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New Report Finds Increased Investment in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Far Outweigh Costs

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November 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As automakers continue to bring new electric vehicles to the marketplace, electric utilities are grappling with the challenge of deploying adequate electric vehicle charging infrastructure to ensure that vehicles can be charged reliably. A new analysis released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and M.J.

Ingersoll Rand Awarded Leadership Status in CDP’s Annual Climate Change Report

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DAVIDSON, N.C., November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The annual Global Climate Change Report from CDP awarded Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, leadership status with a final letter grade of A-. The report and grading award is based on analysis of the current state of corporate climate action.

Nestlé to Source Only Cage-Free Eggs by 2025

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Our purpose is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. This includes ensuring decent welfare standards for animals that are reared for the ingredients used in our products.

To help drive welfare improvements for egg-laying hens, our goal is to use only cage-free eggs for all of our food products globally by 2025. This includes all shell eggs and egg products (e.g. whole egg powder and liquid, egg white powder and liquid) directly sourced as ingredients by Nestlé.

VIDEO | Schneider Electric and Whirlpool: Five Years’ Cooperation Demonstrates How to Become Champion of Sustainability, From Factory to Home

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Whirlpool Corporation is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world. In their Ohio plant, they had more than 20 million pounds of corrugated cardboard waste, and are anticipating saving more than $1 million over the next three years. The passion around sustainability is being able to see the impact and being able to go home and tell your children what you do.

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Valuing Today's Circular, Services, Information Economies

By Hazel Henderson
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Economic textbooks still teach the factors of production as: land, labor and capital.  Most humans would still agree that land and labor are the basics of human production.  But our view of capital has evolved---along with our systems of production over the past 300 years of industrial development.  The early economists missed the role of energy, the hidden ingredient behind their formula, since our entire planet runs on energy from the sun.

Halfway to the Point of No Return

As world’s “carbon budget” depletes, corporations turn to science in effort to avert environmental calamity
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Leading with Science

Insider Perspective: Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

ABLC Next, San Francisco 16-18 October 2017
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The event was called ABLC ‘Next’ because it offers participants a snapshot of the up-and-coming companies, technologies, projects and initiatives that are making waves in the bioeconomy throughout North America.

This event brought together application and platform developers, investors, policymakers, end-use customers and development partners for three days of fresh updates and rich insights into the latest technologies of the advanced bioeconomy in health, nutrition, ‘AgTech’, genetics, big data, robotics, fuels, chemicals and materials.

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance Sow Cotton Seeds and Hope for Haitian Farmers

by Atlanta McIlwraith, senior manager of community engagement, Timberland
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I hadn’t been to Haiti since June 2010, six months after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated much of the island. At that time, there were still many ruins of collapsed buildings, piles of rubble along the roadsides, and thousands of people living in makeshift tent camps. This August, I returned to Haiti and saw a very different country. While the earthquake left an indelible mark, I saw a Port-Au-Prince that was back on its feet, vacant fields that had once hosted tented communities, and tree nurseries that had brought resources to smallholder farmer communities.

Evergreen Agriculture: A Solution for Degraded Landscapes

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Widespread land degradation is an increasing threat to ecosystem health, food production systems and livelihoods across sub-Saharan Africa. Processes such as soil erosion, biodiversity loss and deforestation, which are largely human-driven, significantly reduce the land’s capacity to deliver key ecosystem services including storm and drought buffering, soil nutrient availability, and thus food and fodder production.

Sustainable Businesses Can Unlock More Than US$1 Trillion in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030

Key market “hotspots” in food and agriculture, energy, cities and health could also generate up to 24 million new jobs across the region
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Business leaders and entrepreneurs can unlock new market opportunities worth more than US$1 trillion and generate up to 24 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2030 through sustainable business models, according to Better Business, Better World LAC, a new report released today by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC).

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