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PayPal to Reach Net-zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2040

by Sri Shivananda, Chief Technology Officer, PayPal
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We all must do our part when it comes to protecting the health of our planet, and this includes the need for corporations to take meaningful action. At PayPal, we understand that achieving climate stability is vital to fulfilling our mission to drive financial health and inclusion for all global citizens. Environmental sustainability is critical when it comes to managing our impact, mobilizing our workforce, and driving innovation on our platform.

Owens Corning Publishes 15th Annual Sustainability Report

“Beyond Today, Shaping Tomorrow” theme reflects resilience and determination of the company and its people
Press Release

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today published its 2020 Sustainability Report. The company’s 15th annual report, titled “Beyond Today, Shaping Tomorrow,” presents the results of the company’s sustainability work in the decade since 2010, as well as progress toward its ambitious slate of 2030 goals.

Valuing Water: How Dow Is Making It a Business and Human Priority

by France Guertin
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When we fully embrace all the different ways that water benefits our lives and livelihoods, we can fully value water in ways that build strong economies, vibrant communities and healthy environments.

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When we fully embrace all the different ways that water benefits our lives and livelihoods, we can fully value water in ways that build strong economies, vibrant communities and healthy environments.

Tetra Tech's Jeannelle Blanchard Discusses the Nexus Between Energy, Agriculture, and Water in Developing Countries to Increase Food Production

Increasing food security and income generation for the base of the pyramid, promoting climate resilience, and scaling water-food-energy innovations
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Jeannelle Blanchard, vice president in Tetra Tech’s International Development Services group, has more than 25 years of progressive project management experience on donor-funded projects. During her first 10 years, she worked on energy efficiency and energy conservation issues in the tourism sector. Since 2009 she has worked on power sector reform, utility improvement, and clean energy projects. Jeannelle has played a management role on more than 20 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contracts and has extensive experience in the full life cycle of project management.

The Essential Podcast, Episode 33: Five Years of Cautious Optimism & ESG Trends to Watch in 2021 and Beyond

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Prior to the global pandemic, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics were enjoying a cultural moment as more companies and investors committed to including such factors in their goals and decisions. Instead of being overpowered by the immediate concerns of the pandemic, the events of 2020 reinforced how we don’t know what is immediately around the corner and brought the need to focus on ESG metrics to the fore.

Now, in 2021, that lesson reinforces the view that a long-term, sustainable approach centered around strong ESG principles is more important than ever.

Coalition of Global Consumer Goods Companies Launches Framework for the Implementation of Human Rights Due Diligence Systems in Aligned Approach Against Forced Labour

Press Release
  • Twenty-two consumer goods brands and retailers commit to implement Framework in their own operations by 2025 as part of participation in Human Rights Coalition – Working to End Forced Labour (HRC) from The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF)
  • Framework lays out maturity journey for implementing six-step human rights due diligence systems to identify, address and prevent forced labour risks

Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors Released

New standard supports worker rights, addresses environment, health and safety issues
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and PARIS, March 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ The Responsible Minerals Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance and the Responsible Mica Initiative today announced the release of a Global Workplace Standard for Mica Processors. The new Standard aims to improve conditions for workers in mica supply chains by leveraging the collective experience of these initiatives and benchmarking against internationally recognized frameworks.

15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
Press Release

SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

Tetra Tech Helps Build Resilience Through GALS Training

Strengthening food value chain in developing communities through training women and youth
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Tetra Tech provides integrated solutions to increase food security and rural incomes, while promoting sustainable intensification, climate change adaptation, and equitable value chain governance. Our approach integrates gender, youth, and vulnerable populations in all our activities to achieve broad-based and inclusive economic growth.

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