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This Is What a Smart City Should Do for Its People

Citizens, businesses and governments must work together to develop the tools to help cities become truly smart and sustainable.
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Zeynep Bodur Okyay | Kale Group

We are living in interesting times. As Charles Dickens might put it, it is perhaps the best of times for tech companies. The digital revolution is mind-blowing. But for some people, it could be the worst of times, given the global crises and challenges for humanity.

Our Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

By Kevin Igli, Chief Environmental Officer
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As the Chief Environmental Officer for Tyson Foods, I have the pleasure of leading a dedicated team of environmental professionals who collaborate to make sure the company sets strategic goals and makes informed decisions for managing our environmental footprint. Protecting the environment and conserving natural resources is essential for maintaining clean air, water and land in the communities we serve—and we want to be part of the solution.

For Sustainable Business, Collaboration is the New Competition

by Leon Kaye
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Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies often find themselves boxed in by customer demand. On one hand, more shoppers say they want to purchase more sustainable products, but many are not willing to pay a premium. And although most consumers still base their purchases largely on price and performance, the trends are clear: Environmental sustainability is expected. This applies to not only products, but also packaging.

The War Between Farm and Forest

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By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

FedEx Helps Save Lives Through Strategic Collaborations

Knowledge Sharing Benefits the World’s Megacities
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THE MOBILIZER  

Saúl Alveano, World Resources Institute 

Mexico City is home to almost 22 million people— a bustling metropolis with record traffic congestion. Saúl Alveano, a civil engineer with the nonprofit World Resources Institute (WRI), describes how FedEx has helped transform daily commuting in his home city.

2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit to Gather Corporate Renewable Energy Leaders at VERGE 17

Press Release

OAKLAND/WASHINGTON, April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The 2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit will gather corporate buyers, service providers, developers, financiers, utilities and non-profit organizations in Santa Clara, CA, September 17-19, 2017, ahead of GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 17 conference and expo, to identify opportunities to accelerate corporate procurement of renewable energy.

Sodexo Announces Membership in the “Better Buying Lab” to Develop Sustainable Food Strategies

World Resources Institute partnership with Sodexo to enable consumers to make more sustainable food purchase decisions
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GAITHERSBURG, Md.

Power Your Company with 100% Renewable Energy

By 2030 it will be cheaper to choose wind and solar than coal and gas in most parts of the world, making the decision to go entirely renewable more feasible. Here’s how your company can prepare.
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As it becomes ever more urgent to preserve the environment, a growing number of businesses are prioritizing sustainability. More than 50 companies around the world have pledged to work toward using 100% renewable energy to power their operations. Big technology corporations and traditional consumer brands alike are on their way to a low carbon footprint by turning to renewables to keep the lights on.

International Consultation Opens on Water Climate Bond Standard

Future Guidance for Water Investments Takes Shape
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November 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Climate Bonds Initiative and consortium partners Ceres, World Resources Institute, CDP and the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation have released for public comment, the world’s first standard for low carbon and climate resilient water bonds. The proposed Water Climate Bond Standard will bring a focus on vulnerability assessment and climate mitigation and adaptation planning to the fixed income space.

Sealed Air Joins WWF/WRI Renewable Buyers Principles

By Ron Cotterman, Vice President, Sustainability for Sealed Air
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This week we published our latest sustainability report and launched our new and ambitious 2020 Sustainability Goals.  I am also pleased to announce that Sealed Air also signed the Renewable Energy Buyer’s Principles, a joint initiative of the World Wildlife Fund and the World Resources Institute.  Two of our 2020 Sustainability Goals are to reduce the environmental footprint of our operations and to drive actions which benefit society by conserving resources.  Availability of cost-competitive renewable energy helps us to meet these goals. 

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