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Feb

7

February 7, 2013

Five Public Sector Trends in Ecosystem Services

It has become increasingly clear that ecosystem services concepts have the potential to shape future policy, regulation, and expectations of the private sector. What are the recent global trends in the public sector?

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Feb

4

February 4, 2013

Receding Glaciers, Rising Business Challenges

Disappearing glaciers, and the changing ecological landscape, will call for a shift in the way business is done, where people live, and the products we use. How can business address the pressing challenges of climate change?

#Climate Change #Ecosystem Services

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Jan

30

January 30, 2013

Managing Corporate Performance in an Era of Expanded Disclosure

BSR’s new report reviews the "state of play" in the domain of emerging ecosystem services analytical tools.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Dec

11

December 11, 2012

Environmental Performance 2.0: How Will Ecosystem Services Affect Corporate Decision-Making Next?

As investors and corporate rankings begin to include biodiversity and ecosystem services in their considerations, measuring and assessing these issues are now becoming a part of international best practice. But what does the future look like for corporate uptake, government regulations, and societal expectations?

#Ecosystem Services #Environment #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Jul

17

July 17, 2012

What the Facebook IPO Teaches Us About the Value of Ecosystems

When Facebook launched its initial public offering in March, the company—which specializes in the connections of its "human ecosystem"—was valued at US$104 billion. If we valued the connections in our ecosystem the same way, does that help us understand their true worth?

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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May

2

May 2, 2012

Future Scenarios in Ecosystem Services

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Apr

3

April 3, 2012

Corporate Environmental Performance in Practice

In the second piece of our two-part series on ecosystem services trends, we look at the two main ways companies have adopted this approach, the three biggest barriers for companies that have decided not to adopt it, and three scenarios we think could take place in the future.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Mar

27

March 27, 2012

The Quiet Revolution: The Changing Expectations of Corporate Environmental Performance

An ecosystem services approach could revolutionize how companies manage environmental performance. With increasing integration of ecosystem services from government, investors, and business, the concept finally is coming of age.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Feb

21

February 21, 2012

Business: Blue and Green

The greatest threats to our oceans—climate change, overfishing, habitat destruction, and pollution—can be solved if we harness the power of business.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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Oct

11

October 11, 2011

The Evolution of Environmental Performance Expectations

After four years, the leaders in ecosystems services are asking how, and on what timeframe, ecosystem services will be widely adopted. Here is the latest thinking from BSR’s working group on the changing approach to considering these services, how common terminology and other factors will help us make progress, and why we need to consider the human element.

#Ecosystem Services #Environment

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