Incite newsletter – September 3, 2009

News

Individuals emerge as chief providers of capital
Article on stakeholders by Mervyn King

Meet the greenest grocers.
Eco-friendly Pick n Pay edges out Woolworths.

Carbon capture seen as transition measure as SA moves to cut fossil fuel
reliance
.

Monsanto? Sustainable? Water bully….
(Monsanto has 50% of the maize market share in SA).

King Calls for More Transparency
Launch of King III report.

WWF, SABMiller unveil water footprint of beer.

Water: the Newest Wave of Corporate “Social Responsibility”
Critical commentary from Counterpunch.

Annual cost of climate change ‘will be £190bn’.
Article in The Independent (UK).

South African companies are falling short when it comes to responsible
environmental reporting, a new study has found.
M&G article about Michael Rae’s research findings.

Mind the gap. Top companies reveal how they embed corporate responsibility
across their businesses.
Article on www.ethicalcorp.com.

Why Be an Ethical Company? They’re Stronger and Last Longer.
Story from Business Week.

Events

Green Building Council Convention.
Cape Town International Convention Centre October 21-23, 2009.

UNEP Finance Initiative Global Round Table
Cape Town Convention Centre 22-23 October

Other interests

Call for consultants – Certified Training Program Quality Control in South Africa. GRI is looking for appropriate candidates to evaluate GRI Certified Training Programs in South Africa.
Global Reporting Initiative

Understanding and Preventing Greenwash: A Business Guide.
This report from Business for Social Responsibility and Futerra Sustainability Communications aims to help companies avoid the most common mistakes in communicating their green activities, and the perception of greenwashing.

Public Comment Period now open for GRI Non-Profit Sector Supplement
The final draft for the NGO Sector Supplement is now available for public consultation via this survey.
Global Reporting Initiative.

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About David

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