15 June, 2018

Partnerships for a sustainable future!

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From individuals to businesses and communities, tackling one of our planet’s biggest environmental challenges requires everyone to be a part of the solution. Together, we believe we can create a future where people and nature live in harmony, and here are some examples of businesses that have dedicated themselves toward that vision :)

 

Tiger Beer
Did you know there are only around 3900 tigers left in the wild? As top predators in the wild, tigers play a vital role in keeping the environment healthy and well-balanced. Protecting the future of wild tigers means protecting nature, which is what we depend on for our survival! However, poaching and illegal wildlife trade, habitat loss, climate change and other threats are driving this iconic species to extinction. 

To safeguard the future of this iconic animal, WWF and Tiger Beer have combined forces to bring attention to the current plight of wild tigers, and forward the Tx2 goal of doubling wild tigers by 2022. This unlocks the potential to reach and inspire Tiger Beer's consumers to help drive positive change. Together, we can we can inspire action to end illegal tiger trade :)



© David Lawson / WWF-UK

 

IKEA
Through engagement, innovation and advocacy, WWF’s partnership with IKEA aims to safeguard and effectively manage precious natural resources and transform business for the benefit of people and planet. This includes projects such as cultivating safer and more sustainable cotton practices, better water management and securing the world’s forests.

Having worked together for more than a decade to improve forest management, fight illegal logging, as well as reduce water and pesticide use and improve livelihoods in cotton farming, WWF and IKEA have gone on to collaborate with other companies and networks to inspire sustainable business practices that help safeguard the future of our planet and its resources. Find out more here.

© Thomas Haugersveen / WWF-Norway


FISA - the World Rowing Federation
Covering 70 per cent of Earth’s surface, it’s a common misconception that freshwater comes by easily. However, did you know that only 3 per cent of the world’s water is considered fresh water, and two-thirds of that is tucked away in frozen glaciers or otherwise unavailable for our use? With freshwater systems now among the most endangered habitats in the world due to human development, pollution and climate change, the need to protect these ecosystems and promote clean water is extremely vital.



WWF Freshwater Experts on the Paraguay river at Puerto Busch location, Pantanal, Bolivia. © Gernant Magnin / WWF-Netherlands.

In recognition of the challenge the world faces in terms of accessing clean water, FISA, the World Rowing Federation, has joined forces with WWF to promote clean water and educate rowers, as well as those who follow the sport about its importance to the global environment. In addition, the organisation will work towards more sustainable sports event management and help ensure that rowing events do not have a negative impact on water courses. And with rowers sharing a direct link with water, it’s apt that they will become the ambassadors of WWF’s own Freshwater programme :)
 

Mondi Group
Focusing on minimising their impact on forests, climate, and water, Mondi Group teamed up with WWF to demonstrate that environmental stewardship and responsible business practice can and must go hand in hand. In addition, it is also hoped that positive change will spread throughout the global packaging and paper sector and beyond. From improving water stewardship in three priority catchments using the resilient landscape of South Africa, to setting new greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and making further investments in renewable energy, Mondi Group aims to contribute towards a more sustainable future through their partnership with WWF. Here's more.

 

Mondi officials and conservationists gather around the Environmental Conservation Database map. © Chris Marais / WWF.