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Facility Optimization and Solar Energy

A Snapshot of On-Site Solar System Considerations and Cost
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Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects. Once your facility has been optimized from an operations perspective, you now have the opportunity to raise the sustainability bar and realize further cost reduction by considering renewable energy sources – more specifically, solar energy.

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Sappi's Pulp and Paper Mills Reduce Waste

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Lower total energy consumed

Total energy consumed is one of the most important mill metrics we have. It captures the efficiency of our operations in both the numerator (gigajoules of energy used) and the denominator (air-dried metric tons of paper produced). By running our mills more efficiently, energy consumption is lowered. If we ensure that all of the products we produce are saleable, then we avoid the energy waste associated with remaking the products.

Q&A With Sappi North America's New Sustainability Leadership Team

Team discusses innovations and strategy following Jennifer Miller' retirement
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A dialogue with Sappi North America’s sustainability and innovation leaders

Jennifer Miller is SNA’s Chief Business Sustainability Officer, responsible for integrating the company’s sustainability strategy into its business growth plans. An experienced business professional in managing profit and loss as well as market strategy, Jennifer recognizes the important roles that customer insight, employee engagement, and strong governance play in ensuring an effective sustainability strategy.

Investors & Companies Use Climate Playbook to Scale Action on Water

Roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks.
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by Kirsten James, Director of Water at Ceres 

Our research shows that roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks. That’s the startling insight we uncovered when we analyzed the sectors represented in the four main U.S. stock indices. These risks, including dwindling water sources, pollution, climate change and increasing competition, affect industries across the board, from agriculture to utilities, apparel to oil and gas.

The Outlook for Renewable Energy

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by Lydia Miller, Senior Vice President at Dana Investment Advisors 

The last decade was quite a remarkable period for renewable energy growth. In 2019, estimates indicate new capacity additions were slightly more than 70 percent renewables and over half of newly commissioned utility-scale renewable power generation provided electricity at a lower cost than the cheapest new fossil fuel powered source.

BIER Member Spotlight: Karen Kennedy

Meet Karen Kennedy
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Name: Karen Kennedy, Sustainability Senior Manager at PepsiCo

Company: PepsiCo

Connect with Karen on LinkedIn

Exploring Environmental Management at Gildan: Q&A With Rossana Gonzalez Carruyo, Director of Environment

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In honour of World Environment Day, we spoke with Rossana Gonzalez Carruyo, Director of Environment at Gildan, to get her perspective on the role that strong environmental practices play on driving Company performance. Read as she discusses her passion for environmental education and learn about how she reinforces industry best-practices at Gildan: 

Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Our Community

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As the world struggles to contain a rapidly spreading pandemic, hundreds of thousands of people are fighting for their lives and the global economy is in danger of lurching to a halt — putting billions of livelihoods in danger. 

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