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The Business of Bees

Un nouvel ouvrage « The business of bees » vient d’être publié. Joël Houdet, Responsable Editorial de Synergiz, y a contribué un chapitre: Houdet, J., & Veldtman, R. (2016). How to account for bees and pollinators? In J. Atkins & B. Atkins (Eds.), The Business of Bees: An Integrated Approach to Bee Decline and Corporate Responsibility, (pp. […]



L’évaluation des services écologiques dans les études d’impacts environnementales sud-africaines: revue d’études de cas dans le secteur minier

« The Valuation of Ecosystem Services in South African Environmental Impact Assessments: Review of Selected Mining Case Studies and Implications for Policy », article de Joël Houdet (Synergiz) et Claudious Chikozho (Observatoire de la Region Urbaine de Gauteng – GCRO), vient d’être publié dans la revue « Journal of Corporate Citizenship ». Pour acheter l’article: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/glbj/jcc/2015/00002015/00000060/art00007. Abstract: « Though the […]



Publication des rapports du PNUE et de WWF sur l’investissement responsable.

UNEP and WWF Release Reports on How to Invest Sustainably By Tyler Collins Cet article est une traduction de l’article de Tyler Collins, “UNEP and WWF Release Reports on How to Invest Sustainably” publié le 23 octobre 2012 sur le blog blog.firstaffirmative.com. D’après deux récents rapports de Programme des Nations Unies pour l’Environnement (PNUE) et […]



The Economics of Wilderness – Pan Parks

Opportunities of payments for ecosystem services to finance wilderness protection in Europe (Read this article in french) The newly published report entitled ‘The Economics of Wilderness’ discusses the key economic dimensions, challenges and opportunities of diversifying resources for wilderness protection in Europe with a focus on payments for ecosystem services. The report, released by PAN […]



Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill : the need for more reliable environmental accounting and reporting

Synergiz published a case study in December 2010 (in French) about the accounting implications of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil platform on April 20, 2010. An English translation is made available today : The financial impacts of BP’s response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill – Comparing damage valuation approaches and highlighting […]



Firms, biodiversity and ecosystem services. What interactions and strategies? What accounting information systems?

Joël Houdet’s PhD defense (Synergiz’s Président) took place on October 18 2010 at AgroParisTech (CIFRE scholarship co-financed by Veolia Environnement & the ANRT). To download it: Firms, biodiversity and ecosystem services. What interactions and strategies? What accounting information systems? (Pdf 16Mo). To download the PowerPoint Presentation (Pdf 3Mo). Thesis committee: M. Bruno DAVID, Research Director, […]



Announcing the release of “EcoCommerce 101 – The emergence of an invisible hand to sustain the Bio-Economy”

« EcoCommerce 101 – The emergence of an invisible hand to sustain the Bio-Economy » offers practical ways to look at payments for ecosystem services. With agriculture as a prime example, author Tim Gieseke makes use of actual and visionary examples of how cooperation between leaders in business, agriculture, government and ecology can lead to the emergence […]



Synergiz’s President giving a talk at the first annual symposium of the Québec Center for Biodiversity Science

Joël Houdet, Synergiz’s President, will give a talk at the first annual symposium of the Québec Center for Biodiversity Science (QCBS). Biodiversity science in Québec: 2010 and beyond November 30, 2010 – December 2, 2010 New Residence Hall, McGill University 3625 Avenue du Parc, Montréal, Québec, Canada Program for November 30th, 2010: Dr. Thomas Lovejoy, […]



Biodiversity and ecosystem services at the heart of corporate accounting

Case study: BWB’s wastewater treatment plant in Berlin After one year during which all glances were directed to climatic change issues, with its paroxysm at Copenhagen’s conference last December, 2010 will be the year dedicated to biodiversity. Attentions will this time be focused on the tools needed to stop its global homogenization. Eager to respond […]



Congress on urban resiliency : 28-30 of May 2010

ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) organises, in cooperation with the City of Bonn (Germany) and other organisations, the first congress on urban resiliency and adaptation to climate change “Resilient Cities 2010”. The Congress will be held on 28-30 May 2010 in Bonn, Germany, preceding the UN climate talks in Bonn, which are scheduled for 31 […]