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Prof. Charles Ng Conferred CLP Holdings Professorship in Sustainability

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Geotechnical engineering expert Charles Ng of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been named CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability.

The endowed professorship in sustainability is the first of its kind at a Hong Kong university. It will focus on climate change and sustainable energy, which are not only important to CLP but also of significance globally.

Prof. Ng is currently the Associate Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies and a Chair Professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Soil Matters More Than You Think

By Shauna Sadowski
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As I walked through the verdant fields filled with a dazzling array of sorghum, hairy vetch, daikon radish, collards, cowpeas, clover, millet, kale, and other crops, I was struck by how different this field looked relative to so many other farms I've walked over the years. When we conducted a spade test, digging out a section of the soil with a simple tool, it revealed heavily clumped, rich brown matter with visible earthworms: soil life.

GRI November Podcast Out

Curbing Carbon Emissions
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With the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 taking place in Germany early November, in this month’s show we’ll hear about the innovative ways Munich Airport is working to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. We also have a report from our Regional Hub China, which is busy preparing for several Networking Events in the area later this month. Not to forget, the show kicks off with the latest sustainability news.

Where There’s Smoke: California Wildfires

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Most of us associate Napa and Sonoma counties with delicious wine and rolling hills. But this year those hills were ablaze. Dozens lost their lives, thousands were displaced, and millions of people suffered from the fire’s noxious fumes. This week on Sea Change Radio our guests are journalist Jeremy Miller whose recent article about the fires appeared in the New Yorker magazine, and Ed Struzik who just published a book chronicling the connection between wildfires and climate change.

We’re Putting Our Money Where Your Mouth Is

Our 2017 acquisitions and investments provide a glimpse of the company we want to be at Nestlé
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by Paul Grimwood, Chairman & CEO of Nestlé USA

People’s purchases can tell you a lot about them, whether it’s the clothes they favor, the food they crave, or the car they drive.

How Cities Are Counteracting Climate Change, One Heat Wave at a Time

by Emma Kantrowitz
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When temperatures in the city reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, July 8, 2017, Los Angeles broke a 131-year-old record high temperature for the date, which had previously been set in 1886. In Berlin, a new record was set in August when temperatures clocked in at 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can 365 Years of Climate History Help Prevent Crises in East Africa?

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For a long time, a majority of African countries have not been proactively mitigating the negative impact of drought and flood events. As a result, relief initiatives are often too late to stem the loss of lives and other social and economic impacts. To address this challenge, and assessing tree-based data from 1665 through 2014, scientists developed the TANA chronology, a historic dataset named after Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River running through Ethiopia.

When Seedling Met Soil: A Coffee Bean Origin Story

How Nestlé coffee is raising the bar on sustainable growing and community development
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Your morning ritual probably feels like it starts when coffee hits your lips. But actually, it started before you rolled out of bed. In the case of this coffee, it started on a farm in Armenia, Colombia.

BSR17 Is Next Week—Will We See You There?

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There is still time to join the sustainability event of the year. It all happens next week, so register today to attend the BSR Conference 2017.

Redefine Sustainable Business

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Sustainable Investing: From Possibilities to Probabilities

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by Joe Keefe, President & CEO, Pax World Management LLC and CEO, Pax Ellevate LLC 

When SRI industry leaders look at the future of sustainable investing, our tendency is to pat ourselves on the back for the tremendous progress we have made and make optimistic predictions about the wonderful progress that still lies ahead. While not wanting to be the skunk at the garden party, and while remaining a die-hard optimist when it comes to possibilities, I am more pessimistic about probabilities if we remain on our current course. We need to up our game.

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