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Ag News Roundup: October 2014

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World Food Day on October 16 focused much attention on the role of the 500 million family farmers in feeding and 

Mars Launches New Policies On Palm Oil And Deforestation

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MCLEAN, VA, March 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated announced today a new policy to help build a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain. This sees Mars commit to both industry leading standards and develop a fully traceable pipeline back to known palm oil processing mills by year-end 2014.

Key Global Stakeholders Sign Letters of Support for REDD+ in California’s Climate Policy

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SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ — As the California Air Resources Board prepares to consider moving forward on international initiatives to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation & Forest Degradation (REDD+) within the state’s climate policy, a large consortium of key stakeholders – from multinational corporations to global NGOs and indigenous community leaders – have rallied in support of REDD+.

Georg Kell: Companies Must Send A 'Clear Message' On Climate Change

Business needs to step up when it comes to tackling climate challenges, writes UN Global Compact director Georg Kell
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By Georg Kell, The Guardian, 14 November 2013

In this op-ed for Guardian Sustainable Business, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell discusses the role of business in climate action and announces a first-of-its-kind guide for companies to manage and report on their direct and indirect influences on climate policy.

New Guide Helps Companies Report Their Climate Policy Positions

First-of-its-Kind Guide Calls on Companies to Align Corporate Sustainability Initiatives and Climate Policy
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New York, 14 November 2013 /3BL Media/ – For the first time ever, companies have a guide to manage and report on their direct and indirect influences on climate policy. The UN Global Compact, in cooperation with seven leading international organizations, today released guidelines to help companies engage in climate policy in a transparent and accountable way that is consistent with their sustainability commitments.

Building Energy Efficiency Policies, State by State - Energy Minute for November 11, 2013

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The continuing lack of a comprehensive national energy policy is one of the major failures of our gridlocked federal politics. Meanwhile, state legislatures and regulatory agencies are making steady progress in energy efficiency laws and rules. Massachusetts is continuing its commitment to energy efficiency under that states’ Green Communities Act. In California, requirements for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions have resulted in several statewide strategies for smart growth.

Burton Snowboards Joins BICEP

The World’s Leading Snowboarding Company Commits to Climate and Clean Energy Action
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BOSTON, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/– BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy) announced today that Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboard company, has joined the BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.

Elsevier and Energy Institute Organize First Energy Systems Conference To Be Held in June 2014, London, UK

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London, UK, September 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announced its official collaboration with the Energy Institute (EI) in organizing the first Energy Systems conference to be held 24-25 June 2014 in London.

Important Work for Washington Policymakers (and Giving Back to the Community)

by Gina Adams, Corporate Vice President of Government Affairs, FedEx Corporation
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As we shift out of recess mode and head back to work, Congress is returning to Washington with important matters that FedEx hopes will be addressed to move our economy and our country forward.

We are encouraged by the momentum on Capitol Hill and within the administration on some of these issues, including corporate tax reform, transportation, and free trade agreements.

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As we shift out of recess mode and head back to work, Congress is returning to Washington with important matters that FedEx hopes will be addressed to move our economy and our country forward.

We are encouraged by the momentum on Capitol Hill and within the administration on some of these issues, including corporate tax reform, transportation, and free trade agreements.

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