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Treasurer Summer, City of Chicago to Speak at #RBSNY Next March 18-19

Press Release

A leading US Treasurer, Kurt Summers, City of Chicago will share the stage with the Mayors of Hoboken and New Bedford to discuss the role of cities in the fight against climate change. Treasurer Summers runs 100% of Chicago’s corporate investments through an ESG filter and will be providing valuable insight on how to deliver the city of the future.

Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

Article

By Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Ceres 

In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.

H&M Amongst Top 3 Detox Companies According to Greenpeace

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Greenpeace has released the Detox Catwalk 2016 report, showing fashion companies’ progress towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in the fashion value chain. H&M stands in the best category thanks to our work in the supply chain for a stringent chemicals management.

The Dawn of a New Era

Solar in the Tar Sands
Article

The Dawn of a New Era: Solar in the Tar Sands

By Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Little Buffalo, a town of 500 people in Alberta, is at the forefront of multiple environmental justice battles: it has been polluted by oil spills and damaged by tar sands mining, but it is also pushing to move beyond fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. In particular, the Lubicon Cree people are fighting back against extractive industries and demanding that solar energy power their nation.

Interview with Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director at Greenpeace

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GRI’s Sustainability and Reporting 2025 project is designed to promote an international discussion about the purpose of sustainability reporting and disclosures looking ahead to 2025. Watch this interview with Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director at Greenpeace.

Greenpeace’s Rolf Skar on Big Paper

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Money doesn’t grow on trees, but if you’re a paper company, trees are definitely how you make your money. Paper production is one of the leading causes of rainforest loss. Nearly 4 billion trees worldwide are cut down each year for paper. The result of the massive deforestation is felt as loss of habitat for multiple species, erosion, diminished air quality, and, of course, increased global CO2 levels. Fortunately, there are people working to promote better paper practices. Our guest today on Sea Change Radio is Rolf Skar, head of Greenpeace’s forestry campaign.

Safeway on Track to Achieve 2015 Seafood Sustainability Goal

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Safeway’s seafood team has made great headway in ensuring our seafood comes from responsible producers. Here are the highlights from the program:

What’s the goal? All of Safeway’s fresh and frozen seafood will be responsibly sourced and traceable or in a time-bound improvements process by the end of 2015.

How close are we now?  Current data indicates that 70% of Safeway’s fresh and frozen seafood is responsibly sourced, up from 51% at the end of 2013.

Harley-Davidson Signals Climate Change is Mainstream

By Carol Pierson Holding
Blog

What is going to solve climate change? To borrow terms from technology, a distributed solution is underway that has moved along the technology adoption curve and is already entering the mainstream. 

Tech Companies Lead in Move to Renewable Energy - The Minute

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If the Internet was a country, its electricity use would rank sixth highest in the world. That huge power demand, and the potential to drive a renewable energy solution to its sourcing is the basis for Greenpeace’s report on tech companies that are moving toward one hundred percent renewable energy to power the Internet. For the report, Clicking Clean: How Internet Companies are Creating the Green internet, Greenpeace has evaluated 19 tech companies, including a review of over 300 data centers that make up their electricity supply chains.

Google, Apple, Facebook Pushing Ahead with ‘Green Internet’

by Vikas Vij
Blog

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A new report released by Greenpeace says that Google, Apple and Facebook are spearheading the efforts to power the Internet with 100 percent renewable energy. The report titled “Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet” details how these Internet leaders along with a growing number of other tech companies have brought about a key shift in the choice of energy sources over the last two years.

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