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How 3M Is Helping Mitigate the Widespread Impacts of Climate Change

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Earlier this year, 3M shared the megatrends that are shaping the next 5-10 years of life on this planet. To understand the source of these trends, and their impact around the globe, we are taking a deeper dive into the key themes and the ways our people, technology and solutions are working to improve lives.  

New 3M Goals for Carbon Neutrality, Reduced Water Use, and Improved Water Quality Draw Industry Attention

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Last week, 3M announced its plans to invest approximately $1 billion over the next 20 years to accelerate new environmental goals: achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, reduce water use by 25% at its facilities, and return higher quality water to the environment after use in manufacturing operations.

Ecolab Ranks Third on Barron's 2021 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies List

Company named to list every year since it was first released in 2018
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February 24, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, ranks third on Barron’s 2021 list of the Most Sustainable Companies in the U.S. The list ranks companies based on 230 performance indicators, including workplace diversity and greenhouse gas emissions, and how they performed for five key constituencies: shareholders, employees, customers, community and the planet. Ecolab has been named to Barron’s Most Sustainable Companies in the U.S. list every year since it was first released in 2018.

Guiding Principles for the Circular Economy

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As a critical part of our approach to combating climate change, Owens Corning is working to transform our operations to a circular economy model, one in which virgin raw materials, waste, energy and emissions are minimized through intelligent design, renewable and recycled input, energy-efficient production, and enabling the recycling of products at the end of their life cycles. Here’s how we’re thinking about it.

Corporate Reporting on the SDGs: What Are the Challenges and Opportunities?

By Camila Corradi Bracco, Senior Coordinator – Content Development & Program Delivery, GRI
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Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, the role of the private sector in fulfilling the 2030 Agenda has been widely acknowledged, as set out under SDG 12. Yet to assess how companies are actually contributing towards these Global Goals, we need greater transparency on their impacts.

3M Commits to Achieving Carbon Neutrality, Reducing Water Use, and Improving Water Quality

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Today we are announcing significant new environmental goals as we work to grow 3M and step up our commitment to our values. We have a long record of environmental stewardship, and we’ll do even more going forward to improve both air and water quality – including a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050. Over the next 20 years, we expect to invest approximately $1 billion to accelerate ongoing efforts to improve our operations and deliver on these new environmental goals.

Ecocentricity Blog: Who's Your Favorite Chemist?

By: John A. Lanier
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Where humans often use toxic substances in our chemistry, the natural world’s chemistry is overwhelmingly benign. Where humans use heat and strong forces to create chemical bonds, nature self-assembles at ambient temperatures. Where many human chemical feedstocks rely on global mining supply chains, nature has figured out how to use whatever it has right where it is.

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Where humans often use toxic substances in our chemistry, the natural world’s chemistry is overwhelmingly benign. Where humans use heat and strong forces to create chemical bonds, nature self-assembles at ambient temperatures. Where many human chemical feedstocks rely on global mining supply chains, nature has figured out how to use whatever it has right where it is.

Webinar / What the Clarbon? Demystifying the Climate-Carbon Nexus

Antea Group's Live Webinar February 25th
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Climate vs Carbon: What’s the difference? How are businesses impacted by each? How should businesses develop a strategy to address both? What are stakeholders really asking for? 

Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Why It's a Critical Business Focus

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As the greater landscape of industry shifts beneath our feet, a crucial element is quietly evolving with it: the expectations of investors.

To determine the value of a potential investment, firms have begun using a specific set of criteria designed to evaluate a company’s sustainability. That is to say, how well will the company hold up to environmental scrutiny? How strong are its relationships in its social ecosystem? Is leadership transparent or will they end up in the headlines in a few years?

S&P Global Announces Ambitious Climate Actions on Its Way to Achieving Net Zero by 2040

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  • Company Commits to 25% Reduction in Emissions by 2025 

  • Reductions Align with Most Aggressive Scenario to Keep Warming to 1.5º C

  • Goals Validated by the Science Based Targets initiative

  • Planned Actions Position S&P Global to Achieve Net Zero 10 Years Earlier than Paris Climate Agreement Objective

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  • Company Commits to 25% Reduction in Emissions by 2025 

  • Reductions Align with Most Aggressive Scenario to Keep Warming to 1.5º C

  • Goals Validated by the Science Based Targets initiative

  • Planned Actions Position S&P Global to Achieve Net Zero 10 Years Earlier than Paris Climate Agreement Objective

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