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Mid-Course Correction: Lessons for a Circular Economy

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On a steamy August morning in Atlanta, a 60-year old engineer and entrepreneur walked into a nondescript hotel conference room to kick off a new task force assembled to answer nagging questions about the environment from a few insistent customers. He had finally relented to multiple requests to share his environmental vision with the team, which he had only discovered a few days before.

Carbon Pricing Management Briefing – Complimentary Copy

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Carbon markets are now seen as a way to drive efficiencies in the economies of countries and have grown momentum among countries and business to bring down emissions and drive investment into cleaner alternatives.

It's No Longer Business As Usual - DSM Event at NY Public Library

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What is the role of companies in addressing societal concerns such as climate change, biodiversity and inclusive economic growth? To discuss this DSM is gathered leaders from the public and private sectors as well as civil society at the NY Public Library for a multi-stakeholder event.

Below is the recorded live stream from the September 26th event.

PepsiCo Prices US$1 Billion Green Bond to Fund Key Sustainability Initiatives

Names First Chief Sustainability Officer as Company Advances Agenda to Help Build a More Sustainable Food System
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PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- PepsiCo Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) today announced that it has priced the company's first ever Green Bond. The net proceeds from the US$1 billion Green Bond offering will fund a series of key initiatives to advance PepsiCo's sustainability agenda. The company also announced that it has named PepsiCo leader Simon Lowden as its first Chief Sustainability Officer.

Are CEOs Finally Becoming “Woke” to Their Societal Responsibilities?

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Why did the Business Roundtable promise to no longer make shareholder returns their primary focus? There’s a lot more to it than just trying to be a good corporate citizen.

 

Responsible Mica and Minerals Initiatives Collaborate to End Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions

Organizations to Leverage Respective Strengths for Mica Supply Chains Globally
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PARIS & ALEXANDRIA, October 9, 2019 /3BL Media/– The Responsible Mica Initiative and the Responsible Minerals Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work toward ending the use of child labor and to improve working conditions in mica industry supply chains globally. 

6 Things Brands Should Consider on Sustainability

What brands should do, which brands are already doing it, and why brands shouldn't feel ashamed - problems, ideas and solutions from leading marketers
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By Georganna Simpson

Michael Horn, chief data officer at Huge was speaking at a Campaign-Huge hosted dinner discussion for senior marketers in Orlando, Florida. The conversation explored how marketers can be champions for more sustainability practices, and was chaired by Campaign US editor Lindsay Stein.

Addressing Plastic Waste in Bali

An Organizational Initiative by Kopernik
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A video of a mantra ray and a British diver swimming in a sea of plastic off the coast of Bali went viral in March 2018, fueling public discussion on the issue of rampant and global plastic pollution. Mismanagement of plastic waste—and its subsequent journey into the world’s oceans—has long been a hot-button topic in global development, but its renewed exposure is giving way to a movement to reduce plastic waste.

Global Pro Bono and the "Human Touch"

Five skills necessary to survive in the 4th industrial revolution
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It’s fair to say that a majority of jobs in industrialized economies today require some proficiency in Microsoft Office and other elementary computer skills. However, don’t be surprised when the next job description you see includes creativity or high emotional intelligence leading the list of required skills.

Sustainability Champion Says Progress Requires Unlikely Collaborations

Words by Maggie Kohn
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Editor's Note: This article series is sponsored by Philip Morris International.

When Hasan Youness was growing up in Lebanon, he often ran errands for his parents. But there was one thing he wouldn’t do: get cigarettes for his father. “Get your own cigarettes, dad, and feel free to use the balcony,” Youness recalled saying, as recounted in a September blog post. “Didn’t you see the picture of the lungs of smokers in the science book?!”

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