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Schneider Electric: Three Sustainability Steps That Boost Business

by Frederic Diot
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For retail and other businesses, brand image is important. When people value a brand, they’re more likely to spend money – perhaps twice as much.

Fair Trade Certified Produce Sales Up 30 Percent

Fair Trade USA Highlights Produce Category Growth & Market Support at PMA Fresh Summit 2019
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, reports significant growth in its produce category, evidenced by a 30 percent increase in produce sales volume in 2018. The growing fair trade produce program will be showcased at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Conference & Expo (booth #2511), October 17–19, 2019.

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Kimberly-Clark Receives 10th EPA SmartWay® Award, Marking 100M+ Gallons of Diesel Fuel Saved and Notable GHG Reductions

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Kimberly-Clark earned its 10th SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for leadership in environmentally responsible shipping.

Fair Trade USA Founder & CEO Wins Ethical Corporation’s 2019 Business Leadership Award

Paul Rice recognized for nonprofit’s work to empower farmers and workers for more than 20 years
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, is proud to announce that its founder and CEO Paul Rice was honored with the Business Leader of the Year Award at Ethical Corporation’s 10th Responsible Business Awards 2019 – the world’s leading celebration of responsible business excellence.

Costa Cruises Celebrates World Food Day Every Day of the Year Thanks to “4GOODFOOD”

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

Carbon Pricing Management Briefing – Complimentary Copy

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Carbon markets are now seen as a way to drive efficiencies in the economies of countries and have grown momentum among countries and business to bring down emissions and drive investment into cleaner alternatives.

It's No Longer Business As Usual - DSM Event at NY Public Library

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What is the role of companies in addressing societal concerns such as climate change, biodiversity and inclusive economic growth? To discuss this DSM is gathered leaders from the public and private sectors as well as civil society at the NY Public Library for a multi-stakeholder event.

Below is the recorded live stream from the September 26th event.

PepsiCo Prices US$1 Billion Green Bond to Fund Key Sustainability Initiatives

Names First Chief Sustainability Officer as Company Advances Agenda to Help Build a More Sustainable Food System
Press Release

PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) today announced that it has priced the company's first ever Green Bond. The net proceeds from the US$1 billion Green Bond offering will fund a series of key initiatives to advance PepsiCo's sustainability agenda. The company also announced that it has named PepsiCo leader Simon Lowden as its first Chief Sustainability Officer.

Are CEOs Finally Becoming “Woke” to Their Societal Responsibilities?

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Why did the Business Roundtable promise to no longer make shareholder returns their primary focus? There’s a lot more to it than just trying to be a good corporate citizen.

 

Responsible Mica and Minerals Initiatives Collaborate to End Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions

Organizations to Leverage Respective Strengths for Mica Supply Chains Globally
Press Release

PARIS & ALEXANDRIA, October 9, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Responsible Mica Initiative and the Responsible Minerals Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work toward ending the use of child labor and to improve working conditions in mica industry supply chains globally. 

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