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Welcome to another year and the Summer Edition of MOSS News, Views and Events.

pixelThe Post-2015 Goals: Inspiring a New Generation to Act. How can a new spirit of solidarity, cooperation and mutual accountability carry the post-2015 development goals from vision to action? A United Nations panel co-chaired by David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has delivered a report on what the world's development agenda should be beyond 2015. The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) agenda, started in 2000, will end in 2015. Read more...

pixelWorld Environment Day Awards. Each year, in support of United Nations World Environment Day (June 5), the United Nations Association of Australia recognises innovative and outstanding environmental programs and initiatives from across Australia and the important work of Australian environmental leaders through its World Environment Day Awards.

pixelCheck Out the World's First Vending Machine for Cars. Kandi cars are dispensed to would-be drivers in China much like DVDs are to Redbox users-only on a much larger scale.Check out more...

pixelClimate Change: Documenting the Blindingly Obvious.  If you want to go on eating regularly in a rapidly warming world, live in a place that's either high in latitude or high in altitude.Read more...

pixelToward a circular economy: Philips CEO Frans van Houten.  A new economic model is helping the Dutch manufacturer improve its resource efficiency and financial attractiveness.Read more...

pixelNavigating the circular economy: A conversation with Dame Ellen MacArthur. The yachtswoman and founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation discusses her vision for a global economy in which scarce resources are reused and not sent to landfills.

pixelREmap 2030 - A Renewable Energy Roadmap.REmap 2030 provides a plan to double the share of RENEWABLE ENERGY in the world's energy mix between 2010 and 2030. It determines the realistic potential for countries, regions and the world to scale up renewables in order to ensure a sustainable energy future. REmap 2030 is the first study of worldwide renewable energy potential assembled from the bottom up, starting with separate country analyses and then aggregating the results to arrive at global picture.

pixelBlue vs Green? The need for an Integrated Perspective. The concept of 'green' design should be ALL INCLUSIVE . It is meant to incorporate all the actions and things that it takes to live on this blue planet sustainably.  But does it go far enough? Read more...

pixelNext-shoring: A CEO's guide. Proximity to demand and innovative supply ecosystems will trump labor costs as technology transforms operations in the years ahead. When offshoring entered the popular lexicon, in the 1990s, it became shorthand for efforts to arbitrage labor costs by using lower-wage workers in developing nations. But savvy manufacturing leaders saw it as more..

pixelSBA & GRI Australia welcomes new sustainability disclosure for corporate reporting. Sustainability business groups welcome the introduction of a new provision for ASX listed companies to identify their environmental, social and economic risks.

pixelThe 'CVS Effect' in Effect: Apple, Disney and Chipotle Step Up. Five major brands have just made news for decisions that buck the bottom-line mantra. Could this be momentum for the CVS Effect? Take a look and see if you agree. And note too how brands are joining with allies on these issues, while one brand - Chipotle - is potentially breaking major new ground.

pixelAustralia Launches National Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme. The tyre industry has established Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) to administer the new scheme. Initial funding has been provided by Continental, Goodyear Dunlop, Michelin, Pirelli, Toyo and Yokohama. Supply chain commitments support environmentally sound end of life management of tyres and will be underpinned by an audit program and education products on best practices.Read more...

pixelIs your corporate culture geared for social business? One of the most important, and most often overlooked, aspects of social business is organizational culture. For organizations with the right type of culture, social business represents the opportunity to unlock new collaborative potential and fundamentally transform the organization.

pixelUnleashing the Purpose Economy: A Chat With Aaron Hurst. Even though the information industry is still in its prime, discussion about the next driver of the global economy is already picking up steam. Terms like the sharing economy, the feedback economy and the green economy have been coined, predicting that social networks, Big Data, and alternative energy would be the next big thing.

pixel2014 Investor Summit on Climate Risk. Tackling climate change and transitioning to clean energy are the greatest economic challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, more than 500 global financial leaders gathered at the United Nations to discuss the growing urgency of climate change and investor actions that are needed to mitigate escalating economic risks.Read more...

pixel7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution. WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths - as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world's largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.

pixelThe UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability 2013.  In the worlds largest CEO study on sustainability to date, more than 1,000 top executives from 27 industries across 103 countries assess the past, present and future of sustainable business; discuss a new global architecture to unlock the full potential of business in contributing to global priorities; and reveal how leading companies are adopting innovative strategies to combine impact and value creation.

pixelOvercoming the Engagement Barrier. The 2degrees Sustainable Business Trends Tracker is based on the most comprehensive survey of its kind to date, revealing attitudes towards sustainable business and assessing the measures companies are taking to operate more sustainably, reduce costs and drive growth. This report looks in detail at the measures undertaken by those accountable for energy performance in companies, identifying which initiatives are proving successful and where opportunities for energy performance improvements still exist.

pixelClimate change is here now and it could lead to global conflict. Extreme weather events in the UK and overseas are part of a growing pattern that it would be very unwise for us, or our leaders, to ignore, writes the author of the influential 2006 report on the economics of climate change Lord Stern.Read more...

 





 





 


 

 

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