ABN Amro, Aegon Bank, ASN Bank, NIBC, Rabobank, SNS Bank and Van Lanschot. Three banks, Delta Lloyd Bank, ING Bank and Triodos, have not introduced policy improvements in 2013, despite the fact that these banks do not […]

RSB Launches Simplified Certification Process For Bonsucro Certified Entities

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is pleased to announce that Bonsucro certified operators will now be able to access RSB certification through a simplified audit process to demonstrate compliance, therefore saving costs and time. An RSB study released today concludes that RSB and Bonsucro sustainability standards have significant overlap on most of their requirements. […]

“Sustainable” badge for Bank of America stretches credibility of Dow Jones Sustainability Index

S&P Dow Jones Indexes and RobecoSAM have revealed that Bank of America is to be added to its long-running Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), a major reference point for sustainable investors. The move comes just as campaigners around the world are urging the bank to rethink its decision to underwrite a major share offer for […]

New Resource Bank Releases First Sustainability Report

New Resource Bank (OTCBB: NWBN) is pleased to announce its 2013 sustainability report, Banking for the World We Want. The report, the bank’s first, covers 2012 data. It is available online here, and in print by request. “New Resource’s approach to banking is built on the belief that the money in our community can support […]

RSPO failing to meet sustainability objectives for palm oil production, says WWF

An initiative that aims to improve the social and environmental performance of palm oil production is faltering in its mission by failing to establish strong performance standards on greenhouse gas emissions and pesticide use, argues a new statement issued by WWF, the initiative’s biggest green supporter. The statement [PDF], published on the eve of a […]

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) formally expands scope to all biomaterials

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) is pleased to announce that RSB has a new name. Following a decision during a recent meeting of the RSB Assembly of Delegates, the new name of the organization is “Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials”. The name change reflects RSB’s expansion of scope – a decision originally taken in 2010 […]

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