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Ecocentricity Blog: Climate Action Ninjas

By John A. Lanier
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For nearly 30 years, Ceres has been working with businesses and investors to advance the shift toward a sustainable economy. That’s exactly what they did in this case, just with a heavy dosage of ninja stealth.

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For nearly 30 years, Ceres has been working with businesses and investors to advance the shift toward a sustainable economy. That’s exactly what they did in this case, just with a heavy dosage of ninja stealth.

Video: Essity's Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At Essity we believe that the work aimed at fulfilling the SDGs will make the world a little better at the same time as they create good business opportunities for companies around the world. Not least in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. We at Essity are determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.
 

High Value Found in Small Changes

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Small changes can add up to big savings and Bristol-Myers Squibb knows that very well. Since 2015, the company has identified hundreds of opportunities to reduce emissions and energy and water consumption, equating to more than $11 million in cost savings.

A Fully Recyclable Mattress by Auping and DSM-Niaga

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Royal Auping and DSM-Niaga developed a completely redesigned mattress. Every component of the new modular design can be separated easily and is fully recyclable for re-use in a new mattress.

A New Blueprint for Renewable Energy Aggregation

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Watch this video on how Bloomberg, Cox Enterprises, Gap Inc., Salesforce and Workday closed an all-new renewable energy aggregation deal with guidance from LevelTen Energy. This is the first example of companies aggregating similar, relatively small amounts of renewable energy demand to collaboratively enter into a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA), collectively acting as the anchor tenant for a large offsite renewable energy project.

Commercializing Flare Gas to Reduce Emissions and Develop Economies

Addressing energy and environmental challenges through commercializing flare gas for productive use
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Associated gas (AG) is produced from the reservoir during oil production. In this post, Tetra Tech’s John Sachs, director of project finance, and Artur Davtyan, manager of project finance, discuss how AG could be used to fuel power plants, used as bottled gas, serve as a feedstock, exported as liquid natural gas (LNG), or put to other productive use, with contributions by John Beardsworth and William Newton of Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

Out With the Old Gadgets, in With the New: How to Recycle E-waste

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If Santa brought you a new phone or tablet this holiday season, or you couldn’t resist the sale price on a 70-inch TV, you might be wondering what to do with your old electronics. 

You’re not alone. Overall, Americans get rid of 7 million tons of old electronics – or “e-waste” – each year. That adds up to about 42 pounds per person!

What does e-waste include?

VIDEO: Creating Value for Healthy Forests

Follow SCS as we verify a carbon offset project
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Since 2008, SCS Global Services has conducted hundreds of assessments of carbon offset projects around the world. Our role is to conduct independent audits and inspections to ensure that offset projects comply with standards and accomplish their carbon sequestration goals.

Third-party verification is a prerequisite for the sale or trade of credits on carbon markets. Carbon offsets and Cap and Trade programs incentivize companies to reduce their emissions, and give landowners investment resources to continue their sustainable forestry practices.

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019

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2018 proved to be an active year in Corporate Social Responsibility with issues related to sustainability, globalization, advocacy on social issues and multiple natural disasters in the forefront. Some of these issues and trends will continue into 2019, but leaders should expect to see the following noteworthy changes:

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