Natura Cosmeticos SA nominee for the 2014 CR Reporting Awards

Natura Cosmeticos SA, a famous brazilian firm, is part of the 10 nominees, for its 2012 sustainable report, as the Best Integrated report of the 2014 CR Reporting Awards held by Corporate Register. According to Corporate Register, an integrated report includes financial and non-financial aspects throughout, it does not just include a section on non-financial aspects. […]

BiodivSourcing – officially UEBT Affiliate member

After almost four years of working for the Union for Ethical BioTrade, I am pleased now to be part of the UEBT members community as an affiliate member through BiodivSourcing. I look forward to working with the UEBT Secretariat and the other members to continue our commitment towards ethical sourcing of biodiversity.

3rd March – World Wildlife Day

Geneva, 23 December 2013 – On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s […]

Moringa Oleifera – Well known plants also available in Angola

Who has heard about Moringa? I did not before I arrive in Angola. However, I always been intrigued by one of the body butter of The Body Shop composed of Moringa. I now know more about it thanks to Gus Le Breton from Bio-Innovation Zimbabwé and Ivo Costa Faria – Porto-angolan nutritionist, expert in natural […]

Suggested CSR objectives for 2014

CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility – had become a word that is more and more known by people. Looking for relevant information on CSR to share with you, I found an interesting blog managed by Elaine Cohen. She wrote a post listing her top-10 2013 CSR reporting. In this post, she also mentions her three […]

Convention on Biological Diversity – Aichi targets and National Strategic Plan for Biodiversity

During the II BioTrade Congress, the CBD presented the importance for signatory countries to review their National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan (NBSAP)according to the 2020 Aichi targets. There are 5 Strategic goals detailed by the Aichi targets that every NBSAP should follow: A: Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government […]