The vast quantities of resources that lie buried under the Arctic ice will become easier to exploit as the ice melts: 30% of the world’s unexplored gas and 13% of oil reserves according to estimates of the U.S. Geological Survey, along with considerable amounts of other non-energy minerals.
Can we envision a day when a critical mass of companies is investing in a better world? Where business is delivering value for the long-term – not just financially, but also socially, environmentally and ethically?
The governance challenges of natural resource extraction are enormous. What can be done to improve natural resource governance? ECC’s Stephan Wolters talked to Peter Eigen, Founder of Transparency International and Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) from 2006-11.
The multinational food giant Mars, Inc. unveiled Monday a new set of guidelines aimed at ensuring that its palm oil supply lines are completely traceable and sustainable by next year.
Scoping Paper: Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World. Mining & Metals Industry Partnership in collaboration with Accenture. February 2014.
Following a week of intense discussions, the Committee on World Food Security stressed the link between biofuels and food security, saying that the "progressive realization of the right to adequate food for all" should be a priority concern in biofuel development.
Businesses involved in large-scale land acquisitions in developing countries should respect local land rights and consult communities affected by their deals if they want to protect their investments and avoid financial losses, experts said on Tuesday.
Cooperation for a Water Wise World – Partnerships for Sustainable Development. Report Nr. 32. SIWI, Stockholm.
The European Union will freeze for a year its rule that all airlines must pay for their carbon emissions for flights into and out of EU airports, the EU executive said, following threats of international retaliation.
WWF today unveiled a groundbreaking new guide to responsible investing in 10 major commodities sectors.