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How DSM is Embracing The Sustainable Development Goals

By Isabell Kaminski, Freelance Journalist - GreenBiz
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As the world's largest food ingredient supplier and vitamin producer, Netherlands-based DSM has a clear interest in global nutrition. The company long has had an outward-looking approach to the subject, having signed a partnership with the United Nations' World Food Program (WFP) back in 2007 and setting up its own Nutrition Improvement Program.

Since then, its efforts to fight hunger and malnutrition have continued, with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proving a particularly good motivator and rallying point for its post-2015 programs.

Out With the Old Gadgets, in With the New: How to Recycle E-waste

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If Santa brought you a new phone or tablet this holiday season, or you couldn’t resist the sale price on a 70-inch TV, you might be wondering what to do with your old electronics. 

You’re not alone. Overall, Americans get rid of 7 million tons of old electronics – or “e-waste” – each year. That adds up to about 42 pounds per person!

What does e-waste include?

Trends in Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing

$12 trillion and growing fast
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Welcome to GreenMoney’s January 2019 issue featuring the recently released “Report on US Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing Trends”. Spend some time with these articles, based on the US SIF report, covering the multiple aspects of where the SRI industry has been and where it is headed. The numbers in the Trends Report are positive, as more investors, institutions and financial professionals understand that SRI is good for themselves, their clients, and all of us.

VIDEO: Creating Value for Healthy Forests

Follow SCS as we verify a carbon offset project
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Since 2008, SCS Global Services has conducted hundreds of assessments of carbon offset projects around the world. Our role is to conduct independent audits and inspections to ensure that offset projects comply with standards and accomplish their carbon sequestration goals.

Third-party verification is a prerequisite for the sale or trade of credits on carbon markets. Carbon offsets and Cap and Trade programs incentivize companies to reduce their emissions, and give landowners investment resources to continue their sustainable forestry practices.

Annual Letter From CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact : A Year of Tipping Points

Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact
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The value of universal principles

It was 20 years ago this month that our late founder UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan first proposed the idea of a Global Compact between the United Nations and the world’s businesses. The universal principles on human and labour rights, respect for the environment and anti-corruption proposed by Kofi Annan as the basis of our relationship are as valuable and relevant today as they were then. 

A topsy-turvy world

Corporate EHS and Sustainability Leaders Strengthen the Focus on Impact and Execution

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While shiny new sustainability projects continue to draw attention from the media, NAEM’s recent trends report revealed a new rubric for sustainability performance within companies. The criteria: alignment with the business strategy, integration into business operations, and achieving measurable results. 
 

DSM North America Opens Newly Expanded 66 Acre Solar Field In Belvidere, New Jersey

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BELVIDERE, N.J., January 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- DSM North America held a grand opening of its newly expanded solar field in Belvidere on Thursday, January 10. The 20.2 MW solar project, located on 66 acres, is now the largest net-metered solar installation in New Jersey and the second largest on the East Coast. The on-site solar generation facility is comprised of 62,000+ solar panels and is estimated to produce 25,000,000 kWh of renewable electricity annually.

DSM North America's newly expanded 66 acre solar field in Belvidere, New Jersey

A Message to Entrepreneurs: This Is About Missing Entire Markets, Not Just Marketing Opportunities

Interview with Sahba Sobhani, UNDP by Carolina Zishiri and Patrick Scheffer
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Sahba Sobhani is a Global Programme Advisor-Private Sector in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UN Development Programme (UNDP). He provides programme support and policy advice on private sector development issues and technical oversight for UNDP’s multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Business Call to Action Initiative, the Connecting Business Initiative and the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business. Previously, he managed two key UNDP private sector initiatives. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Fletcher School of Diplomacy (USA).

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Sahba Sobhani is a Global Programme Advisor-Private Sector in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), UN Development Programme (UNDP). He provides programme support and policy advice on private sector development issues and technical oversight for UNDP’s multi-stakeholder initiatives including the Business Call to Action Initiative, the Connecting Business Initiative and the G20 Global Platform on Inclusive Business. Previously, he managed two key UNDP private sector initiatives. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Fletcher School of Diplomacy (USA).

Using Text Analytics to Help Reduce the Risk of Modern Day Slavery

By Tam Nguyen
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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its form.

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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Target 8.7: Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labor, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its form.

Activating Small-Holder Farmers for Personal and Environmental Change

How One Agricultural Training Ground is Changing Traditional Farming Methods Across Zambia
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Mr. Cipolo worked at an airport in Lusaka, Zambia for most of his adult career. In 1994, at the age of 50, he was suddenly laid off. He applied to other jobs in the city but no one wanted to hire him because of his age. Yet he still needed a full-time income to support his family. He tried farming, but after balancing his books at the end of first year, he found he was losing money.

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