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Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader
Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader

2 years ago - If there’s one group that’s basking in the long shadow cast by Donald Trump’s ill-fated decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, it’s business.

Consumer Goods Forum Shares Best Practices to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains
Consumer Goods Forum Shares Best Practices to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains

2 years ago - In a bid to eradicate forced labor in global supply chains, a problem that affects 21 million people worldwide, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has released a new report, Business Actions Against Forced Labor, highlighting best practices in tackling the issue.

Unilever, UN Women Set Out to Slay Gender Stereotypes with Progressive Advertising Alliance
Unilever, UN Women Set Out to Slay Gender Stereotypes with Progressive Advertising Alliance

2 years ago - In recent years, Unilever has distinguished itself both as a champion for sustainability and overcoming gender bias with campaigns, initiatives and internal actions that work to align the company’s products and purpose. Further building on this reputation, the consumer goods giant has launched a new global alliance aimed at eliminating stereotypical portrayals of gender in advertising and all brand-led content.

Not All of US: Response to Trump Administration's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement
Not All of US: Response to Trump Administration's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

2 years ago - While telegraphed for days and choreographed down to the military band playing soft jazz in the background before the announcement, President Trump’s June 01, 2017 declaration that the U.S. will pull out of the Paris Agreement still jarred and dismayed.

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Natural Capital Impact Group Develops Single Biodiversity Metric to Help Companies Reduce Impacts
Natural Capital Impact Group Develops Single Biodiversity Metric to Help Companies Reduce Impacts

2 years ago - Sustainability driven business is the way of the future, but getting there is no small undertaking. To make it easier for companies to reduce their environmental impacts, businesses such as Kering, Interserve, Mars and Asda have banded together to develop a new healthy ecosystem metric designed to support companies as they make the transition to a more sustainable business model.

Trending: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Corona Roll Out New Partnerships to Keep Oceans Plastic-Free
Trending: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Corona Roll Out New Partnerships to Keep Oceans Plastic-Free

3 years ago - The problem of marine plastics continues to be a top priority across the globe, spurring even more businesses and organizations to dig in their heels and find create new solutions to the growing issue. Continuing its efforts to keep plastics out of the ocean, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has teamed up with The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit to launch a $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize.

BASF Becomes The Latest Member to Join The Circular Economy 100
BASF Becomes The Latest Member to Join The Circular Economy 100

3 years ago - World-leading chemical company, BASF today announced its membership of the Circular Economy 100 (CE100). As the latest corporate member of the programme, BASF embarks on a three-year partnership to bring about opportunities for a circular economy within new business models and new solutions. BASF 'creates chemistry for a viable future'. In combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, it enables its customers and its entire value chain to meet the current and future needs of society. Through science and innovation, BASF investigates techniques for decreasing material use while keeping function and durability at its highest utility.

Cocoa Giants Cargill, Nestlé, Mars Join Forces to Put an End to Deforestation
Cocoa Giants Cargill, Nestlé, Mars Join Forces to Put an End to Deforestation

3 years ago - Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies have agreed to collectively work towards ending deforestation and forest degradation in the global cocoa supply chain, with an initial focus on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The agreement commits the participating companies to develop and present a joint public-private framework of action to address deforestation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) meeting in Bonn, Germany in November 2017.

Companies Continue Progress in Erasing Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses from Supply Chains
Companies Continue Progress in Erasing Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses from Supply Chains

3 years ago - A wave of efforts to increase transparency and ethics in complex global supply chains in recent years has not only unearthed grave ongoing issues, but a groundswell of private sector commitments to address them. Two that have risen to the forefront of concern for multinationals are deforestation and human rights abuses.

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As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging
As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging

3 years ago - Environmental and corporate social responsibility non-profit As You Sow has called upon four major US companies — Amazon, McDonald’s, Target and Walmart — to ditch polystyrene foam packaging from their operations. And they’re not the only ones: A new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, endorsed by leaders of 15 global brands, has also called for globally replacing polystyrene.

RE100 Annual Report: Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Transforming Global Energy Economy
RE100 Annual Report: Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Transforming Global Energy Economy

3 years ago - Corporate sourcing of renewable electricity can be a major driver of the transition to a robust, zero-emissions economy, according to the RE100 Annual Report, released last week to coincide with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

WRI Partnership Aims to Foster Supply Chain Transparency, Zero-Deforestation Strategies
WRI Partnership Aims to Foster Supply Chain Transparency, Zero-Deforestation Strategies

3 years ago - Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 20 of the world’s largest commodity producers, traders, manufacturers, consultants and retailers launched a new partnership with research institutions and banks to monitor deforestation and manage sustainability from farm to customer. Globally, 366 companies worth $2.9 trillion have committed to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, but they need better information to make good on their commitments. The partnership will focus on building a global decision-support tool to increase transparency and traceability across supply chains.

Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs
Over 80 Major Companies Across the UK Urge PM to Deliver on UN SDGs

3 years ago - In an open letter to the Prime Minister, more than 80 leading companies have united in a call on the government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Unilever Set to 'Catalysing Action' on New Plastics Economy
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Unilever Set to 'Catalysing Action' on New Plastics Economy

3 years ago - Due to their functional properties and low cost, plastics have become an integral part of our global economy and have seen their production increase twenty-fold over the past half-century. Despite their indisputable benefits, plastics have significant economic and environmental drawbacks. By 2050, it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. These negative impacts are sources of concern for business and government, who are recognizing the need to rethink the global plastic system.

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Sustainable Business Can Unlock $12T Globally, Create Millions of Jobs
Sustainable Business Can Unlock $12T Globally, Create Millions of Jobs

3 years ago - A new report by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (the Commission) points to sustainable business models as the key to unlocking US$12 trillion in economic opportunities and creating up to 380 million jobs a year by 2030.

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

3 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

3 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.

ISEAL: Meeting the Need for More Impact Data from Sustainability Standards
ISEAL: Meeting the Need for More Impact Data from Sustainability Standards

3 years ago - Throughout Sustainable Brands’ New Metrics ’16 event this week, I expect to hear a continual drumbeat of the need to measure impact. That is how it should be. As a panellist for the session on “Demonstrating the Impact of Sustainability Labels and Certification,” I will be one of those discussing why businesses need to measure the social and environmental impact of their sustainable sourcing programs and how they can find out about the impact of sustainability standards.

AFF Report Finds Landowners Play Key Role in Forest Wildlife Preservation
AFF Report Finds Landowners Play Key Role in Forest Wildlife Preservation

3 years ago - Being a conservationist today means more than being a steward of the land; it requires an understanding of the ecological balance between man and animal, industry and ecology, necessary to maintain the health of the whole. The American Forest Foundation (AFF) works with family forest owners in 13 Southeastern states where currently, there are 224 forest-dependent species listed as endangered or threatened, with 293 more that could be listed in the near future. These same forests support nearly 1.1 million people in rural communities with employment and supply raw material for consumer wood products globally.

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Why We've Got Beef with Some of the US' Largest Food Companies
Why We've Got Beef with Some of the US' Largest Food Companies

3 years ago - This week, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report — authored by myself and UCS analyst Lael Goodman — that scored 13 fast food, retail, and food manufacturing companies on their deforestation-free beef commitments and practices.

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