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Outdoor brand Timberland rolls out a purpose-led retail space that speaks to its commitment to a greener future
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By Jennifer Acevedo

The ideals of a purpose-driven brand are nothing new to Timberland (Stratham, N.H.), which for nearly 100 years has dedicated itself to fostering a love of nature and the outdoors as well as advocacy of global green initiatives. Recently, the retailer announced a commitment to plant 50 million trees around the world by the year 2025 to kick off its “Nature Needs Heroes” global campaign.

Ceres Applauds New House Climate Action Plan That Would Put the Us on Path to Achieve Net-zero Emissions by 2050

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June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Ceres, a sustainability nonprofit organization, applauds the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for their leadership and thoughtful set of bold policy recommendations released today to tackle the global climate crisis as the U.S. works to rebuild the economy. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Pulling a (Uni)Lever

By: John A. Lanier
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Imagine if every customer could quickly and easily see the carbon footprint of what they were buying. I bet a lot of people would choose the lower carbon option!

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Imagine if every customer could quickly and easily see the carbon footprint of what they were buying. I bet a lot of people would choose the lower carbon option!

How Investors Can Help Make the 2020s a Decade of Climate Action

Commit, report and drive change in your portfolio companies. Here are tools to help align your investments with the 1.5°C scenario and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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The world must halve carbon emissions by 2030 to stay below 1.5°C of global warming and avoid catastrophic climate change. That requires transitioning to a low-carbon economy as nearly three-fourths of global carbon emissions arise from use of fossil fuels. The COVID-19 pandemic has added to the challenge of meeting these formidable goals but is also a historic opportunity to build back better. 

Restoring Critical Monarch Butterfly Habitat in Mexico

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Each year, millions of Monarch butterflies migrate to Estado de México, Mexico to spend the winter among the Oyamel trees, fir trees that protect the butterflies from seasonal rain and cold. However, areas of the “Zona Nucleo,” the breeding ground for the Monarch, require restoration due to illegal logging and wildfires. By teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation, both International Paper and L’Oréal are supporting a new partnership between Arbor Day and the Land Life Company to make a difference in this critical ecosystem.

Ecocentricity Blog: Tabletop Forestry

By: John A. Lanier
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By playing the game of Photosynthesis, you can see the full life cycle of trees from seedlings to eventual death and understand how an entire forest can arise from planting just a few trees.

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By playing the game of Photosynthesis, you can see the full life cycle of trees from seedlings to eventual death and understand how an entire forest can arise from planting just a few trees.

Enabling a More Sustainable Future Through e-Mobility Ecosystem Requires an Automotive Engineering Paradigm Shift

Michele Robinson-Pontbriand, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
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These are exciting times in the automotive engineering community and environmental sustainability space! Countries around the world are fueling the momentum for a cleaner future through incentives for consumers to adopt hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV). These and other high-level global initiatives expected to release over the next two decades are driving the e-mobility revolution faster than expected, and raising hopes of related positive environmental impact sooner.

Climate Action 100+ Investor Signatories Achieve Major Gains During 2020 U.S. Proxy Season

Corporate lobbying, governance proposals receive record levels of shareholder support at virtual annual general meetings and help to advance initiative’s aims
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June 23, 2020 /3BL Media/  - Proposals filed by Climate Action 100+ investor signatories calling on major oil and electric power companies to disclose lobbying activities and improve governance on climate change garnered record levels of support at this year’s U.S. Proxy Season. 

UPS Longitudes | A Message From Our Chief Sustainability Officer

Suzanne Lindsay-Walker @ UPS
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As I close in on my first year at UPS, I’m reflecting on what drew me to join this organization. First, there’s the company’s reputation for integrity—when UPS commits to doing something, we deliver. Whether driving millions of miles in our alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, planting 15 million trees, or creating more sustainable ways to deliver packages, our commitments make a difference and set an example for others in our industry.

UPS Longitudes | Sustainability Through Collaboration

Danielle Jezienicki @ Grove Collaborative
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Sustainability is more than just a checkbox for businesses these days — it’s a requirement for success.

Making a social and environmental impact through your business has become table stakes, as consumers expect brands to take a stand on a growing number of topics material to their business and its long-term success.

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