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A Small Step That Matters — Whirlpool EMEA Supports the Fight Against Plastic Pollution in Seas

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When we talk about the environment and the actions that everyone can take to preserve our planet, there is no better time than to start doing something right away.

LIXIL to Pilot Household Reinvented Toilets in Partnership with the Gates Foundation

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TOKYO, November 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – LIXIL, maker of pioneering water and housing products, today announced a new partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to bring what could be the world’s first “reinvented toilet” for household use to pilot in at least two markets. LIXIL will build a team of experts in technology, design, and product development from across its global commercial organization to work jointly with a sanitation technology partner to refine and test a leading reinvented toilet prototype.

Johnson & Johnson Chairman and CEO Alex Gorsky Takes the #EmbracingSustainability Challenge

A new Business Roundtable campaign is challenging America's top CEOs to shine a light on how they're doing their part to help improve the health of the environment.
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By Johnson & Johnson 

For more than 130 years, Johnson & Johnson has made it a mission to help keep people healthy. And since human health and environmental health are inextricably linked, the company is dedicated to helping keep the planet healthy, too.

Shining a Light on Government Support of Emerging Industries – New Research by Former Erb Postdoc Panikos Georgallis

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Emerging industries depend on government support to grow, but they may be seen as threats to an incumbent industry, and they need to prove their technical feasibility and market promise. So how do emerging industries garner government support? A group of researchers led by former Erb Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Panikos Georgallis set out to demystify the conditions under which emerging industries get government support.

CSRHub - What's Changed After Ten Years of CSR Ratings: Part One

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In 2008 CSRHub began measuring performance in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Using ten years of history, we are now starting to answer questions such as: 

  • Has CSR performance improved over time?
  • What area of CSR is improving the most?
  • Is the universe of companies for which ratings are available expanding beyond the large public corporations?
  • How strong is the alignment between CSR performance and company CSR reporting on CSR?

Steady Overall Improvement

CSRHub - What's Changed After Ten Years of CSR Ratings: Part Two

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Part 2 of a 2-part series.

In 2008 CSRHub began measuring performance in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Using ten years of history, we are now starting to answer questions such as: 

  • Has CSR performance improved over time?
  • What area of CSR is improving the most?
  • Is the universe of companies for which ratings are available expanding beyond the large public corporations?
  • How strong is the alignment between CSR performance and company CSR reporting on CSR? 

More Data on More Companies

In the Mountains of China and Ethiopia Lies a Joint Future

Mekelle University, Kunming Institute of Botany and the World Agroforestry Centre are sharing knowledge and opportunities for sustainable mountain development.
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On 12 October 2018, a delegation of scholars and academic leaders from Ethiopia’s Mekelle University arrived at the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan Province, China.

Their visit was part of a broader effort on behalf of the Institute and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) to expand their Mountain Futures Initiative to other montane communities and research centres.

Agroforestry and Land Health in Malawi

In the last five years ICRAF has helped establish comprehensive soil information systems in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria. Malawi is determined to be next.
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Africa has over 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land but remains a major food importer. Even though agricultural production has grown by 130% over the past 30 years, with 18 Sub-Saharan countries halving the proportion of hungry people, more needs to be done. Soil is Africa’s most important natural resource: healthy and fertile soils are the cornerstones of food security.

The Arbor Day Foundation and Kohler Co. Announce a New Tree Planting Partnership

Partnership to Help Expand Wisconsin’s Urban and State Forest Tree Canopies
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LINCOLN, Neb., November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation and Kohler Co. announced today a new tree planting partnership aimed at expanding the tree canopies of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and the City of Maywood, Wisconsin. Kohler Co. employees will kick off the partnership on November 8, 2019 with an inaugural planting of 70 trees at the Maywood Environmental Park. Together, the two organizations will plant more than 7,000 trees throughout the Spring of 2019.

Lockheed Martin’s Sustainability Commitment

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Lockheed Martin is committed to engineering solutions that enable safe, resilient, modern societies for generations to come.

Watch how the company is putting commitment into practice in this short video featuring Lockheed Martin Senior Vice President Leo Mackay, head of the corporation’s award-winning sustainability, ethics and enterprise risk-mitigation programs, and Vice Present Frank Armijo, head of the corporation’s commercial and military energy business.

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