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Climate Change Laggards Put the Planet - and Their Businesses - at Risk

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The issue of climate change presents one of the most difficult decision-making challenges a CEO might face - a case study in balancing uncertainty with costs to bring about changes that will require significant lead times. Businesses like ours that take climate change seriously are investing today because we’re thinking about tomorrow.

Read the Op Ed published in Fortune

Textile Exchange's Benchmark Program to Cover Nature Impacts for the First Time

Created in partnership with Conservation International and The Biodiversity Consultancy, with support from corporate partner Sappi
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Textile Exchange’s Corporate Fiber and Materials Benchmark (CFMB) program is launching a new tool to help the fashion and textile industry take urgent action on biodiversity. The Biodiversity Benchmark, developed in partnership with The Biodiversity Consultancy, Conservation International and kindly supported by Sappi, will enable companies to understand their impacts and dependencies on nature, chart a pathway to delivering positive biodiversity outcomes, and benchmark their progress.

Focusing on Regenerative Agriculture and Moving to Renewable Electricity, Nestlé Redoubles Efforts to Combat Climate Change

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VEVEY, Switzerland, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As a signatory of the UN 'Business Ambition for 1.5°C' pledge, Nestlé is one of the first companies to share its detailed, time-bound plan (pdf, 10Mb) and to do so ahead of schedule. The company is taking measures to halve its emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2050 – even as the company grows.

Progress in the Circular Economy

Closed-loop processes that upcycle ink and toner printer cartridges and ocean-bound plastic bottles into new products are reducing plastic waste and creating sustainable impact for local communities.
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An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year—on top of the 150 million metric tons already floating around, according to scientific studies by Ocean Conservancy. Eradicating this waste is one of the world’s most pressing challenges, and companies in every industry are implementing circular-economy processes that revive “end of life” materials for other purposes.

Global Compact Network Canada Launches a Set of Tools Designed to Advance Gender Equality in the Private Sector at the Business for Gender Equality Virtual Forum With Leaders, Advocates, and Change-makers

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TORONTO, December 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - On December 2, 2020, Global Compact Network Canada welcomed leaders, advocates, and change-makers at the Business for Gender Equality virtual forum. The forum brought together a  diverse group of stakeholders to map the opportunities, challenges, and next steps related to advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion in the private sector as well as to showcase outstanding action being taken to break barriers and fast-forward gender equality progress in Canadian workplaces. 

The Change Makers: 3D Printing is Transforming Manufacturing Inside and Out at This Koch Company

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At John Zink Hamworthy Combustion (JZHC), additive manufacturing isn’t limited to the manufacturing floor. The emissions control equipment company has sprinkled 3D printers throughout its global organization, including installing one in every department of its Tulsa, Oklahoma, headquarters. This 3D-printing initiative gives all employees a chance to see their ideas come to life, layer by layer, whether for personal or business use.

 

Land Betterment Corporation Appoints Food Supply Chain Expert Kim Bryden to its Board of Directors

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FISHERS, Ind., December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former industrial and coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to appoint Kim Bryden as a member of its Board of Directors.  Kim Bryden, Founder and CEO of Cureate, has both educational and tactical experience in scaling, positioning and supporting consumer products through multiple channels. 

Why Climate Finance? Why Now?

by John Howell of Climate & Capital Media and Climate Finance Weekly
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“Why climate finance,” you might ask? In 25 years of reporting on sustainable business, I have become fascinated by the pivotal relationship between capital and innovative solutions to climate-related issues.

FCA: What We're Thankful For ...

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This year, FCA has been hard at work building the Company's future in the city of Detroit with its newest Mack assembly plant opening early in 2021. 

The Company is grateful to all of the employees, community members, organizations, volunteers and partners who have been with us every step of the way. 

From our extended family to yours, thank you.

Looped In with Jeff Wooster | A Conversation with The Kraft Heinz Company

Unlocking the power of the circular economy
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Food packaging isn’t just about keeping our food safe. It’s about designing accessible materials for recyclability, as well as maintaining the quality of the product.

Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director at Dow, caught up with Linda Roman, Head of Packaging Growth & Technology for The Kraft Heinz Company, to discuss the importance of working within the supply chain, thinking outside the box, and leveraging partnerships and collaborations to achieve these kind of sustainability goals.

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