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Dow on Earth Day 2021: One Future, Together

by Mary Draves
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Environmental education empowers people to participate effectively in sound decision-making around climate change and adopt more sustainable lifestyles.

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Environmental education empowers people to participate effectively in sound decision-making around climate change and adopt more sustainable lifestyles.

S&P Global Unveils New ESG and Sustainability Organization: S&P Global Sustainable1

Sustainable1 is S&P Global's single source of essential sustainability intelligence to navigate the transition to a low carbon, sustainable and equitable future
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NEW YORK, April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) announced today the launch of its new ESG and sustainability organization: S&P Global Sustainable1. This new centralized group represents S&P Global's integrated sustainability offerings and is comprised of a dedicated team that provides comprehensive views on sustainability, including key ESG and climate topics.

Making Glass Bottles is High-Tech. Recycling Them is Super Simple

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When you see the leading edge technology that O-I uses to make sustainable glass packaging, it’s downright impressive, and even a little mind-bending. On the flip side, your job in the circular economy as a consumer is about as low-tech and no-fuss as it comes: it’s as easy as tossing your empty glass bottle into the recycling bin.

WSP Commits to Net Zero, Supported by Science-based Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Targets

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MONTREAL, April 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce ambitious climate action through a commitment to achieve net zero emissions across its value chain by 2040. To support the achievement of its net zero commitment, the Corporation has set science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets, which have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Shoreline Restoration: 'Protecting Community, Conserving the Coast'

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration supports nature-based solutions for coastal resilience, such as WSP USA’s Franklin-98 project to create oyster reefs, saltmarshes.
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Note: This is the third article in a series on the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. This article explores the potential of nature-based solutions in combating climate change.

Nature-based solutions involve the use of natural habitats, like marsh grasses or oyster reefs, in place of – or to complement – traditional hardened structures, such as concrete seawalls.

CGF Environmental Sustainability Newsletter - Q1 2021

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In this video, hear from the CGF's Aliya Kumekbayeva as she gives updates from the CGF's Environmental Sustainability Coalitions of Action.

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Driving Packaging Sustainability From the Start

Fabien Thibault, global manager, product and packaging sustainability at MilliporeSigma
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Across industries, sustainability is becoming an increasing expectation. From reducing emissions to increasing recycling, both businesses and consumers are looking for ways in which they can reduce their environmental impact. But when it comes to products and packaging in the life science industry, developing sustainable solutions while meeting transit and safety regulation requirements is an ongoing challenge.

Now, imagine the complexity of executing this process for more than 300,000 products and 2.5 million SKUs along with associated packaging.

State Farm to Help Forests and Communities Recover Through Partnership With the Arbor Day Foundation

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LINCOLN, Neb., April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – State Farm, America’s largest auto and home insurer, is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to help restore areas that have been devastated by natural disasters across the country. These efforts will range from restoring natural forests that were affected by wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, to helping plant and distribute trees around local communities where natural disasters have created local challenges such as urban heat islands.

Making a Difference: One Company's Mission to Put Sustainability at the Heart of All It Does

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In April 2019, the Life Science business of Merck* launched a four-year initiative that was aimed at improving its sustainability efforts when it came to packaging. For a global business shipping around 30,000 packages every day, the task was enormous. From reducing the overall amount of packaging it was using, maximising recycling, improving plastics sustainability and even targeting zero deforestation, the initiative was a statement of intent by the business to begin to understand its environmental impact – and do something about it.

PayPal to Reach Net-zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2040

by Sri Shivananda, Chief Technology Officer, PayPal
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We all must do our part when it comes to protecting the health of our planet, and this includes the need for corporations to take meaningful action. At PayPal, we understand that achieving climate stability is vital to fulfilling our mission to drive financial health and inclusion for all global citizens. Environmental sustainability is critical when it comes to managing our impact, mobilizing our workforce, and driving innovation on our platform.

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