Outreach day 3

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Private Sector

Today’s edition focuses on the private sector and the growing discussions on corporate sustainability reporting. Jeannet Lingan’s opening article looks at the legacy of Chapter 41 of Agenda 21 and the urgent need for progress at Rio+20 on reporting, Marco DeSena calls for private sector companies to be transparency leaders, and Gordon Hewitt discusses how integrating material sustainability information into corporate reports should be a key outcome of Rio+20. The edition closes with the latest news from the negotiations.

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Outreach Videos


Aviva’s Steve Waygood; A Convention on Conrporate Sustainability Reporting

Aviva’s Head of Sustainability talks about the need for the private sector to incorporate environmental accounting into financial reporting.

Outreach will be producing more video podcasts throughout this week of Informal negotiations. To view more videos from previous sessions click here.

Quote of the day

With less than a month to go, it looks set that mandatory corporate reporting is the best outcome possible at Rio+20. But we as civil society, should unite once more like back in 2002 and call for “rights for people and rules for big business”

Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace International

Outreach is a multi-stakeholder magazine which is published daily at Rio+20 Intersessional and Preparatory Meetings. The articles written are intended to reflect those of the authors alone or where indicated a coalition’s opinion. An individual’s article is the opinion of that author alone, and does not reflect the opinions of all stakeholders.

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Water and Oceans

For this first day of the third round of ‘informal informals’ negotiations in New York, we have focused on a core theme within the Rio+20 discussions, that of Water and Oceans. We have a diverse range of insights, from Karin Lexén’s (Stockholm International Water Institute) ‘Water: The bloodstream of the green economy’, giving a clear outline of action required on water at Rio, and Flavia Loures and Stuart Orr’s (WWF) article on ‘WWF’s freshwater goals and priorities for Rio+20’, to Shrikant Daji Limaye’s (UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP Project GROWNET) ‘In future, we want less talk and more actions at field level’. Finally, the opening page of this edition gives an outline of our plans for Outreach this week, including themes and content deadlines… More

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