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Tackling Sustainable Development Goal 6: How Beverage Industry Giants Are Accelerating Water Action Through Collaboration

How Beverage Giants Are Tackling SDG 6 Through Collaboration
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ABInBev. American Beverage Association. Bacardi. Beam Suntory. Brown-Forman. Carlsberg Group. Constellation Brands. Diageo. HEINEKEN. Keurig Dr. Pepper. Molson Coors and MillerCoors. Ocean Spray. PepsiCo. Pernod Ricard. The Coca-Cola Company.

These 16 companies are industry giants, delivering nearly every corner of the world with thirst-quenching drinkables of every variety. On the streets, these companies are competing for consumer affections and loyalty. But behind the scenes, they’re tackling one of our world’s most pressing challenges: water.

Nestlé Accelerates Action to Tackle Climate Change and Commits to Zero Net Emissions by 2050

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VEVEY, Switzerland, September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Ahead of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this month, Nestlé will sign the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge.

Nestlé Inaugurates Packaging Research Institute, First-of-Its-Kind in the Food Industry

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Vevey, Switzerland, September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé today officially inaugurated the Institute of Packaging Sciences, the first-of-its-kind in the food industry. The new Institute enables Nestlé to accelerate its efforts to bring functional, safe and environmentally friendly packaging solutions to the market and to address the global challenge of plastic packaging waste.

Energy Matters Radio: An Interview With the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols Interviews Harriet and Phil Langford
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Harriet Langford, president of The Ray and trustee for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and Phil Langford, trustee for The Ray and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation were recently interviewed on Energy Matters by Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols.

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Harriet Langford, president of The Ray and trustee for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and Phil Langford, trustee for The Ray and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation were recently interviewed on Energy Matters by Georgia Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols.

Protecting Soil: Reasons for Hope

The Future of Agriculture Depends on It
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Last week, I shared the news that, due to drenching rains this spring, over 19 million acres in the US went unplanted this year, especially in 12 midwestern states –the highest acreage on record (see my post here).  Making matters worse, the crops that did get put into the ground were not planted on time, and much of our remaining topsoil has become less produc

The IPCC Climate Change and Land Report: Three Things Every Investor Should Know

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Resource scarcity in our globalized economy jeopardizes the abundance of countless goods, but one resource — as spotlighted by the recent coverage of the fires in the Amazon — underpins them all: land.

As investors look at land-based portfolio risks, the agriculture sector is at the center of their attention. This focus makes sense. As outlined in the IPCC’s special report on climate change and land use, agricultural commodities will be hit hard if harmful land use practices are not stopped.

Karla Mendes on Brazil’s For-Profit Fire Disaster

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The Amazon is burning. And we’re not talking about the ubiquitous online store, although profit and commerce are just as involved. According to preliminary data from the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE),  deforestation of the Amazon rose 92 percent in the past year to 2,472 square miles – an area larger than the state of Delaware. And these fires, while posing a grave risk for wildfires, are not naturally-occurring. These are for-profit fires, intentionally set and on the rise, fueled by a right-wing government hostile to environmental interests.

It’s Time for Business Leaders to Take Off the Blinders

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative
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The pledge by 181 CEO members of the Business Roundtable that their companies will now serve all stakeholders, not just shareholders, has ignited fierce debate. But, in my humble opinion, it is largely a false debate.

Ecocentricity Blog: Brewing Full Circle

By: John A. Lanier
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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

What Would Keanu Do? How EHS Leaders Can Channel Iconic Reeves Characters

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Neo, John Wick, Jack Traven, Connor O'Neill, Ted Logan-- these are all characters to whom actor Keanu Reeves has given life on the screen. What else do they have in common? They all have valuable lessons for EHS leaders to learn.

If you are an EHS leader at your organization, read our blog on how you can emulate these characters in your role, from embracing the future to inspiring your team.

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