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'With a Better Environment, We’ll Have a Better Crop': How Fargreen Is Closing the Loop in Vietnam’s Rice Production

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Vietnam’s landscape is layered with green and golden rice fields. One of the largest exporters of rice in the world, the country produces more than 20m tonnes each year.

More than 80% of the country’s arable land is cultivated for rice production, and at least 15 million smallhold farmers rely on rice production for their livelihoods.

The Better Choice: U.S. Cotton

Q&A with Marc Doyon, VP Commodities, Gildan talks about the benefits of U.S. cotton
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Marc Doyon, VP Commodities, Gildan Activewear talks about how sustainably-grown and ethically harvested U.S. cotton is the better choice.  

Q:  What do you feel are the benefits cotton offers as a fiber for garments?

The first thing is that cotton is a natural fiber and feels great on the skin. Cotton pulls moisture away from the skin on hot days and provides a soft, comfortable feel.  Being a natural fiber cotton also means it is biodegradable at the end of a t-shirt's life, so it becomes natural fertilizer and provides nutrients back to the soil.

Crucial Contribution of Business to Paris Agreement

Private sector role in achieving progress towards UN climate change goals
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July 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Policy makers and businesses need to work closer together to ramp up private sector engagement in the climate change commitments made under the Paris Agreement.

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set out the efforts by individual countries to cut emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. GRI and CDP have compiled recommendations for both governments and the private sector, to support businesses in understanding, reporting and managing their contribution.

Sustainability of Cotton: A United Effort

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Garry Bell, VP Corporate Marketing and Communications talks about the increasing collaboration among farmers, cotton associations, government and brands to continuously improve the footprint of growing cotton. 

Q: Do you feel that cotton is a more sustainable resource vs. synthetic fibers?

Carnival Corporation to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics by End of 2021

Reduction of single-use plastics by corporation's nine cruise line brands is part of Operation Oceans Alive program, which furthers commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence
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Reduction of single-use plastics by corporation's nine cruise line brands is part of Operation Oceans Alive program, which furthers commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence

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Reduction of single-use plastics by corporation's nine cruise line brands is part of Operation Oceans Alive program, which furthers commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence

eBay Utah Office Announces 100% Renewable Energy

Milestone in working toward eBay’s 100% renewable energy goal across all offices
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At eBay, we believe it is our responsibility to encourage the development of renewable energy, which has the potential to benefit economies around the world. This is why we’ve made it our goal to reach 100% renewable energy by 2025.

As we work toward this goal, eBay participates in local utility-driven green power programs at multiple offices around the globe. 

VALVERT launches 100% recycled plastic bottle

A First for Nestlé Waters in Europe
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It’s a first for Valvert, our Belgian natural mineral water, and a European first for Nestlé Waters. A sustainable water in a more sustainable bottle: Valvert launches today its new bottle made entirely from recycled plastic (rPET). This innovation is one of the tangible proofs of Nestlé's worldwide commitment to make its packaging 100% reusable or recyclable by 2025. It is another important step in Nestlé Waters’ approach to tackling packaging waste and protecting water resources.

ESG Disclosure Reduces Risk and Informs Investors

GRI Chief Executive testifies to US House Committee on strengthening ESG legislation
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July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI’s Chief Executive, Tim Mohin, testified today (10 July) before the US House Committee on Financial Services, which is considering new corporate reporting requirements for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information.

Commercial, Industrial Manufacturers Press for Sustainability, Rethink Energy Options

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By Jason Abiecunas, Director of Distributed Energy Resources; Daniel Chang, Market Development Services Lead for Distributed Energy Resources; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business

The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity, and 3M Co.’s aggressive shift to renewable energy illustrates that thirst for sustainability.

Serving Our Tiniest Consumers: Meet Susan Ludwig

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Susan Ludwig and the team that developed diapers for preemie babies have kept these tiny consumers at the center of our diaper innovation since 2002. In heartbreak, she realized the company's unique ability to deliver hope. 

“Who else has all this access to these amazing people, in a company that listens?”

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