While shiny new sustainability projects continue to draw attention from the media, NAEM’s recent trends report revealed a new rubric for sustainability performance within companies. The criteria: alignment with the business strategy, integration into business operations, and achieving measurable results.
What will happen in 2019 at the intersection of business and society? As our team in the Business & Society Program looked ahead to the new year, we realized the best answers lie in our network of business leaders and academics. From Artificial Intelligence to worker voice to lifelong learning, these diverse predictions impart a powerful sense of possibility, even in facing some of the world’s toughest challenges in the new year.
Supporting USAID and its partners in developing a commercially viable, conflict-free supply chain for artisanal minerals from the DRC
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently launched a new video that tells the story of how its local and international partners are developing a commercially viable, conflict-free supply chain for artisanal minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
At one time cotton was Haiti’s fourth largest agricultural export, but by the late 1980s, its cultivation largely ceased for economic, political and environmental reasons.
Now however, the Caribbean’s first independent nation is on the cusp of welcoming back cotton production due to the work of Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA). Since 2010, the popular outdoor lifestyle brand has supported SFA’s efforts to boost the yields – and the pocketbooks – of Haiti’s farmers.
If you are not familiar with Rolland Paper, get to know this Québec-based paper company. For one thing, unlike many of its competitors within the pulp and paper sector – not to mention many companies across all sectors – Rolland wears its environmental credentials on its sleeve.
And Rolland has been far ahead of the curve. Founded by Canadian printer, bookseller, and politician, Jean-Baptiste Rolland, the company traces its history to 1882 and started manufacturing recycled paper in 1989.
Agreement will enable Ecolab to offset 100 percent of its electricity demand in North America and achieve a 25 percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions
ST. PAUL, Minn., December 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has signed an agreement to support Clearway Energy Group’s 419-megawatt (MW) wind farm, Mesquite Star, in Fisher County, Texas. Construction of the Mesquite Star wind farm is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2019.
by Kevin O'Donnell, Director of Global Sustainability Sourcing & Operations at General Mills
To produce enough food to feed an increasingly hungry world, we must take care of the people who are raising the crops as well as the land, water and air needed for them to thrive. As a global food company that relies on ingredients from around the world, we pay careful attention to the impact of agriculture on our environment and the ability of farmers to be successful.
Version 4 of the Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sector Guidance
December 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has released a document entitled Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance (4.0). An update to a previous version released in 2013, this document is intended to provide supplementary guidance specific to beverage companies for greater consistency, accuracy, and leadership with GHG accounting and management.
Two $40,000 Grants Awarded to Expand Existing Community Waste Recovery Programs
STAMFORD, Conn., December 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Dow and Keep America Beautiful announced they have awarded two $40,000 grants to organizations in Cobb County, Ga., and Lincoln, Neb. The grants will expand a recently launched Hefty® EnergyBag® program in Cobb County and help to establish a new start-up program in Lincoln.