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Bringing Forest Restoration to Life


International Paper is a proud supporter of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the work it is leading to restore critical forestland in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. In this article published by WWF, get an inside look at how one team member of Copaíba-a well-regarded forest restoration organization in Brazil - is connecting people locally to make the work of WWF, International Paper and other supporters a reality.

Grant Williams Receives Bill Russell Mentoring Legacy Award

Celtics player second recipient of the award, recognizing dedication to mentoring youth in Massachusetts
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BOSTON, January 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ – MENTOR National, an organization dedicated to unifying mentoring across the nation, today announced the second recipient of The Bill Russell Mentoring Legacy Award, Grant Williams of the Boston Celtics. Through this award, MENTOR recognizes and honors Williams’ efforts to provide and support mentoring services to youth in Massachusetts, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and MENTOR have held a longstandin

Laurel Street Receives Equity Investment From TruFund's Impact Developers Fund to Accelerate Growth

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NEW YORK, January 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- TruFund Financial Services ("TruFund"), a Community Development Financial Institution located in New York City announced that it has made an equity investment in Charlotte, North Carolina-based Laurel Street Residential, LLC, a minority- and women-owned real estate development company. Led by President and CEO Dionne Nelson, the mixed-income housing development firm focuses on providing affordable housing opportunities throughout its footprint, with a significant presence in North Carolina.

Ferrero Partners With Sourcemap for the Tracing of Its Hazelnut Value Chain

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January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Sourcemap, a leading provider of supply chain mapping, traceability and transparency solutions for companies across multiple industries, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ferrero.

International WELL Building Institute Launches Global Research Agenda

Call to action to drive timely and innovative global research linking buildings, organizations and communities with health and the human experience
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NEW YORK, January 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced the launch of its Global Research Agenda, an interdisciplinary global call to action to support innovative health and built environment research, to unite disciplines across the fields of health, well-being and the built environment, and to translate research into practice.

Dow and the Nature Conservancy Celebrate 10 Years of Groundbreaking Collaboration to Value Nature in Business Strategy

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MIDLAND, Mich., January 25 /3BL Media/ -  Dow (NYSE:DOW) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) celebrated the 10-year milestone of their unique collaboration to demonstrate the business case for valuing nature in business decisions.

“Look for the WELL Health-Safety Seal” Public Awareness Campaign Launches, Featuring Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Michael B. Jordan, Robert DeNiro, Venus Williams, Wolfgang Puck, Deepak Chopra and 17th U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona

Directed by Spike Lee, the Star-studded Campaign Will Drive Awareness of Practices to Promote Healthier and Safer Indoor Spaces Through the WELL Health-Safety Rating
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NEW YORK, January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As the world continues to battle COVID-19 and communities strive to get back to business, it is more important than ever to raise confidence in the safety of buildings and shared spaces. Today, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Michael B.

Albertsons Companies Joins Beyond the Bag Initiative

Goals include reducing use of virgin materials, scaling new solutions, diverting bags from landfills; efforts complement plastic reduction work already underway at Albertsons Cos.
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BOISE, Idaho – January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced that it has joined the Beyond the Bag Initiative, its latest step to contributing to efforts to reduce plastic waste.

The Beyond the Bag Initiative, launched by the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, is a multi-year collaboration across retail sectors that aims to identify, test, and implement innovative new design solutions that serve the function of today’s single-use plastic retail bag, delivering ease and convenience for consumers while striving to lessen the impact on the environment.

Ukko Secures USD 40 Million in Series B Funding Led by Leaps by Bayer to Overcome Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Top industry leaders and venture firms unite behind Ukko’s efforts to eliminate the world's most prevalent food allergies and sensitivities, including peanuts and gluten
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Palo Alto /Tel Aviv / Leverkusen, January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Ukko, a biotech company with the mission to eliminate food allergies and sensitivities, today announced USD 40 million in new Series B funding. Ukko harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) and protein engineering to develop healthier food and therapies for food allergies. The new funding will allow Ukko to enter clinical trials with its investigational therapeutic for peanut allergies. It will also accelerate development of Ukko’s gluten that is designed for people with celiac and other gluten sensitivities.

EarthX to Launch Daily Environmental News from NowThis Earth to Inspire Environmental Awareness and Action

EarthX and NowThis Earth come together to spotlight environmental challenges and propose practical solutions through daily content
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On January 25, EarthX will begin streaming daily content from NowThis Earth focused on environmental issues and simple solutions to help the planet. Content will air on EarthxTV and will enrich EarthX’s youth offerings. The content offering will come in the form of daily news, as well as original explanatory programming like NowThis’ sustainability series One Small Step


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