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From “Disclose” to “Disclose What Matters”: The Growing Role of Investors in Sustainability Reporting

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In the early hours of Good Friday, March 24, 1989, an oil tanker struck a reef off the Gulf of Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil and causing long-lasting damage to the ecosystem and the local communities that depend on it.

Timberland Receives Best Economic Empowerment Program Award for Work in Haiti

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Timberland’s work to reintroduce cotton farming to Haiti was honored recently with the US Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award for the Best Economic Empowerment Program.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Leading Investor and Environmental Groups Issue Methane Guidelines for the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

Methane emissions key material risk and opportunity for oil and gas industry
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October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the private sector adopts climate disclosure standards established by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the oil and gas industry faces increasing pressure from its investors to disclose how it is managing climate risk, including emissions of methane from oil and gas.

Sappi Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 22% in 2017

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In terms of total consumption of energy, pulp and paper is third among industrial sectors; only the refi ning and chemical industries consume more. However, environmental impact is affected not just by the amount of energy consumed, but also by the type of energy. On average, US pulp and paper mills derive nearly two-thirds of their energy needs from renewable sources that are considered carbon neutral. Sappi’s mills derive nearly 80 percent of their energy from renewable resources.

Is Your Organization Ready to Transform? Reporting 3.0 Rolls Out Transformation Journey Program

Convenes Workshop Series focused on Sustainable Finance, hosted by ING in Amsterdam, John Hancock in Boston, and McMaster University in Toronto
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With increasing recognition of the imperative for companies and investors to transform their business models in order to generate sustainable returns while achieving the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals, there’s greater need for a “transformation blueprint.” Responding to this need, Reporting 3.0 is rolling out the Transformation Journey Program (TJP), based on our Transformation Journey Blueprint, in Workshop Series in Euro

Sappi Supports Forestry Conservation in Lake States

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Every year, the SFI Implementation Committees pool and distribute resources, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to various organizations in support of conservation, research and education. Since 1995, SFI participants have collectively contributed over $1.6 billion to conservation efforts.

Our wood procurement group for the Cloquet Mill supports numerous conservation projects through direct funding and in-kind resources, as well as through the collaborative efforts of the SFI Implementation Committees in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

The Avery Dennison Foundation Helps Clean Up the Ocean

“We take our commitment to environmental sustainability seriously, and our support of The Ocean Cleanup is the latest example of that."
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“We take our commitment to environmental sustainability seriously, and our support of The Ocean Cleanup is the latest example of that."

Plastic pollution in the world’s oceans is one of the biggest threats to our environment and impacts more than 600 marine species. Discarded trash, mostly comprised of single-use plastic, accumulates in five ocean garbage patches, the largest of which is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch located between Hawaii and California.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Digi Dhan Team

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The Digi Dhan team set up Digi Dhan, meaning digital money, in partnership with the NASSCOM Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to using technology for good. The campaign supports the Indian government’s move to a digital economy to help tackle fraud. In India, there is a growing need to educate communities and local business owners on the availability and safety of cashless transactions. The campaign has already trained more than 4,600 beneficiaries on at least one cashless transaction mode.

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