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Ways to Create Sustainable Packaging and Shipping

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Americans generate about 260 million tons of trash every year. Packaging materials alone account for about 40 percent of that waste. Clearly, for businesses to become more sustainable and reduce their environmental footprint, it is important to focus on packaging, shipping and logistics. Here are some solutions that address the issue.

Optimize the Size of Packages

Public and Private Financing Key to a Low-Carbon Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – At the 2015 Paris climate change summit, over 190 countries made a commitment to invest in renewable energy, reduce GHG emissions and increase resilience to climate impacts. Several donors pledged financial support to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and multilateral development banks (MDBs) committed to significantly increasing their share of climate financing.

Emerging Market Companies Need to Focus on Transparency

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate disclosure is a vital component of sustainability, which has emerged as a critical success factor in recent years. With implications ranging from a company’s bottom line to global climate change, corporate transparency has become increasingly important for various stakeholders, including consumers, employees and investors.

Creating Eco-friendly Airport Systems for the Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Airports have traditionally been viewed as a prime source of anti-environmental activity. Whether it is the high amount of air pollution from the airplanes, the high energy consumption levels within the airport, or the noise pollution that is generated as a plane takes off or lands, the airport systems have been low on sustainability in almost every major area.

FAO and Google Maps Join Hands to Combat Climate Change

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Earth observation satellites can transform the way countries can assess, monitor and plan the use of their natural resources, including monitoring deforestation and desertification. However, many countries still rely on time-consuming and error-prone manual methods. There is an opportunity to allow these countries to improve operations with cost-effective solutions.

BCBS Gives $350M to Community Health Initiatives

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The corporate responsibility to invest in health can extend much beyond the workplace. Quality of health has a direct relationship with the local communities where people live, work, play, and learn. Some researchers have also found a connection between the health of a company’s employees and the health of the community where it operates its business. 

Arby’s Embeds Purpose into its Business Strategy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate sustainability reporting has become a mainstream business activity in recent years. The UN Global Compact figures show that about 12,000 organizations now report their impact. While annual sustainability reporting is a time-consuming exercise, it serves as a key communication with various stakeholders who are increasingly interested to learn about a company’s sustainability efforts and on-ground impact.

Microsoft Backs Startups to Improve Internet Access to Communities

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – More than half of the world’s population still lacks access to the Internet. Improving connectivity in developing regions of the world continues to be a global challenge that requires creative solutions. Involving local entrepreneurs who understand the needs of their communities and deploying innovative technologies can help to deliver sustainable connectivity in these regions.

Conflict-free Gold Supply Chain for Mobile Phones

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Gold is an essential material in many of today’s gadgets, with the electronics industry being the third largest consumer of gold globally, after jewelry and the financial sector. Used in the printed circuit boards of smartphones, gold is also one of the four conflict minerals identified by the Dodd-Frank Act, which put a spotlight on trade in gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten  that finances rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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