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Healthy Food Choices Are Also Good for the Planet

Symantec and Aramark work to support a sustainable food system
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By Aramark Executive Chef Robert Sapirman

Healthier soil and water, fewer greenhouse gases (GHG), less food waste, and better treatment of animals are all benefits of a sustainable food system. As governments, corporations, scientists, NGOs and others look at how to adequately feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, many are also focused on achieving this in a manner that reduces pressure on the environment. Did you know:

CSRHub Launches Its ESGHubTM App on the Bloomberg App Portal

New functionality allows investors to compare ESG scores
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NEW YORK, September 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - CSRHub, a provider of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability rankings, today announced the launch of its ESGHubTM app on the Bloomberg App Portal at {APPS <GO>}. Bloomberg Terminal subscribers can now access the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosure and ratings performance of companies in portfolios, indexes or other financial instruments.

Coffee in Crisis: How to Take Action

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

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"It is hard to believe that the price of coffee barely reaches $1 per pound. Producers are worried, disappointed and frustrated, because with this price, their hopes die.” — Rodolfo Penalba, general manager at COMSA, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Honduras

Fair Trade USA Celebrates National Coffee Day With #JustOneCup

As world coffee prices dip below $1/pound, non-profit challenges consumers to make #JustOneCup of their daily coffee Fair Trade Certified to uplift coffee farmers during the market crisis.
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Saturday, September 29th is National Coffee Day and Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, has launched its #JUSTONECUP campaign to remind coffee drinkers of the the importance of choosing Fair Trade.

LIVE Twitter Chat on #PeopleBehindPalmOil with Golden Agri-Resources on October 3rd, 2018

The Twitter Chat will occur on Wednesday, October 3, at 10am GMT / 1pm GST / 5pm SGT (5am EST).
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SINGAPORE, September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Be sure to join us for a LIVE 1-hour Twitter Chat with global palm oil company Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), Nestlé, WBCSD, and TriplePundit on #PeopleBehindPalmOil.

Climate-Related Financial Disclosures – A Finance and Business Point of View on TCFD

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September 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - World Environment Center and the Institute for energy, ecology and economy (DFGE) are hosting a webinar on October 12th (9:00AM EST / 3:00 PM CEST) exploring how the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Task Force on Climate - Financial Disclosures (TCFD) are affecting the business world.

Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study | Dow and the Circular Economy: Trash to Treasure?

By Sneha Rao, Chris Mills, Imani David and Nicholas Machinski. This case was written under the supervision of Andrew Hoffman, Erb Faculty Member.
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Erica Ocampo, sustainability and advocacy manager at The Dow Chemical Company, is getting ready to present her report on the pilot Energy Bag program to her boss. The waste-to-energy program has been met with success in converting plastics to energy, but Ocampo is wondering how she can take the project a step further and truly make Dow a participant and leader in the circular economy. Students are asked to identify with Ocampo and develop a plan of action for the company.

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Recycling Simplified

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In households across America, questions like these are heard several times a day: “Is this recyclable?” “It’s okay to put my recyclables in a bag, right?” “Do I need to do anything to this pizza box before I recycle it?”

Mars Changing How It Does Business One Year From Launch of $1B Sustainable in a Generation Plan

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  • CEO Grant F. Reid says Mars is committed to “changing the trajectory of how we do business” on a range of issues—including climate change and poverty.
  • Mars will aim to fix the ‘broken’ global supply chains through investment, organizational change, a focus on key raw materials and industry collaboration.
  • Mars leaders will call for industry collaboration at a range of events including speaking engagements during the UN General Assembly/Climate Week NYC, and an interactive exhibit during Climate Week NYC.
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  • CEO Grant F. Reid says Mars is committed to “changing the trajectory of how we do business” on a range of issues—including climate change and poverty.
  • Mars will aim to fix the ‘broken’ global supply chains through investment, organizational change, a focus on key raw materials and industry collaboration.
  • Mars leaders will call for industry collaboration at a range of events including speaking engagements during the UN General Assembly/Climate Week NYC, and an interactive exhibit during Climate Week NYC.

Sappi Supports Forestry Conservation in Lake States

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Every year, the SFI Implementation Committees pool and distribute resources, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to various organizations in support of conservation, research and education. Since 1995, SFI participants have collectively contributed over $1.6 billion to conservation efforts.

Our wood procurement group for the Cloquet Mill supports numerous conservation projects through direct funding and in-kind resources, as well as through the collaborative efforts of the SFI Implementation Committees in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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