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Practical Ways to Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

By Fernando Icaza
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Fernando Icaza is studying Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School.  He participated in the Carbon Reduction Challenge, at the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, funded by a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee and the Scheller College Dean's Innovation Fund.  The Challenge is an affiliated project of the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain.

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Fernando Icaza is studying Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech's H. Milton Stewart School.  He participated in the Carbon Reduction Challenge, at the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, funded by a grant from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee and the Scheller College Dean's Innovation Fund.  The Challenge is an affiliated project of the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain.

British American Tobacco | Thrive: Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods Programme

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While supplier due diligence and assessments are an important part of ensuring high standards and driving continuous improvement at supplier and farm level, at British American Tobacco we recognise that there are also many wider and deep-rooted issues affecting the livelihoods of farming communities and the sustainability of agriculture.

ING, Mars, General Motors, and Siemens on Transforming Business

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December 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ethical Corporation has just published a new intelligence report that discusses the need for transformational change in business, in order to meet the SDGs and 2 Degree target.

The content pack includes a 9-page briefing and a 1-hour webinar, both enabling you to learn how innovative businesses the like of ING, Siemens, General Motors, Verizon and MARS are looking to drive the required changes internally and externally, including:

Mohawk Group’s Lichen Wins Interior Design Best of Year Award for Modular Carpet

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CALHOUN, Ga., December 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group’s Lichen modular carpet, which merges leading concepts in biophilic design and sustainability, took home a coveted Best of Year Award from Interior Design magazine over the weekend in New York.

Science-based Climate Targets: Helping Business Leaders Fill the Climate Ambition Void

By Thomas Schueneman
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Climate change and future history

History is spiked with aspirational moments that influence a turn, a new narrative, a change of course. It’s easy to look back and marvel at past historical moments.

A View from the Outside | British American Tobacco

Independent stakeholder viewpoint from Professor Dr Heiko Hosomi Spitzeck in BAT's Sustainable Agriculture & Farmer Livelihoods Focus Report
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Dr Spitzeck is a Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainability at Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil, which has been recognised as the best business school in Latin America for 11 consecutive years by the Financial Times. His teaching is informed by more than eight years of consulting experience, as well as academic research.

He has a PhD in Business Ethics from the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, and has also worked as assistant professor at Cranfield University’s School of Management, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility in the UK (2008–2010). He is also the author of Humanism in Business, published by Cambridge University Press.

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Dr Spitzeck is a Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainability at Fundação Dom Cabral, Brazil, which has been recognised as the best business school in Latin America for 11 consecutive years by the Financial Times. His teaching is informed by more than eight years of consulting experience, as well as academic research.

He has a PhD in Business Ethics from the University of St Gallen in Switzerland, and has also worked as assistant professor at Cranfield University’s School of Management, Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility in the UK (2008–2010). He is also the author of Humanism in Business, published by Cambridge University Press.

Empowering a New Generation of Farmers in Colombia

Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS joins the Business Call to Action, pledging to improve the lives of rural Colombians through fair trade organic farming
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Colombia-based organic snack producer Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS has joined Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to train and support 500 smallholder farmers in organic farming practices, and increase the incomes of 1,500 people working in agriculture by the end of 2020.  

Ingersoll Rand: How to Use IoT to Become More Energy Efficient

By Scott Tew
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According to a Berg Insight report, by 2021 nearly 55 percent of all households in the U.S. are expected to be “smart” homes. Smart, connected thermostats can now do far more than just monitor temperatures – they can adjust humidity levels, turn on and off lights, lock and unlock doors, check security cameras and more. W.

Ceres, Global Investors With $6 Trillion in AUM Release First-Ever Toolkit for Managing Water Risks in Investment Portfolios

The toolkit comes as majority of stocks in investment indices found to be in industries with medium to high water risk
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December 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The first-ever, comprehensive, online toolkit for investors to evaluate and understand water risks was released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization, Ceres, along with an analysis of water risk in major global indices.

World Soil Day: Reflecting on Soil Health’s Growing Recognition

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Today, on World Soil Day, I reflect on my years growing up in agriculture. My family’s dairy farm relied on our precious soil to grow the feed for the cows and keep us in business year after year. This was not easy in South Eastern Wisconsin, due to our heavy, clay soils, highly erodible hills and lots of lake effect rain when we needed it the least, during the spring and fall. As farmers, we knew we had to continuously adapt and protect against risks to our farm – and this meant protecting our soil.

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