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Why I’m Developing for Mars and Sustainable Life in Space

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This post was written by guest blogger Dr. Natalie Rens, CEO of Spaceport AI. She recently spoke as part of Cisco’s Women Rock-IT series.

We explore Mars for many reasons, be it the risk minimization of distributing our species across multiple planets or the fact that our population is growing at a rate that is unsustainable for our Earth’s resources.

3 Reasons Why Apple, Danone, Mars, Nestle and Unilever Just Stood up for Strong Climate Policy

By: Victoria Mills
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In the media storm surrounding the midterm elections, you might have missed an important act of sustainability leadership. Five of the world’s leading brands filed public comments opposing the Administration’s Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule.

Foldit – a Year on: Over 1,000 Gamers Help to Combat the Most Powerful Foodborne Carcinogen

By David Crean
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Originally published on LinkedIn

Exactly a year ago on World Food Day 2017, Mars and some of our global partners, said “game on!” to a toxin pervasive in many food supply chains - aflatoxin. Since then people from around the world have been working to investigate new approaches with the objective of creating the demise of aflatoxin. In this case, with a computer simulation called Foldit.

Society Is Counting on Us to Take Action on Sustainability and We Are Stepping Up

By Grant F. Reid
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As world leaders came together in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly and Climate Week, it is more important than ever that this convening yields significant action and partnership between business, governments and NGOs. Society is counting on those with leadership responsibility to take action on the big issues facing our global community— including climate change, poverty, obesity, water stress and damage to the world’s ecosystems.

Mars, Inc., Associate Lauren Belomy Featured in New York Times' Vocations

Lauren Belomy works for Mars, Inc., in New York. “My job,” she said, “is to help move the company forward in a world that’s digital.”
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Lauren Belomy, a Digital Transformation Associate, who works for Mars, Inc., describes her roles as helping the company to move forward in a world that's ditial. 

We're a traditional manufacturing company, and we need to be ready for the future, she explains in this week's Vocations column of The New York Times.

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How the Makers of M&M’s Source Renewable Energy

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We recently heard from Mars, Incorporated’s chief procurement and sustainability officer, Barry Parkin, about the company’s plan to tackle its ambitious climate goals in an EDF+Business “Business of Sustainability” podcast. Their Sustainable in a Generation plan details Mars’ commitment to procure 100 percent renewable energy.

On September 5th, Listen to a Sustainability Webinar with Mars & Environmental Defense Fund

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Join Mars, Incorporated and Environmental Defense Fund for a webinar on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to learn about Mars’ sustainability journey, and how businesses of any size can cut emissions and reduce risks related to climate change.

PODCAST: How an Indonesian Coconut Plantation Inspired Mars’ “Aha Moment” on Sustainability

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You likely know Mars as the company behind M&M’s, Pedigree dog food, and Uncle Ben’s Rice. But Mars is also known for environmental leadership. In this episode, EDF’s Tom Murray chats with Mars Chief Sustainability and Chief Procurement Officer Barry Parkin on setting—and meeting—big climate goals.

“I suddenly got a sense of our impact on the planet. I immediately became intrigued, and then slightly overwhelmed, with the sustainability challenges we faced” says Barry Parkin of his visit to a coconut supplier in Indonesia.

David Attenborough Launches Wildlife Fund for Advertisers

Firms signing up to Lion’s Share fund will give 0.5% of money spent on ad campaigns featuring animals to conservation schemes
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By Jim Waterson

Businesses that sign up to the Lion’s Share fund will promise to give 0.5% of their spending on any advertising campaign featuring animals to UN-backed conservation programmes.

Interview: Science Engagement Research Partner Tina Blackmore

By Mariah Loeber
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This interview is with Tina Blackmore, who works as a  Science Engagement Research Partner for MARS.

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This interview is with Tina Blackmore, who works as a  Science Engagement Research Partner for MARS.

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