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Outside Voice: Tensie Whelan on Climate Change

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Our new Outside Voice series highlights the perspectives of stakeholders and leaders on important sustainability topics. On the particulars, we may not always agree. But we believe in hearing and learning from others who offer valuable insights and a different point of view on issues that are important to us all.

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Our new Outside Voice series highlights the perspectives of stakeholders and leaders on important sustainability topics. On the particulars, we may not always agree. But we believe in hearing and learning from others who offer valuable insights and a different point of view on issues that are important to us all.

Walmart on Track to Reduce 1 Billion Metric Tons of Emission 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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Retailer achieves significant progress in ESG efforts, including 93 million metric ton
reduction of supplier emissions[i] and 6.1% reduction in Scopes 1 and 2
annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2017[ii]

Michael Mann: Agency and Urgency

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Back in 1999, a team of scientists published a graphic depiction reconstructing northern hemisphere temperatures for the previous 1000 years. The steep increase from the 1900s on inspired the scientific community to give this visual a clever nickname: the hockey stick graph. This week on Sea Change Radio, we sit down with Michael Mann, the lead researcher on that study that introduced a generation to the notion of climate change. He is widely published and has received a number of awards, the most recent being the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement in April of 2019.

Corporate Sustainability & Consumers: 3 Trends Every Company Needs to Know

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As the realities of climate change become more and more apparent, a commitment to sustainability is no longer a nice-to-have for the companies of the world — it’s a business imperative, especially in the eyes of consumers.

Antea Group shares three important sustainability trends related to consumers, as well as key takeaways, that every company needs to pay attention to.

About Antea Group

Corporate Renewable Energy Commitments Catalyzing Change

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Last year, the world’s leading climate scientists sent a clear message: we must cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent in 10 years and transition to a carbon free economy by 2050 in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

One of the most important steps in achieving that goal is accelerating our transition away from fossil fueled power generation and toward renewable and carbon-free sources such as wind and solar. 

MetLife 2018 Global Impact Report: Protecting the Environment

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Building for tomorrow includes protecting the environment and ensuring a healthy future for our employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. MetLife has a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and we are proud to be the first U.S. insurer to achieve carbon neutrality. 

Cascadian Farm Says This New Cereal Can Help Fight Climate Change

by Amy Brown
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I have an unusual box of cereal in my pantry—the first of a kind, you might say. The manufacturer, organic foods brand Cascadian Farm, claims that kernza, the grain that is the key ingredient in its Honey Toasted Kernza Cereal, helps store carbon, protect water resources and prevent soil erosion. With talk like that, kernza has a lot to answer for. 

Enlisting Cows in the Struggle to Reverse Climate Change

by Amy Brown
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Beef has a bad name these days. The kind of beef, that is, that comes from cows, not the plant-based alternatives from Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat getting so much buzz lately.

The Business Case for Clean Power

by Paul Huttner
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General Mills began milling grain with water power from the Mississippi River 150 years ago. Now, the Fortune 500 company is using wind to power operations and cut its carbon footprint.

But what's the business incentive for going with 100 percent renewable power? John Church — the chief supply chain and global business solutions officer at General Mills — explains.

Hear an interview with Church here

Igniting a World of Opportunity: Moody’s Details Global CSR Accomplishments

Moody’s continues work to open the door to a better future and highlights progress on environmental, social and governance initiatives.
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May 6, 2019—Moody’s Corporation’s newly published annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlights initiatives underscoring its commitment to empower people with the knowledge, resources and confidence they need to create a better future for themselves, their communities and the environment.

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