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CLP Charts Path to Building the Utility of the Future in Annual Reviews

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The CLP Group has launched its new Sustainability Report and Annual Report, setting out how to further decarbonise and digitalise its energy business across Asia Pacific building on the strong performance in 2018.

Ugly Produce Gets Some Love!

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Forget farm-to-table. The latest, or at least the most disturbing, food trend is farm-to-landfill. One study estimates that America loses “up to 40% of its food from farm-to-landfill.” The cause? According to multiple research reports, it’s all about cosmetics.

Why Sustainability Should Include Political Activity – Professor Tom Lyon in the California Management Review

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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives have gone mainstream, but they are missing something important: They ignore corporations’ political actions, including lobbying and campaign funding, which can drastically alter corporations’ environmental and social impact. In some cases, companies cynically engage in the strategy of “talking green while lobbying brown.” Corporations report on social and environmental sustainability metrics but typically not on political ones, which can allow them to get away with irresponsible lobbying activity.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation-Supported Research Examines Residential Outdoor Water Use

Alliance for Water Efficiency Study Shows Water Providers, Customers Can Work Together to Conserve Limited Water Supplies
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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation was one of several funders to support a two-year long Landscape Transformation study conducted by the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE). AWE’s study was the most expansive and diverse assessment to date of outdoor water efficiency programs implemented by water providers throughout North America.

Smithfield Foods Donates $25,000 to Expand Environmental Sustainability Research

Smithfield Foods continues partnership with the University of Minnesota’s NorthStar Initiative to facilitate ongoing supply chain sustainability research
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Fashion Industry Moving to Improve Sustainability Footprint

Many Global Companies Seek Efficiencies and Enhanced Profitability Through ESG Practices
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EDINBURGH, UK, February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The global fashion industry is booming. In the last 15 years, world clothing production has almost doubled, with more than 300 million people employed along its value chain. However, the growth of this huge industry has come at a significant environmental cost.

CECP’s Global Exchange Launches Initiative Seeking to Uncover Trends in Corporate Social Investments Around the World

Sixteen Global Exchange Country Partners from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe tap their regional networks for insights from leading global companies
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NEW YORK, February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – To build on the growing body of global corporate social investment research, CECP: The CEO Force for Good announced the launch of a multinational inquiry into shared themes and trends in corporate social investments around the world.

Life-Changing Technology for the Sustainable Future of Healthcare

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“By driving our business to achieve positive economic, social and environmental impact, Abbott is delivering life-changing technologies, creating value in communities worldwide and achieving sustainable growth.” – Miles D. White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Schneider Electric Research Tracks Corporate Energy and Sustainability Progress, Obstacles

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  • More than 50 percent of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning words into action
  • Access to capital is a misleading barrier; getting funds for projects and programs comes down to demonstrated return on investment and executive leadership
  • Businesses have plenty of data, but source, quality and sharing issues continue to stunt the value of the information
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  • More than 50 percent of respondents work for companies that have made public commitments to energy, carbon and waste reduction, and are turning words into action
  • Access to capital is a misleading barrier; getting funds for projects and programs comes down to demonstrated return on investment and executive leadership
  • Businesses have plenty of data, but source, quality and sharing issues continue to stunt the value of the information

Essity and CE100: Report on Renewables Materials Role in a Circular Future

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Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals demands that companies team up and cooperate to decrease climate change and increase circularity*. One important component, is an open dialogue to align research agendas and develop policy framework, which is why we are working with like-minded partners, such as IKEA, TetraPak and DSM Royal, within the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 (Circular Economy 100) Network.

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