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We are living beyond our means and our planet’s ecological limits.

As the 2012 Living Planet Report demonstrates, the challenges that the global environment is facing today are too big, too interconnected and too urgent for any one organization to solve alone.

Business drives much of the global economy, so we believe that companies also have a specific responsibility to ensure that the natural resources and ecosystems which underpin their own operations are used sustainably.

By working with the private sector, WWF aims to change behaviour and drive conservation results that would not be possible otherwise.
 


OUR CORE PRINCIPLES

WWF's approach to working with the private sector is constructive and solutions-oriented. It is both collaborative in its methods, rigorous in its standards, and challenging in its objectives.

Our guiding principles for corporate engagement are:

• Measurable results that support our conservation objectives
• Transparency
• The right to public commentary

Why we work with business

By working with business we aim to:

• promote better production and responsible sourcing of raw materials;

• encourage a switch to 100% renewable energy and away from fossil fuels;

• engage jointly on public policy;

• support the equitable sharing of natural resources;

• redirect financial flows to support conservation and sustainable ecosystem management;

• raise awareness of the need to consume more wisely; and

• protect some of the world’s most ecologically important places.


News

WWF and Mondi Group recently announced a 3 year partnership focusing on increasing environmental stewardship in the packaging and paper sectors.
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How do we work with business?

In general, WWF works with companies in three ways:


1. Driving sustainable business practices

We use bilateral partnerships to change practices throughout a company’s operations and value chain.


2. Communications and awareness raising activities

We raise awareness of key environmental issues and mobilise consumer action.

3. Philanthropic relationships

We raise money through these relationships for the conservation of key places and endangered species

What we focus on

Most WWF corporate partnerships are focused primarily around on the key themes of commodities, climate and freshwater.

Our work on Commodities:

Our work on
Water Stewardship

Working on Climate Change issues

Water - the solvable crisis

Transparency and Accountability

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WWF Corporate Partnerships Report FY13
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We want results and impacts from our partnerships. Accountability to results and transparency to our supporters and our members are key to working in a constructive, cooperative manner with business.

As a first step, we are publishing our first global report of WWF's largest relationships (FY 2013).

WWF is committed to being transparent about all of our partnerships in the network. In order to do so, we will be publishing national reports over the coming year (2014). Please log on to national office websites for more information.


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