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Reducing Our Carbon Emissions at Northern Trust

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As we celebrate NY Climate Week, learn more about how we have exceeded our goal of reducing carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 and our plans for the future in our first published report on climate change: https://bit.ly/369dMdc.

Considering Climate Change Root Cause During Climate Week 2020

By Claire McCarthy | Global Director Sustainability, Security & Safety
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In my role as Global Director for Sustainability, Security and Safety at Keysight, like many others, I note the exceptionally extraordinary year that 2020 has become. Starting in January, I led Keysight’s Global Crisis Management Team as incident commander for our Covid-19 response. After stabilizing in May, we entered wildfire and hurricane season which is shaping up to be one of the worst years in recent times. To date, greater than 4 million acres have burned on the west coast of the US, and we have run out of letters for named storms in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf Coast.

Fair Trade USA Recognizes Partners' Expanded Commitments to Fair Trade Coffee During Price and Demand Crisis

Nonprofit honors achievements of businesses that bring the coffee sector closer to full sustainability; encourages purchases of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee to help farmers across the globe.
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, announces its #JustOneCup campaign to aid coffee farmers amid an unprecedented coffee crisis as the pandemic continues.

Climate Week: Our Commitment to Combatting the Climate Crisis

By Sri Shivananda
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The consequences of global climate change are not a distant problem. They are real and plainly visible today. Raging wildfires are once again devastating forests across the Western United States, with smoke spreading east across the continent, causing unhealthy or hazardous air quality for millions. Just last month, monsoons wreaked havoc in India as a year’s worth of rain fell in just one month. History shows that it is the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged communities that bear the brunt of the financial blow that often accompanies climate events.

Fifth Third to Present at ESG Panel During Climate Week, Sept. 23

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Fifth Third Assistant Vice President and Environmental Sustainability Leader Jeremy Faust will participate on a Climate Week panel hosted by Rubicon titled “How ESG Will Shape Our Resilient Future” on Sept. 23, 2020 at 1 p.m.

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Accelerating the Next Generation of Climate Policy and Protecting Human Health

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Climate change is a public health crisis that impacts everyone, but especially vulnerable populations. Massachusetts is on a path towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 but more needs to be done, and fast. COVID has shown the injustice of the pandemic and we know the equity gaps of the climate crisis. With the support of leading institutions like MIT and Harvard, and forward-looking companies like Biogen, Massachusetts can be effect real actions in the state and well-beyond and become a model for addressing climate change, with clear considerations to health for all populations.

Climate Week NYC 2020: Don't Miss International Paper and The Nature Conservancy Discuss Forests as a Natural Climate Solution

International Paper to host first Climate Week event, the biggest climate summit of the year presented by the Climate Group.
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Climate Week, an annual event hosted by the Climate Group, is the biggest climate summit taking place this year, and International Paper will be hosting its first #ClimateWeekNYC event during the summit.

Climate Action 100+ Calls for Net-zero Business Strategies & Sets Out Benchmark of Largest Corporate Emitters

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Letter sent to CEOs & chair of the board at 161 global companies sets out benchmark and calls on firms to commit to net-zero business strategies1.   

Initiative, involving over 500 global investors with over $47 trillion in assets, to assess company progress in line with net-zero transition against 30 indicators.   

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Letter sent to CEOs & chair of the board at 161 global companies sets out benchmark and calls on firms to commit to net-zero business strategies1.   

Initiative, involving over 500 global investors with over $47 trillion in assets, to assess company progress in line with net-zero transition against 30 indicators.   

Investors Talk Deforestation: Q&A With Michelle Edkins, BlackRock

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Michelle Edkins is Managing Director in BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship team, which seeks to promote governance best practices that help create long-term shareholder value for clients. Ceres talked with Michelle about BlackRock’s engagement strategy on climate change and deforestation and why more investors should be boosting attention to these systemic financial risks.

68% Average Decline in Species Population Sizes Since 1970, Says New WWF Report

Declines in monitored populations of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians present a dire warning for the health of people and the planet
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WASHINGTON, September 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Globally, monitored population sizes of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians have declined an average of 68% between 1970 and 2016, according to World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Living Planet Report 2020. Populations in Latin America and the Caribbean have fared worst, with an average decline of 94%. Global freshwater species have also been disproportionally impacted, declining 84% on average.

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