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Arbor Day Foundation Partners With Brambles and CHEP for International Reforestation Projects

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LINCOLN, Neb., October 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation, CHEP and Brambles, CHEP’s parent company and a global supply-chain logistics leader operating in more than 60 countries, have announced a partnership that will plant trees in the United States and France. At a recent event, Brambles and CHEP kicked off the partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation by donating $75,000 to begin the reforestation projects. As part of their commitment, Brambles and CHEP will plant 60,000 trees in the Mississippi River Valley and 5,000 trees in the Landes region of France this year.

Clean Energy Investing: Changing Lives, Changing the World

By Maxwell Roe Business Development, Clean Power USA
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Over the last several years, I have realized that there has been a compelling shift in the minds of investors in our business.

Historically, most investors wanted to know the numbers. What would be the return on their investment and how soon would it happen? But more and more, I meet people who are asking about impact, not just dollars.

The momentum of that sea change hit home this spring when we met new investors, a couple. They were mission-driven. They wanted their money to have a measurable impact on the world.

Join the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board: Help Shape the Future of Sustainability Reporting

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The Independent Appointments Committee has an extraordinary open call for nominations to fill an unexpected vacancy in the Business Enterprise constituency on the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). Apply before 31 October! 

Best. Year. Ever: Albertsons Companies Customers Set New Record in 5th Annual Hunger Is Campaign

Results bring total fundraising to $30.2 million — enough to provide 77 million breakfasts to kids in need
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BOISE, Idaho,  October 11, 2018 /3BL Media -- Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation announced today that, through the generous donations of customers, the Hunger Is fundraiser to fight childhood hunger in America raised a record $7.2 million in just 30 days. 
 
The 2018 campaign, which engaged communities to support their most vulnerable citizens, raised enough to provide 22 million breakfasts for kids in the 2,300+ communities in which Albertsons Companies operates.
  

Meat Industry Grilled by Investors to Address Water and Climate Risks

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by Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Water and Food, Ceres

Hurricane Florence is only the latest environmental, financial and reputational calamity to hit the nation’s vast livestock industry this year.

Even before last month’s torrential rains caused widespread losses and flooding in hog waste lagoons across North Carolina, meat producers had come under growing pressure due to extensive pollution from their sprawling factory farms, which confine thousands of hogs and chickens in tightly packed facilities.

Video: Fair Trade USA Celebrates 20 Years of Impact

New Video Showcases the Organization's History and Plans for the Future
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Twenty years ago, Fair Trade USA’s Founder and CEO Paul Rice brought an idea from his field work in Nicaragua to a one-room office in Oakland, California. What started with coffee and conviction – and not much else – is now the leading market-based model of sustainable production, trade and consumption.

Since its launch with coffee in 1998, Fair Trade USA has:

Essity and the United Nations Foundation Lead Dialogue on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Press Release

October 11,2018 /3BL Media/ - The hygiene and health company Essity, maker of the Tork brand, opened the annual meeting of the United Nations Foundation’s dialogue on the UN’s sustainable development goals on October 10th. The meeting was held at the UN headquarters in New York and brought together the business community, governments, authorities, civil society and NGOs to exchange experiences and perspectives on how to achieve the global sustainable development goals.  

General Mills Works to Decouple Emissions from Business Growth

by Mary Mazzoni
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Agriculture accounts for around 9 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The global tally of agricultural emissions is even higher, with estimates ranging from 13 to 24 percent of total GHGs.

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Using Tech-based Solutions to Tackle Global Poverty

Social entrepreneur Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organization, argues that digital technology can be used to create opportunities for the world’s poorest populations, but a joined-up approach from stakeholders is needed
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The challenge of ending poverty for the world’s 3.7 billion poor is larger than any one entity can solve. Crucially, this task also presents a market opportunity so large that there is more than enough work for all active stakeholders to engage in. More than ever before, digital technology is making these opportunities easier to harness.

Pioneering Emergency Medicine in Tanzania

New film highlights work by Abbott and Abbott Fund to create the first emergency facilities and emergency medicine residency program in Tanzania.
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Just a decade ago, emergency medicine did not exist in Tanzania. Patients waited hours for the most basic life-saving care.

Today, East Africa’s first-ever emergency room and emergency medicine residency training program save thousands of lives, every year.

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