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Lobster Populations Remain Healthy as Wind Farm Study Results Are Published

Wind farm construction and operation has no significant negative impact on the ecology of European lobsters, according to the study.
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Results from a survey have recently been published by the Holderness Fishing Industry Group (HFIG) which suggest that wind farm construction and operation has no significant negative impact on the ecology of European lobsters.

Leading green energy providers Ørsted worked with HFIG in 2013 to conduct a long-term study which examined the ecological effects on shellfish during the construction and operation of Westermost Rough offshore wind farm, off the east coast of the United Kingdom.

Business Lessons From a Small Virus on a Big Planet

By Mathis Wackernagel & Kevin Self
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In an e-book produced for this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, Schneider Electric and Global Footprint Network spelled out why "one-planet prosperity" — the need for all to thrive within the limited capacity of our planet — is an ever-more-defining context for businesses, and one that can be quantified and monitored. It is the essence of Schneider Electric’s strategy but it also applies to any other business that wants to invest into its own longevity. It is the logical reaction to the shifting context of ecological overuse.

Evolving Location Strategies in the Era of COVID-19

Business Continuity and Operational Risk
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As COVID-19 continues to change lives across the globe, many employers are wondering what effects the pandemic will have on industries, jobs and the workforce over the near and long term.

Rooted in Our Purpose: ScottsMiracle-Gro's 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

By Jim Hagedorn, Chairman and CEO, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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We recently announced our corporate purpose to GroMoreGood everywhere, which goes beyond the products we put on store shelves to push our company to think bigger and be better when it comes to our communities, the planet, our consumers, our partners and our family of associates. 

Decarbonization for the Commercial and Industrial Sector

Jason Rowell, P.E., is an Associate Vice President and Global Technology Portfolio Manager for Black & Veatch’s global power business.
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Today’s changing energy landscape is driving organizations to reexamine how they approach, use and manage electricity. With renewables playing a rising role in the power mix, we’re seeing sweeping changes in how electricity is produced, introducing new opportunities for stakeholders to embrace low- or zero-carbon energy systems.

eBay's 2020 U.S. Small Online Business Report: How We're Creating Economic Opportunity

In our new report, we explore how the eBay marketplace levels the playing field for Main Street businesses across America by enabling them to reach millions of shoppers worldwide.
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In our increasingly global economy, small brick and mortar businesses are often at a huge disadvantage in terms of scope and reach, especially in rural areas with lower foot traffic and sprawling nearby chain stores. This inequity has only been heightened over the past several months, as independent small businesses and entrepreneurs across the United States have been faced with unprecedented and complex challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Does Climate Change Top Corporate ESG Agendas in 2020?

All categories of stakeholders are pushing organizations to lead when it comes to climate-related risks.
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The momentum in 2019 was undeniable, with a record number of companies making commitments to climate action.

The GRI Universal Standards: What's Changing and Why?

By Laura Espinach, GRI Head of Technical Development
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In June, we announced a major update to the reporting at the heart of the GRI Standards. The planned revisions to the Universal Standards are significant because they will affect every organization that uses the GRI Standards, supporting them to more effectively report their most significant impacts on the economy, environment and people.

Schneider Electric Shows Commitment to Building a Green and Inclusive Future for All through H1 Extra-Financial Results

Summary: 
  • Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons
  • The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
  • The Tomorrow Rising Fund, by the Schneider Electric Foundation, moves forward with recovery and resilience by supporting education and training programs
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  • Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons
  • The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
  • The Tomorrow Rising Fund, by the Schneider Electric Foundation, moves forward with recovery and resilience by supporting education and training programs

Subaru of America, Inc. Releases Second Annual Corporate Impact Report

Report highlights Subaru company, customer, and community impacts and goals for the future
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CAMDEN, N.J.,  July 31, 2020 – Today, Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) released its second annual Corporate Impact Report. The report details the automaker’s commitment to its customers, commitment to the communities in which Subaru employees live, work, and serve, and commitment to upholding its core values, each and every day.

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