“Sustainable development is not charity; it is smart investment,” Ban Ki-Moon declared at the UN Global Compact 2015 last week. These words echo a shift in mind-set that is finally taking place across the business world. Companies are realising that the inevitability of climate change makes a sustainable plan of action not only a competitive advantage, but also a necessity.
Remove Deforestation from Supply Chains
The UN Global Compact is one of a number of environmental conferences focused towards the business market, with a view to finding mutually beneficial solutions that, with the backing of big-name big-profit companies, have a chance of effecting real change. On Tuesday 30 June, eco-news website BusinessGreen brought this debate to the wider public, hosting a Twitter debate with the ambitious focus of removing deforestation entirely from supply chains. Topics included how to calculate the impact of individual businesses, the financial implications, and how to balance creation of quality products with minimal environmental impact.
— Unilever Kenya (@UnileverKenya) July 1, 2015
This hour-long exchange involved expert panelists including Greenpeace’s John Sauven, Unilever’s Hannah Hislop, CDP’s Katie McCoy, and TFT’s Scott Poynton, as well as general members of the Twitter-sphere interacting with #zerodeforestation. Below you can see some of the comments and questions people had around the topic via our #zerodeforestation collection on Storify.
— Exsitu CA (@ExsituCA) July 1, 2015
Celestial Green Ventures knows the value of preventing deforestation, and the impact that production can have on the environment. By operating our Trocano Araretama conservation project in Brazil and protecting the rainforest from deforestation, we can offer businesses a sustainable solution to help minimise their impact, whilst seeing the benefits of an improved company profile. Find out how more in our Natural Capital Credits brochure, available to download here.
— Root Solutions (@Root_Solutions) June 30, 2015