Natural Resources

Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

A Millennial's view on today and tomorrow
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by Nikishka Iyengar Founder and CEO, The Guild 

Don’t Be a Tardigrade: Private Sector Solutions for Ensuring a Freshwater Future

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While the private sector must double down on its ambitions to achieve rapid decarbonization of the global economy, it must, at the same time, do everything in its power to protect the freshwater resources that are essential to all human and economic activity.

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While the private sector must double down on its ambitions to achieve rapid decarbonization of the global economy, it must, at the same time, do everything in its power to protect the freshwater resources that are essential to all human and economic activity.

Caterpillar Inc. | Working Smarter on the Job

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Reducing waste and conserving natural resources on job sites are increasingly important goals of many of Caterpillar’s customers as they seek to realize the full value of their assets on the job site. Click here to learn more about how our Job Site Solutions team works in partnership with Cat® dealers to help customers find innovative ways to improve their operations and be more competitive in the marketplace.

Landsec Publishes 2018 Sustainability Update

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“By strengthening our relationships and achieving the right results we make our company more resilient. We want customers to prefer our space. We want communities to be pleased it’s us operating in their area. We want our partners to share our priorities and principles. And we want our employees to feel this is the best place to invest their energy and ambition. Get all of this right and we can sustain Landsec as a strong and respected company for years to come.” Robert Noel, Chief Executive, Landsec

Landsec’s sustainability programme focuses on three key areas:

Food or Inedible Part? Changing Norms in Waste Characterization Studies to Measure Food Waste

Digging deeper into trash to estimate how much food we waste and why
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Belinda Li, project engineer in Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Canada, discusses how waste characterization studies are evolving to collect better data on food waste. Belinda led a comprehensive food waste characterization study across three American cities for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

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Belinda Li, project engineer in Tetra Tech’s Solid Waste Management Practice in Canada, discusses how waste characterization studies are evolving to collect better data on food waste. Belinda led a comprehensive food waste characterization study across three American cities for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Building an Economy That Works for Everyone

By Betsy Biemann, CEO and Keith Bisson President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
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Last year, as Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) conducted a strategic review as part of its leadership transition, we found ourselves asking the same questions that were being asked across the country, on both sides of the political aisle. At the heart of those questions was the recognition that our economy is not working for everyone. And a major takeaway was that rural regions, gateway cities, and the people who live there were being left behind.

Freeport-McMoRan Named Best Corporate Citizen by Forbes

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Congratulations to Freeport-McMoRan for being named to the Just 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens by Forbes! Freeport-McMoRan was ranked 49 on the 2018 Forbes Just 100 list, and was the second-highest ranking company in the Basic Resources category.

A Wildlife Biologist With Power

By Dana Kobilinsky
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As a kid, Scott Fletcher was the go-to guy to identify whatever strange-looking critters had appeared in his neighbors’ yards. When his father, a geology professor, took him and his brothers out for weekend fossil hunts in central Pennsylvania, Fletcher went searching for insects while the other two checked out the rocks. His father helped him assemble a sort of homemade natural history museum in the basement. He kept salamanders in a crate inside the house — until the smell overwhelmed his family and his dad shut-it down.

Bechtel Podcast | Environmentally Safe Dredging & Circular Economy Practices

by am Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability
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SECURING MORE THAN GAS SUPPLIES

The Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG Plant on the coast of Western Australia is one of the continent’s biggest natural resource projects. It will have the capacity to supply 8.9 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas per year—equal to 5 percent of Asia’s 2017 use—to meet the soaring demand for cleaner energy in the Asia-Pacific market. Wheatstone will also deliver 200 terajoules per day (2.2 billion cubic meters per year) of gas to Western Australian consumers.

Molecular Solutions, Global Challenges

Eastman’s Innovations for a Sustainable Future
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By David A. Golden

The world faces enormous challenges driven by the interconnectivity of energy, water, and food resources. We have to take these interrelationships into consideration as we seek global solutions. To make matters more complex, the ocean, atmosphere, and climate are inextricably linked to energy, water, and the food chain. Considered in the context of a growing population and rising standard of living, we are left with a host of challenging questions.

"How do we feed more people with less arable crop land?”

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