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Marsh & McLennan Companies Releases 2015-2016 Corporate Citizenship Report

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Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people. This week, the company published its fifth Corporate Citizenship Report.

Westpac Group 2017 Sustainability Performance Report Shows Strong Progress Against Strategy

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This year Westpac Group marked an extraordinary milestone in Australia’s history – becoming the nation’s first company to celebrate its 200th year in business.

In the Face of Climate Change: The Challenges of Sustainability Leadership

By Leon Kaye
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Climate change affects everyone–every individual, business, city and nation. And the risks are even more acute in the world’s poorest regions, compounding inequality worldwide.

Thankfully, many environmental leaders from multiple sectors have refused to be intimidated by the scale and complexities of climate change. The obstacles to taking on climate action are many, including communicating the risks to citizens in the first place. After all, many people understandably have a hard time wrapping their heads around this phenomenon.

GM Shares Blueprint for Accelerating and Scaling Corporate Renewable Energy Plans

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General Motors has created a downloadable blueprint for accelerating and scaling a corporate renewable energy plan, intended to help companies of all sizes and industries create efficiencies, gain internal support and drive progress.

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COP 23: Leaving the World a Better Place for Generations to Come

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This year’s “Conference of the Parties,” or COP, is officially underway. Now in its 23rd year, organizations have an opportunity to understand its purpose and meaning for the public and private sectors.

The COP traces its roots back to the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, which set out a framework for action aimed at avoiding climate impact. Today, the conference boasts a near-universal membership of 196 countries, carrying forward the mission of addressing leading climate issues facing the world.   

Expert Interview With Dr. Jerry Diamond, Ecotoxicology and Risk Management Expert

Determining projects’ impacts on the environment and finding cost-effective solutions to address them
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Dr. Jerry Diamond, Tetra Tech’s Director of Ecotoxicology, has more than 30 years of experience in human health and ecological risk assessments, aquatic ecology, environmental toxicology, water quality criteria and standards, and design and interpretation of environmental assessments.

New Report Finds Clean Energy Investment Trends Are Improving Investment Returns

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November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As investors converge in Bonn, Germany this week for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP23, to showcase how they are taking action to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, a new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and the Clean Energy Venture Fund (CEVF) finds that the accelerating trends in the clean energy technology investment market over the last seven years are expected to improve investment returns into the foreseeable future.

Michael R. Bloomberg Commits $50 Million to International Effort to Move Beyond Coal, Reinforcing Leadership on Global Climate Action

Latest grant will help ongoing work to reduce global coal dependency and increase shift to renewable energy sources worldwide
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NEW YORK, Novemeber 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Just after announcing a renewed commitment of $64 million to the Beyond Coal campaign in the United States and during this year’s UN Climate Conference COP 23 in Bonn, Germany, Michael R. Bloomberg, U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, announced a $50 million commitment to partners worldwide to catalyze a global effort to move nations away from coal dependence. European Climate Foundation will be the leading partner in Europe. Bloomberg’s announcement marks his first investment in efforts outside the U.S.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (November 2017)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Timberland’s Fall 2017 Collection: Leaving a Lighter Footprint

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With its new Fall 2017 collection, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland strives to leave a lighter footprint and bring great-looking, responsibly-made product to consumers around the globe. From everyday packs made with recycled polyester linings to its newest eco-conscious boot inspired by the Earthkeepers® Original, Timberland continues to innovate across footwear, apparel and accessories. Timberland allows men and women to look their best with products that are crafted for today, and feel their best knowing its products are designed and manufactured with the environment in mind.

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