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Marina Bay Sands: Turning the Tide in Asia

90% of global fish stocks are over-fished. If no action is taken, we might be the last generation to consume fish. Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is harnessing its buying power to move Asia's fishing industry towards a more sustainable future.
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Just below the surface of Malaysia's bright blue and green waters, fish nets bob up and down in the ocean's current, bustling with abundant sustainably raised snapper, grouper, and seabass. It wasn't always like this.

Mr. Lee Ya Qu, founder of Aqua Ceria fish farm, reflects, "I chose to give up fishing and started aquafarming because there were no fish left."

Frey Vineyards – Out of the Ashes

Growing again after the Napa fires of October 2017
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By Katrina Frey, CEO, Frey Vineyards, Ltd.

This true story begins with a strange orange glow in the sky that awakened me at 1:00am on the morning of Oct 9th, 2017. Stepping outside into a howling wind, I watched in horror as a huge wildfire burned on the distant ridge. The wind was blowing away from us, so I was very concerned about our neighbors below the ridge in Potter Valley, never dreaming that at the same time the Redwood Complex Fire was racing around the bottom of the ridge and heading straight to Frey Vineyards and engulfing the only paved road out.

The Real Price of Madagascar’s Vanilla Boom

By David Pilling
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In the humid Sava region of northern Madagascar, where vanilla vines grow in the shaded canopy of the jungle, villagers guard their crop as though it were a precious metal. Well they might. Strong demand for natural vanilla, speculation, bad harvests and money laundering have driven prices as high as silver. Farmers often awake to find their vines stripped bare, carried off in the night by gangs of thieves filling orders for buyers in the far-off capital of Antananarivo, who in turn supply the markets of western Europe, the US and Asia.

Schneider Electric WHITE PAPER | Business Resiliency Through Increased Circularity

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) predicts that the total demand for natural resources will reach 130 billion tons by 2050, up significantly from the 50 billion level in 2014, an overuse of the Earth’s total capacity by more than 400%. Another report from the U.S. Green Building Council found that the current mode of global operation is in stark contrast with the reality of Earth’s limited resources, as we consume resources 50% faster than they can be regenerated.

CSRHub and The National Wildlife Federation Announce Partnership

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CSRHub is pleased to announce it has formed a partnership with The National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The NWF is the United States' largest private, nonprofit conservation education and advocacy organization, with over six million supporters, and 51 state and territorial affiliated organizations (including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands).

MUST SEE: Ethical Corp’s Revolutionised Supply Chain Conference

I’m excited to announce that we have just released the agenda for Ethical Corporation’s 13th Responsible Supply Chain Summit Europe (London, 10-11 October 2018).
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I’m excited to announce that we have just released the agenda for Ethical Corporation’s 13th Responsible Supply Chain Summit Europe (London, 10-11 October 2018). 

For over a decade this event has delivered an unmatched, holistic view of supply chain challenges and solutions. 2018’s iteration is the strongest, most value packed we’ve ever produced with a laser-like focus on the emerging technologies, innovations and collaborations critical to sustainable, cost-effective supply chain strategies.

Looks Great, Tastes Fresh: Meet Our New Tomatoes

To-mato, To-ma-to. No Matter How You Slice Them, Our New Greenhouse Tomatoes Can’t Be Beat.
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by Liliana Esposito

What Corporate Leaders Are Saying About the Business of Gender Equity

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In the age of #metoo and #timesup, companies are eager to strategically consider how best to strive for gender equity within their organizations. Moving beyond technical fixes in the HR policies and practices, companies are increasingly seeing opportunities for improved competitiveness as they consider the role of women inside and outside their organization’s walls.

We Are All ‘Still In’ This Together

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One year ago, leaders from all over the U.S. — representing businesses, investors, colleges, universities, towns, cities, and states throughout America — joined together to declare “We Are Still In” the global Paris Agreement, promising to world leaders that America will fulfill its global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curb the damaging effects of climate change.

Kohler Expands Environmental, Health Disclosures for Kitchen & Bath Products

Leading plumbing manufacturer launches Declare labels, adds more environmental product declarations
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KOHLER, Wis., June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  Today, in recognition of World Environmental Day, Kohler Co. announces expansion of its environmental and human health product disclosures for its kitchen and bath products.

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