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Arbor Day Foundation's Community Tree Recovery: Bringing Hope and Healing to Disaster-Stricken Communities

In the Wake of Natural Disasters, New Trees Bring Hope and Healing to Communities Beginning to Rebuild.
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Trees play a vital role in our communities. So when natural disasters strike, the loss of trees can be devastating. Damaged buildings and homes are often covered by insurance — but not the trees. The Community Tree Recovery program was created out of the great need to replace trees following natural disasters.

Through this program, residents who lost trees in major disasters caused by wildfires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and insects can receive free trees to plant in their yards. This work is critical for reestablishing neighborhood trees ... as well as a sense of community.

Tax Transparency: The Time for Change is Now

By Judy Kuszewski, Chair of the Global Reporting Initiative’s Global Sustainability Standards Board
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On 3 April 2016, the world woke up to revelations in the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper laying bare the murky use of offshore financial services and shell companies, which some individuals and companies were using to minimize their tax liabilities.

The Panama Papers, as the multi-country investigation became known, provided sensational stories involving politicians, rock stars and royalty. But what it also laid bare was the scale of global business’s tax avoidance – often entirely legal.

Advancing Corporate Sustainability in the Philippines

Recognition from UN for new reporting guidance
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December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been acknowledged for their efforts to raise the sustainability reporting capacity of businesses, for which GRI has provided wide-ranging support.

Tackling Child Labor

Nestlé’s system to tackle child labor works, now we’re scaling it
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I’ve headed up the Nestlé Cocoa Plan for almost 12 years, so I’ve seen firsthand how our Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System, (CLMRS), works and how it has benefited kids and families in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. As demonstrated in our 2019 report ‘Tackling Child Labor’, it is making a real difference to the lives of thousands of kids and families.

Our system was successful in tackling child labor in just over half of cases in the 2019 reporting period. Strong progress, but now we’re going further.

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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December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ 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, more than 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

Mars CEO Joins Global Business Leaders Supporting Paris Agreement

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Joining a group of business leaders from around the world, Mars, Incorporated CEO Grant F.

Record 631 Institutional Investors Managing More Than $37 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Global Climate Crisis

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631 institutional investors managing more than $37 trillion in assets urged governments to step up efforts to tackle the global climate crisis and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, in a joint statement issued today at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP25).

A Conversation With Whirlpool About Embracing Sustainability

How Whirlpool Corporation Helps Builders Meet Consumer Demand
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Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading major home appliance company, has been committed to sustainability for nearly 50 years. We sat down with Whirlpool Corporation Global Sustainability Director Ron Voglewede to learn more about sustainable living and the role kitchen and laundry appliances can play in an eco-friendly home. Here's what he had to say.

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Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds 

The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.

When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.

BSR Conference 2019: Putting Climate on the Agenda

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Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, coverage of climate change has increased significantly in the media, in both newspapers and on television. At the BSR Conference 2019, climate journalists Amy Harder (Axios) and Patrick Temple-West (Financial Times) joined BSR CEO Aron Cramer and Climate One podcast host Greg Dalton for a conversation on media coverage of climate change on the plenary stage. The panel discussion served as a live taping for an episode of the Climate One podcast.

Watch the full video here:

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