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Clean Revenue Taxonomy & Definition

Corporate Citizens Clean Revenue Taxonomy                                                                                       

Corporate Knights has made a five-year commitment to define and refine a global clean revenue taxonomy standard for calculating Clean Revenue that is consistent, comparable, relevant, and specific as well as being public and free of charge, with the eventual aim of having “Clean Revenue” integrated into the segmented reporting guidance by global accounting standards setting bodies.

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Making the grade

The 2018 Better World MBA Results

There isn’t a business on the planet that doesn’t require an executive to be mindful of environmental and social impacts.

Petroleum and mining companies, working on the edge of human civilization, have long faced criticism for changing landscapes and discharging waste. Tech firms, which might seem insulated from scrutiny because they’re headquartered in big cities, own electricity-hungry data centres and source their metals from mines in the developing world.

If and when a media outlet uncovers a practice that the public deems subpar, a CEO needs to know how to defend the company’s actions, or know how to improve.

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Meet 2018’s Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability

One act at a time, these winners are tackling the big sustainability problems of our day and have no plans on stopping.

"Our supply of ingenuity … involves both the generation of good ideas and their implementation within society,” Canadian scholar Thomas Homer-Dixon wrote in his 2000 book The Ingenuity Gap.

“It's not enough for a scientist, community, or society simply to think up an idea to solve an environmental problem; the idea must also be put into practice – the hybrid corn must be planted, the new farming credit system must be set up and operated, the community must educate itself to change its behaviors – before the ingenuity can be said to be fully supplied.”

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Green firm financing could bring in $110 billion by 2025: report

A new report looks at the revenues Toronto financial firms could make by targeting sustainable companies and projects.

Canada’s financial companies could make annual revenues of $110 billion by 2025 by targeting firms and projects that reduce or have lower greenhouse gas emissions, a trio of public and private groups said Sept. 17.

Taking advantage of the estimated opportunity, which was measured by Corporate Knights Research, requires a coordinated strategy between governments and companies, public-private partnership Toronto Finance International and financial services firm Ernst & Young Canada, two other members of the group, said.

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Losing mass

By CK Staff
Politicians search for answer as Lake Chad continues to shrink

Brainstorming unorthodox solutions for “recharging” Lake Chad was on the agenda at the International Conference on Lake Chad (ICLC) hosted by Nigeria in February.

The West African lake, once the fourth largest on the continent, has lost 90 per cent of its water mass over the past 50 years due to a combination of population growth, irrigation withdrawals and climate change.

This has threatened the livelihoods of over 40 million people in the region who depend on resources from the lake for crop and livestock farming, trade and fishing, according to UNESCO officials. Lake Chad’s current basin covers portions of Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad.

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