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How We're Developing Packaging Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Herbalife Nutrition launches their new canister with 25% recycled materials
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As a global nutrition company, environmental sustainability is an integral part of Herbalife Nutrition’s innovation strategy. They are focused on developing new product packaging solutions that are safe, functional and environmentally friendly to support their efforts in promoting a sustainable future and reducing plastic waste.

Introducing Porter Novelli's 2021 Business of Cancel Culture Study

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Years ago, one voice may not have gained too much traction – it may have moved forward for a bit, or floundered before reaching too many ears. Yet, today, because of social media, a voice can carry. Now, collective voices spreading like digital wildfire can sway public opinion. One misstep or wrong word from a person, a celebrity or brand can put that entity in a social media maelstrom – where mutual disapproval puts that entity on the outs. It’s a phenomenon that has come to be known as “cancel culture.”

Quantis Launches geoFootprint, a Tool Accelerating Sustainable Agriculture by Harnessing the Power of Satellite Imagery

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  • Sustainability consulting group Quantis launches geoFootprint, the first tool to combine data from satellite imagery with environmental metrics to allow users to visualize the footprints of key commodity crops on an interactive world map at high resolution. 

Integrating EHS and Sustainability Into Your Startup Business

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When starting a company, every penny must be invested wisely until a solid market niche is established. With limited funds, market disruptions like COVID19 can be and has been the end of many new endeavors. However, companies with routine environment, health, and safety (EHS) compliance programs and procedures are able to minimize the financial impact of these disruptions.

Albertsons Companies Joins Beyond the Bag Initiative

Goals include reducing use of virgin materials, scaling new solutions, diverting bags from landfills; efforts complement plastic reduction work already underway at Albertsons Cos.
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BOISE, Idaho – January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced that it has joined the Beyond the Bag Initiative, its latest step to contributing to efforts to reduce plastic waste.

The Beyond the Bag Initiative, launched by the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, is a multi-year collaboration across retail sectors that aims to identify, test, and implement innovative new design solutions that serve the function of today’s single-use plastic retail bag, delivering ease and convenience for consumers while striving to lessen the impact on the environment.

The Effect of Legal Violations on Perceived Sustainability Performance

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Hundreds of companies violate US federal, state, and local laws each year. Do these transgressions affect how these companies are rated by ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) experts? Using an excellent data set called Violation Tracker from Good Jobs First, we show there is a 52% correlation between the change in number of violations over a 15 month period and the change in our Leadership Ethics rating.

Coffee's Great Hope

Inspiring the next generation of coffee farmers
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Cesar Ernesto Buezo has only recently developed a taste for coffee. He spent his whole life surrounded by the cherry plants on his family's farm, but he hadn't thought to stop and appreciate the flavor until he took part in Nescafé's Youth Initiative. "The biggest breakthrough for me was the simple act of noticing the cup of coffee that I was producing," he says. "Testing it, tasting the different flavors, studying colors and texture… this was all entirely new".

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BNEF Competition Seeks Early-Stage Climate Technology Innovators

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BloombergNEF is accepting applications for its annual “BNEF Pioneers” competition targeting early-stage innovators that move the world closer to net-zero through technological innovation in three areas: (1) Optimizing and managing long-haul freight; (2) Advancing materials and techniques for sustainable products; (3) Understanding more about the climate and the planet.

Click here for details and to apply. 

Moynihan Train Hall and East End Gateway in New York City Open

WSP USA plays lead role in delivering two iconic projects that expand transit capacity and improve customer experience.
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NEW YORK, January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Moynihan Train Hall has arrived in Midtown Manhattan as a world-class facility that expands New York Penn Station, the busiest transportation hub in the Western Hemisphere, into the landmark James A. Farley Post Office building.

A block away, the East End Gateway has also opened, providing a visually stunning and expanded new entrance to the Penn Station Long Island Railroad Concourse on 33rd Street and 7th Avenue.

Used General Motors Fire Hoses Get New Life at Potter Park Zoo

Fire hoses from Flint Metal Center are repurposed as toys for monkeys, tigers and river otters
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FLINT, Mich., January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – A colony of spider monkeys, an endangered Amur tiger and a family of North American river otters are enjoying a new set of toys and enrichment items thanks to General Motors and the Flint Metal Center.

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