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Adam Shalapin helps aluminum can maker Ball Corporation cut its carbon emissions with wind power
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On the weekends, you can find Adam Shalapin enjoying the outdoors skiing, hiking or fly fishing, but during the week, he’s working at Ball Corporation as the global sustainability manager to protect the land and water that he loves.

For an outdoorsy engineer, it’s a job filled with purpose fueled by increasing concerns about climate change. To help preserve the things he loves, he knows he must be part of the solution.

Carnival Corporation Again Named Among America's Best Employers for Diversity

World's largest leisure travel company earns recognition for second consecutive year on annual Forbes list honoring top companies committed to diversity and inclusion based on independent survey of 60,000 employees nationwide
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MIAMI, January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, has been named for the second consecutive year as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity for 2020 by Forbes Media, one of the world's top business news sources.

Ecolab's Water Risk Monetizer Updates Global Water Data to Reflect Current Trends

Tool helps businesses factor current and future water risks into decisions that support sustainable growth
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January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and public health technologies and services, has updated key data within its Water Risk Monetizer tool to reflect current water trends. The tool, which enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into business strategy, is increasingly being used by companies as they plan action steps to support sustainable growth.   

Exelon Tree Planting Means Energy-Saving Shade, Happier Homeowners

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Throughout most of the nation, Exelon’s family of companies represents every stage of the energy chain. In Illinois and the mid-Atlantic region, its six utilities deliver not only electricity and natural gas to some 10 million customers, they also provide free trees in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. The purpose of this program is to use trees to shade homes and reduce energy consumption. In pursuit of that goal, last spring, Exelon planted its 100,000th tree ― with a promise of many more to come.

Rockefeller, Mastercard Team up to Leverage Data Science for Social Impact

By Catherine Cheney, Devex
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SAN FRANCISCO — On Thursday, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth unveiled data.org, a platform for partnerships that aims to build the field of data science for social impact.

At an event at the World Economic Forum annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from both organizations spoke about the evolution of their 5-year $50 million Data Science for Social Impact Collaborative, which they launched at the same event one year ago.

For These Companies, Climate Action Is a Business Imperative

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When the world’s largest asset manager talks, business leaders listen. And what they heard last week, from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, is that climate change is triggering “a fundamental reshaping of finance.” 

In his annual letter to executives, Fink warned that ignoring the financial risk inherent in climate change will make it harder for companies to find investors. 

Comerica Bank Named Among World's Most Sustainable Companies with Global 100 Ranking

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DALLAS, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - For the second consecutive year, Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) has been named one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights. The media and investment research company rated Comerica as the only U.S. bank represented on this year's list with an overall rating as the 67th most sustainable company worldwide.

General Mills Launches Multi-Year Regenerative Agriculture Pilot with Wheat Growers in Central Kansas

Program aims to advance adoption of regenerative agriculture practices and improve overall water quality in key watershed
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MINNEAPOLIS, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has launched a regenerative agriculture pilot with farmers in Kansas’ Cheney Reservoir watershed which provides water to more than 400,000 Wichita residents. The company targeted this watershed in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to improve water quality as part of the state-wide Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy. The 3-year pilot is comprised of 24 wheat growers in and around the 650,000-acre watershed where more than ninety-nine percent of the land is used for agricultural purposes.

Retrieving Ocean Plastics Transforms Kimberly-Clark Scientists into Advocates

By Tracy Doucet, Senior Director of Research & Engineering, Kimberly-Clark Global Nonwovens
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We’ve all heard the news that there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish by 2050. It’s a difficult concept to grasp. Experiencing it first hand is even more daunting.

Last May, I attended the first-ever Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit, which convened businesses, nonprofits, academics and nongovernmental bodies in the plastics supply chain on a four-day sea-based expedition.

Republic Services Recognized on CDP "A List" for Taking Lead on Climate Change

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PHOENIX, January 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that CDP, the global environmental impact nonprofit, named the Company to the prestigious Climate "A List" for its science-based goals, strategies and actions to lower greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate risks. 

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