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Doing Business With Nature: Commercial Logic is Key to Business Action on Natural Capital

by Gemma Cranston
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Implementing measures to safeguard water, biodiversity and soil across supply chains makes sense. We know it, you know it, but do CEOs know it? A quick scan of the websites of the world’s biggest companies suggests that only a select few really get it. A lack of evidence of the commercial benefits has become a major barrier to business increasing sustainability – just when we need action the most.

Growing Food More Sustainably: Conservation Tillage To The Rescue

By Carlos Vicente Alberto, Sustainability Lead, Europe & Middle East, Monsanto
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In 1985, during my final project at the School of Agricultural Engineers in Madrid, I embarked on something that may still seem strange to those unfamiliar with agriculture: growing plants without soil. The idea was to design a farm producing chicory using hydroponics, something that my classmates found novel at the time.

AECOM Experts Co-Author Petroleum Industry Remediation Guide

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AECOM remediation experts have co-authored a new Good Practice Guide for Management and Remediation of Sites in the Petroleum Industry for the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA).

Enactus Students Help Female Farmers in Swaziland Thrive

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Legume or leg up, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Swaziland saw a way to make working for peanuts profitable for 45 impoverished women. Growing peanuts improved the soil structure and increased their profits from $3.50 to $84.00. Find out more about this project and others at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/legume-leg/. #seeopportunity

New Rankings Demonstrate Monsanto’s Commitment to Sustainability

By Bob Reiter, Global Supply Chain Lead, Monsanto
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Monsanto works every day to provide a range of tools to help farmers grow more food, using fewer resources and having less impact on the environment.  This work has resulted in recognition for Monsanto in three respected rankings of corporate sustainability.  We also know that there is more work to be done.

Monsanto CEO: 3 Tools for Sustainable Farming

By Hugh Grant, chairman and chief executive officer of Monsanto Company
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Originally published May 22, 2014, by GreenBiz.com

Conscientious Americans have taken numerous actions at the workplace and at home to save our Earth's resources and sustain the environment. All of these efforts are important, but the most critical arena of operations in the effort to preserve our planet is one that may surprise you: the farm.

Monsanto Makes Environmental Commitments, Working in Partnership to Advance Sustainable Agriculture

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Company Commits to Increase Irrigation Water Efficiency Across Operations, Saving 30 to 80 Billion Gallons of Fresh Water Every Year by 2020

Working Alongside Farmers, Company Pledges to Sustainably Innovate to Increase Nutrient Efficiency Across 1 Million Acres of Farmland in the U.S.

 

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Company Commits to Increase Irrigation Water Efficiency Across Operations, Saving 30 to 80 Billion Gallons of Fresh Water Every Year by 2020

Working Alongside Farmers, Company Pledges to Sustainably Innovate to Increase Nutrient Efficiency Across 1 Million Acres of Farmland in the U.S.

 

New Partnership Aims to Improve Soil Health

Monsanto Contributes Support to Effort Led by NCGA
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Science and Sustainability

A critical link in the forest, on the river, or in the vegetable patch
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For Weyerhaeuser, studying soil nutrition leads to more productive forests. For Weyerhaeuser’s Scott Holub, it earned him a rafting adventure. It also helped him grow a big squash. Holub’s a Weyerhaeuser silvicultural research scientist based in Eugene, Ore. His studies in soil productivity and sustainable forest management provide crucial information for the company and for other organizations.
 

UNCCD Announces Three Winners for First Land for Life Award

Top sustainable land management prize totaling 100,000 USD goes to community organizations in Haiti, Turkey and Uganda
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(3BL Media) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - June 18, 2012 - The UNCCD has announced three winners for its first Land for Life Award, shining a spotlight on organizations that show tangible evidence combating land degradation.

The winners were announced by Miss Universe Leila Lopes from Angola at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, in the Rio Conventions Pavilion. The announcement also marked the global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification on 17 June. The winners will share a prize fund of 100,000 USD.

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