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In this issue

Biodiversity: If supply chains ignore the environment, they will incur increased costs

Companies try to reduce humanity’s footprint

Environmental strategies are part of the development of more robust supply chains, says Sarah Murray

Biodiversity: Valuation is vital to life support services

Rod Newing reports on efforts to measure the benefits of the world’s ecosystems

Pharmaceuticals: Philanthropy and business join forces

Groups recognise the importance of image, says Andrew Jack

Sorghum farming in Uganda
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Development: ‘Model must make our products affordable’

There are additional benefits from tapping local sources of supply, writes Ross Tieman

Liberty's Liberia project

Benefit corporations: Companies obliged to do good

Sarah Murray reports on legislation that promotes a new business model

Hard sell: Environment initiatives for the poor

Emerging markets will need to develop their own path to sustainability – frugal or otherwise, writes James Crabtree

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Rio+20: Earth talks ‘in need of vision and direction’

Pilita Clark looks at prospects for what may be a rather modest meeting

Brazil: Legislation draws mixed results

Some of the strengths of the renewable energy mix are also among the most controversial aspects of policy, says Joe Leahy

IT: Helping India’s farmers in the field

The technology sector has developed an impressive reputation for innovative approaches to corporate sustainability

L’Oréal’s campaign to help the disadvantaged

Chea Lun is changing the way the company thinks about sustainable business

Get the boss to embrace your innovation

Ideas for sustainability can emerge from workers lower down the ranks