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Beyond Compliance
Sustainability Issues:
"Green Zia" Program Overview
The Green Zia Environmental Excellence Program is a voluntary program designed to support and assist all New Mexico businesses, from the largest facility to the smallest corner business, achieve environmental excellence through continuous environmental improvement.
http://p2.utep.edu/projects/index.cfm

AICHE Institute for Sustainability
AIChE has formed the Institute for Sustainability (IfS) to promote the societal, economic and environmental benefits of sustainable and green engineering. IfS will serve the needs of--and influence the efforts of--engineers and scientists in industry, academia, and government.
http://www.aiche.org/sustainability/

CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING AND THE UNEP/SUSTAINABILITY BENCHMARKING TOOL
This paper, after a very brief resume of the state of CERs in the UK, focuses on the UNEP/SustainAbility tool, presenting by way of example of its use a summary comparison of recent environmental reports across the 10 UK Water PLC’s.
http://www.brad.ac.uk/acad/envsci/Research/SB/CERs.PDF

Global Reporting Initiative
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is a multi-stakeholder process and independent institution whose mission is to develop and disseminate globally applicable Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
http://www.globalreporting.org/guidelines/2002.asp

Green Zia Program Information Guide
Use this site to learn more about New Mexico's Green Zia Program.
http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/Green_Zia_website/

International Institute for Sustainable Development
The International Institute for Sustainable Development contributes to sustainable development by advancing policy recommendations on international trade and investment, economic policy, climate change, measurement and assessment, and natural resources management.
http://www.iisd.org/

Johannesburg Summit 2002
Johannesburg Summit 2002 - The World Summit on Sustainable Development brought together tens of thousands of participants, including heads of State and Government, national delegates and leaders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and other major groups to focus the world's attention and direct action toward meeting difficult challenges, including improving people's lives and conserving our natural resources in a world that is growing in population, with ever-increasing demands for food, water, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security.
http://www.johannesburgsummit.org/

National Councils for Sustainable Development
The NCSD is a forum where all major actors can negotiate, seek consensus and work together toward sustainability issues. Council's mission is to make sustainable development operational through citizen empowerment and democratization and NCSDs provide the most appropriate mechanism for achieving this.
http://www.ecouncil.ac.cr/ecncsd.htm

SustainAbility
SustainAbility is a strategy consultancy and independent think tank specializing in the business risks and market opportunities of corporate responsibility and sustainable development.
http://www.sustainability.com/

Sustainable Development International
Sustainable Development International provides up-to-date reporting coverage on key sustainable development processes and issues, with a strategic focus on the follow-up to, and implementation of, the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and the UN Millennium Development Goals as well as on latest developments from the CSR sector.
http://www.sustdev.org/

Sustainable Development Online
Sustainable development (SD) is a continually changing and vital area that is holistic by definition. The role of Sustainable Development Online (SDO) is to map this sea of change and provide access to significant web sites built by organizations supporting the move towards SD.
http://sd-online.ewindows.eu.org/

The Centre for Tomorrow's Company
Tomorrow's Company is a research and education charity which publishes research and brings practical business people together to generate and share ideas, then put those ideas into the public domain which influences decision makers in companies, the investment community, stakeholder groups, business schools, and government.
http://www.tomorrowscompany.com/

The Natural Step
The Natural Step works to accelerate global sustainability by guiding companies, communities and governments onto an ecologically, socially and economically sustainable path.
http://www.naturalstep.org/

The Sustainability Report: Corporate Sustainability Reporting
Here is a great model to follow when it comes to writing up a sustainability report for your company.
http://www.sustreport.org/business/report/practice.html

UN Division for Sustainable Development
The Division for Sustainable Development provides leadership and is an authoritative source of expertise within the United Nations system on sustainable development.
http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/index.html

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
The WBCSD formed to provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to promote the role of eco-efficiency, innovation and corporate social responsibility.
http://www.wbcsd.ch/templates/TemplateWBCSD5/layout.asp?MenuID=1



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