The business case for eco-innovation

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This publication sets out to demonstrate the compelling business case for eco-innovation and how it can enable your company to carve out commercially interesting opportunities. You are presented with examples from companies that have integrated eco-innovation at the core of their business strategy.
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Eco-innovation manual

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Eco-innovation is the development and application of a business model, shaped by a new business strategy that incorporates sustainability throughout all business operations based on life cycle thinking and in cooperation with partners across the value chain. This manual introduces a methodology for the implementation of eco-innovation within small and medium sized companies in developing and emerging economies.
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Life Cycle Initiative

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The Life Cycle Initiative is a public-private, multi-stakeholder partnership enabling the global use of credible life cycle knowledge by private and public decision makers. Hosted by UN Environment, the Initiative is the interface between users and experts of...

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Circular and sustainable procurement of IT products

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Circular economy and sustainable supply chains are issues that procurers can influence by taking real action. During two webinars TCO Development and partners will explain how to outline procurement making IT products more circular and sustainable. On-dema...

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UN Environment Initiatives on Voluntary Sustainability...

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Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), ecolabels and certification specify requirements that producers, traders, manufacturers, retailers or service providers should meet, relating to a wide range of sustainability metrics. Such VSS can play a key role in delivering the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. This brochure outlines various initiatives that UN Environment has developed to promote and strengthen the capacity of local institutions in the implementation of VSS
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geoFootprint, the map to accelerate sustainable...

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geoFootprint is a multi-stakeholder initiative launched by Quantis in 2018 with aim to merge GIS technology (i.e. satellite imagery) and the life cycle assessment (LCA) framework, into a public web-based platform. It will provide transparent and granular infor...

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Guidance for communicating hotspots: The effective use...

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This protocol for the appropriate use and communication of sustainability information derived from hotspots analysis is a companion to the publication 'Hotspots Analysis: a methodological framework' (in particular step 7 of the framework, that involves presenting and communicating the shortlisted hotspots to a wider audience). It provides guiding principles on how to communicate the results of a hotspots analysis and gives examples for visualization of the information. The protocol is aligned with the CI-SCP Guidelines for providing product sustainability information.
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My Green Butler

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Our project’s focus is behaviour change of staff and guests in tourism. Crystal Creek Meadows of Kangaroo Valley NSW Australia invited a smart system which encourages behaviour change through technology and training. We have now expanded this initial test to...

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Sustainable Tourism Sustainable Tourism
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