The Incite Newsletter

Compiled by Tamara Richards.

NEWS

  • UN’s Ban calls on countries to introduce practical steps to adapt to climate
    change
  • Entertainment Sector Lags Behind Other Industries in Environmental and
    Social Reporting
    Report from the Roberts Environmental Center awards no
    points for environmental performance to any of 14 entertainment companies surveyed.
    http://www.socialfunds.com/news/article.cgi/2744.html
  • World Bank Initiates Carbon Footprint Analysis
    http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6209
  • A new study, ‘Corporate Social Responsibility In The Diamond Mining Industry On The West Coast Of South Africa’, published by the Bench Marks Foundation.
  • Chartered Accountants Institute unveils ‘Green’ book on promoting sustainability and sustainable reporting.
  • Getting Serious About Climate Change.
    Oped in New York Times
  • Ethical Corp. on Green marketing – The dangers of clueless communication. Integration is the key to ensuring that sustainability efforts and communications match up.
  • ICMM publishes human rights guidance note:
    The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has recently
    published ‘Human Rights in the Metals and Mining Industry: Overview, Management Approach and Issues’.
  • Companies and Governments Lag NGOs in Driving Sustainability but New Corporate Leaders Emerging, According to Experts
    http://www.globescan.com/news_archives/tss_release01/
  • Carbon accounting – Emissions disclosure stacking up. More companies have been trying to measure their greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. But emissions auditing still has a way to go.
    http://www.ethicalcorp.com/content.asp?contentid=6540
  • EVENTS
    Highveld Coal Conference – Mining in Mpumalanga And Its Impact on The Environment.
    12 August 2009, Witbank/Middelburg.
    http://www.fossilfuel.co.za/conferences.aspx.

    Launch of `Global Electric Utilities – Building business resilience to
    inevitable climate change – a report that reveals how Global electric
    utility companies are adapting to climate change, based on their responses
    to the Carbon Disclosure Project 2008 questionnaire.
    20th August 2009, online 10:00 Eastern Standard Time (US) and finishing at
    11:00 EST
    .

    A Dialogue On The Implications Of The Economic Crisis On Sustainability
    And Business Leadership
    21 August 2009, Cape Town International Convention Center.

    Greening Southern Africa Convention & Exhibition 2009
    20-21 August, Cape Town Convention Centre, Cape Town.
    http://www.greeningsa.co.za/

    IoD Business Conference: Launch of King III report on corporate governance.
    1 September 1, 2009, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
    http://www.africanearthevents.co.za/temp/iod_web/index.html

    NEW REPORTS
    Arcelor Mittal
    GE
    Coca Cola
    Microsoft
    Guardian News and Media
    For full listings and to read the reports go to www.corporateregister.com

    OTHER INTERESTS
    Renewable Energy for the Developing World. 6 week Online course
    September 21 – November 1
    http://www.solarenergy.org/workshops/redwonline.html

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    About David

    I am an environmental writer, journalist and speaker living in Cape Town, South Africa.
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