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ACTIVATE: Clean Water in Partnership with P&G's Children's Safe Drinking Water Program

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“Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba joins Global Citizen as they rally millions around the world to push for clean drinking water and proper sanitation for the world’s most vulnerable people. They travel to Aduba’s parents’ homeland of Nigeria, where they urge governors to commit state funds to eradicate the contaminated water and open defecation crises. Experts describe the effects of contaminated drinking water on people in developing countries and solutions being implemented around the world, including the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program.

Meet One of the Inspirational Local Activists Fighting for a Zero-Waste Society in the Philippines

"What we’re lacking is implementation, political will, and infrastructure."
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More than 60 billion plastic sachets and 17 billion shopping bags are used in the Philippines every year

Because of their flimsy nature, these bags and wrappers rarely get recycled. Instead, they end up overflowing in landfills, stuffed into incinerators, and littering the island nation's streets and coastlines. 

Now Is the Time To Address Climate Change, Says This Executive

Word by John Marler
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Los Angeles has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. city, thanks in part to this massive solar installation atop the LA Convention Center, managed by AEG. 

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Los Angeles has the most installed solar capacity of any U.S. city, thanks in part to this massive solar installation atop the LA Convention Center, managed by AEG. 

NRG Commits to Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions 50% by 2025 and Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, from a 2014 Baseline

50% by 2025 and Achieving Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, from a 2014 Baseline
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PRINCETON, N.J., Sep. 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) announced the acceleration of its sector-leading science-based GHG emissions reduction goals to align with new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidance, which calls for limiting global warming to a 1.5˚ Celsius increase. Under its new GHG emissions reduction timeline, NRG expects to reach its 50% reduction target five years early and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, surpassing its original goal of a 90% reduction.

HPE Tops the Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index

By CHRISTOPHER WELLISE, CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFICER, HPE
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  • HPE is named the industry-leader in the highly-competitive 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • HPE received the highest score in our industry for specific criteria such as privacy protection, product stewardship, and human capital development
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  • HPE is named the industry-leader in the highly-competitive 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index
  • HPE received the highest score in our industry for specific criteria such as privacy protection, product stewardship, and human capital development

BIER Member Spotlight: Natalie Lau

BIER Member Spotlight: Natalie Lau
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The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) highlights their members' beverage industry sustainability insights and ideas in their BIER Member Spotlight series on a monthly basis. These spotlights include their answers to questions about their company's sustainability achievements and strategy, practical insights from BIER, interesting facts, and more.

This month's BIER Member Spotlights focuses on Natalie Lau, Global Corporate Responsibility Manager at Molson Coors and participant in BIER's Transparency and Disclosure and Benchmarking working groups.

SC Johnson on Track to Meet Goals in Tackling Plastic Waste Crisis, Announces Results in New Sustainability Report

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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change
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  • Company removes 1.7 million kilograms of plastic from primary packaging 
  • 94% of the company’s plastic packaging is now recyclable, reusable or compostable
  • Plastic Bank partnership creates 9 recycling centers in Indonesia to help communities without formal infrastructure manage ocean-bound plastic waste
  • Company teams up with Ellen MacArthur Foundation to help accelerate the transition to a circular economy and continue to influence system-wide change

Advancing Sustainability Reporting in Greater China Region

GRI appoints regional head and publishes new reporting resource
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September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In a strategic move to best meet the diverse needs of companies and stakeholders in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, GRI’s regional base has relocated from Beijing to Hong Kong.

Headed by Verna Lin, an experienced sustainability and investment management professional, the move of GRI’s Greater China Regional Hub comes as both the China Securities Regulatory Commission and Hong Kong Stock Exchange progress plans for environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements by listed companies.

New Report From the U.S. Green Building Council Shows That Climate Action Requires Putting People First

Green buildings provide path to improved standard of living for communities
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A growing number of Americans believe environmental problems are an important issue, according to the latest research report from Living Standard, an initiative of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The report, called Standard Issue Volume II, sampled 1,850 adults across the U.S.

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