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VIDEO | Mohawk Group Leaves Positive Handprints Through Community Centered Solar Energy Initiative

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As part of Mohawk Group’s ongoing commitment to leave more handprints than footprints, we joined Groundswell, Elevate Energy and other partners in south Chicago for the unveiling of a new smartflower™ solar system. The smartflower, located at The Renaissance Collaborative in the Bronzeville community, officially launches an innovative solar energy partnership that includes the installation of 10 units across the U.S. over the course of three years. Each system will be established in underserved communities near educational institutions with STEM programs.

Transparency Is Key to Sappi's Sustainability Strategy

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Sappi utilizes numerous systems and other tools for providing information on our sustainability performance. In addition to our annual sustainability report, we utilize globally recognized third-party platforms to provide additional transparency to various stakeholders. Many of these disclosures are coordinated at the Sappi Group level, including the performance of all of Sappi’s operations in Europe, South Africa and North America. Global reporting includes:

Philippines to Access the Green Climate Fund

The Philippines is preparing a proposal to access the Green Climate Fund, a billion-dollar platform that bankrolls low-emission and climate-resilient programs in developing countries.
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“Ambition enables finance,” said Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, as he introduced another way of merging climate-related action and finance to achieve a low-carbon and resilient economy in the Philippines.

Echoing the words of Senator Loren Legarda, Constantino said that economic resilience, especially in the face of climate threats, entailed a strategic use of available funding from the local through to the international level.

Case Study: Bloomberg — From RECs to RE100

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This case study, presented by Edison Energy, powered by Altenex, details the renewables efforts made by Bloomberg L.P. — from their initial procurement of RECs in 2007 to a commitment to source 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2025.

Diversity in the Newsroom: Time to Address the Elephant in the Room

By Laura Zelenko
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Research has shown over and over again that building a diverse workforce isn’t only the right thing to do, but it also gives businesses a competitive advantage. Diversity encourages innovation and creativity, enables discussions and decision-making drawing on a broad range of perspectives and helps to develop and retain versatile talent. Newsrooms globally still have a long way to go in creating and maintaining diversity, and that is a cause for concern.

GRI Creates Practical Guidelines to Accelerate SDG Progress

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Companies from all industries have turned their attention to addressing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), tackling a range of issues including climate change, economic inequality, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities.

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A Guide for Fueling Employee Engagement in your CSR Program
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With employees are looking for more than just perks and a paycheck, there’s a massive opportunity to harness their desire to do more good while embedding more purpose into your culture. High-performing companies are using their CSR and employee engagement programs to do just that, encouraging their people to support their passions in the workplace—including their desire to create a healthier planet!

WEC and Partners Find Local Solutions That Have the Potential to Foment Sustainable Economic Growth

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People and economies thrive when micro, small and medium-sized enterprises are empowered to reach their full potential. These enterprises create 75% of all jobs in Latin America, but many need better connections to markets, information, and supportive policies. They need support and incentives to access new markets, adopt sustainable practices, and strengthen workers’ rights.
 

Carnival Corporation's AIDA cares 2018: Growth with Responsibility

In its Sustainability Report AIDA cares 2018, the cruise company publishes current facts and figures on the status of its environmental and sustainability commitment and provides an outlook on further projects
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August 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In its Sustainability Report AIDA cares 2018, the cruise company publishes current facts and figures on the status of its environmental and sustainability commitment and provides an outlook on further projects.

Committed Towards Conservation of the Planet

Venkat Garimella, vice-president, Access to Energy and CSR, Schneider Electric India, shared how the largest nongovernment renewable energy initiative in the Sundarbans came into being.
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by Abhinay Lakshman

Bringing electricity to one of the most ecologically sensitive regions of the world is no small feat. This is the story of Project Sahasra- Jyoti, through which more than 1,000 forest fringe households in Sunderbans were electrified by establishing micro grids of renewable energy stations.

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