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#EmbracingSustainability

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Eastman is participating in the Business Roundtable #EmbracingSustainability challenge by sharing this video from Mark Costa. Thank you to Lynne Doughtie for challenging us to share this story. Michael Thaman, it’s your turn to share how Owens Corning is #EmbracingSustainability.

Ecolab Foundation Commits $5 Million to Support Sustainability Research and Education at the University of Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn.,December 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr., and University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today announced a $5 million gift from the Ecolab Foundation to the University-wide Driven campaign, in support of environmental sustainability research and education. A cornerstone of the Ecolab Foundation gift is $2 million to establish an endowed chair for the Institute on the Environment.

Sharing a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Sustainable Forestry with Consumers

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From furniture to paper products, we all use forest products every day. And we all share a personal responsibility to protect our forests for the generations to come. Because trees provide the air we breathe, clean water to drink and resources we need to live, as well as playing an important role in combatting climate change through carbon sequestration, it’s important to do what we can to preserve forests today.

Climate Change Moves From Risk to Reward

By Mary L Schapiro
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Financial players and their investors have much to gain from the shift toward greater sustainability. These investments offer a dual benefit: they lower emissions, speeding the transition to a low-carbon economy, and they can make (or save) money. People are increasingly aware of the first two pillars of sustainable investing -- risk identification and transparency. Now we need to inform them about the third: the need to drive capital toward sustainable opportunities, both at home and internationally.

Balancing Energy Trilemma in Low Carbon Transition

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As the United Nations climate change summit opened in Poland this week, delegates of almost all countries in the world are expected to set out how to implement the Paris Agreement and report the nations’ progress.

From “Disclose” to “Disclose What Matters”: The Growing Role of Investors in Sustainability Reporting

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In the early hours of Good Friday, March 24, 1989, an oil tanker struck a reef off the Gulf of Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil and causing long-lasting damage to the ecosystem and the local communities that depend on it.

The 4 Critical Steps to Climate Leadership

Smithfield Foods takes strides in reducing supply chain greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025
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Last month, Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, pledged to install manure lagoon covers and digesters on 90 percent of its hog finishing capacity in three states. The commitment includes Smithfield’s own operations, contract farms, as well as opportunities for other integrators to join. This will help Smithfield exceed its goal of reducing supply chain greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025.

Consumers Buy From Companies That Take a Stand

By Michael Browne
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Originally posted on Supermarket News

Nearly two-thirds of consumers globally (63%) prefer to buy goods and services from companies that stand for a shared purpose that reflects their personal values and beliefs, and are ditching those that don’t, according to new research from Accenture.

Q&A With Mark DeAndrea: Domtar’s BioMaterials Innovation Team

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In search of a replacement for petroleum-based products and materials, the world is turning its attention to biomaterials. We spoke with Mark DeAndrea, vice president and business unit leader for Domtar’s BioMaterials Innovation team, about what the future holds for biomaterials.

Why is the BioMaterials Innovation team important to Domtar?

Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre Find New Life for Airplane Structure Material in Groundbreaking Partnership

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
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Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre find new life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership 

•First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
•Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

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Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre find new life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership 

•First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
•Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

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