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Rabobank and UN Environment Announce New Billion-Dollar Partnership to Kickstart Climate Smart Agriculture

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  • Rabobank and UN Environment join forces to finance sustainable agriculture with new billion-dollar facility
  • Facility aims to finance sustainable land use and help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Facility aims to provide grants, de-risking instruments and credit to clients involved in sustainable agricultural production

Protecting Our Food Supply

Let's dispel three myths about the food supply chain
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Karl Deily | Sealed Air 

Today approximately 54 percent of the global population lives in an urban area, and the United Nations expects that by 2050, urban dwellers will make up two-thirds of the population.

With the global rise of urbanization, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from our food sources.

Four Ways to Future-Proof Your Supply Chain

Cliff Henson (SVP Global Supply Chain) shares how digitization can improve the resiliency and sustainability of our supply chains
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  • On October 13th, 2017, Cliff Henson spoke to Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit attendees during a panel about how digitization is ensuring supply chain resilience
  • From materials procurement to manufacturing and logistics to customer fulfillment, digitization is playing a large role in driving growth through improved connectivity and real-time decision-making
  • While efficiency is a priority for manufacturers, the need for increased sustainability is growing and can act as a innovation driver to help businesses secure a competitive advantage
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  • On October 13th, 2017, Cliff Henson spoke to Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit attendees during a panel about how digitization is ensuring supply chain resilience
  • From materials procurement to manufacturing and logistics to customer fulfillment, digitization is playing a large role in driving growth through improved connectivity and real-time decision-making
  • While efficiency is a priority for manufacturers, the need for increased sustainability is growing and can act as a innovation driver to help businesses secure a competitive advantage

Consumers Energy Foundation Supports Regional Food Processing Program’s Launch

Foundation’s Grant is its Largest Ever in Muskegon County
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MUSKEGON, Mich., October 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Consumers Energy Foundation announced a $232,000 grant to launch a regional food processing initiative designed to grow and expand West Michigan’s substantial agriculture economy.

The West Michigan Shoreline Food Processing Initiative will be based in Muskegon and seeks to expand the region’s strong agricultural base to include exports beyond Michigan and perhaps as far as Asia.

Freeport-McMoRan Invests in Indigenous Communities by Supporting Organic Coffee Cooperative

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December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan company, has sponsored a coffee farmer collective in Papua, Indonesia since 2000. For 17 years Amungme Gold coffee has been farmed and processed by indigenous Amungme farmers under the guidance of Freeport’s entrepreneur business program to meet growing demand from consumers.

Standardized Maintenance & Supply Chain Innovation

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Through fleet automation, Republic Services’ One Fleet standardized vehicle maintenance program, conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, and the use of renewable natural gas derived from organic waste, Republic has lowered our fossil fuel usage, which also reduces costs.

In fact, over the past four years, even as our business has grown by 11.5%, we’ve been able to hold our fleet fossil fuel usage to just 2.5%, which also results in reduced carbon impact.

Advancing the Circular Economy through Shared Value

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The need and the opportunity to transition to a circular economy—an economic model that is restorative and regenerative by design—have become clear to many industries over the last 5 years. Companies like Apple and Google are innovating or redesigning their products and services to minimize resources utilized in production and to promote reuse and recycling of their products.

Sourcing Our Fuels Responsibly: From Coffee to Electricity

by Scott Macmurdo
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Today is National Coffee Day, and millions of Americans are kicking off their mornings with the caffeinated beverage that powers our fast-paced lives. Most aren’t thinking about the journey that coffee makes from a farm half a world away to the cup in their hand, but as a sustainability professional, I just can’t help myself. You can call it a blessing—or a curse. 

Carnival Corporation Raises Record $338,500 for American Cancer Society

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Carnival Foundation, the charitable arm of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, held its second Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, for American Cancer Society.

How Being Committed to the Environment Can Be a Business Opportunity

As well as being the only industrial company on CDP’s A List for 7 years in a row, Schneider Electric also helps clients identify business opportunities in acting to address climate risks.
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By scoring businesses from A to D-, CDP take organizations on a journey through disclosure to awareness, management, and finally to leadership. In 2017, CDP has set the bar even higher raising A-score threshold and making the top spot more competitive and more coveted than ever before. This year, more than 3,000 companies have completed the questionnaire and 112 were recognized as pioneers acting on climate change and building our new sustainable economy that works for both people and planet. Schneider Electric is the only industrial company to stay on CDP A List for 7 years in a row.

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