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Taking Climate Action at Accenture

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We can make a greater impact when we all do our part. We’re committed to using 100% renewable energy across our global operations by 2023.

Advancing Sustainability Reporting in Greater China Region

GRI appoints regional head and publishes new reporting resource
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September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In a strategic move to best meet the diverse needs of companies and stakeholders in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, GRI’s regional base has relocated from Beijing to Hong Kong.

Headed by Verna Lin, an experienced sustainability and investment management professional, the move of GRI’s Greater China Regional Hub comes as both the China Securities Regulatory Commission and Hong Kong Stock Exchange progress plans for environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure requirements by listed companies.

Ecocentricity Blog: Greta

By: John A. Lanier
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She does not speak for herself. She speaks for millions of young people who see the climate crisis as the issue of their generation. She speaks for billions more who have not yet been born unto this world, but who most certainly will be.

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She does not speak for herself. She speaks for millions of young people who see the climate crisis as the issue of their generation. She speaks for billions more who have not yet been born unto this world, but who most certainly will be.

Sustainable Brands Spotlights New Tools and Practices for Measuring Stakeholder Value

New Metrics 19 program features Nasdaq, CDP, Vanguard, Moody’s, WWF, Microsoft and others
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SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled program details for New Metrics’19: Next-Generation Goals & Reporting, scheduled for November 18-20 in Philadelphia, PA.

Mars Accelerates Action to Tackle Climate Change With New #PledgeForPlanet Initiative

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  • With the #PledgeForPlanet initiative, Mars announces fresh ambition to further cut emissions from its operations in line with the key aim of the Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius   
  • Mars calls for collective action, including encouraging its major suppliers to commit to science-based emissions targets  
  • Mars CEO Grant F. Reid urges people to consider taking “simple, everyday actions today to help create a better tomorrow”  
  • Timed with the UN Climate Action Summit, General Assembly & Climate Week NYC, #PledgeForPlanet kicks off with unveiling of a public mural by artist Steven Harrington in New York City’s Bryant Park; actress and singer Victoria Justice visits the mural, calling for urgent action
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  • With the #PledgeForPlanet initiative, Mars announces fresh ambition to further cut emissions from its operations in line with the key aim of the Paris Agreement – to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius   
  • Mars calls for collective action, including encouraging its major suppliers to commit to science-based emissions targets  
  • Mars CEO Grant F. Reid urges people to consider taking “simple, everyday actions today to help create a better tomorrow”  
  • Timed with the UN Climate Action Summit, General Assembly & Climate Week NYC, #PledgeForPlanet kicks off with unveiling of a public mural by artist Steven Harrington in New York City’s Bryant Park; actress and singer Victoria Justice visits the mural, calling for urgent action

Locally Grown Locally Served

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Our mill in Windsor, Quebec, serves a global export market. Customers appreciate the sustainability of the Windsor operation and the local forests that support it.

While we have always used locally grown wood to make paper, there are some important benefits from shortening the distance we haul from the forest to the mill.

With 50,000 trucks hauling wood annually, and an average haul distance to the mill of 120 miles, road safety, truck noise, greenhouse gas emissions, and labor availability are some of the issues we manage every day along with controlling freight costs. 

Chris Martenson: Dow Obsession Syndrome

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average. What does this omnipresent ticker in the corner of our TV screens really mean? Is it a gauge of our country’s economic health, an indication of corporate growth, or something else? This week on Sea Change Radio, we discuss the Dow and the stock market as a whole with economic researcher Chris Martenson.

Unleash Your Senses Around the Next Generation of Packaging

by Ian Lifshitz, Vice President of Sustainability & Stakeholder Relations, Asia Pulp & Paper Canada
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Don’t judge a book by its cover often refers to purchases beyond book-buying. Now, experts say we need to think again about this maxim because the packaging has become an important factor to consumers.

Los Angeles Convention Center Donates 26 Tons of Event Items & Carpet to Several Los Angeles Nonprofit Organizations

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LOS ANGELES, September 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, recently collected and donated 14.1 tons of remaining event items and 12 tons of carpet to several Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations. The recent donations underscore the LACC’s commitment to zero waste management and service to the community.

2019 U.N. Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael Bloomberg Answers Secretary General António Guterres’ Call to End New Coal by 2020

Bloomberg Philanthropies Accelerates Its Global Coal Program to Move the World Toward a Coal-Free Future
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September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – At the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg announced his support for U.N. Secretary General António Guterres’ initiative to stop the development of new coal-fired power plants after 2020.

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