terça-feira, 20 de setembro de 2016

ESCOLHAS | SITES DE QUE GOSTAMOS | O site da «United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)»


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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

Capital Social

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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.




domingo, 18 de setembro de 2016

«Doñana»



«Dear ,
Every year, around six million migratory birds stop over in Doñana, the last refuge for threatened species as the Iberian lynx and the imperial eagle - a place of unique beauty and great wildlife.
But Doñana – the largest wetland system in the European Union - is dying of thirst! 3,000 hectares of illegal farms and 1,000 illegal wells are stealing its water, and Doñana has already lost over 80% of its wetland since the beginning of the 20th century.
Please add your voice and help us save Doñana. Say NO to illegal wells and farms. Thank you!»


quinta-feira, 15 de setembro de 2016

terça-feira, 6 de setembro de 2016

«The Sustainable Development Goals as Business Opportunities»

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Do Prefácio:

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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.

George Soros

quarta-feira, 24 de agosto de 2016

BSR Conference | «devoted to sustainability»





Aqui o site da conferência

«BSR CONFERENCE 2016: BE BOLD

The theme for the BSR Conference 2016 is BE BOLD. The challenges of building a sustainable future are immense and will require collaborative, innovative thinking from all sectors of society. There are substantial opportunities to build inclusive, sustainable economies through business leadership and partnership—and we know that we won’t achieve these goals unless we think big—and think bold. At #BSR16, we’ll hear compelling stories from companies, foundations, big thinkers, and creative doers who have made big bets in the service of building a better world».
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Em particular: veja como a Conferência, ela mesma, procura ser sustentável; e como o relato da sustentabilidade tem espaço de destaque na agenda:


Daqui

segunda-feira, 22 de agosto de 2016

«Can a City Be SUSTAINABLE»





«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

EXPOSIÇÃO | «Segunda Natureza»


Luísa Correia Pereira,
 Divers chemins avec une forêt au centre, 1970.
 Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP.

  
«O tema essencial de Segunda Natureza é precisamente a noção de que, por muito que a «economia da experiência» tente convencer-nos do contrário, há muito que perdemos a possibilidade de vivenciar e aperceber a Natureza no seu estado virginal. A Natureza passou a integrar a cultura e a ser vista apenas através das lentes da cultura. Através das suas descrições e representações, os artistas foram talvez os primeiros a entender a Natureza como um sujeito essencialmente produzido pelo homem – um sujeito a ser capturado, filtrado e reinventado através de meios técnicos que se estendem, muito para além das ferramentas agrícolas ou paisagísticas, dos aparelhos fotográficos às práticas da pintura e escultura. – Pedro Gadanho (excerto do texto publicado no catálogo da exposição).(...). Continue a ler.


terça-feira, 16 de agosto de 2016

«Making Sustainability Reporting Work for Investors and Companies»



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O nosso destaque:
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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.” (...)».