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Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds

Released for Public Stakeholder Review
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Standards announced today that its groundbreaking Certification Standard for Sustainable Diamonds (SCS 007) is now entering a 60-day public consultation phase, on the path to finalization this spring. Stakeholders are invited to review the standard and provide feedback.

Experts Discuss Global Water Challenges, Trends, and Solutions

A Discussion with Antea Group Water Experts
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Our global Antea Group water team sat together virtually to reflect back on 2020 and what a rollercoaster of a year it was. They all agreed that while COVID-19 dominated the headlines, significant attention has been placed on how society and governments are awakening to the realities of climate change. With the trends of warming temperatures, fast-melting polar ice, increased incidence and severity of severe weather events, it’s clear that climate change is rearing its ugly head through the disruption of our planet’s water cycle.

Five Ways to Optimize Sustainability Across Global Facilities

Published on EHS Today
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From conducting onsite assessments of nearly 100 global facilities over the past few years and providing desktop and virtual technical advice to many more, we have learned a lot about how to effectively support clients with saving money and reducing their impacts on local communities and natural resources. It doesn’t matter what sector you are in because optimization opportunities are very similar across industries.

Indonesia's LESTARI Project: From Village Empowerment to Landscape Conservation

Leveraging the financial resources of villages and the administrative power of provincial forest management authorities
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This piece was written by Tedi Rabold about the completed U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) LESTARI project.

Weighing Approaches to Reduce Land-Use Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Increase Carbon Storage in Ecosystems

Prioritizing options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from land use based on ProLand’s insights from local experts and lessons learned
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Tetra Tech’s Tim Holland wrote this piece to discuss how countries can best determine prioritizing options for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land use.

The Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees Aim to Reduce Energy Consumption

Homeowners are Strategically Planting Trees in Partnership with Local Utility Providers, Public Agencies, and Other Organizations.
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Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation's Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs are designed to help utility companies, municipalities, and corporate organizations distribute trees to their communities. The core purpose is to lower energy bills, improve air quality, sequester carbon, and manage stormwater runoff.

Primeira venda - créditos de cana reconhecem sustentabilidade

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17 dezembro 2020, Londres, Reino Unido. /3BL Media/ - A primeira venda de créditos de cana-de-açúcar certificada pela Bonsucro foi completada na Plataforma de Negociação de Créditos da Bonsucro. Quarenta produtores do Brasil venderam coletivamente 162.300 toneladas em créditos de cana sustentável para a Barry Callebaut, produtora mundial de chocolate. Os produtores pertencem à Socicana e à Assobari, associações brasileiras de produtores de cana, ambas comprometidas com a sustentabilidade.

Action Platform Succeeds in Accelerating Business Reporting on the SDGs

GRI and UN Global Compact four-year initiative secures progress
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A ground-breaking initiative to drive corporate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has significantly advanced reporting practices and identified areas for further improvement.

The Action Platform for Reporting on the SDGs leverages the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.  Over four years it engaged 59 senior business representatives from 23 countries in a peer-to-peer learning program to enable companies to define and improve their contribution to the SDGs.

Critical Elements of Effective Leadership During Times of Uncertainty

Authenticity, transparency, adaptability and empathy are must-haves
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Jeff Fielkow, President and CEO of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, recently spoke with Sustainable Brands about how to adhere to your company’s purpose in times of crisis; and how authenticity, transparency, adaptability and empathy are must-haves in effective leadership.

"No matter how informed, engaged and equipped we thought we were or aspired to be, nothing could have prepared us for the multiple curve balls thrown at us in 2020," says Fielkow. 

A Key to the Solution

by Bea Hallen, Senior Sustainability Leader
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