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COP21: 114 Companies Commit to Set Science-Based Emissions-Reduction Targets, Surpassing Goal
COP21: 114 Companies Commit to Set Science-Based Emissions-Reduction Targets, Surpassing Goal

3 years ago - The Science-Based Targets initiative announced Tuesday that 114 companies have now committed to set emissions-reduction targets in line with what scientists say is necessary to keep global warming below the dangerous threshold of 2 degrees Celsius. The announcement was made at the LPAA Business focus event hosted by Caring for Climate at COP21 in Paris.

An April Fool’s Attitude: A Critical Look At What Is True
An April Fool’s Attitude: A Critical Look At What Is True

3 years ago - Let me start by saying that I don’t expect you to believe what you are about to read. Why should you take an opinion of an executive of a multi-national at face value? There was a recent quote on Reddit that opened my eyes to an unexpected truth: “April fool’s day is the one day of the year when people critically evaluate news articles before accepting them as true,” (user: kellenbrent). But shouldn’t we aspire to have this attitude every day? Let’s be critical when we are presented with a foregone conclusion. Let’s be curious about what is behind every piece of information we see or hear. Let’s leave preconceived notions at the door and be open to challenging what we believe or what may seem obvious.

Danone, Nestlé Lead on Zero Deforestation Commitments, But Many Firms Lagging
Danone, Nestlé Lead on Zero Deforestation Commitments, But Many Firms Lagging

3 years ago - Danone, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever continue to lead the corporate sector in making and living up to zero-deforestation commitments, but many firms have yet to make public sustainability commitments, according to a new ranking by the Global Canopy Programme.

Nestlé partners with Sheffield Hallam University to drive energy efficiency and cost savings across the food and drink industry
Nestlé partners with Sheffield Hallam University to drive energy efficiency and cost savings across the food and drink industry

3 years ago - Nestlé UK and Ireland in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University’s National Centre for Excellence for Food Engineering are leading a series of Innovate UK projects to help improve resource efficiency and deliver impressive cost savings across the food supply chain that will benefit the whole industry Businesses and researchers from across the industry will work together on innovative projects in strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology. Working with Sheffield Hallam’s Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering and Spirax Sarco, Nestlé UK will play a lead role in developing a pioneering project to improve waste heat recovery processes.

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New Clooney Ad, Video Promoting Nespresso and Its Sustainability Program in the US
New Clooney Ad, Video Promoting Nespresso and Its Sustainability Program in the US

3 years ago - After nine years as a spokesman for Nespresso in Europe, actor and activist George Clooney has finally agreed to promote the brand in North America. Television advertisements began airing yesterday, and online videos promoting the company’s social impact and sustainability commitments are part of the deal. Clooney is a member of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board.

Trending: Nestlé, McDonald's, Tetra Pak Advance World Domination of Sustainable Packaging
Trending: Nestlé, McDonald's, Tetra Pak Advance World Domination of Sustainable Packaging

3 years ago - This week, Nestlé announced it is the newest member of the How2Recycle Label Program. Selected Nestlé USA and Purina® brands will use the How2Recycle label to help communicate to the public how to recycle their packaging.The How2Recycle label is a project of GreenBlue’s Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC), developed to provide clear and concise on-package recyclability information and keep recoverable materials out of landfills. The brands join over 40 How2Recycle member companies using the label on packaging.

Dow Launches New Line of Sustainable Packaging Resins
Dow Launches New Line of Sustainable Packaging Resins

3 years ago - The Dow Chemical Company on Tuesday announced the launch a new family of resins that offers unprecedented performance levels to help customers address some of today’s most challenging packaging performance gaps.Innate Precision Packaging Resins are created from a patented molecular catalyst coupled with advanced process technology, which Dow says will empower customers to unlock new packaging opportunities through “unmatched stiffness-toughness balance, processing ease and improved sustainability profiles.”

EDF Climate Corps Helps Businesses and Governments Uncover $90M in Energy Savings
EDF Climate Corps Helps Businesses and Governments Uncover $90M in Energy Savings

3 years ago - Fellows from the Environmental Defense Fund’s (EDF) Climate Corps program this summer helped more than 90 organizations in the United States and China identify energy efficiency and clean energy opportunities that could decrease energy usage by 134 million kWh per year, according to a recent announcement. These energy savings could help cut these organizations’ collective energy bills by $90 million dollars, and reduce carbon emissions by 130,000 metrics tons per year — equivalent to the annual emissions of 27,000 cars.

General Mills, IKEA Among Latest Global Players to Join White House Climate Action Pledge
General Mills, IKEA Among Latest Global Players to Join White House Climate Action Pledge

3 years ago - General Mills, IKEA and Best Buy are among the 81 companies to recently join the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge, which sets significant greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond.The pledges focus on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing and making sustainability more accessible to low-income Americans.

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Courage Campaign Suing US Forest Service for Allowing Nestlé to Bottle Water in California
Courage Campaign Suing US Forest Service for Allowing Nestlé to Bottle Water in California

4 years ago - The U.S. Forest Service is the latest organization to be targeted by environmental groups demanding action related to the California drought. On Tuesday, the Courage Campaign Institute, Story of Stuff Project, and Center for Biological Diversity filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service for allowing Nestlé to illegally bottle water from San Bernardino National Forest.

Coca-Cola, Dow, Nestlé Commence Testing of New Natural Capital Protocol
Coca-Cola, Dow, Nestlé Commence Testing of New Natural Capital Protocol

4 years ago - Coca-Cola, Dow and Nestlé are among the 10 companies testing the new draft of the Natural Capital Protocol against specific business applications.The Protocol will provide decision-making support to businesses in their risk-management processes, exploration of new revenue streams, and in product and value chain innovation. It is a product of the Natural Capital Coalition, a global platform that brings together the different initiatives and organizations working in natural capital under a common vision of a world where business conserves and enhances natural capital.

#NewMetrics '15: Willard, Gowdy Present the Holy Grail of Managing Non-Financial Performance
#NewMetrics '15: Willard, Gowdy Present the Holy Grail of Managing Non-Financial Performance

4 years ago - “As a business community we are making progress, but not enough, and not fast enough.

Creating Shared Value: Nestlé USA Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill, Makes 1,000 Products More Nutritious
Creating Shared Value: Nestlé USA Achieves Zero Waste to Landfill, Makes 1,000 Products More Nutritious

4 years ago - Today, Nestlé USA released its second Creating Shared Value (CSV) report, which details the company’s progress against 27 commitments set in 2013 related to nutrition, health and wellness, environmental impact and water use, social impact, and responsible sourcing. Nestlé has added a new commitment to achieve zero waste to landfill status in all factories by 2020; its global CSV report for 2014 was released in March.Among the highlights:

Nestlé Pure Life's 'Ripple Effect' Movement Encouraging Healthy Hydration Habits Among Kids
Nestlé Pure Life's 'Ripple Effect' Movement Encouraging Healthy Hydration Habits Among Kids

4 years ago - Nestlé’s Pure Life® Purified Water recently announced a new campaign dedicated to encouraging children to drink more water. A recent study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that a little more than half of all children and adolescents don’t get enough hydration. Although excessive dehydration — which is rare in the developed world — is associated with serious health problems, even mild dehydration can cause issues including headaches, irritability, poor physical performance and reduced cognitive functioning.1

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CDP: Threefold Increase in Companies Disclosing Carbon Price from 2014
CDP: Threefold Increase in Companies Disclosing Carbon Price from 2014

4 years ago - Big brands across all industries are now assigning a carbon price to offset the costs and risks of their GHG production: Companies reporting that they price their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has nearly tripled this year, now 437 from 150 in 2014.

Climate Week: Climate Neutral Now, RE100 Initiatives Recruit Fortune 500 Companies
Climate Week: Climate Neutral Now, RE100 Initiatives Recruit Fortune 500 Companies

4 years ago - Two initiatives for reducing businesses’ impacts on the environment have attracted globally recognized brands this week at Climate Week NYC.On Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) announced a new initiative to help businesses and individuals reduce their carbon footprints, Climate Neutral Now. An online platform will facilitate the measurement, reduction, and offset of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

One Year After New York Declaration on Forests, Report Identifies Companies Taking Action
One Year After New York Declaration on Forests, Report Identifies Companies Taking Action

4 years ago - Several dozen companies that endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests at 2014’s United Nations Climate Summit are taking concrete steps to eliminate commodity-driven deforestation from their supply chains, according to a new report from Supply Change – a project convened by Washington D.C.-based non-profit Forest Trends.

Google, BMW, Disney, Microsoft Once Again Top List of Best CSR Reputations
Google, BMW, Disney, Microsoft Once Again Top List of Best CSR Reputations

4 years ago - Reputation Institute has released its annual Global CSR RepTrak® 100, which highlights the companies that have the best reputations for corporate social responsibility (CSR) among the general public in 15 countries. Google tops the ranking for the second year in a row, with a significant lead over all other companies in the ranking.

The Strategic Importance of Recognized Leadership
The Strategic Importance of Recognized Leadership

4 years ago - The need for reputable corporate leadership has never been more acute. We are grappling with large-scale global challenges - climate change, social dislocation, economic inequality, financial uncertainty - that require a new type of leadership from global entities.

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Report: Lack of Data on Ag Emissions Leaves 10% of Global GHG Unaccounted For
Report: Lack of Data on Ag Emissions Leaves 10% of Global GHG Unaccounted For

4 years ago - Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé and 70 other major food brands already are engaging suppliers on managing climate change, but much work remains to uncover this specific but significant area of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new CDP report.The biggest source of food-related greenhouse gas emissions occur in the agricultural production portion of producer's supply chains, but less than a quarter of the major brands that disclosed to CDP this year reported their indirect emissions from agricultural production.

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