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African Union, Champions 12.3 Unveil 3 Latest Weapons in Food Waste Fight
African Union, Champions 12.3 Unveil 3 Latest Weapons in Food Waste Fight

3 years ago - At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2015, countries committed to Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3, calling for the world to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Now three years on, Champions 12.3 — a global coalition of sustainable food champions — is tracking progress toward this fast-approaching target and finding that the private sector has seized the opportunity to tackle food loss and waste.

Q&A: How Wrangler, MyFarms Plan to Leverage Field-Level Sustainability Data
Q&A: How Wrangler, MyFarms Plan to Leverage Field-Level Sustainability Data

3 years ago - From remote sensors to digital field mapping, information technology (IT) is rapidly becoming a part of day-to-day farm management. When a state-of-the-art cotton picker, for example, records crop yield and moisture every few seconds, along with the GPS coordinates of the machine, that data can be analyzed against water and fertilizer applications — or other farm practices — to determine optimal growing conditions. Technology also can enable reporting up and down the agricultural value chain of all farm practices and conservation metrics associated with a particular field.

5 Teens’ Hunger Relief Projects Earn $10-50K Through New General Mills Program
5 Teens’ Hunger Relief Projects Earn $10-50K Through New General Mills Program

3 years ago - By 2050 there will be over 9 billion people on the planet, and food production will have to increase by as much as 70 percent to feed everyone. We are already struggling to feed everyone today, even in America.

Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business
Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business

3 years ago - Extreme weather events cost the global economy a record $320 billion in 2017. Food systems are experiencing more shocks than ever before, yet they also cause about one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.

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A Win for Cocoa Farmers and Forests: Ghana Grants First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees
A Win for Cocoa Farmers and Forests: Ghana Grants First-Time Ownership of Timber Trees

3 years ago - For the first time ever in Ghana, cocoa farmers have obtained official ownership of non-cocoa trees on their farms. Some 150 farmers in the country’s western region will now be able to include shade trees as part of their business plans, providing additional sources of income in the form of timber while reducing deforestation and the effects of climate change.

Coke, Dow, Kimberly-Clark Join Coalition to Tackle Ocean Plastics in SE Asia
Coke, Dow, Kimberly-Clark Join Coalition to Tackle Ocean Plastics in SE Asia

3 years ago - Corporate action to tackle the mounting problem of ocean plastics is on the rise with new commitments and cross-industry initiatives cropping up regularly.

Cocoa Industry, Governments Unveil Frameworks for Action on Deforestation
Cocoa Industry, Governments Unveil Frameworks for Action on Deforestation

3 years ago - At COP23, the largest cocoa-producing countries, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, announced far-reaching frameworks for action with leading chocolate and cocoa companies, including Cargill, General Mills, Hershey, Mars, Mondelēz International and Nestlé, to end deforestation and restore forest areas.

Danone, Nestlé, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Walgreens Unite to Help Consumers Lead Their Healthiest Lives
Danone, Nestlé, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Walgreens Unite to Help Consumers Lead Their Healthiest Lives

3 years ago - The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) is on a mission to help consumers make healthier choices with the launch of a new pilot campaign in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Activation & Acceleration: Catalyzing Context-Driven Stakeholders
Activation & Acceleration: Catalyzing Context-Driven Stakeholders

4 years ago - Part Nine in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

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Quantis Introduces New Land Use Guidance to Slash Global Supply Chain Emissions
Quantis Introduces New Land Use Guidance to Slash Global Supply Chain Emissions

4 years ago - Sustainability consulting group Quantis, in conjunction with a pre-competitive consortium of over 40 private companies, NGOs, governments and scientific institutions, has released the Land Use Change Guidance: Accounting for Emissions in the Supply Chain.

How Companies Brought Attention to the Pollinator Decline
How Companies Brought Attention to the Pollinator Decline

4 years ago - In the lead-up to National Honey Bee Day (August 19), I was inspired to take a look at brands’ recent efforts to ensure the health and stability of our tiny pollinator friends. In the past few years, we have seen a host of organizations garnering attention for the issue, first with research and later, amped-up efforts with highly visible, consumer-facing campaigns to bridge the awareness gap.

New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon-Reduction Opportunities
New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon-Reduction Opportunities

4 years ago - Back in January, CDP released its annual Global Supply Chain Report 2017, highlighting the work of businesses around the world in helping reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2016 alone, the world’s largest purchasing organizations used their buying clout to drive down emissions by 434 million tons of CO2 — more than France’s total GHG emissions in 2014.

SB’17 Detroit, Day 3: Show, Don’t Tell; Trust vs Truth, and Transformational Collaboration
SB’17 Detroit, Day 3: Show, Don’t Tell; Trust vs Truth, and Transformational Collaboration

4 years ago - Learning from Detroit: Designing a More Diverse, Prosperous and Equitable Economy by Mara Slade Image credit: TechTown In an afternoon panel packed with Detroit leaders, we heard firsthand how they are working in human-centered ways to grow the local economy and support Detroit entrepreneurs.

Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Key Players in the Sustainable Agriculture Revolution
Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Key Players in the Sustainable Agriculture Revolution

4 years ago - By 2050, our global population will grow by more than 2 billion, which will require 70 percent more food. In addition to rising demand, companies are facing increasing scrutiny on the environmental impacts across their value chains. While improvements in processing and packaging are helping brands progress on sustainability, interventions at farm level are essential for driving real change. We recently spoke with Pure Strategies’ Co-Founder and Managing Director, Tim Greiner, to learn more about how brands and farmers both are working together to usher the industry towards a more sustainable future.

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Fortune 500 Companies Urge Trump Administration to Keep Paris Commitments
Fortune 500 Companies Urge Trump Administration to Keep Paris Commitments

4 years ago - Thirteen Fortune 500 companies have come together to urge the White House to make good on its Paris Agreement climate change commitments. The Agreement has been ratified in 143 countries — including the United States — but the Trump administration could pull out before the G7 Summit in Italy in May. “Business leaders recognize the costly impacts of climate change and the opportunities for jobs and growth in a clean technology future,” said Bob Perciasepe, President of C2ES.

Feel the Rising Water Pressure: How Business Must Lead in Conservation
Feel the Rising Water Pressure: How Business Must Lead in Conservation

4 years ago - We’re inundated with signals of the severity of the water crisis on a daily basis. Reports detail the extent: a staggering 2.8 billion people already affected by water scarcity. Authorities ban water-intensive activities at home, and stories describe the profound implications of severe water stress for people around the world: waterborne diseases, famine, migration, violence.

630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy
630 Companies, Investors Tell Trump: Continue Accelerating a Low-Carbon Economy

4 years ago - More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from iconic Fortune 500 firms to small family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and the new Congress to continue to support policies to accelerate a low-carbon future that will help curb climate change.

Industry Leaders Join Forces to Launch Guidance on Deforestation and Land-Use Change
Industry Leaders Join Forces to Launch Guidance on Deforestation and Land-Use Change

4 years ago - What happens when you unite General Mills, LVMH, Mars, Rainforest Alliance and TSC and more with the experts at Quantis? You drive sustainable change.

Investors Urge 100 Companies to Make Good on Science-Based Targets Commitments
Investors Urge 100 Companies to Make Good on Science-Based Targets Commitments

4 years ago - Members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) announced today that they have sent letters to over 100 publicly held companies – including Adobe, Boeing, International Flavors & Fragrances, Keurig Green Mountain, Motorola, Tiffany & Co. and VF Corporation - encouraging them to make good on statements that they would adopt science-based GHG reduction goals within

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Communication Chasm: Brand Wins, Missed Opportunities in Engaging Consumers on Purpose
Communication Chasm: Brand Wins, Missed Opportunities in Engaging Consumers on Purpose

4 years ago - If ever there was a time for the world’s leading brands to show leadership in sustainability, that time is now. Globally, the political resolve to combat climate change is being challenged by the arrival of a new US president who considers global warming a “hoax.” Resource scarcity and shrinking biodiversity are a growing concern for more and more areas of the planet. Immigration fears are being stoked by nationalist politicians throughout the world; and attaining racial and gender diversity continues to be an unattained goal in many parts of global society.

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