International Paper to host first Climate Week event, the biggest climate summit of the year presented by the Climate Group.
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.
IP’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Sophie Beckham, will speak at Bloomberg’s first Green Festival.
International Paper Chief Sustainability Officer, Sophie Beckham, has been invited to speak at Bloomberg’s Green Festival, a new culture-shaping event featuring leading voices working at the edge of change in sustainability.
International Paper created Employee Networking Circles (ENCs) as voluntary, company sponsored employee groups that focus on creating an engaged, inclusive, collaborative and diverse workplace. ENCs are the result of extensive collaboration across the organization to identify the best way for our employees to participate in creating an inclusive environment; support each other; have a connection with other employees in their business, function staff group or facility; and support company business goals and objectives.
New methods balance the economic and environmental goals of local communities while reducing the carbon impact of logging and protecting biodiversity
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Aug. 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The Nature Conservancy and International Paper Company, one of the world’s largest packaging, pulp and paper companies, recently completed the first of a two-phase effort to develop a suite of state-of-the-art forestry practices that others can use to create long-term solutions to global climate challenges. With initial work completed in Indonesia and Gabon, the partners are scaling up these efforts to inform responsible forestry, carbon sequestration and biodiversity monitoring in the Central Appalachian region of the U.S. and in Mexico.
International Paper’s Forestland Stewards Partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supports conservation grant funding to restore, enhance and protect longleaf pine forests.
The longleaf pine ecosystem once covered more than 90 million acres across the Southeastern coastal plain and piedmont. Today, it has been reduced to only about 5% of its historical range due to the conversion of forest type, conversion to other land uses and fire suppression. This fire-adapted ecosystem possesses tremendous biodiversity, supporting nearly 900 endemic plant species and providing habitat for wildlife such as the red-cockaded woodpecker, gopher tortoise, indigo snake and Bachman’s sparrow.
by Matt Inbusch, Manager, Natural Capital Stewardship at International Paper
“Context is everything!” Some version of these words has been attributed to various academics, politicians, business leaders, comedians and others over the years. It’s also the main theme behind the concept of water stewardship, including the role of industrial water users today. At International Paper, our Vision 2030 goals are our roadmap for building a better future for people and the planet – and a contextual approach is key to our new water stewardship strategy.
Did you know the Atlantic Forest of Brazil is home to 20,000 tree species? International Paper is proud to work with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to restore 250 acres (100 hectares) of the Mogi Guaçu river basin in the Atlantic Forest, one of the most ecologically important forests in the world.
First company from the private sector to join local effort to protect and manage forests – nature’s water filter
Aug 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ International Paper, one of the world’s leading producers of renewable, fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has joined the Savannah River Clean Water Fund (Fund), a coordinated effort to permanently protect and responsibly manage forests – nature’s water filter – in the Savannah River watershed. The first of its kind in Georgia and in South Carolina, the Fund convenes diverse stakeholders around the common goal of protecting forests for the many benefits they provide to local communities, economies and wildlife.