Could A Mass Media Campaign Save The World?

kristy Sustainability News

By Martha Shaw United Nations CSD-19 prioritized sustainable consumption and production. With hundreds of billions in media spent each year in hopes that we’ll consume more, how much media would it take for us to consume less? Much of the discussion last week at the United Nations Commission on Sustainable …

Un Chief Urges Change In Resource Consumption Patterns

kristy SRI/ESG News, Beyond GDP

UN CHIEF URGES CHANGE IN RESOURCE CONSUMPTION PATTERNS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT New York, May 13 2011 7:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the need for fundamental changes in humanity’s resource consumption patterns and values, saying the planet’s natural environment is under unprecedented pressure with far-reaching social and economic consequences. “Our …

Where are the green businesses? Report from UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19)

kristy Global Citizen, Sustainability News

Where are the green businesses? Report from UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-19) By Martha Shaw Much of the action at the CSD-19 takes place in informal discussions in the United Nations Lawn Building’s Vienna Café, its lounge areas and during the various side events. Because the CSD-19 is concentrating …

SWITCH-Asia implementing SCP in developing countries | CSD-19 side event invitation | May 9th 6.15PM

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Implementation challenges and solutions for SCP programmes in developing countries What role for business, government and development partners for mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production: The case of SWITCH-Asia Programme Date and Time Slot: May 9th 6.15PM-7.45PM Location: Conference Room 2, UN North Lawn Building (NLB) Host: The European Commission Important …

CSR News: Sustainable consumption and the challenge of ISO 26000

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ARTICLES: Sustainable consumption and the challenge of ISO 26000 by Richard Welford In the core subject area of consumer issues, the new ISO26000 standard argues that organizations have significant opportunities to contribute to sustainable consumption and sustainable development through the products and services they offer and the information they provide. …