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Podcast | General Mills Celebrates World Soil Day With Soil Health Pioneer Gabe Brown

By Kevin Hunt
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As part of the food industry, General Mills recognizes that agriculture contributes to some of our most pressing sustainability challenges.

And we believe that the most promising solutions start with healthy soil.

For World Soil Day 2019 (Dec. 5), we’ve posted a bonus episode of our “A Taste of General Mills” podcast.

It’s an interview with Gabe Brown, a pioneer in soil health and the regenerative agriculture movement.

First Global Standard for Tax Transparency

No hiding place: companies need to demonstrate they pay their fair share
Press Release

The launch of a new tax reporting standard that seeks to ensure multinationals are much clearer about how much – and where – they pay their taxes has received widespread international support.

The GRI Tax Standard is the first global standard for comprehensive tax disclosure at the country-by-country level. It supports public reporting of a company’s business activities and payments within tax jurisdictions, as well as their approach to tax strategy and governance.

Ecocentricity Blog: Giving a Better Gift (Reblog)

By: John A. Lanier
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There is so much that is good about this time of year. That said, sometimes the holidays can turn into forced consumerism, and that isn’t good. So please give to others, but give mindfully.

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There is so much that is good about this time of year. That said, sometimes the holidays can turn into forced consumerism, and that isn’t good. So please give to others, but give mindfully.

Drucker Institute 2019 Management Top 250 Rankings Includes CSRHub Metrics

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CSRHub is honored to once again have our metrics included in the Drucker Institute Management Top 250 Rankings this year.

The Drucker Institute has brought together five dimensions of corporate performance—Customer Satisfaction, Employee Engagement and Development, Innovation, Social Responsibility and Financial Strength—to create a holistic perspective based on Peter Drucker’s core principles for ranking the top 250 companies worldwide.

New BCG Reports: Shrimp Farmers Worldwide Must Adopt Sustainable Practices—or Risk Falling Behind

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Farmed shrimp is among the fastest-growing food products in the world. Global production, which has more than tripled since 2000, is poised to grow about 6% annually.

But producers must respond appropriately to the strong market forces that are reshaping the shrimp industry:

BSR Conference 2019: Stephen Badger, Chairman, Board of Directors, Mars, Incorporated

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The next ten years will prove to be a decisive decade for climate change and how business chooses to address it. As the chairman of a family-owned business, Mars, Incorporated, Stephen Badger is pushing for transformational, not incremental, change in order to create a future where all people can thrive without damaging the biodiversity of the planet.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee Awards $100,000 Grant to Inga Foundation

Feeding the Soil that Feeds Families on #WorldSoilDay
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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday By Giving Back to the Planet with BACARDI and LONELY WHALE

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BACARDÍ has partnered with environmental charity Lonely Whale to create the initiative #TheFutureDoesntSuck, with the goal of eliminating one billion plastic straws by 2020.

To get the word out about #TheFutureDoesntSuck, BACARDÍ and Lonely Whale are giving people an alternative to throwing away their straws: turning them into music. Tapping into our on-premise network, we are collecting used plastic straws from partner bars across New York, Chicago and Miami and upcycling them into limited-edition vinyl records – transforming something that sucks into something that slaps.

Customers Expect Sustainable Options. How Are You Delivering?

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This article is sponsored by Asia Pulp & Paper.

The walls that once existed between businesses, consumers, NGOs and governments are tumbling down in the interest of a shared goal — developing a more sustainable Earth. Within this dynamic structure, each player has a unique role. More than ever, consumers are vocalizing how they expect the institutions they engage with, including the brands they patronize, to collaborate and provide products and services that help promote an eco-friendly way of life.

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