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Banks Support Environmental Risk Management Program

Banks Support Environmental Risk Management Program

The Natural Capital Declaration has launched an environmental risk management program, which develops methodologies and tools to map natural capital risks across lending and investment portfolios and to help embed them in credit risk assessments. The $4.3 million fund program is supported by a number of leading financial institutions including … Read more »

Coalition Backs Natural Capital Framework

The Natural Capital Coalition — a multi-stakeholder coalition whose business signatories include Coca Cola, Kingfisher and Dow Chemical — is seeking to create a framework to standardize how the economic value of natural resources is accounted for and valued. The Natural Capital Protocol is supported by, among others, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, and … Read more »

Integrated Reporting

IIRC Publishes Integrated Reporting Framework

The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) has released its Integrated Reporting (IR) Framework, intended to accelerate the adoption of integrated reporting worldwide. The IR framework combines sustainability and financial data to provide a holistic view of the company and its ability to sustain value over the short, medium and long term. … Read more »

Rabobank

Banks Consider Natural Capital Risks

The Natural Capital Declaration — signed by the Rabobank Group, Pax World Management and about three dozen other financial institutions at last summer’s Rio+20 Earth Summit — has entered a new phase during which signatories will set about implementing the commitments laid out in the NCD. Four working groups, led … Read more »

Coke, M&S, Timberland Win Ethical Corporation Awards

Timberland, Marks & Spencer, software company Credit 360, Coca-Cola Enterprises CEO John Brock and Life Technologies Corporation’s chief sustainability officer Cristina Amorim are among the Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Forum awards winners for 2012. The annual awards honor companies’ and individuals’ contributions to sustainable business practices. Timberland won best sustainability … Read more »