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Together, We Must Change the Trajectory

A message from the CSO
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Innovation is imperative for meeting the needs of our changing world.

We know we must create far more value than the resources we use or the future is not sustainable. And as the purchasing power of the world grows, we can add tremendous value by enabling sustainable consumer choices.

While this innovation imperative is critically important, innovation is hard. True innovation changes behaviors and occurs at the confluence of an unmet need, a creative mindset, and the right resources which together can solve the problem.

Eastman Publishes 2018 Sustainability Report

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August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Eastman today announces the release of its 2018 sustainability report, Changing the trajectory. Building on the company’s progress, the report provides a review of Eastman’s sustainability strategy and goals as well as highlights from the past year. The interactive report is available online at www.eastman.com/sustainability.

The Future of Plant Breeding Depends on the Pipeline of Breeders

Written By Bob Reiter
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On the day that the Bayer acquisition of Monsanto was finalized, I was speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics (PBPG) program – where I earned my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the 1980s.

Sappi Included in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 Index and FTSE4Good Index Series

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JOHANNESBURG, July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Limited, the leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialities and packaging papers, printing and writing papers as well as biomaterials and biochemicals, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index Top 30 index.

Freeport-McMoRan Publishes 2017 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report “Powered by Copper”

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Freeport-McMoRan’s 2017 Working Toward Sustainable Development Report now is available online.

Titled "Powered by Copper," the report provides information on the company's sustainability programs – including approach, focus areas and performance targets – and highlights the company's progress made on key issues affecting the company and stakeholders.

This report includes information on:

"Old Dogs" And New Tablets: Verizon Changes How Teachers Approach Tech

By Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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This summer, as every summer, middle school teachers everywhere are preparing for the next school year. They’re fine-tuning lesson plans, lining up field trips, and hunting for resources. But some teachers are preparing for a school year like none before. 

Indra Nooyi: Recycling Rates Are Declining. PepsiCo Has a Plan to Change That

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As CEO of a global company, I do a lot of traveling. Every time I go abroad, I meet new people, absorb different cultures, and gaze in awe at the beauty of our extraordinary planet.

But in too many places, I also see something else: an alarming amount of waste by the side of the road, piling up in our cities and polluting our oceans. It’s deeply troubling, all the more so because it’s altogether preventable. Something has to change, and we can start here at home.

Pathyway to 2030: Accelerate Decarbonization of the Electric Sector

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Today, zero-carbon electricity comprises over 50% of Northeast electricity generation. About 25% is from renewable electricity, including large-scale hydro. To position the region to achieve 2030 targets, total zero-carbon generation must increase to 67% of supply, with the renewable electricity share rising to nearly 50%, outpacing both RGGI and targets set in state-level RPS (Figure 3). All major classes of renewable resources figure prominently in the Pathway: onshore and offshore wind, distributed and large-scale solar, and hydro power.

Delivering Shared Value With Rapid Diagnostics

Abbott delivers shared value across Africa by finding unique ways to expand access to innovative rapid testing technologies.
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Despite health improvements made across Africa in recent years, significant health challenges remain for 1.2 billion people living across the continent. The region shoulders some of the world's heaviest infectious disease burdens: 90 percent of the world’s malaria cases and nearly 70 percent of the 36.7 million HIV cases worldwide. Adding further complication, healthcare access for those living in rural sub-Saharan Africa is limited.

Sappi Recognized for Investments at Cloquet, MN Mill and Surrounding Community

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In September 2017, Sappi North America received an award from the governor’s offi ce under the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) in recognition of its investment and innovative technologies at the Cloquet Mill.

The company was recognized for its contributions to the economic vitality of local communities, and its commitment to keeping Minnesota a world-leading center of business investment and innovation.

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