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New Ways to Study Individual Corporations’ Supply Chains

By Benjamin Goldstein and Joshua Newell
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Multinational corporations wield immense power. A mere 100 companies control a quarter of global trade. Walmart is the 10th–largest economic entity on the planet. Coca-Cola is the world’s largest consumer of aluminum and sugarcane. In choosing where to invest, what products to develop and push, and what environmental and labor standards to uphold, corporations like these continually shape the global economy’s geography and its effects. 

Looking Ahead to the Future of Work Around the Globe

Countries must put millions of more women and young people to work if they are to ride the waves of change.
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There was a brief moment in October when the U.S. Democratic presidential candidates turned away from debating the headline issues of today to a looming challenge: the future of workers.

FCA Joins ‘Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network’ to Help Build a More Ethical Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Summary: 
  • Global collaboration working to trace cobalt, mica and 3TG conflict minerals: tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold
  • First blockchain-powered audit will launch in early 2020 to trace cobalt in FCA supply chain
  • Supply chain transparency and mapping imperative to mitigate unethical practices in mineral mining
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  • Global collaboration working to trace cobalt, mica and 3TG conflict minerals: tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold
  • First blockchain-powered audit will launch in early 2020 to trace cobalt in FCA supply chain
  • Supply chain transparency and mapping imperative to mitigate unethical practices in mineral mining

Ecolab Joins the U.N. Global Compact's Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C

Company’s goal is to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 5, 2019 /3BL Media/– Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, today announced that it will align its operations and supply chain to the U.N. Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5⁰C, and will work to reduce its carbon emissions by half by 2030 and to net-zero by 2050. The company is committed to doing its part in limiting the rise of global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) or less above pre-industrial levels, the limit deemed necessary by the U.N.

In Focus: Intel and Responsible Mineral Sourcing

By Aiste Brackley
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Intel is recognized for its achievements on supply chain sustainability. The company has manufactured microprocessors that are conflict-free since 2013 and has been a leader in eradicating forced labor practices. Aiste Brackley spoke to Dr. Adam Schafer, who leads supply chain sustainability initiatives at Intel and is also on the Steering Committee of the ERM Group’s first Mining and Technology Forum, to take place in 2020.

Aiste Brackley: What is unique about Intel’s supply chain?

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Embraces Sustainability as a “Fresh Start” and Profit Generator

By Mark Shenk
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise has found that sustainability isn’t just good for public relations. Along with a growing number of leading companies, the IT giant is discovering it’s also a profit generator. 

Reusing and Recovering Waste: The Human Power Behind Our Progress

By Linda Qian
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Intel’s sustainability journey started “officially” in 1994, when we released our first public Environmental, Health, and Safety Report. Since then, we’ve made a ton of progress; in the last three years alone, we’ve increased the reuse and recovery of our manufacturing waste by 275%! This kind of progress wouldn’t be possible without dedicated human beings pushing us forward.

Responsible Business Alliance Announces Compass Awards Winners

RBA 2019 Awards Recognize CSR Leadership, Innovation and Implementation
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the winners of its 2019 Compass Awards program recognizing corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

The primary objective of the Compass Awards is to recognize efforts of RBA members, their factories and suppliers that lead to meaningful, positive change in line with the RBA's vision and mission. The award submissions will also serve as examples of successful actions that other companies can emulate.

Closing the Loop to Create a Circular Future

A Conversation with Kate Daly of Closed Loop Partners, Managing Director of the Center for the Circular Economy
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With a population nearing 8 billion and an economy contributing to cascading impacts on the natural systems upon which our lives rely, the planet is buckling under the weight of humanity’s influence. Fortunately, a movement is underway, challenging communities, companies, and governments to solve the waste challenge, eliminating the concept of solid waste altogether with a circular economy.

RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

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