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How General Mills Celebrates Honey Bees

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here

By Jim Witkin
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways. More information here

Creating the Conditions for Inclusive Markets

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Inclusive markets not only are possible, but can be made more possible. Find out how in new FSG report.

How do we get to shared prosperity?
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Inclusive markets not only are possible, but can be made more possible. Find out how in new FSG report.

Making Cotton More Sustainable—Solutions from Outer Space? - The Minute

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Cotton represents nearly half the fiber used to make clothes and other textiles worldwide. But the economically valuable fiber is also a water-hungry crop to produce. It can take between two to five thousand gallons of water to produce two pounds of cotton—about equal to a tee shirt and a pair of jeans. And then there is the heavy use of chemicals to protect the vulnerable plant from insects, weeds, and disease. How could this widely grown and useful fiber be grown more sustainably?

Protecting Worker Bees Around the World

by Florian Trohay
Blog

Every third bite we take of food is the work of pollinators. Yet increasing stress on bee hives and habitat impacts agriculture as earth’s population keeps growing.

The health of our food chain is at stake without the work of pollinators. As a food company, we rely on Mother Nature and her creatures to thrive.

Pentair and Urban Organics Open Second Commercial-Scale, Indoor Aquaponics Farm in St. Paul, Minn.

87,000-square-foot urban farm will produce 275,000 pounds of fish and 475,000 pounds of organic produce annually
Press Release

LONDON, June 1, 2017 /3BL Media/– Pentair, a global leader in sustainable water solutions, and aquaponics farming innovator Urban Organics, are opening a new, 87,000-square-foot indoor aquaponics farm in St. Paul, Minn. As one of the largest commercial aquaponics facilities in the world, the urban farm has the capacity to grow 275,000 pounds of fish and 475,000 pounds of organic produce annually.

Qualcomm Announces Top Eight Finalists for Cycle I of Qualcomm Design in India Challenge II

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  • Reiterates Commitment to Support Digital India
  • Eight shortlisted start-ups will receive seed funding of USD $10,000 each, to enable them to translate ideas to working prototypes
  • Top two winners of Cycle I will receive prize money of USD $75,000 each
Press Release
  • Reiterates Commitment to Support Digital India
  • Eight shortlisted start-ups will receive seed funding of USD $10,000 each, to enable them to translate ideas to working prototypes
  • Top two winners of Cycle I will receive prize money of USD $75,000 each

We Mean Business When it Comes to Climate Change

by Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer at General Mills
Blog

These days, it’s nearly impossible to open up a paper, news website or even Twitter and not see mention of a climate-related issue. People everywhere – concerned citizens to climate scientists to federal legislators – are trying to understand what to make of it and what to do about it. According to NASA’s scientific-based evidence, climate change is real and is happening as 2016 was our warmest year to date.

Olam International Combines Financial and Sustainability Reporting to Highlight Importance of Creating Holistic Value

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Olam International has merged its Annual Report with its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report for the first time, reflecting the interdependence of economic, social and environmental performance for the global agri-business and the importance of creating value across all three fronts.

Not Just For Foreign Foods: Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms

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Workers at a tomato farm in Nogales, Ariz., got a check this month for more than $30,000. And they expect more money to come.

The approximately 130 workers of Wholesum Harvest are still deciding how to spend the money, but they say their initial priorities include subsidizing transportation, recreation areas and medical insurance.

Strengthening Supply Chains to Nourish a More Urban World

By Joe Stone, Cargill Corporate Senior Vice President
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In an increasingly urbanized world, we need to nourish people today and build the sustainable systems necessary to provide for future generations.

At Cargill, we have been engaged in the global food system for more than 150 years. Our experience makes us optimistic about the ability of large-scale and smallholder farmers to nourish the nine billion people projected to live on the planet by 2050.

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