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Business On the Front Lines In the Fight Against Deforestation

by Jeff Hayward
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Forests are an indispensable piece of the climate puzzle, which is why they’re prominent in the U.N.’s new Sustainable Development Goals, and why they will also loom large at the COP21 Paris climate talks.

Bowling Green Action Team Joins Global Effort

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The Greenwood High School Action Team from Bowling Green, Kentucky, is demonstrating that students’ local efforts can have a global impact.

This past weekend, the Greenwood High Action Team Captains participated in their community’s Walk4Water fundraiser at Bowling Green’s Prestno Miller Park by assisting in the event’s set-up and clean-up and disbursing water to the walkers.

Walk4Water is an international program that helps raise funds for developing countries that lack access to sanitary drinking water.

Rise of the B Corps, and the Revolution they Represent

Business as a Force for Good
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By Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founder, Business Fights Poverty and Co-Founder, Inspiris

There is a tangible excitement in the air this week as the international community gathers in New York to usher in the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the ambitious new vision for ending poverty and protecting our planet. 

GSK Launches Supplier Exchange to Drive Collaboration and Innovation

200 of GSK’s largest material suppliers cover some 50% (£1bn) of its spend on raw materials
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September 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - More than 500 of GSK’s suppliers to its manufacturing and R&D divisions globally have been actively asked to share and take forward practical ideas to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts through GSK’s Supplier Exchange. GSK, which often utilises a collaboration approach across all parts of its business, has set up the GSK Supplier Exchange to help reduce its carbon footprint across its value chain by 25% by 2020.

Welcome to the Next Generation of Sustainable Development

by Terry F. Yosie, WEC President & CEO
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The year 2015 is shaping up as one of the most consequential years for environmental/sustainability policy in our lifetimes. In May, the Vatican published the Papal encyclical Laudato Si, a moral reference point for examining climate change; in August, the U.S.

Changing the Chemistry of Clean: An Example of Sustainable Innovation

Innovation is the driving force of Eastman’s growth strategy. We understand that developing innovative, sustainably advantaged products and solutions is critical, not only to the success of the company but for the world around us.
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Consumers want safer, sustainable alternatives, driving the need for sustainable solutions up the value chain. Because of our position in the value chain, we proactively collaborate downstream with our customers and with their customers to identify needs and opportunities for innovation. Driven by macro trends and changing needs in the markets we serve, we focus our efforts on innovating new products and applications that offer more efficiency, reliability and functionality with less impact on the environment.

Changing the chemistry of clean

Impact of Fair Trade Fishing: Every Purchase Matters

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Have you ever wondered how your purchasing decisions impact the livelihoods of other people and regions?  Buying fair trade certified products takes the guesswork out of it. Thanks to strict standards developed by leading industry experts, your purchase of Fair Trade CertifiedTM tuna helps to empower fishing communities while also protecting fragile ecosystems.

Executive Q&A: with Eastman's Chief Sustainability Officer, Godefroy Motte

In preparation for the release of Eastman's 2015 Sustainability Report, Godefroy took some time to answer questions about Eastman's sustainability journey.
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How has sustainability evolved at Eastman since last year’s report?

We have made good progress on our journey, and we are seeing a much more proactive and transformational approach. My vision for sustainability at Eastman is that it is integrated into everything we do and is visible inside and outside the company. As you can read in this report, we are driving innovation and growth. We have shifted from compliance and managing our footprint inside our gates to delivering insights and value across our value chains.

A SMARTer Revolution: How Tech Solutions Can Tackle 21st Century Challenges

By: Tim Fleming
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Perhaps the most important societal benefit Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can bring to the world is empowerment. This is one of the key messages in a report released today by the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). The report, entitled #SMARTer2030: ICT Solutions to 21st Century Challenges, builds upon their previous work and examines the significant positive impact ICT can have on society, the economy and the environment.

Four East Asian Exchanges Commit to Advancing Social Good in Capital Markets – Bringing World Total of “Sustainable Stock Exchanges” to 23

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SEOUL, May 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Meeting in Seoul, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the CEO of the Korea Exchange today announced the commitment of the Exchange to promote improved corporate performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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