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The Third Era of ESG Investment Integration

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As the 2020 ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) season begins, we appear to be entering the third era of ESG investment integration.

The first generation of ESG investors used data on topics such as product involvement (alcohol, tobacco, gambling) or business practices (anti-union, involvement in Burma) to screen out “bad” companies.  These investors often relied on a single data provider and simple guidelines (e.g., <5% of revenue is OK, more than 5% of revenue is bad).

SCS Global Services Now Certifies Mills and Forest Product Manufacturers to SFI® Fiber Sourcing Standard

SFI Standard Recognized Internationally by PEFC
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services today announced its accreditation to perform audits under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) Fiber Sourcing Standard. This standard is a leading, credible certification in North America that governs how SFI-certified organizations procure fiber from non-certified forestland.

Mohawk Rides the Wave of Change, Showcasing Commitment to a Sustainable Future at Surfaces 2020

Manufacturer to highlight support of The Ocean Cleanup initiative and focus on company’s role in diverting plastic from the waste stream
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CALHOUN, Ga., January 21, 2020 /3BL Media/—This year at The International Surface Event (TISE) in Las Vegas, Mohawk will showcase the company’s dedication to a more sustainable future through innovative manufacturing processes, product design and strategies around positive environmental and social impact. A feature display within the company’s award-winning presence at booth 5803 will highlight inspiring sustainability efforts and stories for attendees.

GreenMoney's 150th Issue: Readers' Favorites

From Sustainable Business to Impact Investing
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Welcome to the special 150th edition of the award-winning GreenMoney Journal 

At GreenMoney, we have been focused on Sustainable Business and Impact Investing since 1992.  The articles and videos in the January 2020 issue are a selection of readers’ favorites, as well as some of our own from past issues.  But first, we begin with an update to one of our most widely-read articles from Frank Coleman with his unique perspective on Facebook as they face another Moral Dilemma . 

LG Brings Sustainability, Energy Efficiency to 2020 ‘New American Home’ and ‘New American Remodel’

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year LG Electronics USA was selected by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as Platinum Partner for The New American Home® (TNAH) and The New American Remodel® (TNAR), the official show homes of the 2020 International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas this week. 

Rising Global Tax Scrutiny Shows the Case for Change

High interest at London event in GRI’s ‘game changer’ Tax Standard
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January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The increasing number of inquiries into the tax practices of corporations demonstrates why a transition towards transparent tax disclosure is urgently required.

This was a key message from Elise J Bean, former United States Senate tax investigator, as she addressed an event in London today to highlight GRI’s launch of the world’s first country-by-country public reporting standard for tax. Governments around the world, including several EU countries and Australia, are currently reviewing the tax practices of multinationals.

Nestlé Creates Market for Food-Grade Recycled Plastics, Launches Fund to Boost Packaging Innovation

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VEVEY, Switzerland, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.

Sysco on Course to Meet 2020 Seafood Sustainability Goals

By Melissa Aronson
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Leading global foodservice distributor Sysco Corporation recently announced in its 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report strong progress towards achieving its 2020 seafood sustainability goals.

The Science of Food Safety

Where taste meets quality
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By Ethan Watters

Driving down a nondescript industrial road in Austin, Minn., you might find yourself slowing down to admire a striking building with a facade of glass and red panels. Backing onto Wolf Creek and a forest of white oak and ironwood trees, it would be easy to mistake the building for a high-end architectural firm. Instead, this is the new multimillion dollar, 52,000-square-foot research and development laboratory of Hormel Foods.

Thinking Inside the Box

Reaching an ambitious packaging reduction goal: 25 million pounds by the year 2020
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By Ethan Watters

The mind-bending complexity of how food is packaged is something most consumers don’t pay much attention to. Consider the fact that there are over 11,000 distinct materials used to package Hormel Foods products. Figuring out exactly how to make those materials maximally efficient and sustainable falls to an elite group with an ambitious goal: In 2012, the packaging development team was challenged to reduce total packaging material by 25 million pounds by the year 2020. With only a year to go, the team’s job is getting more difficult.

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