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Walgreens Boots Alliance Aligns Its Strategies, Practices, Targets With SDGs

By Tom Idle
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Since the beginning of the year, the world’s businesses and governments have been rallying to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals.
 
Launched to great fanfare as a set of 17 global ambitions, the Goals offer the world a useful ‘to do’ list for the planet. Fix everything on the list by 2030, and all will be okay in the world. At least, that’s the theory.
 

Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative Announces Third-Party Verification Program

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The Health Product Declaration® (HPD) Collaborative today announced the approval of its Third-Party Verification Program. This program provides a means for manufacturers to obtain an authoritative third-party verification of Health Product Declarations® (HPDs) that they have created for their products. The goal of the program is to provide an optional, extra level of assurance to manufacturers and users of HPDs that the information reported is accurate, reliable and consistent, across products and product categories.

What You Can’t See Can Hurt You: Improving the Air We Breathe Indoors

By Steve Kooy, SCS Global Services
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Forty years ago, if you didn’t see it, you weren’t worried. Today, given advances in science and technology, we now understand that gases and micro-pollutants in our air –even those we can’t detect by sight or smell –can impact our health and well-being. Air quality is no longer something we can judge by our senses alone, especially indoors. 

De Beers Teams Up to Provide Free Health Screening to Mining Communities

De Beers Group’s Venetia mine in South Africa has hosted free health screening sessions for mining communities as part of a R1.8 million health initiative.
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Around 1,500 people were screened at the health fair held during the Community Health Week in mid-October in the towns of Musina, Alldays and Blouberg.

The mine teamed up with the South Africa Business Coalition on Health & Aids (SABCOHA) and technology company EOH for the sessions. The screening sought to detect early signs of health risks such as hypertension, diabetes, HIV and tuberculosis, as well as breast and cervical cancer in women.

The Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, led the week and gave the keynote address to kick it off.

India Indoors: Earning Credit for Your Low-Emitting Materials

By Linda Brown and Nicole Munoz
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The building sector in India is rapidly emerging as a global center for green building construction.

In Their Words: an Open Letter From Family-Owned Farm Wholesum Harvest

Farm workers share how Fair Trade's Community Development Funds are making a difference in their community
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Last month I had the opportunity to interview farm workers at Wholesum Harvest’s Fair Trade Certified™ tomato farm in Amado, Arizona.  I’ve spoken with many farm workers during my three years at Fair Trade USA, but this assignment had me nervous. Wholesum Amado represents a new frontier for Fair Trade.

PANDORA Turns Pink for a Good Cause

October is internationally recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness month, and PANDORA supports the cause through various local charitable initiatives across the world.
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Across the world, October is recognised as Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) month. As a brand with a big heart and a history of supporting women through charitable causes, PANDORA is donating to the cause in various markets to raise awareness for a disease that affects millions of women worldwide. Some of the markets that are supporting local charitable initiatives are, among others, the US, Brazil, Spain and Hong Kong.

“Notes of Hope” in the US

Smarter Investments: Integrating Women Into the Energy Value Chain

Helping Mexico’s clean energy industry close its employee gender gap and improve performance
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Tetra Tech’s Sandra Chavez, a senior clean energy associate, discusses her experience examining the role of gender in her work in Mexico’s clean energy industry. This blog was both inspired by and prepared with input from Graciela Calvo, gender specialist for Tetra Tech’s clean energy work in Mexico.

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge Partners With Coffee Industry Innovator Nespresso

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge today welcomed Nestlé Nespresso SA (Nespresso) among its 83 partners who are seeking to make coffee the world's first sustainably grown commodity.
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​ARLINGTON, Va., September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Sustainable Coffee Challenge today welcomed Nestlé Nespresso SA (Nespresso) among its 83 partners who are seeking to make coffee the world's first sustainably grown commodity. 

Merck for Mothers Blog | A Conversation with Lynsey Addario

by Dr. Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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An important part of our mission at Merck for Mothers is to draw attention to the urgent issues affecting maternal health for women; to help raise awareness and to deepen our own understanding of what women need not just to survive pregnancy and childbirth, but to thrive. Our partnership with TIME magazine is part of that. We are proud to be a sponsor of TIME's ongoing series, Finding Home, an indepth look at what the journey to motherhood looks like for a refugee, featuring the work of award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. Our Executive Director Mary-Ann Etiebet recently caught up with Lynsey to hear more about what she learned covering this story. The following are excerpts from that conversation.

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An important part of our mission at Merck for Mothers is to draw attention to the urgent issues affecting maternal health for women; to help raise awareness and to deepen our own understanding of what women need not just to survive pregnancy and childbirth, but to thrive. Our partnership with TIME magazine is part of that. We are proud to be a sponsor of TIME's ongoing series, Finding Home, an indepth look at what the journey to motherhood looks like for a refugee, featuring the work of award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. Our Executive Director Mary-Ann Etiebet recently caught up with Lynsey to hear more about what she learned covering this story. The following are excerpts from that conversation.

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