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Timberland Pledge to Plant 50 Million Trees Supports the Launch of 1t.org's US Chapter

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Timberland has long been a fan of trees. While the brand’s logo has been a tree, since its founding in 1973, the connection runs deeper than that. Because of the many environmental, social, and economic benefits of trees, Timberland has planted over 10.7 million trees worldwide since 2001. Last September the global outdoor lifestyle brand pledged to plant an additional 50 million trees by 2025.

Land Betterment Corporation Submits Bid to Acquire Bankrupt Thermal Coal Mine to Upcycle and Repurpose Site

Company bids on bankrupt coal mine in Kentucky to repurpose into other sustainable businesses and uses
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FISHERS, Ind., August 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, announced today that the Company has made an offer to acquire certain assets associated with a thermal coal mining operation in western Kentucky that is up for sale after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year.  With a lack of viable buyers for the mining operation yet to be ident

Mastercard Delivering on “Doing Well by Doing Good”

Annual Sustainability Report Focuses on Action, Impact on Society, Economy and Planet
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Mastercard has released its 2019 Sustainability Report outlining its progress towards building a more inclusive and sustainable digital economy. The report charts impact and progress against four areas: Inclusive Growth; Our People and Culture; Environmental Stewardship; and Ethical and Responsible Standards.

Kingfisher Establishes Four New Responsible Business Priorities

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Kingfisher plc, the international home improvement company, has today launched its Responsible Business Report, along with four new responsible business priority areas.

This follows the announcement of its new group strategy in June – Powered by Kingfisher – and sets out the four priority areas where Kingfisher believes it can use its experience, scale and influence to achieve the most positive impact. These are:

Yankee Stadium Becomes First Sports Venue in the World to Achieve WELL Health-Safety Rating

Proactively Addresses Covid-19 Prevention and Overall Facility Wellness Elements
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NEW YORK, August 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Yankee Stadium, the home of the New York Yankees, is the first sports and entertainment venue in the world to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. The rating requirements, which have been fulfilled by the club, serve as a blueprint for best operating procedures to help combat COVID-19, while also providing world-class standards for overall health and safety.

Replacing Problematic Terminology

By Shanis Windland, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion, VMware
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Here at VMware, building a more inclusive and diverse workplace is a company priority. We understand that words matter. What we say (and write), even without ill-will, can have a profound impact on others based on their cultural backgrounds.

As part of our efforts around inclusion, we’re taking a close look to ensure we’re walking the talk to end systemic racism, from changing the way we hire to providing learning and discussion opportunities on difficult topics, such as race and privilege. We’re taking a hard look at what actions we can take in the short- and long-term.

Kimberly-Clark Reinforces Commitment to Plastics Footprint Reduction as Founding Activator of US Plastics Pact

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Kimberly-Clark knows that strategic partnerships are critical to unlocking new opportunities for sustainability, innovation and growth across its value chain. More importantly, consumers of its trusted brands, including Kleenex®, Cottonelle®, Scott® and Huggies®, want more sustainable options.

Reinforcing its commitment to address the social and environmental challenges of the next decade, the company announced yesterday that it joined as a founding activator the newly formed U.S. Plastics Pact.

Watch Land Betterment Corporation's Impact Minute Episode 12

Company discusses being a disruptor in business and how sustainability plays a part
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FISHERS, Ind., August 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to release Episode 12 of its Impact Minute video blog.  The impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where members of the Company’s management team discuss entrepreneurship and creating sustainable business that aim to address environmental and social issues.  In this episode, Mark Jensen, Executive Chair

General Mills Believes Farmers Have a Massive Role To Play in Solving Climate Change

By Laurie Bedord
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Healthy soil is critical in mitigating climate change. Yet, our soil is not healthy. Every year, the United States loses 10 billion tons of fertile soil, which is far faster than nature can replenish it. When you consider 95% of the food we eat is grown in soil, this fact is alarming. 

How Family and Private Forests Can Help Companies Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

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August 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The American Forest Foundation (AFF), a national conservation organization, has released a new white paper Family-owned Forests: How to Unlock the Carbon Potential in America’s Backyard aimed at the corpo

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