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VIDEO | Environment: Smithfield Foods Sustainability Report

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Smithfield Foods is reducing its environmental footprint while expanding operations to feed the world’s growing population.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Convened Leading Environmental Organizations in Annapolis to Discuss Clean Water

Meeting covered water quality issues in conjunction with Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week
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As water quality issues continue to become environmental and health hazards across the United States, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation convened its National Partner Network to discuss solutions. On June 6, ScottsMiracle-Gro convened over 40 individuals from 14 top environmental organizations across the nation. The meeting focused on clean water issues and how each organization is addressing them.

Michael Bloomberg Launches Beyond Carbon, the Largest-Ever Coordinated Campaign Against Climate Change in United States

Beyond Carbon Brings Bloomberg’s Global Investment in Fighting Climate Change to $1 Billion
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New York, NY – In a commencement address today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michael R. Bloomberg will launch Beyond Carbon, the largest coordinated campaign to tackle climate change ever undertaken in the United States. With a $500 million investment — the largest ever philanthropic effort to fight the climate crisis — Beyond Carbon will work to ­put the U.S. on track towards a 100% clean energy economy by working with advocates around the country to build on the leadership and climate progress underway in our states, cities, and communities.

CNH Industrial Brands to Show Sustainable Alternatives at the World Biogas Summit 2019

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New Holland Agriculture, IVECO and FPT Industrial will be amongst highly anticipated participants at the UK Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and World Biogas Expo 2019 taking place at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, U.K. on July 3 - 4. The Company will be showcasing a range of innovative products from its brands including the New Holland Concept Methane Tractor, the IVECO Stralis Natural Power truck and FPT Industrial Natural Gas engines.

Walmart on Track to Reduce 1 Billion Metric Tons of Emissions From Global Supply Chains by 2030

Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report (ESG) outlines how Walmart drives change in the industry and creates shared value
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June 7, 2019 - In May, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) issued its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which details the company’s goals, progress and achievements for fiscal year 2019 toward its commitment to activate climate change initiatives, enhance sustainability in supply chains and increase economic opportunity for associates.

Walmart is disclosing progress to date in several areas including:

Activating Climate Change Initiatives

Sustainable Steps to #BeatAirPollution

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Chances are, right now, you or someone you love is breathing polluted air. Nine out of 10 people on Earth breathe polluted air, according to the World Health Organization.1 That’s why this year’s World Environment Day on June 5 encourages people everywhere to work together to #BeatAirPollution. 

Air pollution comes from many sources, and Schneider Electric focuses on combating two types through long-term sustainable action: 

2019 TCFD Status Report: Key Takeaways

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To better understand current climate-related financial disclosure practices and how they have evolved, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD or Task Force) reviewed—using artificial intelligence technology—reports for over 1,000 large companies in multiple sectors and regions over a three-year period. In addition, the Task Force conducted a survey on companies’ efforts to implement the TCFD recommendations as well as users’ views on the usefulness of climate-related financial disclosures for decision-making.

Second TCFD Status Report Shows Steady Increase in TCFD Adoption

Nearly 800 organizations have now expressed support for the TCFD and its recommendations
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NEW YORK, June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) published its 2019 Status Report to the Financial Stability Board (FSB) today. The TCFD’s second status report provides an overview of disclosure practices aligned with the Task Force’s recommendations between 2016 and 2018. The report also examines the decision-usefulness of existing climate-related financial disclosures to users of disclosure, and evaluates disclosures of strategy resilience and the challenges faced by preparers using scenario analysis.

Texas Wind Farm Is Helping Ingersoll Rand Reduce Environmental Impact

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On June 1, 2019, the renewable energy generated by Seymour Hills Wind Farm in northwestern Texas started helping Ingersoll Rand reduce U.S. Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electricity by about 30 percent through a virtual power purchase agreement.

This is equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road.

Ramez Naam on the Green New Deal, Pt. 2 + Sunscreen Bans

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If you've been wondering what people mean when they talk about a Green New Deal, today's episode of Sea Change Radio should help. This week we air the second half of our discussion with technologist Ramez Naam. Last week Naam shared some of the specifics of the Green New Deal. This we talk about the best way to pitch any plan to the American public, whether a measure for restricting individual consumption ought to be included in the plan, and the importance of considering vulnerable populations around the globe when crafting sound climate policy.

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