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American Express Included in First Sector-Neutral Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

Membership Doubles As Bloomberg Expands 2018 Gender-Equality Index to All Sectors
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 22, 2018 – American Express today announced that it is one of over 100 companies from ten sectors to join the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Launched today, the reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.

End-of-life Car Recycling in Brazil Creates Local Employment While Protecting Environment

Eco-friendly auto recycling value chain is supporting local entrepreneurship and employment while reducing the industry’s environmental footprint
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Kaiho Sangyo, a Japanese automobile recycling company, has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to establish an eco-friendly auto recycling value chain in Brazil with the capacity to recycle 100,000 end-of-life vehicles per year by 2022. As part of this commitment, it will develop the skills of 15,000 recycling engineers and expand 20 existing recycling businesses, including local garages and repair shops.

The Brewing Environmental Problem of Retail Returns

With the growth of e-commerce, we must get smarter about reverse logistics
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Ann Starodaj | Optoro

Today’s consumers have been trained to expect enjoyable, efficient and personalized shopping experiences – all at a bargain price. But this no longer just applies to the front-end purchasing experience. Now consumers expect to be delighted even when returning goods to retailers.

Keep America Beautiful Recycling Tips for the Holiday!

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Give your seasonal gift-wrapping a green makeover with furoshiki. This Japanese traditional art uses reuseable wrapping clothes for an elegant, sustainable alternative to paper or plastic.
 

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Give your seasonal gift-wrapping a green makeover with furoshiki. This Japanese traditional art uses reuseable wrapping clothes for an elegant, sustainable alternative to paper or plastic.
 

North Sea Oil & Gas - Fueling Great Accumulations of Wealth for the Long-Term Benefit of Norway's Future Generations

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (5.12.2017)
Newsletter

The foundation for the significant progress made in so many spheres of society in the 20th Century was...Oil!  The oil-producing nations of the world amassed great wealth with the marketing of oil and petroleum-derived products; those products enabled fantastic progress to be made in industry, government, agriculture, the consumer sector...throughout our modern society. 

How to Cook with Fair Trade Ingredients This Holiday Season (Plus 6 Fair Trade Holiday Recipes!)

Fact: There's more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves during the holidays than any other time of the year
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If your holiday plans are anything like ours, let’s just say we’ll be going through our fair share of sugar, vanilla, spices, squash, and… oh, come to think of it, let's just make a grocery list. It’s the time of year for gathering around the table, and with more Fair Trade Certified produce on store shelves than any other time of the year (hint, hint!), it's the perfect time to extend our gratitude to farming families around the world.

Save the Food Takes Guess Work (And Waste) out of Thanksgiving Planning

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Each year consumers spend $218 billion on food that ends up going to waste. And, about $277 million of that waste will happen during Thanksgiving — when Americans begin to plan, purchase and prepare lavish meals which usually result in leftovers that ultimately end up in the trash.

Walmart Commits to Building Transparency in Seafood Supply Chains

Walmart Joins Ocean Disclosure Project
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Walmart aspires to help make choices easier and more transparent for people. We serve hundreds of millions of customers every year, and we advocate for them among suppliers to provide more sustainably produced products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.

eBay VIDEO | Circular Economy: An Engine of the Future

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eBay helps give products the opportunity to find renewed life and value. It started with our very first transaction—a broken laser pointer that found a new home—and it continues today as new and preowned items are bought and sold on eBay. By keeping products in circulation longer, we create a robust circular economy that is essential for the sustainability of our planet. 

Read eBay's Circular Economy story here. 

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