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Mars, Incorporated will host session at this year's SIWI World Water Week Conference

This World Water Week, Mars, Incorporated are proud to be hosting a session at this year’s SIWI Conference alongside partners Helvetas and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
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This World Water Week, Mars, Incorporated are proud to be hosting a session at this year’s SIWI Conference alongside partners Helvetas and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The interactive panel session will focus on the WAPRO (Water Productivity) project – a multi-stakeholder initiative which is now operational in six Asian and African countries and aims to improve food security, water use efficiency and income for over 60,000 cotton and rice farmers.

Complimentary Human Rights Briefing

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Modern Slavery & Human Rights risks have become the most prominent social issues that businesses have to deal with in recent years. 

Ethical Corporation released a 50-page Human Rights Briefing presents how different organisations are setting strategies and creating partnerships to tackle human rights issues.   

Download the complementary briefing here: https://eloqua.ethicalcorp.com/LP=25219?extsource=ganda 

Key learnings include:

Businesses Commit to Act Fairly and Sustainably – and Hard Work Starts Now

By Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of GRI
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August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A welcome development this week was the declaration from 181 chief executives of US companies to operate in a way that values and recognizes all their stakeholders. 

The signatories to the Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation, organized by Business Roundtable, includes commitments to:

Tetra Pak Becomes First Carton Packaging Company to Launch Paper Straws in Europe

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August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has started field testing​ its paper straws for beverage products with customers in Europe. The move means Tetra Pak is the first carton packaging company to provide such straws for beverage cartons in the region.

The company also announced its intention to publish and share its innovations on paper straw developments to support industrial collaboration on the alternatives to single use plastic straws for beverage cartons.

Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

Reprinted in full, with permission from Jim Hartzfeld and Pyxera Global
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"On Day Zero of Interface’s sustainability journey, founder and CEO Ray Anderson described the outline of a radical vision of a cyclical enterprise that would become ecologically restorative through its influence on others."

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"On Day Zero of Interface’s sustainability journey, founder and CEO Ray Anderson described the outline of a radical vision of a cyclical enterprise that would become ecologically restorative through its influence on others."

eBook - Energy Storage and Load Management for Cooperative and Public Power Utilities

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Charges for peak demand on the distribution system are an increasingly vexing line item for cooperative and public power utilities. The charges are rising, understandably, due to higher transmission and capacity costs. Yet customers still rely on you to keep their energy affordable. This eBook explains the factors behind peak demand charge hikes and how you can manage them effectively:

Sustainable Brands Community Explores Next-Generation Goals, Impact Metrics and Reporting Methods

Nasdaq, Moody’s, Vanguard, CDP and others to educate on latest advances in goal-setting for sustainability at New Metrics'19
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled program highlights for New Metrics ‘19: Next-Generation Goals & Reporting, scheduled for November 18-20 in Philadelphia, PA.

Business Leaders, Investors and Industry Experts Will Meet in Amsterdam in October to Discuss the Future of Sustainability Reporting

The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit 2019
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August 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Over 300 CEOs, business leaders, investors, Government representatives and NGOs will share their latest strategies and drive discussions on how companies can fully assess, report their impacts and demonstrate leadership on key social and environmental issues.

UNFCCC Senior Director of Policy and Programme Coordination Joins Ethical Corporation’s Transform Summit 2019

UNFCCC Senior Director of Policy and Programme Coordination, UNCCC to speak on climate action at #TFORM event in October
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Martin Frick joins CEOs and business leaders from Europe’s most innovative, responsible brands to discuss how business can undertake the transformation of their value chain to deliver positive social and environmental impacts at  Ethical Corporation’s Transform Summit, 16 & 17 October in Amsterdam.

Martin Frick will be discussing how climate change can be reversed through the restoration of the natural capital and reducing carbon emissions.

ON Semiconductor’s Plastics Go Electric!

by Lana Hall, Program Manager
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Did you know that all finished goods plastics from our 22 manufacturing sites and most sub-contractors globally are shipped to ON Semiconductor’s Reclamation Center (OSRC) located at our headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona? On average, we accumulate 100,000-pounds of plastic per year through the finished goods our products are shipped in. This includes rails, reels and wafer carriers. Last year, China banned all imported waste, causing several companies to halt their recycling programs and divert their plastic waste to the landfills.

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