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CGF Social Sustainability Newsletter - Q4 2020

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www.tcgfsocial.com | www.tcgfssci.com | In this video, hear from the CGF's Nadia Bunce provide updates on the Social Sustainability Coalitions from the CGF.

Keeping Plastics in the Value Chain and Out of Nature: Introducing the CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action

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www.tcgfplasticwaste.com | In this latest episode of the CGF Sustainability Podcast and wrapping up 2020, host Madelaine VanDerHeyden catches up with the co-chairs of the CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action, Barry Parkin from Mars, Inc., and Rob Nicol from Walmart Canada.

Fishing in a Wind Farm: How Fisheries and Wind Farms Co-exist

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How can fisheries and wind farms co-exist? Since the inauguration of Westermost Rough wind farm in 2015 Ørsted has been working closely with Holderness Fishing Industry Group in Bridlington, England, to investigate if there are any ecological effects on the crustacean habitat from the construction or operation of the wind farm. This film is a summary of the study and of our collaboration with the local fisheries.

How Will America's Environmental Initiatives Change Under President Biden?

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We’re coming off a year that was defined by transformative and disruptive change. Now there is plenty more on the horizon with a new presidential administration taking office here in 2021.

What should environment, health, safety, and sustainability professionals expect as America welcomes new leadership in the White House? Will the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lead to increased federal emphasis on environmental initiatives? It seems very likely.

Tire Particles: Looking at The Big Picture Through (Very Small) Particles

Words by Tina Casey
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As public concern over environmental pollution evolves and focuses on new areas, businesses continue to seek solutions. Some aspects of the problem, like cutting down on disposable plastic bottles or reducing emissions, have been studied extensively. Other areas, such as microplastics in the environment, are much newer and their implications are still being understood. 

Owens Corning 2030 Goals: Reducing Our Environmental Footprint

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As a global manufacturer, we know the way we conduct our operations makes a difference. To be a net-positive company, our handprint (the positive impacts of our people and products) must be larger than our footprint (the negative impacts). We’re proud of the progress we’ve made in shrinking the negative impact of our operations, but there’s much more to do.

Environmental Footprint Aspiration: Cut the negative impact of our operations in half.

IBM and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste to Create Data Platform to Help Track Global Plastic Waste in the Environment

IBM joins Alliance as supporting member; work includes collaborating to develop data platform to help stakeholders across the plastic value chain
Press Release

ARMONK, N.Y., January 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Alliance to End Plastic Waste ("Alliance") today announced IBM will join the Alliance as a Supporting Member.

Indonesia's LESTARI Project: From Village Empowerment to Landscape Conservation

Leveraging the financial resources of villages and the administrative power of provincial forest management authorities
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This piece was written by Tedi Rabold about the completed U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) LESTARI project.

2020's Top 10 Trends in Purpose

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2020 was undisputedly a year like none other. What started off with widespread wildfires in Australia was soon eclipsed by the COVID-19 pandemic, followed in quick succession by economic uncertainty, growing racial inequity and unrest, political divisiveness – and the most active hurricane season on record.

Climate Action 100+ Progress Report Records Accelerated Company Commitments To Net-Zero Emissions but Gaps Remain

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Dec. 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ Almost half the focus companies of Climate Action 100+ – the world’s largest ever investor engagement initiative on climate change – have now established commitments to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 or sooner, its latest progress report reveals. 

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