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Companies Laying Groundwork for Global Circular Economy

Key Updates on the Progress toward Circular Business Models at SB’19 Detroit, June 3-6
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A growing number of companies across multiple industries are finding business opportunities in eliminating waste from their operations and keeping products and materials in use. Finding new life for existing products, implementing extended producer responsibility initiatives and redesigning products to virtually eliminate waste from the onset are giving innovative companies the edge.

BIER Launches New Website, Showcasing Beverage Industry Sustainability

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May 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is excited to raise a glass in celebration of the release of their new website, bieroundtable.com.

Through responsive and mobile-friendly design, enhanced search capabilities, and a new publication library, among other enhancements, the new BIER website makes it easier for visitors to learn more about sustainability leadership and best practices in the beverage industry, to browse BIER work products, and to find out how to become a BIER member.

Study: White Oak Pastures Beef Reduces Atmospheric Carbon

Third party sustainability science firm validates Southwest Georgia farm is storing more carbon in its soil than pasture-raised cows emit during their lifetimes.
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BLUFFTON, Ga., May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Will Harris is many things to many people. To chefs and foodies, he is a legendary farmer producing some of the world’s best pasture-raised meats infused with the terroir of South Georgia. To athletes, body-hackers, and health-conscious consumers, he is the owner of White Oak Pastures, which ships humanely-raised, non-GMO, grassfed proteins to their doorsteps. To the communities surrounding Bluffton, Georgia, he is one of the last good ole’ boys and the largest private employer in the county.

FedEx Multiplies Opportunities Around the World: 2019 Global Citizenship Report

Report showcases how our networks connect people and possibilities, creating growth for customers, good for our community, potential for our people and efficiencies for the environment
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FedEx multiplies opportunities using our vast network, which reaches more than 99 percent of the world’s GDP. The 2019 Global Citizenship Report showcases how our networks connect people and possibilities, creating growth for customers, good for our community, potential for our people and efficiencies for the environment.

Multiplying Growth   

Our network multiplies growth by empowering entrepreneurship, enabling global trade, supporting job growth and e-commerce. Through our networks, we drive growth and lift economies wherever we operate. In FY18, FedEx:

From Milking Cows to Research

By Claudine Galloway
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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S., and from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

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Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S., and from the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming.

Meet 3 Inspiring Teens Feeding A Better Future

By Laura Knutson
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Vote now, polls are officially open!

At least for three teens who are looking to scale big ideas into big impact.

Open Call for GRI Standards Governance Bodies

Opportunities to Join Global Sustainability Standards Board and Due Process Oversight Committee
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Nominations are being welcomed for membership of two bodies that are critical to the success of the GRI Standards – the world’s most trusted and widely used sustainability reporting framework.

GRI is seeking new members for the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the governance body that operates independently of the GRI Secretariat with sole responsibility for the setting and development of the GRI Standards.

Jetblue’s Bluebud Business Mentoring Program Helps Eat Your Coffee, 9 Miles East and Sustainable Snacks Learn What It Takes to Get Their Brands off the Ground

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JetBlue, New York’s Hometown Airline® and the largest carrier in Boston, is helping 9 Miles East Farm, Eat Your Coffee and Sustainable Snacks learn what it takes to get their brands off the ground through the airline’s BlueBud business mentoring program.

BlueBud offers innovative and budding food and beverage brands a unique opportunity for business mentorship including access to JetBlue’s leaders and an inside look at the airline’s distinctive product development culture and award-winning onboard experience.

A Closer Look at MilliporeSigma's Greener Solvent, Cyrene™

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In response to the need for solvents to meet stricter regulation requirements for employee safety and environmental sustainability, MilliporeSigma introduced Cyrene™—a sustainable dipolar aprotic solvent, produced in two steps from a renewable cellulose source.

Learn more about how MilliporeSigma is taking giant steps toward smaller footprints. 

Nestlé Verifies Three-Quarters of Its Supply Chain as Deforestation-Free

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April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced that 77% of its agricultural commodities are verified as deforestation-free. This is a key milestone in the company’s efforts to achieve its zero-deforestation commitment.

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