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terça-feira, 20 de setembro de 2016
É verdade, o site da EPA é um dos que visitamos com frequência: com facilidade encontramos o que procuramos e, talvez seja esse o segredo da nossa «escolha», o que talvez gostemos mais é de, cumulativamente, encontrarmos «coisas» sem procurar, e de forma atractiva.
segunda-feira, 19 de setembro de 2016
Antes já nos tínhamos referido ao Projeto subjacente à imagem - aqui . Agora, sobre este projeto da WBCSD veja na BCSD de Portugal:«Em breve: Protocolo do Capital Social». Donde:
«O World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) vai lançar, em dezembro de 2016, o protocolo do capital social, umaferramenta para as empresas medirem e valorarem as suas interações com as pessoas e a sociedade. O protocolo vaiidentificar as melhores práticas nesta área, evidenciar os impactos sociais positivos nas empresas e reforçar a importância de as empresas integrarem os impactos e dependências sociais no desempenho do negócio e na tomada de decisões.
O protocolo compreende cinco passos: 1. Perceber a contribuição dos temas sociais para a relevância do negócio; 2. Definir a abordagem da empresa aos temas sociais; 3. Medir; 4. Avaliar a performance; e 5. Integrar resultados». Continue a ler.
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domingo, 18 de setembro de 2016
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These are the true “business opportunities” that the SDGs offer. They invite us to address the question: how can those of us in business contribute to the achievement of these goals as investors, entrepreneurs and executives? All of us share the need for healthy and stable economies, fair and well-governed societies, well-regulated value chains in trade, mitigation of climate change, world peace, and respect for human rights. This volume explores how the private sector can be a powerful actor in promoting the achievement of such common aims, and where it must exercise restraint. In this respect, the public good should be both the limiting factor in encouraging those who act in their own self-interest, and the goal for those who seek to act in the collective interest of society. We must avoid not only the obvious scourge of corruption in this effort, but the danger of exploitation. We must seek to not only do more good, but also ask ourselves where we can do less harm.
Given the scale of the problems the world is facing, and the unprecedented levels of global inequality, these questions are not only important, but urgent. Business must play its part. Governments and multilateral institutions who steward resources on behalf of us all, must play their part. Regulators at local, national and international levels must play their part. Collectively we can mobilise financial resources at historic scales to implement a wide range of development efforts. Butsustainable global progress cannot be achieved through monetary means and investment alone. It is vital that capacity is strengthened in individuals and in the institutions of civil society to play a vigorous part in carrying out such a transformation, including the thoughtful regulation of business activity.
I encourage anyone interested in development or business to read this report and to take to heart the challenges, and the opportunities, that it explores.
segunda-feira, 29 de agosto de 2016
sábado, 27 de agosto de 2016
quarta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2016
segunda-feira, 22 de agosto de 2016
«Cities are the world’s future. Today, more than half of the global population—3.9 billion people—are urban dwellers and that number is expected to double by 2050. There is no question cities are growing; the only debate is over how they will grow. Will we invest in the physical and social infrastructure necessary for livable, equitable, and sustainable cities?
In the latest edition of State of the World, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts from around the globe examine the core principles of sustainable urbanism and profile cities that are putting them into practice.
Can a City Be Sustainable? first puts our current moment in context, tracing cities in the arc of human history. It also examines the basic structural elements of every city: materials and fuels; people and economics; and biodiversity. In the book's City Views, professionals working on some of the world’s most inventive urban sustainability projects share their first-hand experience. Success stories come from places as diverse as Ahmedabad, India; Freiburg, Germany; and Shanghai, China. In many cases, local people are acting to improve their cities, even when national efforts are stalled.
The book also examines cross-cutting issues that affect the success of all cities. Topics range from the nitty-gritty of handling waste and developing public transportation to civic participation and navigating dysfunctional government.
Throughout, readers discover the most pressing challenges facing communities and the most promising solutions currently being developed. The result is a snapshot of cities today and a vision for global urban sustainability tomorrow».
quinta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2016
terça-feira, 16 de agosto de 2016
O nosso destaque:
Notwithstanding the title of a recent book regarding the future of accounting, excerpted in the Wall Street Journal, accounting is not dead, and financial information and analysis remains critically important. However, investors need better disclosure in respect of sustainability matters, and under current reporting systems companies have the ability to provide what investors need. The SEC has acknowledged the need for disclosure to evolve in this area. In its long-awaited recent Concept Release regarding disclosure effectiveness, currently open for public comment, the SEC asks “which, if any, sustainability and public policy disclosures are important to an understanding of a registrant’s business and financial condition and whether there are considerations that make these disclosures important to investment and voting decisions.” (...)».