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Enhancing the Walmart Sustainability Value Chain

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In addition to enhancing the sustainability of our retail operations, we work with others to help address environmental and social issues in our product supply chains. In fact, research by The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) “shows that, with most products, the most significant environmental and social hotspots exist largely upstream from the manufacturer in their supply chain or downstream from consumer use and product disposal.” We aspire to enhance product supply chain sustainability in collaboration with suppliers, NGOs, customers and others.

Palapye Schoolchildren Get New Classrooms Through Donations from Debswana and Partners

Students with learning difficulties at a school in Botswana have moved into a new P1.3 million (US$124,000) classroom block funded mainly by Debswana
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The block at Ratsie Setlhako Primary School in Palapye contains two classrooms, a carpentry workshop, kitchen, toilets and sickbays.

Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and the Government of the Republic of Botswana, contributed P781,000 (US$74,700), with Morupule Coal Mine adding the rest.

The school, named after the legendary Botswana folk musician Ratsie Setlhako (who died in a car crash in 1976), caters for 557 pupils, including 35 with learning difficulties.

Ingersoll Rand Makes Substantial Donation to Arbor Day Foundation and GlobalGiving

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DAVIDSON, N.C., May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, donated $15,000 to the Arbor Day Foundation and $15,000 to GlobalGiving in honor of Earth Day.

Eight Years of Progress | How a Cargill-CARE Partnership in Central America is Lifting People Out of Poverty

by Emily Kaiser | photos by Steve Niedorf
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Alta Gracia Arevalo arrives at the school kitchen at 5:30 a.m. to start preparing breakfast for nearly 300 students in Guatemala City’s Zone 3, one of the poorest and most dangerous areas in the country. Her kitchen window at Centro Educativo Francisco Coll is the students’ first stop when they arrive in the morning.

As students round the corner and see her, their eyes light up. They line up, waving and greeting her as she serves a fortified porridge with milk.

Three Ways to Make Virtual Connections Count for Business and the Planet

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Authors:

Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP

Heidi Rhodes, Workforce Experience Specialist, Digital Transformation Group, Cisco

Darrel Stickler, Global Environment Lead, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

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Authors:

Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP

Heidi Rhodes, Workforce Experience Specialist, Digital Transformation Group, Cisco

Darrel Stickler, Global Environment Lead, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

Nordic Stock Exchanges recommend GRI Standards

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In March 2017, Nasdaq’s Nordic and Baltic Exchanges issued a framework to support their listed companies to meet ESG disclosure requirements. The guidance has a strong reference to GRI’s sustainability reporting framework, and it reflects the recommendations of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE), in which GRI is also an active contributor.

This Earth Day, the World is Investing in the Most Valuable Asset We Have

Recognizing the role of natural resources in the world’s economies to support conservation and sustainable management
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Tamara Coger of Tetra Tech’s Environment and Natural Resources sector discusses the benefits of investing in sustainable natural resources management to people, societies, and economies around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Sometimes, money really does grow on trees. And in mangroves, watersheds, oceans, and rainforests.

The Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans), Asia-Pacific

Developing a tracking system to combat fraud and promote sustainability of vital marine ecosystems
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The Asia-Pacific region’s waters are home to some of the world’s most productive and biodiverse marine ecosystems, providing food and income to more than 200 million people. However, these waters are also rife with illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing practices that threaten the biodiversity of the region, as well as regional and global food security. Tetra Tech is supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in a multinational effort to increase the sustainability of fishing in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Maersk Line Partners with AkzoNobel to Drive Sustainability

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March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - AkzoNobel and leading global container shipping company Maersk Line have signed a strategic sustainability partnership to reduce carbon emissions per container shipped by 10%.

The aim of the partnership - which reflects the mutual ambition of both companies to jointly elevate sustainability in the maritime industry - is to drive positive change in a number of areas, including:

Good News about the Proposed PA State Budget for Intellectual Disability and Autism Services

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I have good news about the proposed Pennsylvania budget to share with you. The collective strength and advocacy at the state level of individuals and organizations involved in human services has led to the most favorable budget proposal for intellectual disability and autism services that we have seen in Pennsylvania in many years. The proposed PA budget includes funding for a rate increase, affecting not just people with disability but also the people who support them.

This budget proposal is a win for intellectual disability and autism services!

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