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25% of McCain Argentina Electric Energy Comes From Renewable Sources

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  • The company will work with AES and Genneia, two of the leading providers of renewable energy in the country.
  • The total electric energy acquired will exceed 20,000 MWh/year, thus avoiding the emission of more than 5,500 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
  • This initiative is part of McCain’s broader sustainability strategy which aims to achieve 100% renewable energy in all its plants around the world by 2030.
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  • The company will work with AES and Genneia, two of the leading providers of renewable energy in the country.
  • The total electric energy acquired will exceed 20,000 MWh/year, thus avoiding the emission of more than 5,500 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
  • This initiative is part of McCain’s broader sustainability strategy which aims to achieve 100% renewable energy in all its plants around the world by 2030.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E20: Dana Castro, HP & Justin van Fleet, GBC-Education

Closing the Digital Divide in Education
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Dana Castro, HP’s Worldwide Education Manager, and Justin van Fleet, Executive Director of GBC-Education, join Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly as we continue our exploration of the digital divide and education equity. We're in the midst of a back-to-school season where many children - over 17 million(!) - can't even participate in the new virtual education environment due to lack of access to computers or sufficient Internet.

We Are Citizen Philanthropists - Building Digital Resilience with Good Gigs

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Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s impact in the community is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. It’s about empowering everyone to be active and engaged citizens in their communities because we believe social change only happens when many people choose to take action.

VMware and the National Science Foundation Collaborate on the Next Generation of Sustainable Digital Infrastructure

By Victor Firoiu, Senior Staff Academic Research Lead, VMware
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With the Climate Decade upon us, cutting global emissions in half by 2030 depends on bold actions and a global capacity for innovation. We’re focused on both. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve pioneered solutions to help build a low-carbon economy and become a carbon-neutral business.

Dow Reaches Midpoint of “Valuing Nature” Goal; Company Continues To Deliver Environmental and Financial Value Through 2025 Sustainability Goals

Dow reaches $500MM in savings toward its $1 billion target from projects that are good for business and for ecosystems
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MIDLAND, Mich., September 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced recently it has reached a major milestone, achieving $500 million of savings from its “Valuing Nature” goal, halfway to its 2025 Sustainability Goal to deliver $1 billion in business value from projects that enhance nature.

Biogen to Invest $250 Million in a 20-year Initiative to Eliminate Its Use of Fossil Fuels and Improve Public Health

Summary: 
  • After achieving carbon neutrality in 2014, Biogen further bolsters its action against climate change with the goal to become fossil fuel free by 2040 and initiates research collaborations with global leaders to help address the effects of fossil fuel-driven air pollution on health.
  • Air pollution, largely caused by fossil fuels, directly impacts climate change and contributes to nearly 9 million deaths annually with the most vulnerable suffering the greatest.
  • Foundational collaborations with MIT, the Harvard T.H. Chan School and World Business Council for Sustainable Development to create actionable strategies to identify necessary and achievable climate targets that improve human health outcomes, advance brain health research and support underserved communities.
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  • After achieving carbon neutrality in 2014, Biogen further bolsters its action against climate change with the goal to become fossil fuel free by 2040 and initiates research collaborations with global leaders to help address the effects of fossil fuel-driven air pollution on health.
  • Air pollution, largely caused by fossil fuels, directly impacts climate change and contributes to nearly 9 million deaths annually with the most vulnerable suffering the greatest.
  • Foundational collaborations with MIT, the Harvard T.H. Chan School and World Business Council for Sustainable Development to create actionable strategies to identify necessary and achievable climate targets that improve human health outcomes, advance brain health research and support underserved communities.

BSR20 Best Rates Extended Through Friday

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Best rates extended this week only

Did you miss the news last week that the best rates for BSR20 expired on Friday? If so—we’ve got you covered.

We’ve extended our early rates until this Friday, September 18. Make sure to register this week to save and secure your spot in our first-ever virtual Conference, only five weeks away.

Coffee for Peace Wins Prestigious Business for Peace Award

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September 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Felicitas “Joji” Bautista Pantoja, Co-Founder of Business Call to Action member company, Coffee for Peace has won the Oslo Business for Peace Award for 2020.
 

Opinion: How to Address the Impact of COVID-19 on Global Food Systems

Mobilizing the global development community to mitigate the effects of the pandemic on food and agriculture systems to protect global food security
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Tetra Tech’s Richard Choularton and Meredith Mallory discuss seven actions the global development community can take now to begin addressing COVID-19’s impact on food and agriculture systems as its full scope continues to develop.

This post originally ran on Devex.

Testing Theory: Uncovering What Makes Community Forestry Work

Packaging lessons learned from USAID ProLand’s work on community-based forestry enterprises
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Tetra Tech’s Mark Donahue and Ian Deshmukh summarize the lessons learned from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Productive Landscape (ProLand) projects work with community-based forestry enterprises (CBFE).

This post originally ran on ClimateLinks.

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