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RMI and ICA Partner to Advance Responsible Copper Production and Trade

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and WASHINGTON, August 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), on behalf of its Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), and the International Copper Association, Ltd. (ICA), have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly advance the responsible production and trade of copper.

The RMI and ICA aim to harmonize expectations for responsible practices in the copper value chain by applying existing industry norms covering major environmental, social and governance issues.

Carnival Corporation Promotes Chris Donald to Senior VP, Corporate Environmental Compliance

EDITOR'S NOTE: In a separate announcement yesterday, Carnival Corporation named Peter C. Anderson as chief ethics and compliance officer for Carnival Corporation.
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MIAMI,  Aug. 13, 2019  /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, yesterday announced the promotion of Chris Donald to senior vice president of corporate environmental compliance. Donald will continue to serve in his role as the company's corporate compliance manager, reporting directly to  Peter C. Anderson, the newly appointed chief ethics and compliance officer for  Carnival Corporation.

What’s Old Is New: Why Cisco Wants Its Products Back

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This post was written by guest blogger Abbey Burns, Circular Economy Program Manager at Cisco.

Cisco’s products power networks and shape the way we live, work, play, and learn. However, they also shape the world in many other ways. We extract natural resources to make and ship our hardware, and our customers rely on this same pool of resources to make their own products and run their own businesses. We can’t keep taking, without giving. It doesn’t last. But as a business, as a society, as a species, that is exactly what we’ve been doing. And it’s not sustainable.

Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises Holds Steel-Cutting Ceremony for Costa Toscana, Its Second LNG-Fueled Ship

Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion
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Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion

Costa Cruises' two new flagships are among 10 next-generation "green" vessels on order for Carnival Corporation that will be powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel

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Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion

Costa Cruises' two new flagships are among 10 next-generation "green" vessels on order for Carnival Corporation that will be powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel

Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

Two Major Cities Are Testing Home Delivery for Sustainable Household Goods to Help Save the Planet

Residents in NYC and Paris can now get refillable laundry detergent and mouthwash to their doorstep.
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A new zero-waste e-commerce platform called Loop started testing in New York City and Paris in May, so many residents in those cities no longer have to worry about stacking up empty detergent containers and shampoo bottles in the recycling bin.

As plastic’s harmful impact on the environment becomes more widely understood, companies like P&G are rethinking how they can be more sustainable through platforms like Loop that encourage reusable materials.

AIDA Cruises Implements Onboard Initiatives to Reduce Food Waste

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AIDA Cruises, the leading cruise line serving the German market, has implemented an array of onboard initiatives designed to continuously reduce food waste.

Progressing Towards the Sustainable Development Goals with Sands ECO360

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The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have unified the world in creating a shared vision for people and planet, both now and into the future. This call to action brings governments and businesses together to tackle pressing global issues.

Blockchain Through the Whole Supply Chain

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By: Tara Norton, Managing Director, BSR, and Jayson Berryhill, Co-Founder and Partner, (en)visible

This blog is the first in a series where BSR and (en)visible will document our project to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that delivers sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain. 

AIDA Cruises Presents Latest Sustainability Report: World's First LNGoperated Cruise Ship, AIDAnova, Commissioned in 2018

In the latest edition of “AIDA cares” the company documents further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising.
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July 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In the latest edition of “AIDA cares” the company documents further progress on its way to emission-neutral cruising. As early as 2023, 94 percent of all AIDA guests will be sailing on ships that can be fully operated with low-emission liquefied natural gas or, in port, with green shore power.

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