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Sharks and Starbucks: How brand licensees can impact your value

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For those in the world of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental and Social Governance reporting (ESG), an interesting dynamic is at play in Hong Kong, with a large multinational brand being drawn into the domestic “dirty” laundry of its licensee. The question is whether that local partner, and flagbearer of that brand, is able to find solutions which will not pull the value of the international brand down with its own domestic reputation.

In short, Maxim’s — the licensee of Starbucks in Hong Kong,  Macau, Singapore and Vietnam, with over 180 stores — is also the largest restaurant chain in Hong Kong, and it continues to serve shark fin. This is akin to having a menu option for elephant or rhino.

Read the full article here.

By Doug Woodring for GreenBiz.

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SHARK WEEK: Stand up for sharks!

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In honour of Shark Week, beginning Sunday July 5th, here are some ways to celebrate sharks and the many ways they benefit our environment.

Sharks have a direct impact on the ecology of our oceans and are worth more alive than dead. Sharks feed on injured or sick fish creating a balanced system for fishing, tourism, and other economic activities that support our marine ecosystem. It’s time we stop fearing sharks, stop dining on shark fin soup and begin fearing a world without them.

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Ecotourism is helping promote shark conservation around the world—while also boosting local economies. Natasha Geiling. Read more.

A photo of a whale shark, taken by a visitor during a Ceviche Tour swim in Isla Mujeres. (Courtesy of Ceviche Tours/John Vater)

A photo of a whale shark, taken by a visitor during a Ceviche Tour swim in Isla Mujeres. (Courtesy of Ceviche Tours/John Vater)

 

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With over 400 species of sharks inhabiting almost every aquatic ecosystem, divers and wildlife enthusiast are enjoying and paying good money to view sharks in their natural habitats. Operations to take tourists to view, dive or snorkel with sharks and rays are located across the globe.

A recent study found that shark tourism companies operate in 83 locations in 29 countries (Gallagher and Hammerschlag 2011).  Divers are very interested in seeing sharks alive and healthy in the ocean and are willing to pay a lot to see them (White 2008). In Fiji, Vianna et al. (2011) estimated that 78% of all divers visiting the country in 2010 engaged in shark-diving activities. By ‘Shark Savers’. Read more.

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