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World Business Council for Sustainable Development issues first Implementation Report of the Forest Sector SDG Roadmap

New report provides a data driven description of the forest sector’s many contributions to the realization of the SDGs, such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, and poverty alleviation.
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Twelve leading member companies, including International Paper, from the Forest Solutions Group (FSG) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) have issued the first Implementation Report of the Forest Sector SDG Roadmap (SDG Roadmap) released in July 2019. The report provides evidence of FSG members’ commitment to implementing the actions in the SDG Roadmap, takes stock of the status of implementation of the different actions among FSG members, and sets a baseline against which to track progress over time.

Fifth Third Sustainability Beyond Our Borders: Building a Well for Families in Zambia

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In 2019, Fifth Third achieved one of its original five bold sustainability goals to reduce water usage by 20% by 2022. What we didn’t expect was that this journey also would benefit a community 8,597 miles away.

A Sustainable Future Starts With Health: Abbott Launches New 2030 Sustainability Plan

Abbott’s 2030 Sustainability Plan has a clear priority: designing our life-changing technologies for access and affordability.
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A sustainable future starts with health. 

Health is the foundation for everything else. For people to thrive. To be empowered. To live the lives they want to live. It helps communities and economies to prosper and is vital to building better, healthier societies.

The Future Can't Wait: Highlights from Booz Allen's 2020 ESG Report

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Booz Allen Hamilton has launched its annual Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Impact Report, now aligned to the GRI Standards, the world's most widely used standards for corporate sustainability reporting. The 2020 ESG Report, “The Future Can’t Wait,” shares Booz Allen’s vision and impact in six key areas: Ethics and Integrity, Mission and Innovation, Employee Experience, Community Engagement, Global Resilience, and Information Security.

Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery

Bringing Hope, Healing, and New Trees to Communities Beginning to Rebuild
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Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery program.

Since 2005, the Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery program has been devoted to providing restoration assistance for disaster-stricken communities. In 2020, the program was able to produce major accomplishments through an adversity-stricken year.

Tree City USA: Celebrating the Importance of Urban Tree Canopies

With the Benefits of Strong and Sustainable Urban Forestry Programs, Communities Can Thrive.
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The Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country thanks to support of Foundation members and partners. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, nearly 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

Arbor Day Foundation's Replanting Our Planet's Forests

The Conservation of These Forests Will Be Our Legacy for the Future.
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Generations past cared for our forests, preserving them as our heritage. Like the biological network a forest needs to thrive, our network of tremendous people—spanning across the globe—helped guide that heritage towards a secure future this past year.

The Arbor Day Foundation's Time for Trees Initiative

Time for Trees Year in Review
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In 2020, the Arbor Day Foundation made significant progress towards the Time for Trees initiative's landmark goal:

  • 56,048,771 trees planted
  • 5,852,132 planters gained
  • 18 corporate partners

Our goals through this initiative are to plant 100 million trees and inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry our mission forward — all by 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation.

More Sport, More Impact: IOC Welcomes Launch of Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks and Partners

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has welcomed the launch of a Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks (PDBs) and partners, which aims to leverage the power of sport for global sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). This will include increased investment and cooperation between development banks and agencies and the international sports movement.

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has welcomed the launch of a Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks (PDBs) and partners, which aims to leverage the power of sport for global sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). This will include increased investment and cooperation between development banks and agencies and the international sports movement.

ViacomCBS Releases First Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report

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NEW YORK, December 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – ViacomCBS today released its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, Action: ESG at ViacomCBS, highlighting how the company is addressing the ESG impacts that are most important to its business and stakeholders.

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