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Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nespresso Unite to Revive Coffee Farming in El Rosario, Nariño

Pilot program supports coffee farmers in region impacted by illicit drug production
Press Release

May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Nespresso today announced a pilot program to help revitalize coffee production in the municipality of El Rosario, in the Nariño Department of Colombia.

Supply chain Transparency Is a Business Necessity

By Tim Mohin, GRI Chief Executive
Article

Considerations about sustainability in the supply chain are no longer optional. In all regions of the world, these issues are front and center of both the business and political agenda.

When it comes to the supply chain, transparency is not the first instinct of business. A company’s sourcing practices can be one of the ways to stay ahead of the competition.  But, when it comes to sustainability, it’s essential to track the origin of products and services for their environmental and human rights implications.

Paolo Bevilacqua of Frasers Property Australia Appointed to International Living Future Institute Board of Directors

Living Future Institute Australia Board Chair brings Asia Pacific experience to the International Living Future Institute
Press Release

SEATTLE, May 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that Paolo Bevilacqua, Frasers Property Australia’s General Manager - Real Utilities and Chair of the Board of Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA), has become a member of the Board of Directors.

Closing the Skills Gap Through the East Community Learning Center Automotive Technology Center

by Bob Lux, Consumer Program Engineering, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Article

One of the biggest challenges facing today’s workforce is the technical skills gap, partly created by a lack of accessible education opportunities for young professionals. To combat this challenge, Bridgestone and Firestone Complete Auto Care in collaboration with United Way of Summit County and Akron Public Schools (APS) developed the Bridgestone Academy of Applied Engineering and Technology which brought a Firestone Complete Auto Care (FCAC) to East Community Learning Center (CLC) in October 2018.  

S&P 500® Index Companies’ ESG/Sustainability, Responsibility Reporting Hits 86% For Year 2018 – Latest G&A Institute Research Results…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (05.24.2019)
Newsletter

For the eighth year, the G&A Institute research team has examined the ESG, Sustainability, Responsibility & Citizenship disclosure and reporting practices of the S&P 500® Index companies and determined for year 2018 that 86 percent of the almost 500 public companies were publishing reports in various formats for public viewing.

Clock Is Ticking on a Biodiversity Catastrophe

By Tim Mohin, GRI Chief Executive
Article

As the global community marked International Biodiversity Day (May 22), we also faced the sobering fact that human impact on the planet has entered a stage that is fast approaching a point of no return. For earth’s living ecosystems, the effect is already being keenly felt at its devastating worst.

By now we all understand the real and present danger of climate change and why urgent action is needed to pull us back from the precipice. Yet – inexplicably, given the mounting evidence from all parts of the world – the major threat to biodiversity has not been given equal billing.

What Does the Future Hold for Sustainability in the Beverage Sector?

Four environmental leaders from leading beverage companies share their thoughts on rising sustainability opportunities and challenges within the industry.
Blog

Increasing optimism and opportunity with a splash of insularity. Fast-paced innovation and growing accountability with a twist of stakeholder pressure. Big gains shaken and stirred with mounting challenges.

According to sustainability leaders at some of the world’s leading beverage companies and industry associations, these sentiments paint a vivid picture of the beverage industry’s environmental sustainability landscape.

Update to Chinese Translations of GRI Standards

Latest versions now available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese
Press Release

​May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Additional Chinese translations of the GRI Standards, the world's most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.

The recently updated versions of two Standards - ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

How Smart Small Businesses Can Make Sustainability Work for Them

From energy-efficient technology to employee engagement, small steps can reap big rewards for small businesses.
Blog

Walk into Three Seat Espresso in Manhattan’s East Village, and one of the first things you might notice is a jar of biodegradable straws on the counter, along with metal cups for water.

“If you’ve seen these items before, they become indicators of what kind of business this is,” says owner Aaron Cook. “If you haven’t, they create a chance to have a conversation about why we make the sustainable choices we make.”

Innovation Gets in the Weeds Under Solar Panels

College students in Florida design robots to cut grass beneath hard-to-reach solar panels
Blog

Solar power plants provide many benefits but at least one perpetual challenge: How do you keep grass under the panels from growing too high?

Mowers with traditional blades can damage equipment. Hand-held weed-whackers are a labor-intensive solution. Even the sheep tried at one small site behaved unreliably.

So why not innovate and let engineers-to-be address this question for college credit?

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