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Renewable Energy Demand from Ambitious Multinational Companies Helping to Achieve Paris Climate Agreement Goals

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A dramatic upsurge in demand for renewable energy from ambitious multinational companies is now shifting markets away from fossil fuels in more than 140 markets worldwide, a new RE100 report reveals. RE100 is the corporate leadership initiative led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power.

Video: The Erb Institute Talks Business Sustainability at the Global Climate Action Summit

Curious about the role of business in advancing climate action? Watch this video.
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This September, a delegation from the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute traveled to San Francisco to attend the Global Climate Action Summit. The Erb Institute also hosted an Affiliate event: Developing Climate-Business Strategies: Partnering with Universities for Science-Based Impact.

Why Soil Health Matters for Food and Beverage Businesses

by Jerry Lynch, Jerry Lynch, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at General Mills
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When I speak about our work in soil health, I will often see a head tilt with a questioning look. Why would a food company have any interest in soil? That’s when I take a step back and share that 99 percent of our food comes from the soil. Being a food company, the connection is instantaneously made.

Leading Sustainability Reporting Bodies Launch Two-Year Project for Better Alignment

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GRI, together with other major international corporate reporting standard setters and framework providers, has announced a ground-breaking new two-year project focused on driving better alignment in the corporate reporting landscape, to make it easier for companies to prepare effective and coherent disclosures that meet the information needs of capital markets and society. 

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GRI, together with other major international corporate reporting standard setters and framework providers, has announced a ground-breaking new two-year project focused on driving better alignment in the corporate reporting landscape, to make it easier for companies to prepare effective and coherent disclosures that meet the information needs of capital markets and society. 

Agroforestry and Land Health in Malawi

In the last five years ICRAF has helped establish comprehensive soil information systems in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. Malawi is determined to be next.
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Africa has over 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land but remains a major food importer. Even though agricultural production has grown by 130% over the past 30 years, with 18 Sub-Saharan countries halving the proportion of hungry people, more needs to be done. Soil is Africa’s most important natural resource: healthy and fertile soils are the cornerstones of food security.

Lockheed Martin’s Sustainability Commitment

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Lockheed Martin is committed to engineering solutions that enable safe, resilient, modern societies for generations to come.

Watch how the company is putting commitment into practice in this short video featuring Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President Leo Mackay, head of the corporation’s award-winning sustainability, ethics and enterprise risk-mitigation programs, and Vice Present Frank Armijo, head of the corporation’s commercial and military energy business.

Responsible Forestry Trailblazer, Collins, Celebrates 25 Years of Certification

Collins’ Leadership Showcased at Greenbuild with SCS Global Services and the Forest Stewardship Council®
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CHICAGO, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Collins, a forest management and wood products company operating in California, Oregon and Pennsylvania, is pleased to celebrate 25 years of responsible forest management recognition, including independent certification under the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) program.  Third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) and FSC paid tribute to Collins’ precedent-setting efforts at Greenbuild 2018, the U.S.’ largest green building event of the year.

VMware Achieves Carbon Neutrality Across Global Operations

A Major Milestone on Our Journey To Net-Positive Global Impact
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In 2016, we launched VMware 2020, our global impact vision to serve as a force for good.

Republic Services CEO Says Recycling Has Become a 'Broken' System

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CNBC's Jane Wells reports from a Republic Services facility on the "broken" recycling business as the commodity value of recyclables drop.

Watch the story on CNBC.

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