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Lockheed Martin’s Focus on Employee Safety

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Lockheed Martin employees celebrated National Safety Month in June with informative and interactive “Safety Day” events at facilities across the company. Hosted by Lockheed Martin’s dedicated Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH) teams, the events included demonstrations of personal protective equipment, expired-medication collection services and free physical therapy consultations, among other offerings. 

Requiring Disclosure of Climate Change Risks Makes Sense for Investors, Companies, and the U.S. Economy

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U.S. House lawmakers took an important step forward on Tuesday in protecting the American economy from the impacts of climate change.

They advanced legislation that would require all publicly held companies to disclose critical information on climate-related risks in their operations and supply chains. The bill, the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019, is rooted firmly in the principles of  transparency, materiality and investors’ needs for adequate information to assure robust long term financial returns. 

Accelerating the Transformation Towards Sustainable Development

By Peter Paul van de Wijs, GRI Chief External Affairs Officer
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How can the private sector support countries to deliver on their 2030 Agenda commitments, as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals?

As nations gather in New York this week for the annual UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, this is a question that GRI is asking.

Black & Veatch/Capita JV Secures Environment Agency Framework

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Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure and Black & Veatch joint venture wins four-year Environment Agency framework

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Capita Real Estate and Infrastructure and Black & Veatch joint venture wins four-year Environment Agency framework

Amy Harder: Investments in Nuclear Power + Plastics

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If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? OK, now what if it were $100 billion? Today on Sea Change Radio, we are talking with Amy Harder, environment and climate reporter for Axios, about where some titans of industry are investing their money and the environmental impact it might have. You might be surprised to learn, for example, that Bill Gates has been pouring some of his considerable wealth into the nuclear energy sector. Harder recently interviewed Gates about his estimated half a billion dollar investment into TerraPower.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Burden to Bear

By: John A. Lanier
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Some of the people interviewed for this piece are good friends of mine. Maybe that makes me biased, but it also means I have firsthand knowledge of their values and commitment. They are people of great courage, endurance, and love.

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Some of the people interviewed for this piece are good friends of mine. Maybe that makes me biased, but it also means I have firsthand knowledge of their values and commitment. They are people of great courage, endurance, and love.

Meet e-Commerce’s Sustainability Problem That Isn’t the Cardboard Box

By: Aileen Nowlan
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With the click of a button, our groceries, clothes, personal care products, household items – just about anything – could arrive on our doorsteps in a neatly packaged cardboard box. It’s convenience, delivered. But at what cost?

HP Takes the Circular Economy to the Next Level

Words by Amy Brown
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For a company that has been recycling its hardware and toner cartridges since the 1980s, moving to a circular economy was not that big of a leap for printer and personal computer leader HP Inc. Now the company says it is determined to build new, circular supply chains and lead the industry on incorporating post-consumer plastic in its products and keep that waste out of the oceans.

Lausanne 2020 Gets Into Plogging

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Plogging is a Swedish concept which combines jogging and picking up litter. Developed in Scandinavia, it quickly spread to major cities all over the world, and these today form an important network for raising awareness about urban waste.

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Plogging is a Swedish concept which combines jogging and picking up litter. Developed in Scandinavia, it quickly spread to major cities all over the world, and these today form an important network for raising awareness about urban waste.

Announcing the Smallholder Access Program, an Innovative Approach to Responsible Forest Certification

The Smallholder Access Program seeks to make Forest Stewardship Council® certification more accessible to private landowners of 250 or fewer acres.
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The Rainforest Alliance, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and a consortium of forward-minded forestry corporations announce the launch of the Smallholder Access Program. FSC, long considered the gold standard of ecologically-responsible, socially-conscious forest management, has worked to transform forestry practices globally for nearly 30 years through rigorous, science-based standards and a third-party certification system.

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