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Sodexo Achieves 100% Responsibly Harvested White Fish in Maine, Announces New Commitment

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AUGSTA, Maine, February 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, has achieved serving 100% Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested® white fish at all of its Maine locations. The achievement comes after five years of shifting all white fish purchasing to this ecolabel in partnership with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI).

Don't Underestimate the Ability of Trees to Combat the Climate Crisis

While carbon reduction in other realms is key, planting vast groves of trees is a crucial part of saving Earth
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It's exciting to see trees upfront and center stage, but tree-planting initiatives have attracted some controversy. Many mass-planting initiatives drew inspiration from a Science paper published last year, which has since faced critique.

Unlocking the Power of Policy at Ceres 2020 in New York!

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At Ceres 2020 in New York, we’ll explore how policy and legislation can serve as real solutions to our most pressing sustainability challenges—like climate change—and how both investors and companies can help shape innovative climate and energy policies at the state, regional, national and global levels.

UPS Contributed Over $1.5M to Canadian Communities in 2019

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UPS Canada employees continued to demonstrate the importance of social responsibility in 2019, contributing time and money to the communities they serve. For the 18th consecutive year, UPS Canada was presented with the ‘Thanks a Million’ award, continuing a 30 year relationship with the United Way in Canada and raising $1.1 million (CAD) toward United Way initiatives. This accomplishment was a combination of employee engagement and sponsored events, like the charity plane pulls hosted in Mississauga, Calgary and Hamilton.

Thoughts from a Trip Way Down Under

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As I write this, my wife Linda and I are heading home after a two-week adventure cruise here in Antarctica. It’s always been a bucket-list item for me to touch the seventh continent. However, as I think back to the planning stages of this trip a year ago, I admit I felt a sense of urgency. While I’m an optimist on all matters – including the potential for technology to help reverse climate change – I worried that in my lifetime this special place might never be the same. So we decided we should embark on this trip sooner versus later.

What Nature Can Teach Business About Achieving Shared and Sustainable Value

By Mary Draves, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer The Dow Chemical Company
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Business can learn lessons from nature. In nature, diversity often translates into healthier ecosystems, resilience and improved productivity. Likewise, companies are recognizing that more inclusive business models and collaborations that include diverse actors can drive both economic growth and accelerate impact on addressing our UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Global Corporate Sustainability Projects

From grassroots initiatives to global policies
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Through dozens of projects around the world, Medtronic is lessening its environmental impact by conserving energy and water, increasing recycling, and reducing waste. These projects range from large, enterprise-wide corporate sustainability initiatives like energy reduction or building an onsite nitrogen generator, to smaller, volunteer-led environmental stewardship efforts at local sites.

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UPS Infographic | Sustainability at UPS

Sustainability is an inherent part of UPS’s strategy and business operations.
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Sustainability is an inherent part of UPS’s strategy and business operations. As a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, we transport packages and freight, facilitate international trade, and apply advanced technology to efficiently manage the world of business. In this role, we have the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the supply chains of many businesses.

The Love Me Nots of Valentine’s Day Recycling

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As our national day of love approaches, you’re probably thinking about what and how you’ll express your affection on Valentine’s Day. In fact, Americans are expected to spend a record $20.7 billion this Valentine’s Day¹ – that’s a lot of love. While it’s exciting to give and receive gifts of the heart – V Day, like most holidays, creates a lot of excess waste.

Fancy décor, flowers, cards, candy wrappers and gift boxes create a recycling and waste bin dilemma  – what’s recyclable and what’s not? Here are some recycling Love Me’s (recyclables) and Love Me Nots (non-recyclables).

The World’s Most Sustainable Companies Revealed

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They may not have the glitz and glamour of the Oscars or the Golden Globes, but two significant corporate sustainability award rankings were released this week, and Cisco was recognized in both.

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