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Strategic Investor Initiative Releases New Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
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NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Building on a significant body of original research and ongoing feedback from institutional investors, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) has released a template for companies seeking to develop and communicate effective long-term strategic plans that help inform investment, voting, and engagement decisions.

General Mills to Match 100 Percent of Its Annual U.S. Electricity Use With New Wind Power Agreement

Company’s largest wind power agreement and second in two years advances clean energy leadership
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has taken one of the biggest steps thus far toward its climate goal by signing a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project.

Gila River Arena Partners With City of Glendale’s Parks Maintenance Division to Celebrate Earth Day

More than 20 AEG Facilities employees from Gila River Arena spent the day cleaning local parks in the Glendale, Ariz. Community
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In Celebration of Earth Day today, more than 20 AEG Facilities employees at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. spent the day cleaning and picking up trash at Grand Canal Linear Park and Glendale Heroes Regional Park.

Employees walked more than six and half miles on the trails that connect the two parks located just blocks from the arena collecting more than 40 bags of trash.

The park cleanup was in conjunction with AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading sustainability program to manage and reduce the company’s environmental impact.

Paths to Food Security

Global Food Security Symposium 2019 addresses the challenges and strategies to achieving global food security
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Global population growth, increased water scarcity, stressed food systems, competition over resources—the consequences of inefficient land and water use are already manifesting, and we must act now to correct our course. As a global community, resource efficiency can satisfy the demand for water and food for years to come, even with the projected growth of our population, but this is only possible if we coordinate effectively.

Lockheed Martin Employees Embrace Earth Day All Year Long

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This week, Lockheed Martin employees around the world will come together for informational events and volunteer activities focused on Earth Day. Their commitment to the environment is on display throughout the year, however. In 2018, for example, Lockheed Martin employees:  

  • Collected over 18 tons of hazardous household materials that could have otherwise ended up in landfills or the natural environment during a “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” in Lufkin, Texas.

Changing the Game on Climate Advocacy: BICEP 10 Years Strong

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Political participation is hard. In a democratic society, it is also a right that must be preserved. Ten years ago, Nike let Ceres know that when it came to climate action, they wanted their voices to be heard on Capitol Hill. At the time, their voice as an energy purchaser and a consumer brand was not deemed central to the climate debate. Unlike in the case of traditional energy providers, it was thought companies like Nike, Levi Strauss & Co., Starbucks, Sun Microsystems and Timberland did not have "skin" in the game. 

The Movement Toward Socially Responsible Workplaces

Legg Mason takes bold steps to reduce its environmental impact by tackling landfill waste
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Society increasingly expects businesses to operate in ways that enhance society.

Partners in Purpose: Bacardi & Mercy Corps Restore Coral Reefs in Puerto Rico

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One year following Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Puerto Rico is still rebuilding.

In 2018, Bacardi provided a $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to aid in long term recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism restoration in the Caribbean.

One of these programs included the restoration of Tamarindo Bay, Culebra. Volunteers came together to clear debris from 1.3 miles of coast. Seasoned divers were deployed below water to help replant and stabilize coral.

AEG Adopts New Greenhouse Gas Goal in Accordance with UN IPCC’S 1.5˚ Celsius Target

Company Releases Annual Sustainability Report; Cites Significant Progress Toward 2020 Science-Based GHG Goal
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LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, announced today on Earth Day 2019, that the company has adopted a new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, based on the 2018 Global Warming of 1.5˚ C report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  

35 Strong Moody's Employees Braved Wet Weather to Pick Up Litter

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Well done to the 35 strong Moody's employees that braved the wet weather to pick up litter around Tower Hamlets in London. 

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