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Upcoming Event: Training on the FSC® Standards and Auditing Principles

Hosted by SCS Global Services in the San Francisco Bay Area, January 28, 2019
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Interested in attending a training on the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Standards and auditing principles? SCS Global Services’ next training is January 28 - February 1, 2019 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Spaces are limited. 

Learn more and register here

ESG Investing Outlook for 2019

Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance factors
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An article on ESG & Systems Thinking by Katherine Collins, Head of Sustainable Investing, Putnam Investments 

Abbott Launches New Digital Site to Share Updates on Sustainability and Social Impact

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Abbott recently launched a new digital site – Abbott.com/Responsibility  – to better communicate its work to deliver positive impact through sustainable business.

The new site includes engaging stories, videos and photos that show the positive human impact of Abbott’s work across its businesses and in partnership with others. You'll also find data, facts and graphics that demonstrate the company's progress in delivering strong economic, social and environmental results. A few examples:

Smithfield Foods Adds 250 Jobs in North Carolina With New Distribution Center

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SMITHFIELD, Va., December 14, 2018 /3BL Media/-- Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new distribution center in Tar Heel, North Carolina, which will create approximately 250 new jobs in the state.

Sysco is Committed to Seafood Sustainability

By Melissa Aronson
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In 2009, Sysco Corporation – one of the largest purchasers of seafood in North America – began working with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to assess and improve the sustainability of its seafood supply chain. Through this collaboration, Sysco committed in 2011 to source its top 10 Portico® brand (Sysco’s own seafood brand) frozen and further-processed wild-caught seafood species from fisheries that were either certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, in full assessment for MSC certification or engaged in a comprehensive Fishery Improvement Project (FIP), by 2015.

How I Became Passionate About the Circular Economy

by Melissa Rusinek
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In the U.S., 81 percent of Generation Z say they’re looking for purpose in their work, according to a recent report from American Express. Many are finding that purpose in the corporate responsibility and sustainability fields. As this next generation enters the workforce, we wanted to find out what draws them to careers in this space, so we are publishing a series of personal essays from young professionals about what their new CSR or sustainability careers mean for them. 

Are you at or near the beginning of a career in CSR or sustainability? We’d like to hear your story: How you got started, your particular interests, and the steps you’ve taken to activate your passion. Contact editorial@3blmedia.com.

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In the U.S., 81 percent of Generation Z say they’re looking for purpose in their work, according to a recent report from American Express. Many are finding that purpose in the corporate responsibility and sustainability fields. As this next generation enters the workforce, we wanted to find out what draws them to careers in this space, so we are publishing a series of personal essays from young professionals about what their new CSR or sustainability careers mean for them. 

Are you at or near the beginning of a career in CSR or sustainability? We’d like to hear your story: How you got started, your particular interests, and the steps you’ve taken to activate your passion. Contact editorial@3blmedia.com.

GRI Reporting’s Impact on ESG Ratings

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Two years ago, the sustainability business community elected me to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council (SC).  Thank you, it has been an honor to represent you.  I recently traveled to Amsterdam to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council.  I thought our readers might like to hear some of what we discussed and learned.

Put A Cork In It

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What do cork, coffee cups, lettuce, and excessive travel have in common? They are all areas of personal choice that have an environmental impact, and they are all things we will be discussing with our guest today on Sea Change Radio. Lloyd Alter is a design professor as well as an editor at TreeHugger.com. This week he joins us and expounds on the virtues of cork, a surprisingly sustainable alternative to fossil-fuel-based products for sound-proofing, insulation, home-building, and, of course, bottling wine.

Keep America Beautiful Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Season

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Make a difference this holiday season by taking small steps that can make a meaningful difference by reducing waste and your carbon footprint. And since it’s the season of giving, share these eco-friendly tips with family and friends!

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