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Raising Captain Planets

By Helena Wong, Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Blog

Some of you may recall the 1990s American TV cartoon program, “Captain Planet and the Planeteers” where five “planeteers” across the globe use the power vested in their rings to foil villainy and summon Earth’s ultimate superhero — Captain Planet himself.

Keep America Beautiful: Watch Where You Toss Used Wipes and Gloves!

Failing to properly dispose of personal protective equipment (PPE) will hurt the environment and could spread COVID-19
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® issued an urgent call today for all Americans to properly dispose of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE), including used sanitizing wipes, masks, and plastic gloves. These belong in the trash, not on the ground.

We Cannot Afford to Wait: Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change

by Lukas Loeffler
Blog

Global challenges in the water sector

By 2030, we will face a global deficit of 40% of water in an identical climate scenario – or even worse – than the one we are facing now. This trend is due to a combination of 3 factors – population growth & demographic change, urbanization, and climate change. To put this into context, the world’s total population is estimated to grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. At the same time, water consumption is increasing by 2.5% per year faster than the world’s population growth.

Ahead of World Water Day, Ceres Launches New Effort to Catalyze Capital Markets to Value Water As a Financial Risk

Press Release
  • Introduces new Valuing Water Finance Task Force with major institutional investors and banks to influence companies to take action
  • Announces live stream details of Ceres 2020 water focused digital plenary, Defining the Value of Water

Dow Employees Collected More Than 175,000 Pounds of Waste Worldwide

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Together, we can be a part of the solution to end plastic waste. In 2019, our employees collected more than 175,000 pounds of waste from 175 locations worldwide with the help of more than 18,000 volunteers.

Global Corporate Sustainability Projects

From grassroots initiatives to global policies
Article

Through dozens of projects around the world, Medtronic is lessening its environmental impact by conserving energy and water, increasing recycling, and reducing waste. These projects range from large, enterprise-wide corporate sustainability initiatives like energy reduction or building an onsite nitrogen generator, to smaller, volunteer-led environmental stewardship efforts at local sites.

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This Is How the IOC and the Olympic Games Are Addressing Climate Change

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SUSTAINABILITY IS CENTRAL TO THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT’S VISION OF “BUILDING A BETTER WORLD THROUGH SPORT” 

  • Sustainability is one of the three pillars of Olympic Agenda 2020.
  • Adopted in 2014, it guides us as a sustainable organisation.

THE IOC IS FULLY COMMITTED TO HELPING THE WORLD ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE

Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow Announces 5m Tonnes CO2e Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Verified From Its Carbon Programs

Initiatives with the organizing committees of Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 and the IOC enabled carbon reductions in areas such as infrastructure, reforestation, manufacturing and packaging projects
Press Release

MIDLAND, Mich., February 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following the completion of annual third-party verification, Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced the reduction of 655,000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the equivalent emissions of 139,026 vehicles driven for one year , achieved in 2019 through the Company’s carbon program with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). To date, the cumulative GHG reductions from Dow’s three carbon programs, which include Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and the IOC programs, have reached more than 5 million tonnes of CO2e.

Join Citi, Coca-Cola and More at Ceres 2020 in New York!

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Ceres 2020 in New York will mobilize the world's most influential capital market leaders to accelerate and scale up innovative solutions on the most pressing global sustainability challenges. These leading executives will map out the urgent steps for increased investor and corporate action on sustainability risks and opportunities across diverse sectors of the economy.

UPS Tired of Waiting for Electric Vehicles, Decides to Make Its Own

by Tina Casey
Article

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the new partnership is Arrival’s unique manufacturing model.

Instead of relying on large, centralized factories, the company plans to establish a number of “micro-factories.”

Depending on where and how the new factories are sited, the arrangement could provide UPS with an opportunity to bring new jobs into communities that need them, rather than encouraging workers to uproot and follow jobs to remote locations.

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