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New Recommendations To Improve Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Provides investors with the information they need to make better investment decisions | BOSTON
Press Release

June 29, 2017 /3BL Media/  - New recommendations released today by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, or TCFD, will play a critical role in improving climate-related financial disclosures, providing investors with the important information they need to make better short-term and long-term investment decisions, Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber said in a statement today. 

Lubber added:

Sustainability at Kingfisher: Making It Easy for Customers, and Part of the Everyday for Colleagues

Kingfisher publishes its sustainability report for 2016/17.
Article

Kingfisher’s aim is to make sustainability an easy choice for customers. It’s this vision that sets the path for everything they do, and that will help them achieve their ambition to create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone.
 
Over the last year, they’ve been working hard to embed sustainability into internal practices and processes, investing in bright ideas and new ways of working. From head office to the shop floor, their aim is to make sure that sustainability becomes a part of everyday life at Kingfisher.
 

Sustainability at UPS: The Road Ahead

Setting goals is the easy part. We’re getting to work on an ambitious sustainability agenda.
Blog

Patrick Browne | UPS 

For more than a century, UPS has been helping people and businesses move goods by focusing on the road ahead — both literally and figuratively. Our success reflects relentless attention to emerging trends, innovative ideas and transformative technologies that enable global commerce, growth and sustainable solutions.

AT&T Releases 2016 Annual Sustainability Update: A Letter from our Chairman and CEO

By Randall Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T
Blog

Since our start, AT&T has been about one thing: harnessing the power of our network to change lives and improve the world. And just as our network technology has gotten better over the years, so has our ability to address some of society’s toughest challenges.

The Potential of Gender Equity for Business and Society

Blog

In the past few years, we have seen growing commitment and excitement around the world amongst foundations, non-profits, and companies who are re-thinking what achieving gender equity means, and why it is a critical societal imperative.

BASF, Cargill, P&G and GIZ Collaborate to Drive Production of Sustainable Certified Coconut Oil in the Philippines and Indonesia

Press Release

SINGAPORE, June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have joined together in a development partnership under the develoPPP.de programme by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The partnership will help establish a sustainable certified and transparent supply chain of coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia.

The Timberland X Thread Partnership

Leveraging the Strengths of Social Enterprises Through Innovative Business Relationships
Article

The unbridled accumulation of single-use, post-consumer plastic bottles represents a social and environmental crisis affecting populations and landscapes the world over. While industrialized countries have evolved systems and customs that effectively displace this waste stream, the problem is glaringly evident in less-industrialized countries, ill-equipped to control the flow. Yet strategies to manage Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) plastic have led to surprising new markets.

NRG Energy’s Sustainable Suppliers Goals and Performance

Article

In today’s global economy, virtually no organization
is fully vertically integrated. This makes sustainability relevant across a company’s entire value chain. After setting an ambitious goal addressing downstream avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions, NRG is one of the first in its industry to include its supply chain
as part of its internal sustainability commitments.

VIDEO | Mohawk Group's ReCover Partner Spotlight: Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

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Hear from the Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Idaho about their experiences with Mohawk Group's ReCover program and how carpet donations have benefitted their business and the surrounding community. The ReCover carpet reclamation program offers a seamless, sustainable solution for finding new life for used carpet. Through a network of local partners across the United States, we work together with our customers to make sure old carpeting is diverted from the landfill.

UPS Commits to More Alternative Vehicles, Fuel and Renewable Power by 2025

Sets Science-Based Target and Publishes Annual Corporate Sustainability Report
Press Release

ATLANTA, June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced aggressive new sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources.

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