| Johannesburg Climate Legacy Project|
The Johannesburg Climate Legacy will 'offset' the additional greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the World Summit on Sustainable Development through investments in carbon-reducing projects across South Africa. Companies, individuals, and governments can sponsor this 'offset' by making donations on-line.
|Accelerating Access Initiative (AAI)|
UNAIDS is working in conjunction with businesses, including six major pharmaceutical companies, to improve access to AIDS care in the hardest-hit regions of the world.
|African Energy Fund|
The African Energy Fund will leverage and channel funding from the private sector and international financing agencies for energy and electricity infrastructure projects in Africa.
|Alcan International Micro-business Network|
Micro-business programmes have been set up in 179 schools in five countries to encourage recycling and teach school children the principles of sustainability and entrepreneurship.
|Alternative Fuel Initiative|
Fiat, the Italian Ministry for the Environment, and Unione Petrolifera unite to promote low-emission methane-powered vehicles and reduce air pollution in Italy's cities.
|Bicycling Refurbishing Initiative|
This initiative collects bicycles from Europe and the USA and ships them to South Africa where newly established shops will refurbish and sell the bikes, creating jobs and encouraging the use of environmentally-friendly transport.
|Bikes for Africa|
Over 1000 bicycles will be presented to the city of Johannesburg. Bicycles are non-polluting, promote good health, and improve the quality of life in urban communities.
|Biodiversity Conservation in Southern Africa|
The Endangered Wildlife Trust teams up with partners on numerous projects designed to promote biodiversity in Southern Africa.
Ninety four countries have established 408 biosphere reserves across the world. Nominated by national governments, these reserves are managed by local communities, government agencies and private businesses in an effort to demonstrate the possibility of conserving natural resources while developing their sustainable use.
|Biosphere Reserves: From the Rhoen-for the Rhoen Initiative|
Based in the Rhoen, Germany, local agriculture, crafts, and gastronomy businesses have joined forces in this initiative to safeguard the Rhoen landscape, promote the use of regional products in gastronomy and increase employment.
|Biosphere Reserves: Rhoen Apple Initiative|
Apple farmers, brewers, fruit-juice producers and tree nurseries are committed to this project to conserve fruit orchards as a typical landscape feature of the Rhoen region and to generate income and employment locally.
|Biosphere Reserves: Rhoen Sheep Project|
The Rhoensheep is an endangered breed but through the efforts of this project the total ewe population in the region has increased from 0 to 2000 since 1994.
|Biosphere Reserves: The Singita Lebombo - K2C Empowerment Project|
Through this project the local community of Bushbuckridge, South Africa is being trained and provided with the capital to set up small businesses to sell local products within the game farms in the Kruger National Park.
|BPD Water and Sanitation Cluster|
The majority of international private water operators have joined with local governments and NGOs in this initiative to provide clean water and safe sanitation to poor communities in seven under-developed countries.
|Business and Biodiversity Initiative|
IUCN – the World Conservation Union – has set up this global project to work with the business community to promote the sustainable use of natural resources.
|Business Partners for Development (BPD)|
A programme initiated by the World Bank Group in which more than 120 organisations across the world supported and promoted 30 partnership projects that show how co-operation between the private, public and civil sectors can deliver benefits to communities and business.
A partnership between over 100 companies in South Africa and the South African government to create jobs, reduce crime, improve literacy and tackle malaria.
|Citigroup Fund for Microfinance|
Financial services company partners with organisations around the world to expand access to credit and encourage sustainable enterprise.
|Clean and Green|
Based in South Africa, Clean and Green encourages communities to develop a waste management system to improve living conditions, provide employment and generate income through recycling schemes.
|Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) - Engaging the private sector|
|Comparative Matrix of Forest Certification Schemes|
The Confederation of European Paper Industries aims to promote sustainable forest management by establishing an internationally recognised benchmark against which the results of various forest management certification initiatives can be compared.
The international business community and South African government are working together to deliver internet access and to give young people the IT skills to live and work in the global economy.
E+Co offers early-stage funding to initiatives establishing local clean energy businesses in developing countries.
|Energy and Biodiversity Initiative (EBI) - Oil & Gas Operations|
The Energy & Biodiversity Initiative (EBI), comprised of four major energy companies and five leading conservation organizations, is developing tools and guidelines for integrating biodiversity into oil and gas development.
|Energy Wisdom Programme (EWP)|
This electricity industry initiative strives to achieve measurable improvements in energy efficiency and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in a cost-effective way.
|Engaging the Advertising Industry to Help Communicate Sustainability Around the World|
The goals of this project are to use the skills and reach of the international marketing and communications industry to develop a global campaign promoting sustainable development to audiences around the world.
By developing replicable business models, Environmental Enterprises proves to investors the viability and profitability of small environmental businesses in developing countries.
|European Declaration on Paper Recovery|
The signatories of this declaration, key members of the paper industry, are committed to ensure that by 2005 56% of paper and board products consumed in Europe are recycled.
|Family Health & Development Partnership|
Procter and Gamble teams up with UNICEF and others to promote health, nutrition and access to clean water in over 25 countries around the world.
|Flower Valley Project|
This legacy project is about demonstrating the viability of a business model for resource conservation and sustainable livelihoods, which has the potential for replication both within and beyond South Africa.
|ForesTrade: Promoting Sustainability at the Source|
ForesTrade is an international product development and trading company that imports fine quality organic coffee, spices and essential oils. Through its extensive network and commitment to sustainable agricultural practices, ForesTrade fosters small farm development, community socio-economic development, and natural resource conservation.
|George Oils: Sustainable Essential Oils Industry|
South African Breweries (SAB) are leading this programme to develop a local essential oils industry to compete on the international cosmetics market. Two totally organic farms have been established, providing the necessary products for the oils as well as jobs.
|GHG Emissions Reduction Pilot Programme|
Led by the World Energy Council, the GHG Emissions Reduction Pilot Programme records the effectiveness of greenhouse gas reduction programs initiated by the energy industry.
|Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI)|
Pharmaceutical companies, governments and NGOs have committed themselves to the mission of ensuring every child in the world will be protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
|Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)|
The International Telecommunications Union and 13 industry members have joined forces with UNEP to bring the benefits of information and communication technology to developing countries.
|Global Health Initiative|
Led by the World Economic Forum and involving its member companies and the WHO, GHI’s object is to increase business engagement in the battle against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
|Global Initiative on Natural Gas Flaring Reductions|
This World Bank led Initiative, in collaboration with the Government of Norway, aims to support the petroleum industry and national governments in their efforts to reduce the environmentally-damaging flaring of gas.
|Global Master Plan for Cycling|
Working with national and local governments on every continent the Global Master Plan for Cycling promotes the bicycle as a non-polluting, time-saving mode of transport that can improve the quality of life and increase business opportunities in developing countries.
|Global Mining Initiative|
Nine leading mining companies participated in this initiative to identify the mining industry’s role in sustainable development.
|Global Reporting Initiative|
Setting standards for sustainability reporting which are used by more than 155 companies from 17 countries the GRI works in response to the increasing influence of sustainability upon decision-making by corporations, governments and capital markets worldwide.
|Global Technology Transfer and Knowledge Management Partnership|
The engineering industry have united with UNEP to improve access to technology by investing in sustainable products and services in the energy, agriculture, textile, waste, water and forestry sectors.
Western Power heads this re-vegetation project in the Hotham-Williams Catchment, Australia through which volunteers plant an average of 500,000 native seedlings annually on degraded land.
|IMO/IPIECA Global Initiative in Africa|
The main goal of the IMO / IPIECA Global Initiative is to improve the global state of oil spill preparedness and response with two main objectives; to assist developing countries to establish an effective national response structure for dealing with oil spills, and to encourage national and regional ratification and implementation of the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation.
|Indonesia & Micro-credit Programme with Local Communities|
TotalFinaElf-Indonesia is working with the Indonesian government, local communities and NGOs to improve the level of education, health, social services and income-generating activities in the Mahakam Delta.
|Innovation, Technology, Society, and Sustainability|
A WBCSD initiative to examine what actions are needed by the business community to ensure that innovation and technology developments are consistent with sustainable development.
|Integrated Approach to Environmental Emergencies|
This initiative assists countries in developing their strategies to prevent and deal with environmental emergencies.
|Interactive Map Service (IMapS) - Providing Biodiversity Information Online|
This online map provides immediate access to biodiversity and social data for use in emergency oil spill response situations and provides key environmental information for strategic planning and environmental impact assessments.
|International Corporate Social Responsibility and Capacity Building in the Developing World|
With this initiaitive, The World Environment Center (WEC) hopes to spread its principals of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to small and medium sized industries in the developing world.
|International Hotels Environment Initiative (IHEI)|
With hotels at its core, the travel and tourism industry forms the largest and fastest growing industry in the world. The International Hotels Environment Initiative (IHEI) offers a tool to monitor and improve the environmental impact of hotels throughout the world.
|Investing in Nature|
Two thousand HSBC staff will volunteer on Earthwatch conservation projects and 200 scientists and conservationists from developing countries will be trained on Earthwatch research projects.
Combining the expertise and funds of farmers, conservation groups, government and businesses, this initiative now has 4800 Landcare groups operating across Australia to improve natural resource management.
Following the example of Landcare Australia, Landcare International aims to create a global network of 100 Landcare countries within the next decade.
|London Remade: The Mayor of London's Green Procurement Code|
The Mayor of London's Green Procurement Code tackles London’s waste crisis by providing sustainable waste management solutions to help the city reduce its waste production. The initiative aims to develop new markets for products made from recycled materials and to divert 250,000 tonnes of waste from landfill into recycled products by 2004.
|Malaria Prevention Partnerships; A Strategic Health Management Approach|
Exxon Mobil has implemented a programme in over 30 African countries to prevent and combat malaria within its workforce. The company is focusing on new drug discovery and new drug development.
|Marine Aquarium Council: MAC Certification for Responsible Reef Fisheries and Trade|
Creating an international system of environmental standards, certification and labeling for the global trade in marine ornamentals.
|Marine Stewardship Council: The MSC Standard for Sustainable Fisheries|
More than 100 major seafood processors, traders and retailers from over 20 countries around the world, have pledged their support for the MSC programme which uses a product label to reward environmentally responsible fishery management and practises.
|Mediterranean Oil Industry Group (MOIG)|
This initiative aims to improve oil spill preparedness and response around the Mediterranean Sea, and build the capacity of local governments and local institutions to oversee these activities.
|NEPAD Business Group: Business for Africa|
Business for Africa encourages private companies to get involved in sustainable development projects in Africa by sharing information on trade and investment opportunities on the continent.
This initiative aims to foster innovation and competitiveness of green energy-related businesses and thereby contribute to a positive market trend in the field of renewable energies.
|Partnership for the development of urban services in Casablanca|
This partnership to provide water, sanitation, and electricy services to the city of Casablana has already brought electricity to 11,000 households and clean water to 4,000.
|Partnership for the development of water and sanitation services|
Achieving sustainable water and sanitation services to poor communities in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa through a public-private partnership that demonstrates the efficiency of delegated management.
|Phase out of Leaded Gasoline in Sub-Saharan Africa|
An petroleum industry project aiming to phase out leaded gasoline in all SSA countries by 2005.
|Recycle millions of lives|
This partnership, which promotes recycling and environmental awareness in Sao Paolo, Brazil, has already employed and trained 90 people as environmental educators.
|Renewable Energy in Indonesia|
Seven leading electricity companies have joined forces with the Indonesian Government to provide sustainable electricity to rural villages in eastern Indonesia.
|Responsible Care in the Chemical Industry|
Operating in 46 countries and led by the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) Responsible Care in the Chemical Industry strives to improve the chemical industry’s health, safety and environmental performance.
|Rhön Biosphere Reserve Business Partnership Initiative|
The Rhön Biosphere Reserve Business Partnership Initiative is an organisation of regional enterprises who actively support Rhön Biosphere Reserve in Germany, with the aim of assuring and promoting the continued development of the Rhön Biosphere Reserve.
|Rhön Wood Processing/Finishing Initiative (Rhönholzveredler)|
This German initiative promotes the conservation of sustainably managed broad leaf woodland by promoting the use of old-growth trees, and hence the creation and conservation of habitats for numerous wild plants and animals which depend on old growth forests and trees.
|Rio Tinto & Earthwatch Institute Partnership|
With the objectives of increasing scientific data and enhancing scientific capacity in developing countries the Rio Tinto and Earthwatch partnership has already contributed 10,000 hours of fieldwork to biodiversity research in 10 countries.
|Roll Back Malaria - A Global Partnership|
This global partnership between the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, World Bank, United Nations Development Programme, NGOs and businesses aims to halve the world's malaria burden by 2010.
|Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI)|
SAI is a new platform created by the food industry to actively support the worldwide promotion of sustainable agriculture.
|Sustainable Agriculture resource for Rural Ghana|
The Sustainable Agriculture Integrated Resource for Ghana in an NGO formed in 1995 by Ghanaian agricultural scientists with the aim of promoting sustainable agricultural growth and alleviating hunger and other problems in drought affected areas.
|Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI)|
Industry Canada leads this programme involving 354 companies in an effort to help citizens of developing countries improve their quality of life through sustainable economic developments and business relationships with developed countries.
A global partnership between SC Johnson, local governments and NGOs to ensure commitments to sustainable development projects in communities around the world.
|Sustainable Development and Asset Management|
A financial sector project working in Europe, the USA, and Australia to integrate sustainability-criteria into investment strategies. In 1999 it established the world's first sustainability stock index family, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), providing a sustainability benchmark for the global financial community.
|Sustainable Living Education Centre|
The Johannesburg Zoo company and the Endangered Wildlife Trust will initiate this legacy project that aims to promote sustainable living, educating children and adults alike about their roles as custodians of the planet and its biodiversity.
|The Elf-in-Rural-Life Project|
Elf Petroleum Nigeria has united with rural communities in Nigeria to promote modern farming. Since 1995, about 3024 farmers have received seedlings, fertiliser and insecticides, while a total of 5011 farmers have received agricultural advice from resident experts.
|The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program|
The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) leads this project to change the way industrial forestry is practised and to develop a scientifically-sound industry standard for sustainable forestry.
|The Western Indian Ocean Regional Oil Spill Contingency Planning Project|
This World Bank funded initiative aims to improve oil spill preparedness and response around the Western Indian Ocean region, and create and improve the capacity of local governments and local institutions to carry out these activities.
|Tour Operators Initiative|
Headed by the United Nations Environment programme and backed by 23 member companies and seven NGOs the initiative aims to encourage tour operators to commit to sustainable development and to gain support for environmentally-friendly tourism from tourists themselves.
|TRACE: Transparent Agents and Contracting Entities|
TRACE seeks to increase transparency in international business transactions by identifying local partners committed to ethical business practices.
|Treatment of Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water|
Many safe water projects in India and Bangledesh were found to be contaminated by arsenic. This initiative combates this problem, improving the quality of life and health of a potential 75 million people.
|Water Neutral Legacy Project|
The Water Neutral Legacy Project addresses the pivotal role water and sanitation play in the eradication of poverty and disease. The project aims to ‘offset’ the addition water consumption resulting from the World Summit on Sustainable Development by funding projects that will contribute to the development of water and sanitation services throughout South Africa.
|WBCSD Access to Water|
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development and its member companies throughout the world are working to identify how to ensure future access to the amount and quality of water needed by industry, while balancing the needs of generations to come.
|WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative|
WBCSD is working with 10 cement industry participants to identify key sustainability issues for the cement industry.
|WBCSD Sustainability and the Financial Sector|
11 participants from the financial sector are working with WBCSD to determine the role of the financial sector in contributing to sustainable development.
|WBCSD Sustainability in the Electricity Utility Industry|
Eleven WBSCD members are working with researchers and NGOs to examine how electricity needs can be met in a sustainable manner.
|WBCSD Sustainable Forest Industry|
With the ultimate goal of creating a sufficient supply of certified wood products in order to squeeze out illegal logging and to protect the vast areas of forests not used for commercial purposes, this project draws upon the experience and expertise of 21 forest companies.
|WBCSD Sustainable Mobility|
In response to the current unsustainable global systems of mobility WBSCD has joined with 12 industry participants to determine how to reach sustainable mobility by 2030.
|West Africa LP Gas Market Development|
This World LP Gas Association initiative is working to establish a proper policy framework for developing the West African market of LP Gas (propane, butane) - a clean and multi-purpose fuel for households in urban and rural areas.
|West Africa Water Initiative|
A $41 million project to provide potable water and sanitation to rural villages in Ghana, Mali and Niger, West Africa
|WHO and Aventis: A Partnership to Save Lives|
Aventis, a leading pharmaceuticals company, has teamed with the World Health Organization to combat African Trypanosomiasis, better known as sleeping sickness.
Greenstar heads this scheme to extend distributed power and communications to the "off grid" world population of 2 billion.
|Women In Rural Areas (WIRA) : Sustainable Livelihoods|
South African Breweries (SAB) are leading this programme to develop business skills amongst women in rural communities in South Africa. The successes of some of the businesses have resulted in their products being exported internationally.
|Yemen Technology Transfer & Community Assistance|
Canadian Nexen Petroleum Yemen have established this programme in partnership with the Yemen Ministry of Oil & Mineral Resources to create and maintain a skilled workforce and to improve essential services (education, health, water supply, electricity).
|Youth Career Initiative (YCI)|
A business and community partnership with the international hospitality industry to enable young people at risk in poor countries to obtain education and training in the tourism sector.