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UPS Horizons: We Got You

Sustainability Insights and Updates | April 2020
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We Got You 

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

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We Got You 

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

UPS Longitudes | A 2020 Vision for a Sustainable Future

Ingrid Sidiadinoto @ UPS
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When people talk or think about sustainability, they often consider activities related to becoming more environmentally friendly. And while this is undoubtedly a good start, if we’re going to talk about true, long-term sustainability, we need to look at the bigger picture.

General Motors and DTE Energy are Making Michigan a Clean Energy Powerhouse

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DETROIT April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and DTE Energy are working together to accelerate Michigan’s transition to renewable energy with a deal to source 500,000 megawatt hours of solar energy as part of DTE’s MIGreenPower program. This follows an initial investment of 300,000 MWh of wind energy purchased by GM in February 2019, bringing the total amount to more than 800,000 MWh, or the amount of electricity consumed by more than 100,000 homes in an average year.*

Responsible Gender Lens Investing: How Diversity Helps Preserve and Grow Wealth

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by Betsy Moszeter, Chief Operating Officer of Green Alpha Advisors 

The evidence now shows that diverse investment teams make better long-term decisions. 

The lack of gender diversity of financial services professionals is finally being talked about, but not sufficiently. It should be discussed more and in deeper ways, and – importantly – remediated in practice, because of the well-documented fact that heterogeneous teams outperform homogenous teams, across disciplines, and not by an insignificant amount.

International Paper Supports the Arbor Day Foundation With Tree Plantings in Forests Across America

April Marks the 148th Arbor Day — People are Encouraged to Take Action
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 24, 2020 /3BL Media/– International Paper (NYSE: IP), one of the world’s leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has been a proud supporter of the Arbor Day Foundation since 2018. Through their support of the Community Tree Recovery program and the Time for Trees initiative, the company has helped plant trees across the country.

Keysight, DEKRA Join Forces to Address Growing Electric Vehicle Market

Enables automotive industry to deploy interoperable charging solutions across different standards and interfaces
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Land Betterment Corporation Forms Railcar and Metal Recycling Service Partnership

Betterment Metal division is able to clean up the environment by entering into a partnership to recycle retired coal railcars and old coal mine infrastructure
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FISHERS, Ind., April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, announced today it has entered into a multiyear agreement with a third party scrap metal company.

Whirlpool Corporation Raises the Bar for Environmental Commitment and Progress in 2019 Sustainability Report

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April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool has a long, proud history of environmental sustainability and a strong track record of action and success. In 2019, we raised the bar on our environmental commitments, and accelerated the progress of our short- and long-term goals that meet or exceed the Paris Accord,” said Marc Bitzer, Chairman, and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation.“ As we continue to navigate the impact of COVID-19, the health and safety of our employees and communities remain our priority. We strongly believe that our sustainability efforts are as important now as ever.

AEG Launches AEG #GoGreen Campaign to Support 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Campaign Empowers Consumers to Take Climate Action by Conserving More and Using Less
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LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, launched its AEG #GoGreen social media campaign in support of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  The campaign invites consumers to calculate their plastic footprint and take climate action by conserving more and using less. 

Investing for Health: Catalyzing Investment in Human and Social Capital

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These are certainly challenging times for both the public’s health and for the global economy. We are currently facing an unprecedented pandemic that has upended not only the financial markets, but business as usual.

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