April 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On April 6, 2016, more than 30 companies participated in the "Aligning Corporate Goals with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals" forum, where the World Environment Center (WEC) called on the private sector to align their business goals with the Sustainable Development goals (SDGs) of the UN.
This originally appeared in Bloomberg Markets Magazine
Getting a handle on environmental, social, and governance information has become more crucial for investor relations officers and other corporate executives. A lot of money is invested in accordance with ESG-related guidelines these days. The 1,380 institutions that have signed the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment, for example, oversee $59 trillion of assets.
We want to take this opportunity to affirm our support for the Canadian government’s effort to tackle climate change
There is a decades-old technology called “hot tapping” — developed in part by TransCanada and now used industry wide — that allows a new natural gas pipeline to be connected to an existing high-pressure pipe without releasing methane that would have otherwise been vented into the atmosphere in order to weld the two pipes together.
Capturing and reusing methane — a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) — instead of releasing it to the atmosphere has driven TransCanada’s research and development for decades, and continues today.
Food and Agriculture Organization & Mars join forces to strengthen food safety
October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ “If it’s not safe, it’s not food,” said Mars, Incorporated Vice President of Corporate Research & Development Dave Crean this week, upon signing a new partnership agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). “We want to make sure that all food, around the world, is safe and sustainable.”
By Mark Edge, Water Efficient Maize for Africa Partnership Lead at Monsanto
Imagine if a lack of rainfall stood between you and your ability to feed your children.
For millions of families around the world, this is a daily reality. And for family farmers from Kansas to Kenya, drought and pests can mean the difference between a bountiful harvest and a meager one that compromises their ability to put food on their tables … and ours.