Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life

GreenBiz

Addressing biodiversity, like so many other things, seems to have been shunted aside by the coronavirus outbreak. Biodiversity Climate Change COVID-19 Two Steps ForwardIt would make much more sense to keep it front and center.

Microsoft is building a ‘Planetary Computer’ to protect biodiversity

GreenBiz

Biodiversity COVID-19 Data Practical Magic TechnologyIt’s all about collecting and connecting data, which is part of the software giant’s DNA.

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Danone cultivates multinational effort to restore biodiversity

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Climate Change Food & AgricultureWhat’s at stake: the future of farming.

Biodiversity and business: 4 things you need to know for 2020

GreenBiz

Companies need biodiversity. Biodiversity Food SystemsMost are just recognizing that.

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

GreenBiz

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet. Both S&P Global Ratings and Bloomberg rank biodiversity among the top ESG themes for 2021, the latter naming Fidelity International and AXA Investment Managers as examples of firms that have made it a priority. . Biodiversity.

New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion

GreenBiz

New benchmark shows that biodiversity is in fashion. 5 — the Textile Exchange Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark (CFMB) Program is launching a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry take urgent action on biodiversity. Luxury meets biodiversity: Kering.

PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar

GreenBiz

PV Plus: Amplifying the Sustainability and Biodiversity Benefits of Solar. But bare ground or turfgrass on solar facilities can contribute to the widespread decline in biodiversity, causing new challenges to the sustainability of ecosystems and agriculture.

Episode 217: Checking in with CSOs, biodiversity talk, the 'fragility' of auto-centric cities

GreenBiz

Biodiversity COVID-19 Podcast GreenBiz 350 PodcastPlus, McKinsey Partner Dickon Pinner offers advice on how corporate sustainability professions can apply lessons from the COVID-19 crisis to long-term climate strategy.

Los Angeles is the largest US city to be certified as a biodiversity haven

Inhabitat - Innovation

The city of Los Angeles has been certified as biodiversity haven by the National Wildlife Federation

Can the gene editing technology CRISPR help reduce biodiversity loss worldwide?

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Advanced Materials Biomaterials CleantechThough scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.

Energy-neutral school in Utrecht enhances biodiversity

Inhabitat - Innovation

At the Winkerlaan in Utrecht, Dutch architecture firm EVA architecten has completed SO Fier, an energy-neutral primary school for Special Education Cluster 2 students that emphasizes sustainability, flexibility and connections with nature

How using biodiversity indicators can improve conservation effectiveness

GreenBiz

Data can help companies make decisions about their conservation initiatives — and improve outcomes. Conservation

Revisiting Biodiversity Research and Action

Ideas 4 Sustainability

Episode 190: Ambition, angst and action at Climate Week, Danone CEO prioritizes biodiversity

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Conferences farmers Food & Agriculture Podcast GreenBiz 350 PodcastTune in for a recap of news and conversations during more than 300 events linked to the UN General Assembly. Plus inside PepsiCo's Sustainable Farming Program and a peek into Engie Impact.

3 tips for anticipating investor requests on climate, water and biodiversity

GreenBiz

3 tips for anticipating investor requests on climate, water and biodiversity. In fact, three environmental issues — climate risks, water risks and biodiversity impacts — are poised to be in sharp focus this year for investors, and companies should prepare.

World gets F on Aichi biodiversity report card

Inhabitat - Innovation

In 2010, representatives from 194 countries met in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and agreed on 20 biodiversity targets to reach in the next decade. Ten years later, the signatories have fallen far short

Green-roofed CABI HQ champions biodiversity and energy efficiency

Inhabitat - Innovation

After 33 years of working in an old drafty building in Oxfordshire, international nonprofit CABI has upgraded to a new low-energy home that combines beautiful design with employee wellness and environmental sustainability

Biodiverse green roof wins Grands Prix du Design award for MYTO Design

Inhabitat - Innovation

Atop a luxury home in Westmount, Montréal, MYTO Design d’espaces vivants created a biodiverse green rooftop dedicated to wellness

Helen Crowley on the role of business in biodiversity and conservation

GreenBiz

Biodiversity is fundamental to human well-being and a healthy planet, but biodiversity loss and species extinction is currently happening at an alarming rate.

Humanity at crossroads, biodiversity report cards warn

Eco-Business

Biodiversity loss can be reversed with increased conservation and sustainable production, argues a new study

Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy

GreenBiz

Episode 221: Mapping biodiversity, repair and the circular economy. Esri and the science of corporate biodiversity (20:45). Heather Clancy. Fri, 05/22/2020 - 01:21. Week in Review. Commentary on this week's news highlights begins at 4:35.

Biodiversity is the new climate change

Impact Alpha

The post Biodiversity is the new climate change appeared first on Impact Alpha. ImpactAlpha, Feb. 4 – Nature is an asset – and we are failing as asset managers. That was the stark message of a. Climate Finance Conservation Signals

Breaking: Biodiversity

Business Green

Would that the same could be said of global biodiversity - or the living natural world to give it its more evocative name and rid it of the emotional distancing that accompanies the dry scientific terminology. Efforts to tackle biodiversity loss enjoy no such luck.

Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity

GreenBiz

Episode 224: Biodiversity, climate tech and voices of clean energy equity. Funding biodiversity (31:14). William Ginn, author of the new book " Valuing Nature ," talks with Associate Editor Deonna Anderson about ways the private sector can address biodiversity. Biodiversity.

Tallying the financial risks of biodiversity loss

Impact Alpha

The post Tallying the financial risks of biodiversity loss appeared first on Impact Alpha. ImpactAlpha, June 8 – Mandatory climate reporting is coming, as companies and governments coalesce around the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure.

Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change

GreenBiz

Planting tiny urban forests can boost biodiversity and fight climate change. The result, according to the method’s proponents , is complex ecosystems perfectly suited to local conditions that improve biodiversity, grow quickly and absorb more carbon dioxide. They act as oases for biodiversity, supporting up to 20 times as many species as non-native, managed forests. Urban forests bring many benefits to communities beyond their impact on biodiversity.

Montreal unveils plans for award-winning Biodiversity Corridor

Inhabitat - Innovation

Following decades of car-oriented growth that replaced swaths of greenery with asphalt, the city of Montreal is attempting to bring nature back

Drainage components supplier offers support for project biodiversity

Envirotec Magazine

Developers must be supported if they are to protect biodiversity, according to surface water and drainage systems supplier ACO Water Management, following growing calls for construction projects to prioritise the protection of mainland species in the UK.

Naturalis Biodiversity Center reopens with a sustainable, future-proof renovation

Inhabitat - Innovation

After nearly a year of renovations, the Netherland’s prized Naturalis Biodiversity Center — a museum and research center with one of the largest natural history collections in the world — has just reopened to the public

Explainer: Biodiversity offsets and putting a price-tag on nature

Eco-Business

Ecosystems and biodiversity are showing rapid decline as humans significantly alter nature. How can we ensure that the nature doesn't become a casualty of rapid human development

Protecting biodiversity: The corporate response

Business Green

Biodiversity loss driven by climate change, habitat degradation and the introduction of invasive species is now recognised by firms as a widespread systemic risk, writes S&P Global Ratings' Michael Wilkins. Biodiversity and natural capital are arguably garnering more attention than ever.

Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge

GreenBiz

BiodiversityThe novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.

From coffee to cosmetics, companies are looking for ways to protect the plants their products are made from

GreenBiz

As crop varieties disappear, boosting biodiversity becomes smart business. Biodiversity Food & Agriculture

Can the private sector make it a super year for nature?

GreenBiz

Biodiversity crisis is gaining traction in the private sector but a big disparity still exists between knowledge and action on climate and biodiversity. Biodiversity Climate Change Agriculture Nature Based Solutions

As COVID-19 and nature are linked, so should be the recovery

GreenBiz

Biodiversity Natural CapitalIt's no coincidence that new diseases have risen as more ecosystems have vanished.

Dasgupta Review puts biodiversity in stark economic terms

Inhabitat - Innovation

Human prosperity is killing the other species on the planet. An important new report shows what we stand to lose and offers some solutions

What is the COP15 biodiversity summit, and why is it so important?

Eco-Business

The UN's approaching COP26 climate talks have been in the limelight, but COP15—the biodiversity conference planned for China in October—will be equally critical.

£9.8 million boost for Wales’ biodiversity: Projects invited to pitch

Envirotec Magazine

million boost for Wales’ biodiversity: Projects invited to pitch first appeared on Envirotec. A puffin on Skomer Island.

We need a Project Drawdown for conservation

GreenBiz

We need to do the same thing for biodiversity. Biodiversity Conservation Sustainable Development Goals / SDGsThe organization Project Drawdown has done a great job of identifying and sharing the most viable solutions to climate change.

Protecting tropics could save half of species on brink, report says

GreenBiz

Biodiversity ConservationLocal farmers could be part of the key to helping to prevent extinction.

New global initiative will push for greater biodiversity disclosures

Eco-Business

A new market-led Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) framework, aims to deliver a mechanism that will help organisations assess the financial risks from biodiversity loss

How can the BRI better protect biodiversity?

Eco-Business

With research showing the impact of infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia, experts call for the protection of ecosystems to be taken into account during BRI planning

Banks in Southeast Asia lack recognition of deforestation and biodiversity risks

Eco-Business

While banks in Southeast Asia have made some progress on sustainable finance, their portfolios are still vulnerable to deforestation and biodiversity risks, a report from WWF has found