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Verizon Reaffirms Commitment to Be Carbon Neutral by 2035

By: Bernadette Brijlall
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NEW YORK, January 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Verizon CEO, Hans Vestberg, today asserted that climate risk is business risk, as he reaffirmed Verizon’s commitment to taking steps toward its goal to be carbon neutral in its operations by 2035. Vestberg joins world leaders this week at the 50th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place in Davos, Switzerland. Verizon's commitment to become carbon neutral demonstrates one way the private sector can address risks posed by climate change.

Join the Live Watch Party for “The Promise of Biomimicry” Premiering January 23

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Tune in on January 23 to get a firsthand perspective of how the Biomimicry Institute is pioneering an open-access platform for nature-inspired design.

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Tune in on January 23 to get a firsthand perspective of how the Biomimicry Institute is pioneering an open-access platform for nature-inspired design.

Taking Action to Make a Global Impact

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Following the devastating wildfires in Australia and powerful earthquakes that shook Puerto Rico last week, we're taking action to make a global impact through our international partnerships as well as nonprofit organizations Afya Foundation and ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency).

Helping Puerto Rico recover from earthquakes

Last week, Puerto Rico was hit with a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake it experienced just days before. The island has been experiencing hundreds of smaller quakes during the past few weeks.

Thriving, Sustainably - Q&A With GM's Mary Barra and Dane Parker

Insights from Dane Parker, GM's new (and first) Chief Sustainability Officer
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Our vision at General Motors is to create a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion. We know it won’t happen overnight, but given the upside of that future, we are pursuing our vision as aggressively as we can.

What It Means When the World’s Largest Asset Manager Rings a Warning Bell About the Financial Risks of Climate Change

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BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, in his annual letter released this week to CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies wrote: “I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance.”  I

The UPS Foundation Contributes an Initial $500,000 in Funding and Logistics Support for Relief Efforts in Australia, Puerto Rico and The Philippines

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The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, announced today it is providing support to preeminent relief organizations bringing life-saving supplies and services to areas in Australia, Puerto Rico and the Philippines impacted by wildfires, earthquakes and the eruption of the Taal Volcano.  

Subaru of America Sponsors the Philadelphia Flower Show With an Emphasis on Sustainability

Subaru Returns as Exclusive Sponsor for the 19th Consecutive Year to Help Spread PHS’s Mission of Gardening for the Greater Good
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CAMDEN, N.J., January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, Subaru of America, Inc. has announced that, for the 19th consecutive year, it will serve as the exclusive sponsor of the Philadelphia Flower Show, the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event. The show, produced by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), runs from February 29 – March 8, 2020.

General Motors Appoints Dane Parker as Chief Sustainability Officer

New position created to accelerate company’s plans for a zero emissions future
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DETROIT, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ — General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced it has appointed Dane Parker as the company’s chief sustainability officer, effective Feb. 1, 2020.

Parker, currently vice president of sustainable workplaces, expands his current role with the newly-created position as chief sustainability officer. In this role, he will lead a company-wide sustainability strategy, including integration of the company’s goal to reach a zero emissions future.

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.

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