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Connecting the Dots on Biodiversity and Agriculture

by Shauna Sadowski, Senior Manager of Sustainability at Annie's, Inc.
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Companies — particularly food companies — have a role to play in promoting biodiversity in agriculture. I work at Annie’s, where we have a strong commitment to organic farming, with nearly 90 percent of our sales coming from organic products.

PepsiCo, Walmart and Setting a Standard for Sustainable Fleets

by Lauren Hepler
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Enter the new Sustainable Fuel Buyers' Principles drafted by companies such as PepsiCo, Walmart, UPS, Amazon and the nonprofit membership group Business for Social Responsibility, or BSR. The effort, an outgrowth of BSR's ongoing "Future of Fuels" initiative, aims to bring fleet owners together to help grow the market for low-carbon or electric industrial vehicles.

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GreenBiz “30 Under 30” Debuts the Next Generation of Emerging Leaders

Partnership with WBCSD names talented professionals impacting sustainable business
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif. and GENEVA, Switzerland, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development today named the 2017 “30 Under 30,” based on a global search for emerging leaders across sectors who are shaping the next generation of sustainable business.

The 30 individuals being honored come from nine countries on five continents. They work for multinational corporations, innovative startups, social enterprises, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and academe.

3 Ways to Move Your Company Toward the Circular Economy

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It’s no secret that Earth’s natural resources are diminishing at an increasing rate. According to the Global Footprint Network’s estimate, human demand on our planet’s ecosystems is projected to exceed what nature can regenerate by about 75 percent in the next three years. Considering we only have one Earth, we need to reinvent how we use its resources before it’s too late.

PepsiCo VP Talks Long-Term Positive Water Impact: “It’s a Journey, Not a Destination.”

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Last year, PepsiCo introduced its Performance with Purpose 2025 agenda, renewing efforts to drive further progress across its sustainability goals. At the forefront is the company’s strategic global approach to water stewardship.

15 Finalists Announced for Hawaii Startup Pitch Competition

VERGE Hawaii Accelerate to feature global startups accelerating a clean economy
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., May 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Fifteen clean-economy startups have been selected to advance to the final round of the VERGE Hawaii Accelerate fastpitch showcase.

Global Tourism Stakeholders to Convene at Summit to Create a Sustainable Future

VERGE Hawaii Sustainable Tourism Summit aims to reap economic, social and environmental benefits.
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., and HONOLULU, April 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group will host a Sustainable Tourism Summit during its VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, which returns to Honolulu on June 20-22. The Summit will be produced in collaboration with the Hawaii Tourism Authority and global NGO, Sustainable Travel International, and will take place on Wednesday, June 21.

2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit to Gather Corporate Renewable Energy Leaders at VERGE 17

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OAKLAND/WASHINGTON, April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The 2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit will gather corporate buyers, service providers, developers, financiers, utilities and non-profit organizations in Santa Clara, CA, September 17-19, 2017, ahead of GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 17 conference and expo, to identify opportunities to accelerate corporate procurement of renewable energy.

More Dirt on General Mills’ Sustainable Agriculture Goals

by Anya Khalamayzer, Associate Editor, GreenBiz Group
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When I first met Jerry Lynch, chief sustainability officer at General Mills, he offered me some dirt. We were at the Business for Social Responsibility conference in November, where General Mills, the main corporate sponsor of the Nature Conservancy’s Soil Health Road Map, spoke about soil-savvy farming practices. Each table at the event was topped with a Mason jar full of healthy soil.

GreenBiz and WBCSD to Partner on “30 Under 30” Recognition

Two groups launch global search for sustainable business’s next-gen leaders
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif. and GENEVA, Switzerland, April 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) will collaborate on the 2017 “GreenBiz 30 Under 30” recognition, honoring emerging leaders in sustainable business, the organizations announced today.

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