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How Whirlpool Uses Local Data to Spin up Global Cleanup Plans

By Heather Clancy
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The brilliant Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh once observed: "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." His sentiment, expressed in a letter to his brother, was specific to artistic inspiration but it also has very real relevance for the way in which corporate strategy unfolds.

Ten New Markets Earmarked as Opportunities to Boost Lagging Sustainable Development Goals

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  • The Global Opportunity Report 2018 highlights four Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 10, 12, 13 and 14) that are at risk of missing their 2030 targets.
  • The report contains 10 new business opportunities which help these four goals progress.
  • The new Global Opportunity Report and the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions collectively demonstrate market potential in all 17 Global Goals — including the ones we are least on track to reach.
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  • The Global Opportunity Report 2018 highlights four Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 10, 12, 13 and 14) that are at risk of missing their 2030 targets.
  • The report contains 10 new business opportunities which help these four goals progress.
  • The new Global Opportunity Report and the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions collectively demonstrate market potential in all 17 Global Goals — including the ones we are least on track to reach.

Food or Inedible Part? Changing Norms in Waste Characterization Studies to Measure Food Waste

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Belinda Li, project engineer in Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Canada, discusses how waste characterization studies are evolving to collect better data on food waste. Belinda led a comprehensive food waste characterization study across three American cities for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Digging deeper into trash to estimate how much food we waste and why
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Belinda Li, project engineer in Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Canada, discusses how waste characterization studies are evolving to collect better data on food waste. Belinda led a comprehensive food waste characterization study across three American cities for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Massachusetts Companies Meet With Lawmakers to Highlight Sustainability Leadership

Company leaders from Massachusetts’ largest employers gather on Beacon Hill to share their environmental and clean energy stories with state lawmakers.
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January 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A dozen Massachusetts companies and investors representing some of the Commonwealth’s largest employers will gather on Beacon Hill today to meet with lawmakers about their corporate sustainability goals and how these initiatives make businesses more competitive and drive economic growth.

First Seriola Farms Certified to ASC Standard

SCS Congratulates First Certified Client under New Standard: Kurose Suisan
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Standard, which establishes strict environmental and social requirements for farmed fish, is quickly gaining traction within the industry.

Building Peace in the Diamond Mining Areas of the Central African Republic

Discovering methods to reduce longstanding tensions and conflicts in diamond mining areas
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Dr. Mark Freudenberger, director of the Land Tenure and Property Rights sector for Tetra Tech International Development Services, examines how the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is strengthening the capacity of Central African Republic (CAR) government institutions to reduce long-standing tensions and conflicts in diamond mining areas such as Berberati. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Microfiber Leadership Summit Accelerates Cross-Sector Collaboration on Microfiber Pollution

Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
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January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.

Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Solid Waste

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Our pulp and paper products are derived from renewable resources, made with high levels of renewable energy, and are designed to be reused or recycled. While it is difficult to identify a more sustainable industry than forest products, not all companies perform equally when it comes to operating safely and sustainably. We track our progress annually, and in the following pages offer an updated view of our performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility.

Dole Pineapple Workers Open Community Center Thanks to Fair Trade

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Originally published by Fair Trade Certified

Dole Food Company and Fair Trade USA jointly announced today the inauguration of two new community centers near Dole’s Muelle and Bosque Farms in Costa Rica, made possible by Fair Trade purchases made at Whole Foods Market stores, which drive additional money to pineapple farmworkers to invest in projects of their choosing. The commencement events at the two locations took place on December 5th and 6th, 2017.

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