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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Reducing Our Carbon Emissions at Northern Trust

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As we celebrate NY Climate Week, learn more about how we have exceeded our goal of reducing carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 and our plans for the future in our first published report on climate change: https://bit.ly/369dMdc.

Are Takeout Containers Recyclable?

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We love to order takeout food, especially nowadays with so many of us spending more time at home. But with all those orders come a lot of plastic bags, containers, utensils, etc. and not all of it can go into your recycling bin. 

Just because a takeout container has a recyclable symbol on it, don’t assume it's okay to recycle it. The acceptance of recyclable materials can vary from state to state and city to city. As a rule of thumb, the following materials are accepted no matter where you live: paper, cardboard, metal cans, and plastic containers labeled with a #1 or #2.

Sustainable MacFries Fund: McDonald's To Invest in Climate-Friendly Farming Practices

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McDonald's has launched a "Sustainable MacFries Fund" in partnership with McCain to improve the resilience of British potato farmers, while also collaborating with the Walmart Foundation, WWF and Cargill in the US to improve land use practices.

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McDonald's has launched a "Sustainable MacFries Fund" in partnership with McCain to improve the resilience of British potato farmers, while also collaborating with the Walmart Foundation, WWF and Cargill in the US to improve land use practices.

Three Innovations Leading the Fight to Save the World's Forests

Inga Trees is one of three winners in Uplink Trillion Trees Challenge
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Inga Foundation, winner of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's $100,000 NextGen Committee Grant in 2019, has just been announced as one of three winners of the UpLink Trillion Trees Challenge at the World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit.

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Inga Foundation, winner of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's $100,000 NextGen Committee Grant in 2019, has just been announced as one of three winners of the UpLink Trillion Trees Challenge at the World Economic Forum's Sustainable Development Impact Summit.

Proud Member of the UN Global Compact's CFO Taskforce for the SDGs

by Fernando Tennenbaum, Chief Financial Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev
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This week, during the 75th annual (and first-ever virtual) UN General Assembly, I had the opportunity to speak at the United Nations Global Compact to support the launch of the CFO Taskforce for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I am proud to join this Taskforce as a founding member on behalf of AB InBev to build the roadmap for how the private sector, and more specifically corporate finance, can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Amid Pandemic and Worsening Climate and Water Crisis, the Sustainability Movement Grew Stronger

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More than 60 investors and companies join Ceres powerful networks and major initiatives to tackle the greatest sustainability threats

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More than 60 investors and companies join Ceres powerful networks and major initiatives to tackle the greatest sustainability threats

Restore AirCarbon Foodware Products Achieve Carbon Negative Verification

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Newlight Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to making materials that improve the environment, has gained independent verification that its Restore AirCarbon™ foodware products, evaluated from cradle-to-gate plus disposal, have a negative carbon footprint.  The assessment was conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS), a world leader in third-party environmental and life cycle assessment.

Understanding the Climate Change Challenges Facing Consumer Goods Companies

by Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton
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As an active investment manager with a firm commitment to integrating environmental, social and governance analysis into its investment processes, Franklin Templeton recognises its responsibility to raise awareness of climate transition issues. Working alongside the Carbon Disclosure Project, Franklin Templeton recently co-hosted a roundtable event on consumer goods companies’ preparations for the low-carbon transition. Here, Julie Moret, Head of ESG at Franklin Templeton, reports back from the event.

Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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