The opioid epidemic is ravaging communities across the United States. The issues surrounding addiction, treatment, and prevention are complex, and require an enormous level of collaboration among public safety and public health agencies. While there’s no single path forward to prevent opioid overdose deaths and treat opioid use disorder, it’s clear that innovative solutions are needed.
As hotter temperatures feed harmful algal blooms across the country, The ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation and its partner the Everglades Foundation continue the race for a solution through the George Barley Water Prize. Recently the Water Brothers, producers of an international water-focused TV series, traveled to the Prize testing site to document ongoing research and testing. There they talked with contestants to uncover what is causing this summer’s massive outbreaks, what the risks are, and how we can solve them.
At Sappi North America, we are committed to operating our businesses in a sustainable manner. Together with the 2020Vision— Sappi’s global growth strategy—we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions and monitor progress.
Achieve 60% Certified Fiber
Our certifi cation goal tracks the amount of certified fiber from wood and pulp across our three manufacturing operations.
Software has the power to unlock new possibilities for people, and for the planet. And yet, not everyone is benefiting equally from automation and operational efficiency. NTEN’s 10th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investment report showed that the average technology budget of nonprofits is 5.7 percent of their total operation budget, with only 28 percent of organizations often or regularly using technology volunteers.
In today’s world of cybersecurity, automation and data the resulting disruption for business is ballooning. Companies need to adhere to higher ethical standards to ensure social purpose and reputation stays intact.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services and NJR Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), the clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, today celebrated the completion of a 13 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted commercial solar project constructed on the former South Brunswick Landfill Superfund site. Comprised of more than 36,000 solar panels, the project will provide enough clean energy to power 1,360 homes annually. According to the U.S.
A new framework for responsible practices in fresh produce and floral supply chains has been unveiled in a joint partnership between the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association, and several of the industry's top grocers have voiced their support for the undertaking.
People usually think of highways as polluted eyesores, but an 18-mile stretch of road in rural Georgia is working to change that perception
By Adina Solomon
More than 164,000 miles of highway stretch across the U.S., enough to circle the world 6.5 times. But only 18 miles of it endeavors to become the world's first sustainable highway.
So what is the balance point between the good that plastic does and the bad? Honestly, I don’t know. But the more educated we can be about plastics, the better.
How can a company bolster sustainability, maximize business value, and tackle challenges like consumer expectations, investor and stakeholder demands for more transparency and traceability, and pressure to stay competitive with technology and innovation?
Analysis by Cathy Watson
G&A's Sustainability Highlights (07.12.2018)
Today’s question for corporate CEO’s: Have you examined your company’s “Total Impact Valuation,” a new approach being advanced by The Conference Board, wherein the enterprises’ impact on society is monetized (cost/benefit evaluated and value attached)?
A small group of companies is doing these exercises. Think of their efforts to date as expanding the usual reporting of “Input/Output” to seriously consider (1) Outcomes, (2) Impacts, (3) Cost and Benefit to Society (and to the company).
Plant varieties come from a diverse set of seeds. When plant breeders need genetic resources, where do they go? The Seed Library! Our breeders use seeds from thousands of different plants in order to create new varieties that will help farmers around the world. The seed library contains genetic resources accumulted over the years, so researchers can use them to create new plant hybrids. Many well known plants are a cross between something common and a plant that has an obscure trait, such as disease resistance.
How to start measuring the impact of your business to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.
by Rabayl Mirza, Impact Management Specialist at the Business Call to Action
Impact measurement can be challenging if you have never done it before and don’t know where to start. Even the savviest professionals sometimes find it hard to choose between various tools, methodologies and frameworks available. Truth is, knowing what impact you’re making doesn’t have to be complicated. We have identified a few simple things anyone can do to kickstart impact measurement: