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Unpacking the Popularity of Plant-Forward

Why plants are becoming the star of the plate
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According to a 2019 report by Aramark partner Datassential, nearly 40% of Americans say they are eating less red meat. Meanwhile, about half (49%) seek to eat more vegetables.

PNC Named One of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies

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PNC Financial Services is once again recognized for its performance for shareholders, employees, customers, community and the planet, ranking 65th on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies list. Performance indicators included ESG issues such as workplace diversity, data security and greenhouse-gas emissions. This is the third annual Barron’s ranking of America’s Most Sustainable Companies, and PNC’s third appearance on the list.

Keysight Technologies Plans to Build On-site Child Care for Workers

Gary Quackenbush for the North Bay Business Journal
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Santa Rosa-based Keysight Technologies Inc. will soon break ground on a new on-site child care center for its employees and the public at its Fountaingrove campus, the company announced Wednesday.

The facility is scheduled to open in August and is expected to add 100 child care slots to the area. Company officials said the facility will play a role in the electronics test and measurement firm’s employee retention and recruitment plans.

Schneider Electric's Commitment to Sustainability Recognized at Davos

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Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been given two significant rankings - including a top place on among the Global 100 MostSustainable Corporations ranking of Clean Capitalism magazine Corporate Knights, and a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “A-List” for the ninth consecutive year.

Transparency That Drives Impact – Where Next for GRI

CalSTRS CEO Jack Ehnes at the GRI Reporters’ Summit in Arizona
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GRI continues to deliver the most effective global sustainability standards, while it is focused on doing even more to support companies to provide high quality, accessible and impactful reporting.  

That was a key message from Jack Ehnes – Vice Chair of the GRI Board, and CEO of CalSTRS (California State Teachers’ Retirement System) – as he addressed the GRI Reporters’ Summit in Arizona, USA, yesterday.

Maintaining Climate Leadership

What an A- means on the CDP Climate List
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By Amanda Davis | Sr. Manager, CR and Environment

I’m excited to announce that Symantec has scored an A- on CDP’s Climate List, a list of pioneering companies leading on environmental transparency and performance. This rigorous assessment places us in the top 22% of rated companies who received an A/A- out of 2,318 companies whose scores have been published. This is higher than the North America regional average of C, and higher than the IT & software development sector average of B.

What is Precycling?

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If recycling had a best friend, it would be precycling. Precycling is about reducing your impact on what goes into the waste stream by purchasing and using items that are unpackaged, reusable or recycled. It has also been referred to as a low-waste lifestyle.

Precycling or adopting a low-waste lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight. It takes intention and practice. Here are some baby steps to get you started.

How Companies Buy RECs to Meet Their Sustainability Goals

What the heck is a REC? Renewable Energy Certificates allow a factory in North Carolina to reduce carbon emissions to zero
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When the manufacturer UPM Raflatac wanted to eliminate carbon emissions, it didn’t have the luxury of building a solar or wind farm at its Henderson County, N.C., plant.

eBay is Expanding the Reach of Austin Small Businesses through Retail Revival

This February, our eBay family joined Retail Revival sellers in Austin for a full day of workshops on how to thrive in the digital marketplace.
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Austin is a city filled with boundless creativity. Its rich community of artisans, musicians and innovators have created a distinct, dynamic local culture and put this Texas town on the world’s stage. Austin is also home to hundreds of eBay employees, who are passionate about their city and the small businesses that make it so unique.

Harvard Business Review: How Global Leaders Should Think About Solving Our Biggest Problems

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The corporate social conscience was on display last month in Davos, Switzerland, where global leaders from business, government, and civil society were assembled for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Hundreds of millions of dollars were  committed to public-private partnerships that address the world’s most urgent challenges: climate change, poverty, chronic disease, illiteracy, plastic waste in the oceans, and much more.

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