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Energy-Saving Trees and Oncor Electric Delivery Celebrate Five Years of Providing Environmental Benefits to Texas

40,000 Trees Provided to Texas Residents with Benefits Exceeding $23 Million
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LINCOLN, Neb., December 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Energy-Saving Trees, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation, and Oncor Electric Delivery are celebrating the completion of their fifth year of partnership resulting in valuable social and environmental impact to Oncor customers across the state of Texas.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Climate Year in Review

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It’s not game over for humanity and climate change; it’s game on.

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It’s not game over for humanity and climate change; it’s game on.

Caterpillar Global Parts EVC Program Delivers Profitability With Sustainability

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With thousands of suppliers, plants, dealers and customers in our value chain, there are opportunities to improve efficiencies in moving raw materials and finished products from point A to point B.

Click here to learn more about the Global Parts Engineered Value Chain (EVC) program, launched in 2015, to take advantage of a shrinking world and our global capabilities.

To Boldly Go to the Next New Frontier, Look Down

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We support the recent Noble Research Institute announcement. To date, General Mills has invested almost $3 million to support soil health research and practices. Together with The Nature Conservancy, Soil Health Partnership, Soil Health Institute and other industry leaders, we are striving to implement practices on more than 50 percent of U.S. farmland.

Learn more about our soil health initiatives and progress.

Posted Dec. 15, 2017

Using Text Analytics to Start Building an SDG Business Case

by Tam Nguyen and Michael Yamoah
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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines how text analytics can help advance a business case for the SDGs in terms of investment, project opportunity or risk management. Countries benefit from more strategic business investments, projects or programs that can advance a country’s SDG implementation process.

Bechtel presented this case study at the Business Experts Roundtable on Data Analytics for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Reports on September 19, 2017 in New York. The event was organized by the U.S. Council for International Business and hosted by KPMG.

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As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines how text analytics can help advance a business case for the SDGs in terms of investment, project opportunity or risk management. Countries benefit from more strategic business investments, projects or programs that can advance a country’s SDG implementation process.

Bechtel presented this case study at the Business Experts Roundtable on Data Analytics for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and National Reports on September 19, 2017 in New York. The event was organized by the U.S. Council for International Business and hosted by KPMG.

Sustainable Growth: Barclays Launches New Range of Green Finance Products

by Madeleine Cuff
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Barclays has become the first UK bank to launch a range of green finance products to help its corporate clients fund low-carbon projects and investments.

The new range, launched today, includes loans, deposits, asset finance and innovation finance for accelerating green investment in firms, from small businesses to large corporates.

Kenyan Farmers Reap Economic, Environmental Gains from ABCDs of Agroforestry

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Less than a decade ago, the hills of Tuiyobei village in Kenya’s Rift Valley were nearly bare, with few trees or shrubs beyond the coffee plantations that yielded very little. The rain was sporadic, temperatures were rising, and crop yields and livelihoods were deteriorating. High deforestation triggered by increasing demand for firewood, lumber and charcoal had degraded the ecosystem.

Video | Can Agroforestry Propel Climate Commitments?

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The Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in December 2015, aims to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the main tool for defining countries’ contributions to the Agreement, and most developing country NDCs identified agroforestry as a key part of their climate strategy.

21CF Named Industry Leader in Environmental Sustainability by Latest CDP Report

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In its latest analysis of US companies’ action on climate change, the nonprofit CDP recognized 21st Century Fox as a national leader in environmental sustainability.

Essity Discloses Its Footprint in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index

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Essity has shown its commitment to transparency by participating in the Environmental Paper Company Index 2017 (EPCI). The Group receives an overall score of 78.7% and 94% out of a maximum of 100% for its responsible fiber sourcing. The EPCI is a WWF tool that promotes transparency and continual improvement in the global pulp, paper and packing sector towards sustainability.

The Index assesses how a company´s performance and targets on responsible sourcing, clean production and EMS/reporting change over time.

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