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style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>In this issue <o:p></o:p></span></h3> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom: 7.5pt;margin-left:22.5pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops:list 36.0pt'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family: Symbol;color:#547159'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'><span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";color:#547159'>Ongoing highlights from the 2015 National Biodiversity and Business Indaba<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-top:0cm;margin-right:0cm;margin-bottom: 7.5pt;margin-left:22.5pt;text-indent:-18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops:list 36.0pt'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:10.0pt; 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color:#686F64'> <br> Manager: National Biodiversity and Business Network<br> Endangered Wildlife Trust<br> W + 27 11 372 3600 | Ext 64 | F + 27 11 608 4682 | C + 27 72&nbsp;210 2085<br> Email: </span><a href="mailto:shelleyl@ewt.org.za"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>shelleyl@ewt.org.za</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'> | Web: </span><a href="http://is.elf.mylogomail.com/sendlink.asp?HitID=0&amp;StID=31736&amp;SID=14&amp;NID=729318&amp;EmID=4176252&amp;Link=aHR0cDovL2lzLmVsZi5teWxvZ29tYWlsLmNvbS9zZW5kbGluay5hc3A%2FSGl0SUQ9MCZTdElEPTMxNzM2JlNJRD0xNCZOSUQ9Njc2ODYyJkVtSUQ9NDE3NjI1MiZMaW5rPWFIUjBjRG92TDNkM2R5NWxkM1F1YjNKbkxucGgmdG9rZW49NWQ2YzQ3OTM2NGU5YWRiZDdkZDc3YTQ4MGFjNjAxNDZkZDc5NWJkMw%3D%3D&amp;token=5d6c479364e9adbd7dd77a480ac60146dd795bd3" target="_blank"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#9FAF78'>www.ewt.org.za</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> <div align=center> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width="100%" style='width:100.0%;mso-cellspacing:0cm;mso-yfti-tbllook: 1184;mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes; height:18.75pt'> <td style='padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm;height:18.75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </td> <td width=523 valign=top style='width:392.25pt;padding:11.25pt 11.25pt 11.25pt 11.25pt'> <h2><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>Welcome to the May 2015 issue of the National Biodiversity and Business Network (NBBN) newsletter <o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>To distribute any biodiversity and business relevant information to the network in the next newsletter, please forward the information to myself (</span><a href="mailto:shelleyl@ewt.org.za"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>shelleyl@ewt.org.za</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>) before 1 June 2015.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 style='background:white;border-collapse:collapse;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width=548 valign=top style='width:410.8pt;padding:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 18.0pt;font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#547159'>Ongoing Highlights from the 2015 National Biodiversity and Business Indaba<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 18.0pt;font-family:"Georgia","serif";color:#9FAF78'>INDABA PROCEEDINGS ATTACHED!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='display:none;mso-hide:all'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=0 width=535 style='width:401.05pt;mso-cellspacing:3.7pt;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td style='background:#E5E7E2;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <h2><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>DAY 1: Setting the strategic direction of the Indaba  5 key points<o:p></o:p></span></h2> </td> <td width=3 style='width:2.25pt;padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1'> <td width=517 style='width:387.45pt;background:#E5E7E2;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_11" o:spid="_x0000_i1026" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image001.png@01D0921F.EB7AA7F0" style='width:336.75pt;height:186.75pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image002.png" o:href="cid:image001.png@01D0921F.EB7AA7F0"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#9FAF78'>Ismail Lagardien of the National Planning Commission, Corli le Roux Head of SRI Index and Sustainability at the JSE, Bheki Sibiya CEO of the Chamber of Mines, Joanne Yawitch CEO of the National Business Initiative, Peter Lukey Chief Policy Advisor: Strategic Environmental Intelligence and Dr Marie Parramon-Gurney Regional Technical Coordinator, Business Economics and Biodiversity of the IUCN.</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> <td width=3 style='width:2.5pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td style='background:#E5E7E2;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-bottom:7.5pt;text-indent:-18.0pt; mso-list:l1 level1 lfo4'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:Arial; color:#686F64'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>1.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>CEO s need to be championing the issue of the mainstreaming of biodiversity.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-bottom:7.5pt;text-indent:-18.0pt; mso-list:l1 level1 lfo4'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:Arial; color:#686F64'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>2.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Investors have an important role to play in driving the mainstreaming of biodiversity into business  do they have all the information they need to make informed decisions?.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-bottom:7.5pt;text-indent:-18.0pt; mso-list:l1 level1 lfo4'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:Arial; color:#686F64'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>3.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Biodiversity should not be addressed in isolation from issues such as job creation, poverty alleviation, education and addressing inequality.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-bottom:7.5pt;text-indent:-18.0pt; mso-list:l1 level1 lfo4'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:Arial; color:#686F64'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>4.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>We need to identify ways to make companies truly understand their dependencies on biodiversity and their contribution to its degradation.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoListParagraph style='margin-bottom:7.5pt;text-indent:-18.0pt; mso-list:l1 level1 lfo4'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:Arial; color:#686F64'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>5.<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Sustainability people within companies tend to be marginalised. How do we change this?<o:p></o:p></span></p> <h2><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>NBBN event<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>30 June 2015: MANAGING OUR NATURAL CAPITAL  LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND TOOLS</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>, SRK Consulting s offices, Johannesburg, South Africa. Organisations presenting will include, amongst others, SANBI, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) and the IUCN. To attend this session please send an email to Shelley at </span><a href="mailto:shelleyl@ewt.org.za"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>shelleyl@ewt.org.za</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>.</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'> <b>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></b></span></p> </td> <td width=3 style='width:2.25pt;padding:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>&nbsp;National events and news<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=0 width=524 style='width:393.0pt;mso-cellspacing:3.7pt;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td width=180 style='width:135.0pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_18" o:spid="_x0000_i1027" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image005.jpg@01D07B50.BE84AAB0" style='width:131.25pt;height:18pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image004.jpg" o:href="cid:image006.jpg@01D09391.4287EE50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img src="2a.jpg" width="173" height="75"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=329 style='width:246.9pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Entries are now open for the <b>Eco-Logic Awards 2015</b> which recognise South Africa s environmental champions and reward outstanding achievements. This year a new category will be included: Business Green. Entries close 31 July 2015. For more information </span><a href="http://www.eco-logicawards.com/"><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'> </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#547159'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1'> <td width=180 style='width:135.0pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_16" o:spid="_x0000_i1028" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image010.png@01D092D4.663D4D80" style='width:128.25pt;height:58.5pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image005.png" o:href="cid:image010.png@01D092D4.663D4D80"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=329 style='width:246.9pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Sustainability Week 23-25 June 2015</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>, CSIR International Convention Centre, Johannesburg. Advancing the Green Economy through the sharing of knowledge across disciplines and sectors, and by actively seeking to accelerate the total number of projects undertaken under the heading of sustainability, Sustainability Week will once again prove to have a catalytic effect. For more information </span><a href="http://alive2green.com/events/sustainability-week/"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#9FAF78'> </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2'> <td width=180 style='width:135.0pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_15" o:spid="_x0000_i1029" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image018.png@01D092EC.104F1620" style='width:130.5pt;height:40.5pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image007.png" o:href="cid:image018.png@01D092EC.104F1620"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=329 style='width:246.9pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>The <b>12th Biodiversity Planning Forum </b>will be held from <b>23-26 June 2015 </b>at the Salt Rock Hotel and Beach Resort in the KwaZulu-Natal Province.</span> <span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'>The Biodiversity Planning Forum provides an opportunity to share and synthesise valuable lessons from biodiversity planning projects across South Africa. For more information contact Erica or Freyni at </span><a href="mailto:events@grassland.org.za"><span style='font-size:9.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>events@grassland.org.za</span></a><strong><span style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>.</span></strong><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:3;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td width=180 style='width:135.0pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_9" o:spid="_x0000_i1030" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image009.png@01D092D6.01D77B20" style='width:133.5pt;height:33pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image009.png" o:href="cid:image009.png@01D092D6.01D77B20"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><img src="2.jpg" width="173" height="48"><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=329 style='width:246.9pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Cambridge Sustainability Practitioner Programme 16-19 August 2015</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>, Intundla Game Lodge, Gauteng. Sustainability is no longer simply a bolt-on to a  business-as-usual approach, but is something that must become deeply embedded in the day-to-day operations of all organisations. This seminar is designed for managers in organisations from the private or public sector to equip them with a high-level understanding of sustainability. For more information </span><a href="http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/executive-education/open-programmes/sustainability-practitioner-programme"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> <h2><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>International events and news<o:p></o:p></span></h2> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=5 cellpadding=0 width=524 style='width:393.0pt;mso-cellspacing:3.7pt;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184; mso-padding-alt:0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes'> <td width=175 style='width:131.25pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_25" o:spid="_x0000_i1031" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:131.25pt;height:86.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image011.jpg" o:href="cid:image007.jpg@01D09391.4287EE50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=334 style='width:250.65pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#547159'>The FSC launches its new global brand</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Arial","sans-serif";color:#547159'>  On 30 April 2015 the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) launched its new global brand: <b>Forests For All Forever</b>. In the past 20 years, FSC has become a well-trusted name within the environmental and sustainability sector. Now, with its new branding, FSC hopes to inspire an audience it has not engaged directly before  the consumer. For more information see the attached press release.</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:1'> <td width=175 style='width:131.25pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_19" o:spid="_x0000_i1032" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image022.png@01D092D8.6BE5D500" style='width:63pt;height:62.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image012.png" o:href="cid:image022.png@01D092D8.6BE5D500"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=334 style='width:250.65pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>United Nations Global Compact Conference 23-25 June 2015</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>, UN HQ, New York, USA. Bringing together business and civil society to showcase private sector s approach to meeting the United Nations global agenda for sustainable development. For more information </span><a href="https://www.unglobalcompact.org/NewsAndEvents/global_compact_15.html"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#9FAF78'> </span><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:2'> <td width=175 style='width:131.25pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_27" o:spid="_x0000_i1033" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:76.5pt;height:87pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image014.jpg" o:href="cid:image019.jpg@01D09391.4287EE50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=334 style='width:250.65pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>In Good Company 2015</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'> is the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) International s annual global platform to engage with leading companies, brands and international NGOs working strategically with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), sustainability and FSC. The event will take place in Durban, South Africa from <b>3-5 September 2015</b>. For more information </span><a href="http://ingoodcompany.fsc.org/index.htm"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:3'> <td width=175 style='width:131.25pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><img src="6.jpg" width="173" height="120"><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_24" o:spid="_x0000_i1034" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image026.png@01D092E3.24B61A90" style='width:105.75pt;height:87pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image015.png" o:href="cid:image026.png@01D092E3.24B61A90"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=334 style='width:250.65pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>The <b>XIV World Forestry Congress, 7-11 November 2015</b>, to be held in Durban, South Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them. For more information </span><a href="http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/en/"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'> <o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:4'> <td width=175 style='width:131.25pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_20" o:spid="_x0000_i1035" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:128.25pt;height:54pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image017.jpg" o:href="cid:image021.jpg@01D09391.4287EE50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> </td> <td width=334 style='width:250.65pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>The <b>2015 Convention for Biological Diversity Business and Biodiversity Forum: Practices, Solutions and the Way Forward</b> (which will also encompass the 5th Meeting of the Global Partnership for Business and Biodiversity) will take place from <b>11-12 November 2015</b> in Helsinki, Finland. For further information </span><a href="https://www.cbd.int/business/bc/2015forum.shtml"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:5'> <td width=175 style='width:131.25pt;background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_7" o:spid="_x0000_i1036" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="http://is.elf.mylogomail.com/za_members/31736/ftp/NBBN/9.png" style='width:129.75pt;height:69pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image018.jpg" o:href="cid:image025.jpg@01D09391.4287EE50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]><img src="8.jpg" width="173" height="87"></p> </td> <td width=334 style='width:250.65pt;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Organisers of the <b>second World Forum on Natural Capital</b>, which will take place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom on <b>23-24 November 2015</b>, have issued a <b>call for case studies</b> that demonstrate how putting natural capital at the heart of decision-making can benefit the bottom line, as well as the natural environment. The closing date is Friday, 29 May 2015. For more information </span><a href="http://is.elf.mylogomail.com/sendlink.asp?HitID=0&amp;StID=31736&amp;SID=14&amp;NID=729318&amp;EmID=4176252&amp;Link=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5uYXR1cmFsY2FwaXRhbGZvcnVtLmNvbS8yMDE1ZXZlbnQ%3D&amp;token=5d6c479364e9adbd7dd77a480ac60146dd795bd3"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:6'> <td style='background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_29" o:spid="_x0000_i1037" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:111pt;height:45pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image019.jpg" o:href="cid:image029.jpg@01D09391.4287EE50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> </td> <td style='padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Sustainability Reporting - Developing a Landscape Mapping Tool for Business.</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'> The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB) are developing a web-based tool and database to help business understand and navigate the complex and fragmented corporate sustainability reporting landscape. To read more </span><a href="http://www.wbcsd.org/Pages/eNews/eNewsDetails.aspx?ID=16469&amp;NoSearchContextKey=true"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:7'> <td style='background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_28" o:spid="_x0000_i1038" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="" style='width:124.5pt;height:62.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image020.png" o:href="cid:image030.png@01D09391.4287EE50"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> </td> <td style='padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=Default><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'>The <b>Australian Business and Biodiversity Initiative</b> (ABBI)</span> <span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'>produced a summary paper entitled <b> Natural Capital at Risk </b> which outlines why natural capital is a material risk for businesses as well as to the broader Australian economy. This summary serves as a precursor to a more detailed publication, soon to be released. To download the Executive Summary</span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><a href="http://www.kpmg.com/AU/en/IssuesAndInsights/ArticlesPublications/Pages/natural-capital-at-risk.aspx"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#9FAF78'> </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:8;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td style='background:white;padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_22" o:spid="_x0000_i1039" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="cid:image028.png@01D092E2.07DDE070" style='width:126pt;height:89.25pt'> <v:imagedata src="EWTOffice%20Busandbio%20National%20Biodiverstiy%20and%20Business%20NetworkNewsletter%20-May%202015_files/image022.png" o:href="cid:image028.png@01D092E2.07DDE070"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><![if !vml]><![endif]></p> </td> <td style='padding:.75pt .75pt .75pt .75pt'> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><b><span style='font-size: 10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Four of nine 'planetary boundaries' exceeded -</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>Civilisation has crossed four of nine 'planetary boundaries', increasing the risk of irreversibly driving the Earth in to a less hospitable state, concludes new research. These are: extinction rate, deforestation, atmospheric CO</span><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>2</span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'> and the flow of nitrogen and phosphorus. To download the article </span><a href="http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/four_out_of_nine_planetary_boundaries_exceeded_410na1_en.pdf"><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#9FAF78'>click here.</span></a><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"; color:#686F64'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> </td> </tr> </table> <p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:7.5pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#686F64'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#686F64;display:none; mso-hide:all'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p> <div align=center> <table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=800 style='width:600.0pt;mso-cellspacing:0cm;mso-yfti-tbllook:1184;mso-padding-alt: 0cm 0cm 0cm 0cm'> <tr style='mso-yfti-irow:0;mso-yfti-firstrow:yes;mso-yfti-lastrow:yes'> <td valign=top style='padding:15.0pt 15.0pt 15.0pt 15.0pt'> <p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><span style='font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:white'>Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Copyright 2014 - Endangered Wildlife Trust. 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