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As I’m sure you know, Hurricane Michael recently slammed into the Florida panhandle and then made its way across South Georgia. While a lot of coverage of the storm focused on what happened to the impacted coastal communities (short story – they got hammered), I feel like there has not been enough attention paid to the impact of Michael on Georgia agriculture.

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As I’m sure you know, Hurricane Michael recently slammed into the Florida panhandle and then made its way across South Georgia. While a lot of coverage of the storm focused on what happened to the impacted coastal communities (short story – they got hammered), I feel like there has not been enough attention paid to the impact of Michael on Georgia agriculture.

Leading Investor and Environmental Groups Issue Methane Guidelines for the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Methane emissions key material risk and opportunity for oil and gas industry
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October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the private sector adopts climate disclosure standards established by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the oil and gas industry faces increasing pressure from its investors to disclose how it is managing climate risk, including emissions of methane from oil and gas.

Sodexo Announces Plastics Reduction Policy Balancing Inclusion and Environmental Impact

Companywide plan will reduce or eliminate plastic straws and stirrers, single use plastic bags, and polystyrene foam items
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today a North American Single Use Plastics Reduction Plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and food containers by 2025, and shift straws to a “by request” item that will still be available to custome

Waste-Reduction Initiatives: A Key Part of Sustainability

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At Domtar, our position as a forest products industry leader is rooted in our ability to focus on sustainability across our manufacturing processes. That’s apparent in the great progress we’ve made toward achieving our 2020 sustainability goals, especially through our waste-reduction initiatives.

The Great Debate: Plastic vs. Paper Drinking Straws

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Paper or plastic? It’s a debate that has raged for years about a variety of goods, including grocery bags, food packaging materialslollipop sticks, personal care items and other single-use products. The latest item to make headlines is the humble straw. Plastic drinking straws are ubiquitous, but they may soon take a backseat to paper drinking straws.

Going Beyond the Mills: Energy-Efficient Infrastructure at Sappi

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Our focus on energy and emissions extends beyond our mill gates. Since 2009, Sappi has participated in the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the EPA and companies that provide freight delivery services. In support of the partnership, we include the SmartWay specifi cation in our carrier bid contracts, and since 2013, approximately 95 percent of our cumulative domestic ton-miles have been shipped by SmartWay carriers.

Center for Resource Solutions Announces 2018 Green Power Leadership Award Winners

Annual awards honor outstanding achievements by individuals and organizations in promoting green power
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October 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) presented the 18th annual Green Power Leadership Awards on Wednesday October 10, awarding eight organizations and one individual for their roles in promoting and expanding the use of clean, renewable energy.

Resilience in the Face of Global Warming

By Meriah Jamieson
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Organizations need resilience in the face of an increasingly broad and unpredictable risk landscape. This is especially true when it comes to energy and sustainability. Investors and customers alike recognize the effects of climate change and related weather events. And the pressure these and other groups are applying to drive change can no longer be ignored.

One risk that is particularity salient for companies is global warming and resource scarcity, as environmental changes inevitably affect some facet of every business’s operations.

What’s the risk?

Bloomberg and CSRHub Webinar – Solving the ESG Data Challenge

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With the increased demand for ESG (environment, social, governance) data and conflicting opinions on company performance by different data providers, investors are searching for ways to measure ESG, variance among different ESG ratings and correlations between leading datasets. 

Join us Wednesday, October 24th at 11:00 am EDT to help solve your ESG data challenges. Patrick Drum, Senior Investment Analyst for Saturna Capital will share his investment strategy tips. 

Project Gigaton Q&A: The Role of Agriculture in a Company’s Carbon Footprint

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Walmart’s Project Gigaton is a supplier-focused initiative to prevent one gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions across their global supply chain over 15 years (2015-2030). Project Gigaton aims to inspire suppliers to reduce emissions across their own operations and supply chains.

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