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Responsible Food Sourcing and Green Innovation: Kroger’s 2020 Plan

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Consumers are more emotionally driven about sustainable consumption of food than any other product. They increasingly want to know whether the food they are buying in the supermarket is locally grown, organic, GMO or pesticide-free. According to a survey by Cone Communications, 89 percent of American consumers consider where the product is made, and two-thirds would pay more for a local product.

California Groundwater Management Gets Spotlight from Stanford Researchers

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Groundwater is the source of up to 60% of water supply in California. The state suffers from poor groundwater management, which has led to severe drops in groundwater levels, dry wells, gradual sinking of land in some locations, ecosystem die-outs and reduced stream flows. Inefficient data collection by local and state agencies about groundwater use is one of the factors contributing to this situation.

CEOs are Sustainability Change-makers: NBS-SA Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – CEOs have the ultimate responsibility to lead, inform and manage the implementation of their company’s strategic goals and business plans. To make a transition to a more sustainable world, CEOs must play a crucial role by integrating ESG factors into corporate decision-making, and commit to structure their governance processes and business practices in line with a vision to improve global sustainability.

Robots to Deliver Environmental Benefits in Agriculture

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Agricultural robots are a part of precision agriculture, which hold the promise to improve sustainable farming practices. From sensors to drones to satellite imagery to better software management for people and equipment, advancements in precision agriculture are enabling growers to use less pesticide, less water, produce less waste, and improve the environmental sustainability of agriculture.

New Data Highlights Investor Preference for Sustainable Companies

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable investing is emerging as an important trend around the world. A growing number of investors now believe that a company’s sustainability performance is materially important to their investment decision-making. For investors, a company’s effective management of its ESG risks and opportunities can be an indicator that the company is a serious long-term player with a potential competitive advantage over others. 

Ways to Create Sustainable Packaging and Shipping

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Americans generate about 260 million tons of trash every year. Packaging materials alone account for about 40 percent of that waste. Clearly, for businesses to become more sustainable and reduce their environmental footprint, it is important to focus on packaging, shipping and logistics. Here are some solutions that address the issue.

Optimize the Size of Packages

Public and Private Financing Key to a Low-Carbon Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – At the 2015 Paris climate change summit, over 190 countries made a commitment to invest in renewable energy, reduce GHG emissions and increase resilience to climate impacts. Several donors pledged financial support to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and multilateral development banks (MDBs) committed to significantly increasing their share of climate financing.

Emerging Market Companies Need to Focus on Transparency

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Corporate disclosure is a vital component of sustainability, which has emerged as a critical success factor in recent years. With implications ranging from a company’s bottom line to global climate change, corporate transparency has become increasingly important for various stakeholders, including consumers, employees and investors.

Creating Eco-friendly Airport Systems for the Future

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Airports have traditionally been viewed as a prime source of anti-environmental activity. Whether it is the high amount of air pollution from the airplanes, the high energy consumption levels within the airport, or the noise pollution that is generated as a plane takes off or lands, the airport systems have been low on sustainability in almost every major area.

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