International Paper is acutely aware that forests are “the lungs of the landscape,” says Chief Sustainability Officer Sophie Beckham. That’s why the company, which serves 25,000 customers in 150 countries around the world, has developed a close partnership with The Nature Conservancy.
Beckham chatted with us recently about what the two organizations have done together. Here’s the condensed interview.
Tetra Pak has been recognised for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious A List for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect forests – two of the three environment
GREENVILLE, S.C. , Restoration Fuels, LLC, has earned Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody Certification by SCS Global Services for the first commercial-scale torrefaction facility in North America, located in John Day, Oregon. Restoration Fuel’s FSC trademark license code is FSC-C162426. Restoration Fuels is a subsidiary of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment). It is the largest investment in the history of the Endowment.
The Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs are designed to help utility companies, municipalities, and corporate organizations distribute trees to their communities. The core purpose is to lower energy bills, improve air quality, sequester carbon, and manage stormwater runoff.
New report provides a data driven description of the forest sector’s many contributions to the realization of the SDGs, such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and poverty alleviation.
Twelve leading member companies, including International Paper, from the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have issued the first Implementation Report of the Forest Sector SDG Roadmap (SDG Roadmap) released in July 2019. The report provides evidence of FSG members’ commitment to implementing the actions in the SDG Roadmap, takes stock of the status of implementation of the different actions among FSG members, and sets a baseline against which to track progress over time.
In the Southeast, forests shelter rich biodiversity, economic and ecological viability into perpetuity, including more than 80 breeding bird species, ranging from Swallow-tailed Kites to Hooded Warblers. They also provide the source for goods we rely upon every day, including cardboard boxes, lumber, paper towels, toilet paper, and packing and printer paper. Forestry has always been an integral part of the Southeast’s economy.
Julie Gorte is the Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds. She oversees environmental, social and governance-related research on prospective and current investments as well as the firm’s shareholder engagement and public policy advocacy. Julie recently spoke with Ceres about how she engages with companies on deforestation and climate change. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A.
Combatting climate change with sustainable solutions in Kosovo’s agriculture sector
Tetra Tech’s Chief of Party, Mark Wood, and our Agricultural and Food Security team wrote this piece on working with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to protect Kosovo’s agriculture sector.
Latest environmental sustainability initiative between CIT and nonprofit One Tree Planted supports reforestation and revegetation in Southern California
PASADENA, Calif., December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- CIT and its Pasadena-based banking subsidiary CIT Bank, N.A. today announced that it will plant 50,000 trees in Angeles National Forest through a collaboration with One Tree Planted, a nonprofit organization focused on global reforestation.
The trees represent the latest environmental sustainability initiative by CIT and One Tree Planted to support reforestation in key environments and will be planted in early 2021 as part of the Sawmill Liebre Reforestation Project, of which CIT is the principle donor.