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Visa Advances Support for Small and Micro Businesses Across APEC and Globally

PRESS RELEASE - Visa announced it has exceeded its three-year goal of digitally enabling 50 million SMBs globally by June 2023 and has now helped nearly 67 million SMBs. To deepen its support for global SMBs, Visa launched a new initiative to further accelerate digital enablement of underserved SMBs in the United States and developing economies with an initial focus on APEC economies including Indonesia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, and Vietnam.

DSD Given $250M Strategic Investment from Cox Enterprises

PRESS RELEASE - DSD Renewables (DSD) has received a $250 million strategic investment from Cox Enterprises, Inc. (Cox) to support DSD’s growth as it continues to realize its mission of accelerating renewable energy deployment.

Dow funds seven new business and sustainability projects to drive social impact

PRESS RELEASE - Selected projects are part of the company’s Business Impact Fund program Since 2016, the Impact Fund has supported 58 projects in 22 countries

Dow Inc. Showcases Strong Lineup of Materials Science Solutions at the 6th CIIE

PRESS RELEASE - Marking the sixth consecutive year at the CIIE Highlighting low carbon solutions in five key areas Signing “The First Order of the First Day” MOU valued at $300 million Staging plastic waste recycling campaign in support of CIIE’s zero-carbon efforts

The Estée Lauder Companies Announces Fiscal Year 2023 Social Impact and Sustainability Report and Climate Transition Plan

PRESS RELEASE - Today, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (ELC) released its Fiscal Year 2023 Social Impact and Sustainability Report (SI&S Report). The report outlines efforts and progress made toward the company’s social impact and sustainability goals and commitments focused on climate and energy; packaging; sourcing; green chemistry and ingredient transparency; inclusion, diversity & equity; employee health and safety; and social investments.

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Collaboration with Dow and New Energy Blue to develop renewable plastic materials from corn residue

PRESS RELEASE - First-of-its-kind agreement in North America would create bio-based ethylene for Dow's U.S. Gulf Coast assets to produce renewable plastics across fast-growing end-markets

Dow announces major step forward for the cosmetic industry as it launches two new sustainable SURLYN™ grades for perfume and cosmetic packaging

PRESS RELEASE - A major step forward for the cosmetic industry as Dow launches two new sustainable SURLYN™ grades for perfume and cosmetic packaging SURLYN™ REN: made from bio-waste such as used cooking oil SURLYN™ CIR: made from mixed plastic waste

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Discovery Education and Leading Corporate and Nonprofit Partners Launch First-of-Its-Kind Initiative Championing Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Discovery Education, the worldwide leader in education solutions, today announced it has partnered with Subaru of America, Inc., LyondellBasell, Nucor, Honeywell, and the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to launch the Sustainability Education Coalition.

Danone North America Contributes to National Movement to Turn Food Waste into Renewable Energy 

PRESS RELEASE - Vanguard Renewables®, a leading developer of renewable energy projects, is thrilled to announce that Danone North America, a global food and beverage company, has joined the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance. This collaborative movement aims to revolutionize food waste recycling and expand renewable energy production across America. Founded in 2020 by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers of America, the Alliance has now grown to include 17 industry leaders from various sectors.

Bioenergy Devco Expands Bioenergy Innovation Center

PRESS RELEASE - Organics Recycling Company Receives Permitting Approval for New Anaerobic Digestion Facility in Delaware

Discovery Education Supports Students and Educators with Free Financial Literacy Materials During College Savings Month and Beyond

PRESS RELEASE - Alongside select social impact partners, Discovery Education is offering educators & students free digital resources to promote financial literacy and planning. These resources, ranging from an immersive entrepreneurship game to self-paced online lessons, help to make higher education and career planning more accessible and equitable.

Aaron Ling Welcomed as Director of Sustainability at Sustana

PRESS RELEASE - Sustana, a manufacturer of premium, sustainable recycled fiber and paper products, announces the appointment of Aaron Ling to Director of Sustainability. In this role Aaron will be responsible for driving the implementation of Sustana’s ESG initiatives and supporting the development of the group’s sustainability strategy.

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Coho and Arcadia Team Up to Offer End-to-End Support for Corporate Water Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Coho, a leading advisory services firm dedicated to helping its clients meet their climate and water goals, and Arcadia, a technology company connecting the clean energy future, announce a groundbreaking partnership designed to empower large organizations with the tools and expertise needed to improve their water use.

Bioenergy Devco Receives Top Project of the Year Award from Environment + Energy Leader

PRESS RELEASE - This accolade recognizes Bioenergy Devco Maryland bioenergy Center Jessup, MD as an exemplary leader making great strides in energy or environmental management.

Vanguard Renewables Publicizes Massachusetts-based 88 Acres Joins the Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes Program

PRESS RELEASE - Vanguard Renewables is proud to announce that 88 Acres, located in Canton, MA, is the latest New England food and beverage manufacturer to join the Farm Powered Sustainability Heroes Program (FPSH).

ELC Initiates Responsible Store Design Program

PRESS RELEASE - ELC has long recognized that our retail footprint creates a unique opportunity to advance progress toward our environmental targets while engaging our consumers in the journey. In support of these environmental commitments, ELC is proud to launch the Responsible Store Design program and engage our consumers in our retail sustainability journey.

Vanguard Renewables announces revolutionary partnership with AstraZeneca to decarbonize United States medicines manufacturing

PRESS RELEASE - In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, AstraZeneca (AZN) is partnering with Vanguard Renewables to enable the delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG) to all of its sites in the United States by the end of 2026.

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