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230 Investors With USD $16.2 Trillion in AUM Call for Corporate Action on Deforestation, Signaling Support for the Amazon

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September 18, 20193 /3BL Media/ - Today, 230 institutional investors representing USD $16.2 trillion in assets under management are calling on companies to take urgent action in light of the devastating fires in the Amazon, which have been fueled in part because of the deforestation happening at an alarming rate in Brazil and Bolivia.

Virginia Governor’s Executive Order to Accelerate Clean Energy Future is the Right Move for the Commonwealth

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s executive order to decarbonize the electricity grid and scale up clean energy in the Commonwealth is the policy leadership needed to address the climate crisis and create a thriving, zero-carbon economy, said the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres. 

We Can’t Leave It to Younger Generations to Save the World.

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Earlier this year, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg inspired youth climate protests in more than 100 cities around the world. Among the Green New Deal’s champions is the Sunrise Movement, which says it is “building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America.” It’s clear that young people care about the planet. But can we assume they’ll do what’s necessary to save it?

Nestlé Accelerates Action to Tackle Climate Change and Commits to Zero Net Emissions by 2050

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VEVEY, Switzerland, September 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced its ambition to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It embraces the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Ahead of the U.N. Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit this month, Nestlé will sign the ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge.

The IPCC Climate Change and Land Report: Three Things Every Investor Should Know

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Resource scarcity in our globalized economy jeopardizes the abundance of countless goods, but one resource — as spotlighted by the recent coverage of the fires in the Amazon — underpins them all: land.

As investors look at land-based portfolio risks, the agriculture sector is at the center of their attention. This focus makes sense. As outlined in the IPCC’s special report on climate change and land use, agricultural commodities will be hit hard if harmful land use practices are not stopped.

Context-Based Targets Bring a Scientific Approach to Water Management

By Mary Mazzoni
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This article series is sponsored by AEG and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

In 2015, when the United Nations issued the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it called on business, government and civil society to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” But societal and environmental factors—from industrialization to climate change—may make accomplishing this goal increasingly difficult, recent research shows. 

Timberland Commits to Plant 50 Million Trees over Next Five Years

Company launches “Nature Needs Heroes” campaign to empower global community to be champions for the planet
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – STRATHAM, N.H., September 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a new commitment to plant 50 million trees around the world by 2025 as part of its pursuit of a greener future. This bold goal builds on Timberland’s longstanding commitment to make products responsibly, strengthen communities, and protect and enhance the outdoors. One key area of focus has been tree planting; since 2001, the brand has planted more than 10 million trees worldwide.

GM Earns EPA Green Power Leadership Honors Reinforcing Vision for Zero Emissions Future

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DETROIT, Sept. 5, 2019 /3BL Media/— General Motors announced today that it has received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The awards recognize companies for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented GM with the award for Direct Project Engagement at the 2019 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Diego, California.

The Arbor Day Foundation Announces New Partnership With Santa Margherita

Santa Margherita commits to plant 15,000 trees in Texas National Forest
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LINCOLN, Neb., September 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation announced today a new partnership with world-renowned Italian winery, Santa Margherita, to plant 15,000 trees in Texas National Forest during the holiday timeframe of September to December. The reforestation project will plant a mix of shortleaf and longleaf pines, helping to restore critical watersheds and wildlife habitat in the region.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2019

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The August issue of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's newsletter is full of exciting stories from their key funding initiatives; RayDay, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray and more.

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The August issue of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's newsletter is full of exciting stories from their key funding initiatives; RayDay, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray and more.

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