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Public Consultation Period on the Latest AA1000 Assurance Standard Opened

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LONDON and NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The latest revision of the AA1000 Assurance Standard, the AA1000AS (2019), has been initiated by AccountAbility for public consultation via a globally accessible web platform today. The AA1000AS (2019) is an internationally accepted, freely available standard that provides the requirements for AccountAbility licensed assurance providers to conduct good-quality sustainability assurance on sustainability disclosures by reporting organisations.

If You Missed the World Circular Economy Forum 2019 — the Elephant is Still in the Room

GRI Reflects on the Global Gathering in Helsinki Earlier this Month
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“The World Circular Economy Forum brought together more than 2,000 business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world to present the best circular economy solutions”, it states on its website. As such, it reflects the current state of affairs and the direction of the international community towards transitioning to a circular economy. There’s really no better place to be if you crave a rich multi-stakeholder perspective on the topic in the short span of two days.

Olympic House Becomes One of the Most Sustainable Buildings in the World

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Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. 

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Olympic House, the new headquarters of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has received three of the most rigorous sustainable building certifications. It has therefore become one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. 

Meet the Young Minds Solving the Climate Crisis

By Scott Wood
Blog

As a Cruise Director for an expedition travel company in the Arctic and Antarctic, Meghan Kelly often found herself in conversations with locals about the receding coastline. She heard how decreasing sea ice is diminishing traditional hunting grounds, along with the passages between one community and the next in the Arctic. For the families who have been there for generations, surviving means adapting to a warmer climate.

Being in the Zone: When Work Just Goes So Right

By Jeffrey Whitford
Blog

I recently had the fortune to visit one of our customers, and this visit was unlike any other I’ve ever had. To understand how we got to this day in March, let me give you some flavor of how these experiences usually go for context. 

Our Journey to Accomplish 2020 Goals: Addressing Food Waste

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Our commitment to reducing food waste has been a critical part of our sustainability Journey to 2020 and another way Ingersoll Rand is helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Annie’s Cereal Package Uses Recycled Plastic, but It’s the Consumer Messaging That Wins for Innovation

The company's new effort is intended to encourage participation by consumers in the recycling process.
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By Rachel Cernansky

Recycling rates in the U.S. are dismal, and Patrick Keenan, principal engineer - Annie’s packaging R&D, said the company wanted to help fix that.

“What we wanted to do was figure out a way to create value for the recycling collection process, which would then drive up the recovery rates and the access for consumers,” he said. “One way was by including recycled content in our packaging.”

Fair Trade USA® Raises the Bar for Cocoa Farmers

Increases to Fair Trade Minimum Price and Premium aim to address extreme poverty and its consequences in cocoa-producing communities
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, announced today that it will increase its minimum price and premium for cocoa by 20 percent as of October 1, 2019 to move farmers closer to a living income and reduce the extreme poverty and child labor that is prevalent in West Africa’s cocoa fields.  

Timo Schmidt-Eisenhart (Timberland): "The 'Boom' of Sneakers Is Not a Trend, but a Phenomenon."

The President of Timberland in Europe, the Middle East and Africa believes that to re-seduce new generations, fashion companies must make a firm commitment to sustainability, given that young people are informed about it on the Internet.
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By Arturo Juárez

Sustainable Brands Detroit: Transforming Brands to Deliver the Good Life

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This week, the Porter Novelli/Cone team headed to Detroit for the annual Sustainable Brands conference, contributing to four days of inspirational conversation around transforming brands through sustainable innovation. The event brought together a diverse group of more than 2,000 passionate thought leaders and change makers to collaboratively address some of the most systemic issues we face on our path to creating a healthy, sustainable future.

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