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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Business Trust
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 Development Mechanism (CDM) - Engaging the private sector

Digital Partnership
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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sustainable Communities
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.

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.

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 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.

Wireless Villages
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.

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.



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