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PayPal to Reach Net-zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2040

by Sri Shivananda, Chief Technology Officer, PayPal
Press Release

We all must do our part when it comes to protecting the health of our planet, and this includes the need for corporations to take meaningful action. At PayPal, we understand that achieving climate stability is vital to fulfilling our mission to drive financial health and inclusion for all global citizens. Environmental sustainability is critical when it comes to managing our impact, mobilizing our workforce, and driving innovation on our platform.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
Press Release

SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

The Power of Partnerships in Cocoa Sustainability

Author: Beatrice Moulianitaki, Head of Cocoa Sustainability
Blog

In February 2021, I celebrated my 10-year anniversary working in Cocoa. It’s been quite the journey.

It’s a journey that has allowed me to gain diverse perspectives including from a certification standard-setter (UTZ), an implementer (NGO Solidaridad) and from a brand perspective (The Hershey Company), leading our holistic sustainable development program (Cocoa For Good) backed with a $500 million commitment.

Owens Corning Publishes 15th Annual Sustainability Report

“Beyond Today, Shaping Tomorrow” theme reflects resilience and determination of the company and its people
Press Release

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) today published its 2020 Sustainability Report. The company’s 15th annual report, titled “Beyond Today, Shaping Tomorrow,” presents the results of the company’s sustainability work in the decade since 2010, as well as progress toward its ambitious slate of 2030 goals.

White House Senior Director of Building Emissions to Keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day

Biden Administration Leader Joins 15th Annual Event Focused on Inclusion and Unity
Press Release

SEATTLE, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality will keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day, April 22. His address will focus on the Biden Administration’s agenda for green building and opportunities for partnership with cities and private-sector leaders. 

Tetra Tech's Jeannelle Blanchard Discusses the Nexus Between Energy, Agriculture, and Water in Developing Countries to Increase Food Production

Increasing food security and income generation for the base of the pyramid, promoting climate resilience, and scaling water-food-energy innovations
Blog

Jeannelle Blanchard, vice president in Tetra Tech’s International Development Services group, has more than 25 years of progressive project management experience on donor-funded projects. During her first 10 years, she worked on energy efficiency and energy conservation issues in the tourism sector. Since 2009 she has worked on power sector reform, utility improvement, and clean energy projects. Jeannelle has played a management role on more than 20 U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contracts and has extensive experience in the full life cycle of project management.

The Essential Podcast, Episode 33: Five Years of Cautious Optimism & ESG Trends to Watch in 2021 and Beyond

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Prior to the global pandemic, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics were enjoying a cultural moment as more companies and investors committed to including such factors in their goals and decisions. Instead of being overpowered by the immediate concerns of the pandemic, the events of 2020 reinforced how we don’t know what is immediately around the corner and brought the need to focus on ESG metrics to the fore.

Now, in 2021, that lesson reinforces the view that a long-term, sustainable approach centered around strong ESG principles is more important than ever.

15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
Press Release

SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

Tetra Tech Helps Build Resilience Through GALS Training

Strengthening food value chain in developing communities through training women and youth
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Tetra Tech provides integrated solutions to increase food security and rural incomes, while promoting sustainable intensification, climate change adaptation, and equitable value chain governance. Our approach integrates gender, youth, and vulnerable populations in all our activities to achieve broad-based and inclusive economic growth.

Fedex Commits to Carbon-neutral Operations by 2040

Ambitious plan includes electrifying the global parcel pickup and delivery fleet and establishing the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture to advance sequestration solutions
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), home of the world’s largest cargo airline, recently announced an ambitious goal to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040.  

To help reach this goal, FedEx is designating more than $2 billion of initial investment in three key areas: vehicle electrification, sustainable energy, and carbon sequestration. 

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