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How Hilton will reach its 2030 social and environmental goals

On top of removing plastic straws from its 650 managed properties by the end of 2018, Hilton revealed it will double its social impact investments and cut its global environmental impact in half by 2030. An estimated eight million tonnes of plastic waste enter the ocean each year, and research projects that plastic in our oceans could triple in a decade. Plastic pollution not only impacts our waters and marine life but also our food chain and overall health.

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Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit
Explore doing business to profit with purpose at the 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

Future-proof your business and book tickets now for the second annual Africa Shared Value Summit, set to take place this week, on 24-25 May 2018, at The Maslow conference centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. The theme for this year's summit is Meeting the Challenge, and you're invited to join the Shared Value movement, deepening and continuing the Shared Value conversation in Africa with a focus on implementation, impact and how Shared Value may be used as a vehicle to implement and align business to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Issued by Shift Social Development 1 day ago

How to break the impasse between opposing camps in ivory trade debate
How to break the impasse between opposing camps in ivory trade debate

Elephants are in an extremely precarious state in both Africa and Asia. Demand for ivory from Africa has caused significant declines in wild populations. This is now accompanied by new demand for elephant skins from Asia.

By Katarzyna Nowak, Benezeth Mutayoba, Phyllis Lee, R 1 day ago

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Biomimicry and the future of utilities

Claire Janisch, founder of Biomimicry South Africa, took to the podium at this year's African Utility Week to share how biomimicry could influence the future of utilities.

By Sindy Peters 3 days ago

How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change
How planting trees can protect cocoa plants against climate change

Worldwide, areas suitable for cocoa production are predicted to shrink by up to 20-30% over the next 30 years. This is because cocoa trees are already struggling to cope with drier, hotter conditions - attributed in large part to climate change.

By Philippe Vaast 3 days ago

Creating business communities for African unity
Creating business communities for African unity

The run-up to the 55th Africa Day, celebrated annually on 25 May in parts of Africa and around the world in commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union), is an ideal time to reflect on the opportunities presented by a new collective zeitgeist happening in Africa.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 days ago

Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value
Doing good is good for business: Tiekie Barnard explains the benefits of Shared Value

Business is driven by profit, but Shift Social Development CEO Tiekie Barnard believes in the importance of profit with purpose. In this Q&A, she explains the meaning of Shared Value and how companies can use this business strategy to find where the biggest growth opportunities lie

Issued by Shift Social Development 3 days ago

#FairnessFirst: #CannesYouSeeUs trends at Cannes Film Festival
#FairnessFirst: #CannesYouSeeUs trends at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is usually filled with chatter about the winning work and those impressive evening gowns the celebs wear. Comments following the 2018 version are proving more substantial than usual, as diversity was front and foremost at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2018

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers on patrol at the Meru National Park. Flickr/IFAW
Why Kenya's proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea

Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death. The proposal has surfaced because people believe existing penalties aren't stringent enough, and because of the huge burden that poaching places on the country.

By Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka 21 May 2018

BRICS ministers reaffirm commitment to Paris Agreement
BRICS ministers reaffirm commitment to Paris Agreement

Environment ministers from BRICS nations have reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement in dealing with climate change.

21 May 2018