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8 Experts On The Top Corporate Sustainability Issue Right Now

By: Leah Kinthaert
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In his Harvard Business Review article last year Matt Gitsham discussed a growing trend of corporate leaders being remarkably proactive about sustainability: “If global temperatures rise more than 1.5 °C, the risks of draught, floods, forest fires, heat-related deaths and loss of agricultural productivity all worsen significantly… Predictably, environmentalists, pro-environment politicians, and countries es

Nestlé Scales Up Action Against Child Labor and Expands Cocoa Sustainability Program

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December 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé has today reported significant progress in its efforts to tackle the issue of child labor in the cocoa communities of West Africa. Its latest 'Tackling Child Labor' report (pdf, 4Mb) shows that it is possible to have a positive impact at scale.

ESG Is Good for Business: Companies Need to Let the World Know Through Their Actions

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ESG IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS: COMPANIES NEED TO LET THE WORLD KNOW THROUGH THEIR ACTIONS

By Scott Glasser
Co-Chief Investment Officer, ClearBridge Investments

I am among the many engaged investors who welcomed the statement by the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies, redefining the purpose of a corporation to promote “An Economy That Serves All Americans.”

GROHE Goes ZERO – Carbon-Neutral Production by 2020

#GROHE Goes ZERO
Summary: 
  • GROHE has been able to increase its energy efficiency by 24% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%, far exceeding its sustainability targets
  • In July 2019, the global brand converted all of its production plants to run on green electricity
  • In the future, GROHE will offset unavoidable CO2 emissions with compensation projects
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  • GROHE has been able to increase its energy efficiency by 24% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40%, far exceeding its sustainability targets
  • In July 2019, the global brand converted all of its production plants to run on green electricity
  • In the future, GROHE will offset unavoidable CO2 emissions with compensation projects

A Conversation With Whirlpool About Embracing Sustainability

How Whirlpool Corporation Helps Builders Meet Consumer Demand
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Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading major home appliance company, has been committed to sustainability for nearly 50 years. We sat down with Whirlpool Corporation Global Sustainability Director Ron Voglewede to learn more about sustainable living and the role kitchen and laundry appliances can play in an eco-friendly home. Here's what he had to say.

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Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds 

The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.

When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.

Mohawk’s CSO George Bandy Talks Greenbuild 2019

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George Bandy, chief sustainability officer for Mohawk Group, talks about Greenbuild 2019, its keynote speaker, President Barack Obama, as well as the progress of the sustainable movement. Bandy also talks about the changes in sustainable design since Greenbuild was launched in 2002, how it has changed the flooring industry, and its move into the residential arena.

Visit TalkFloor for more industry news and interviews

Podcast | General Mills Celebrates World Soil Day With Soil Health Pioneer Gabe Brown

By Kevin Hunt
Blog

As part of the food industry, General Mills recognizes that agriculture contributes to some of our most pressing sustainability challenges.

And we believe that the most promising solutions start with healthy soil.

For World Soil Day 2019 (Dec. 5), we’ve posted a bonus episode of our “A Taste of General Mills” podcast.

It’s an interview with Gabe Brown, a pioneer in soil health and the regenerative agriculture movement.

First Global Standard for Tax Transparency

No hiding place: companies need to demonstrate they pay their fair share
Press Release

The launch of a new tax reporting standard that seeks to ensure multinationals are much clearer about how much – and where – they pay their taxes has received widespread international support.

The GRI Tax Standard is the first global standard for comprehensive tax disclosure at the country-by-country level. It supports public reporting of a company’s business activities and payments within tax jurisdictions, as well as their approach to tax strategy and governance.

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