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Pushing Sustainability Forward Through a Pandemic

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The SBTi, which is a collaboration between CDP, the UN Global Compact, World Resources Institute and WWF, independently assesses and validates corporate climate targets against the latest climate science. This type of public advocacy is an important part of our Sustainable Impact strategy and supports the systemic changes and policy action needed to help HP achieve its goals and commitments as we continue to protect our people, communities and the planet.

The People Behind Today's Responsible Brands: Teresa Coles Talks with John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on How One Man's Conscience Upended an Industry

Reprinted from Teresa Coles' article for CSRWire
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Teresa Coles of Riggs Partners talks with John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on how Ray Anderson's conscience upended an industry.

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Teresa Coles of Riggs Partners talks with John Lanier of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation on how Ray Anderson's conscience upended an industry.

Resilience Reimagined: A Q&A with Rebecca Henderson

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In the lead up to our conversation with Rebecca Henderson of Harvard Business School as part of our Resilience Reimagined Speaker Series, we sat down with her to discuss the impetus of her book, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, and how she’s thinking about the current COVID-19 crisis.

1. What was the catalyst that led you to write, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire? What sets it apart from previous books critiquing capitalism?

Water Protections and Other Regulations Are Rolling Back. What Should Businesses Do?

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While companies thought they had a grasp of water protection and sustainability regulations, now these regulations are being rolled back rather than continuing the 50-year trend of strengthening them. What does it mean for the business sector?

Hershey Doubling Down on Commitment to Ethical Cocoa Supply Chain

Hershey achieves 100% sustainable cocoa, commits to 100% visibility of high-risk cocoa by 2025
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Hershey Continues to Scale Cocoa Sustainability Efforts

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  • 100% Visibility of High-Risk Cocoa Supply Chain by 2025
  • Expansion of Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System across entire direct cocoa supply
  • Achieved 100% certified and sustainable cocoa in January
  • 100% Satellite Mapping of West African supply chain
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  • 100% Visibility of High-Risk Cocoa Supply Chain by 2025
  • Expansion of Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System across entire direct cocoa supply
  • Achieved 100% certified and sustainable cocoa in January
  • 100% Satellite Mapping of West African supply chain

Ecocentricity Blog: What's Down Is Up

By: John A. Lanier
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Researchers have developed a recycling technology that allows them to turn polyurethane foams and films into a dense plastic with potential applications like shopping cart wheels or car bumpers.

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Researchers have developed a recycling technology that allows them to turn polyurethane foams and films into a dense plastic with potential applications like shopping cart wheels or car bumpers.

Homegrown Organic Farms Earns First Equitable Food Initiative Certification for Stone Fruit

Begins Shipping Labeled Product June 1
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PORTERVILLE, Calif., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Homegrown Organic Farms is pleased to announce its certification from Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) for its California grown, organic stone fruit – the first stone fruit operation ever to be EFI certified.  This certification demonstrates Homegrown Organic Farms’ dedication to the improved lives of its direct employees and all those associated with their organization. EFI-labeled product will begin shipping to Costco Wholesale and Whole Foods Market June 1. 
 

Katerra CLT Factory Receives Chain of Custody Certifications

SFI®, FSC®, and PEFC certifications offer new options for Katerra CLT to meet green building standards
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MENLO PARK, Calif., May 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Katerra, a technology company redefining the construction industry, today announced that its cross-laminated timber (CLT) factory has earned Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications under three major certification programs: Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SCS-SFI/COC-007240), Forest Stewardship Coun

COVID-19: An Update From Around the World

“I would rather lose my entire crop and keep the health of my family.” – Anonymous coffee farmer, Colombia
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By Katie Barrow Schneider

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