Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

As Sustainability Gains Urgency, ESG Strategy Takes Center Stage

How the Pandemic Has Elevated Sustainability and ESG
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It was going so well. 

Before the pandemic hit, many companies were starting to recognize the increased prioritization on ESG investments. Budgets were being allocated, initiatives were being planned, steps were being taken. 

But when a global health disaster hits - priorities change fast.

Anglo American Unki Platinum Mine Earns World's First IRMA 75

Responsible Mining Designation Confirmed through Third-Party Audit by SCS Global Services
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services, an international leader in sustainability standards development and third-party certification, is pleased to confirm that Anglo American’s Unki platinum mine in Zimbabwe has earned the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) 75 level for responsible mining, based on the completion of an independent audit.

Working Capital Innovation Fund Named as One of ImpactAssets’ Tenth IA 50 Impact Fund Listing

This ‘Emerging Impact Manager’ supports scalable solutions for workers in global supply chains
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BETHESDA, Md., February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - ImpactAssets has named Working Capital Innovation Fund as one of the ImpactAssets 50 2021 (IA 50), a free online database for impact investors, family offices, financial advisors, and institutional investors that features a diversified listing of private capital fund managers delivering social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.  

Ecocentricity Blog: The Ethics of Environmentalism

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If you wish everyone would compost their food waste to help mitigate climate change, then you should compost. If you wish everyone would refuse plastic straws to help keep them out of the oceans, then you should refuse plastic straws.

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If you wish everyone would compost their food waste to help mitigate climate change, then you should compost. If you wish everyone would refuse plastic straws to help keep them out of the oceans, then you should refuse plastic straws.

Towards the Digital Circular Economy

Free One-Hour Webinar on March 3, 2021
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February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Circular Economy offers significant economic, social, and environmental benefits, and circular business models are increasingly influencing corporate approaches and policy landscapes around the globe. Thereby, digital technologies are considered as significant drivers accelerating the transition to the Circular Economy.

My Journey on the Road Less Traveled (From a Scottish Univ to Impact Investing in NYC)

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by Elizabeth di Bonaventura, Senior Institutional Relationship Associate, Domini Impact Investments. 

The road less traveled has always been the path I’ve found myself on in life, whether intentionally or not. As a young girl, I did not grow up believing that I would have a career in finance. I was beguiled by misconceptions that the field was too difficult and the bar for entry too insurmountably high. Even more daunting was the lack of representation of women within the financial sector.

Owens Corning's Approach to Building the Circular Economy

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February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In the past, manufacturers used a straightforward, linear model to produce their goods: extract raw materials, build the products, discard the waste, and throw everything away when it’s no longer in use. The result? Depleted natural resources, increased pollution, and overflowing landfills. Clearly, an unsustainable model in every sense of the word.

CNH Industrial Supports the Growing Hemp Industry in North America

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February 26, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Did you know that hemp can be used as a sustainable alternative to textiles, wood and even concrete? That it was once so valued as a commodity it was accepted as payment for taxes in the state of Pennsylvania in the USA?

Cummins Plays Key Role in Producing Masks to Curtail Spread of COVID-19

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Cummins, a global leader in power technologies, used its filter expertise to produce 146 metric tons of filtration media for mask manufacturers around the world in 2020, enough to make more than 108 million masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

That total includes media the company produced to make masks for its own employees, an initiative starting in June 2020 when Cummins announced it would begin mask manufacturing at three sites. Those sites produced about 10 million masks for use companywide in 2020 and continue in operation today.

Albertsons Companies, Beyond the Bag Celebrate Innovation Challenge Winners

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After announcing the winners of the Beyond the Bag Innovation Challenge this week, the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag virtually rang the Closing Bell for the New York Stock Exchange. Albertsons Companies and the other retail partners celebrated the 9 innovation challenge winners during the Closing Bell ceremony. 

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