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Here’s Why Nestlé is Going Big on Meatless Meals

Are you a flexitarian? We’ve checked off your flavor and nutrition needs.
Blog

By Andrew Eccles, Manager of Digital Content

For many people, a meal without meat isn’t a meal, but a growing number of consumers are choosing to enjoy it less often, as part of a ‘flexitarian’ diet that is healthier for them and better for the planet.

The diet is no fad. A 2017 study found that 69% of Germans, for example, and 38% of Americans eat meatless meals once a week or more. Global plant-based foods sales are set to hit USD $5bn by 2020, versus USD $3.1bn now.

Mohawk Group Introduces a New Way to Look at Waste

By Anna Gibertini
Article

Plastic waste—it’s all around us (and, according to a recent study, inside of us, too). While “reduce, reuse, recycle” may sound nice, a staggeringly low percentage of recyclable trash ends up getting repurposed into new products. Only 34.5% of recyclables make it to proper facilities. Put another way, approximately 80% of the items buried in landfills today could be recycled. 

Duke Energy Utility Issues Historic $1 Billion Green Bond Offering

Summary: 
  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry
Press Release
  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry

‘A LINE IN THE SAND’ – Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source

Article

A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organizations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs.

Sysco Attends VERGE Conference to Talk Sustainability Initiatives

Multimedia with summary

Sysco took part in GreenBiz magazine’s VERGE 18 Conference, where more than 2,500 leaders gather to explore scalable solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability. This year the focus areas included: clean energy, transportation and mobility and the circular economy.

Strengthening GRI’s Leadership: New Members Join GRI’s Board

Press Release

AMSTERDAM, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – GRI is pleased to announce that Ms. Bekeme Masade-Olowola, Mr. Jack Ehnes, and Dr. Jianzhong Lu, will join the GRI Board of Directors for a first 3-year term on 1 January 2019. 

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Bobbi Silten - Managing Director, Shared Value Initiative

The Potential of Agroforestry to Enhance Land Degradation Neutrality: Case Study From Tanzania

Researchers highlight how the ngitili agroforestry system aids land restoration, in a new publication for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Article

By Ruth Ogendi

Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) target-setting programme encourages countries to conserve, sustainably manage and restore land.

Fair Trade USA Launches Record Number of Private Label Products

Nonprofit sees 45% year-over-year growth with 176 private-label product launches in 2018
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., November 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, has collaborated with dozens of retailers across the industry (e-commerce, brick and mortar, and foodservice) to launch 176 Fair Trade Certified™ private label items to date in 2018. A selection of these products will be on display at Fair Trade USA’s booth (7801) at the Private Label Manufacturers Association’s 2018 Trade Show at the Rosemont Convention Center on Nov. 11-13.

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