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Tork: On a Mission to Take Back Paper Hand Towels

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Paper hand towels remain the most hygienic method of drying hands. Yet, they remain an untapped resource when it comes to recycling and recovering paper.

In fact, less than 1% of paper hand towels are recovered for recycling currently. The wet-strength composition required for paper hand towels to do their job necessitates a separate dissolving process to remove the wet-strong agent before the paper fibers can be recycled. This extra and separate step apart from other paper types makes recycling paper hand towels a difficult  proposition.

Black & Veatch: Food, Beverage Companies Increasingly Eye Sustainability to Improve Operations, Bottom Line

Poll of Food Engineering Magazine readers shows industry looking to boost efficiency, reduce energy use and lower environmental impact
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As consumers and investors demand a greater focus on sustainability a new report finds the food and beverage industry setting more aggressive sustainability goals but still deferential to the bottom line. The Black & Veatch – Clear Seas Research report highlights the industry’s quest to increase efficiency, lower energy usage, and quell or upcycle byproduct waste despite a lack of in-house expertise to set and execute sustainability goals. At the same time, pressures to grow revenue and maintain profit margins complicate matters.

UNPRI Delays Its Assessment Plan - A Sign of Things to Come?

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As previously seen on Skytop and published with permission.

On August 2, UNPRI (The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) announced that it was delaying the rollout of its assessment plan.  You can read the announcement here

Engineering Impact

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary actions.
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Medtronic was founded with a Mission designed to serve patients, healthcare partners, our employees, and our communities. Today we're delivering innovative healthcare technology, products, and services that improve the lives of two people every second. But we must do more.

Our focus on better outcomes for the world remains constant in the face of evolving global challenges. With 90,000-plus people across 150 countries, we see extraordinary possibilities to further increase our positive impact on some of society’s biggest challenges.

FDA Authorizes Quest Diagnostics' COVID-19 Collection Materials for Emergency Use

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SECAUCUS, N.J., October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, has received FDA emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Quest Diagnostics Collection kit for COVID-19 (COVID-19 Collection kits), which are intended to be used as part of a program to collect anterior nares (nasal) swab specimens for molecular testing at the laboratory.**

Quantis Strengthens Biodiversity Offering With New Methodology to Assess Corporate Footprint on Nature

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October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Global sustainability consultancy Quantis announces the development of a new methodology — Ecosystem AnalytiQs — to enable corporate action to halt biodiversity loss through the quantification of company-driven impacts on nature. 

Introducing the 2021 Porter Novelli Focus: Financial Equity

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According to the International Trade Commission, by the end of 2018, the U.S. banking system had $17.9 trillion in assets and a net income of $236.8 billion – it services the largest economy in the world and is a bell-weather for broader global markets.

Fourth TCFD Status Report Highlights Greatest Progress to Date on TCFD Adoption

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The TCFD also released new guidance for companies to disclose their plans for a net zero transition in line with the Paris Agreement, including disclosure of seven categories of cross-industry metrics like Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions

TCFD disclosure increased more between 2019 and 2020 than in previous years, 83 of the world’s largest 100 companies now support or report in line with the TCFD’s recommendations

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The TCFD also released new guidance for companies to disclose their plans for a net zero transition in line with the Paris Agreement, including disclosure of seven categories of cross-industry metrics like Scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions

TCFD disclosure increased more between 2019 and 2020 than in previous years, 83 of the world’s largest 100 companies now support or report in line with the TCFD’s recommendations

Communities of Color Hit Hardest by COVID-19 and Lack Trust in Healthcare

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Quest’s researchers continue to invest in documenting the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color to help combat health inequities. Below are 2 key studies developed as part of our Health Trends series.

COVID-19 had a greater impact on Black and Hispanic communities, even when controlling for other risk factors

Because few states report COVID-19 testing rates by race/ethnicity, our researchers did an indirect assessment by comparing:

Investors Pushing the Drive to Net Zero -- Ninety One Publishes Second Edition of the Planetary Pulse Survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want

Thirty two percent of investors are happy for their money to be used to reduce carbon emissions, regardless of return
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NEW YORK, October 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One has published the second edition of the Planetary Pulse survey, Investing for a Carbon Free World: What Investors Want. The survey of more than 6000 individual investors (investors) across ten markets (UK, US, Canada, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Singapore and Hong Kong) found that investors are ready to support the drive to net zero, with half stating that asset managers should use their influence as shareholders of carbon-heavy companies to he

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