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Investors and Companies Urge States to Adopt Transportation and Climate Initiative, a ‘once-in-a-generation Opportunity’

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March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A diverse group of investors, companies, trade associations, institutions, and organizations across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are urging the region’s governors today to band together and create a clean transportation future that enables economic growth.

DSM Sets Ambitious Targets for Personal Protection and Sustainability of Its Dyneema® High Performance Fibers

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GELEEN, Netherlands, December 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Royal DSM, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, today announces new sustainability ambitions for Dyneema®, the world's strongest fiber™. In doing so, DSM aims to realize a more transparent and circular value chain for Dyneema®, including improved sustainable business operations together with partners and suppliers.

‘Freedom Squares’ Sustainable Modular Rug Concept Launched On Kickstarter

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OAKLAND, Calif., October 29, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Canary are launching a new line of sustainable rugs, designed to add beauty, style, warmth and comfort to any private, public or office space. The modular designs empower anyone to decorate your space just the way you like it. These 100% Polyester carpet tiles are designed with convenience in mind, built to deliver uncompromising quality and ready to be recycled/reused to make another Canary product at end of life.  The Canary Life launched its new innovation on Kickstarter.

DSM: Driving Innovation to Enable Renewable Energy for All

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Electricity: the more our population grows, the more of it we need. And the more electricity we consume, the stronger the case for using renewable, non-polluting power sources in place of fossil fuels. Going forward, further innovation in solar and wind power technology is needed if we are to meet our future power supply goals. 

Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM Additive Manufacturing Design First Lightweight 3D Printed Bridge

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Royal HaskoningDHV, CEAD and DSM Additive Manufacturing have designed first lightweight 3D printed bridge using fiber-reinforced plastic.

By including sensors in the design, we can build a digital twin of the bridge. These sensors can predict and optimize maintenance, ensure safety and extend the life span of bridges. It can also incorporate new functionalities such as monitoring vital environmental aspects and improve the decision-making process for maintenance and inspection via dynamic real-time reports on the condition of the bridge.

Nourishing Future Generations with Vitamin Angels

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Good nutrition is essential for a healthy start in life and the foundation for optimal growth and development. For pregnant women and infants, having access to the right micronutrients is especially important as a child who is well nourished in the crucial first 1,000 days of their life is ten times more likely to overcome life-threatening childhood diseases and will complete 4.6 more grades at school.

Wiping Out Hunger in Africa Could Cost Just $5bn. What Are We Waiting For?

Ripping off the bandage of food aid and investing in self-sufficiency is the only way to fight malnutrition
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An independent study commissioned by the IFC (International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group) and conducted by the University of Chicago estimates that from 2016 to 2031, AIF will generate $756m for the people of Rwanda. If this initiative was replicated just 75 times, we could achieve lasting food security in Africa.

More Companies Link Executive Pay to Sustainability Targets

How do you get management to make progress on social, environmental and governance goals? Make their compensation depend on it.
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By Tatyana Shumsky

When Floris Fooij proposed a $1.7 million upgrade for the vitamin plant he oversees in New Jersey a few months ago, he did something he wouldn’t have done in the past: He mapped out for the finance team how the upgrade would affect the firm’s greenhouse-gas emissions.

His employer, the Dutch life-sciences and specialty-materials maker Koninklijke DSM NV, in recent years had tied the bonuses of operational managers such as Mr. Fooij to corporate energy-efficiency and emissions-reduction targets.

DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma Named to Advisory Committee at Tsinghua University Institute for Sustainable Development Goals

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In recognizing our CEO Feike Sijbesma’s commitment to addressing sustainability and making it also a core part of DSM’s evolution journey in driving people, planet and profit; Tsinghua University in China appointed him to be part of the international advisory committee of the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals, Tsinghua University. 

As part of the recognition ceremony, Feike also shared and presented on Profit vs People and Planet to a group of students at the University today in Beijing.

Painting A Blue Sky

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Shipping containers play a major role in global trade, helping companies around the world to move goods securely from A to B. However, until recently, containers manufactured in China were painted using solvent-heavy coatings. This endangered the health of local communities due to the release of high concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere. These harmful toxins cause everything from ‘sick building syndrome’ (which literally makes your eyes water), to smog.

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