November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As investors converge in Bonn, Germany this week for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP23, to showcase how they are taking action to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, a new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and the Clean Energy Venture Fund (CEVF) finds that the accelerating trends in the clean energy technology investment market over the last seven years are expected to improve investment returns into the foreseeable future.
GM promotes sustainable development through biodiversity goal
DETROIT, November 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As General Motors continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues.
Ecolab opens Water University to help companies accelerate their progress
NAPERVILLE, Ill., October 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - By the year 2030, water demand is expected to exceed sustainable supply by 40 percent, but only 42 percent of respondents from a recent survey conducted by Ecolab and GreenBiz Group cited water management as a strategic corporate initiative. According to the research, 82 percent of the 184 large businesses surveyed say they are not sufficiently using advanced tools and technologies to better manage their water use.
Farm workers share how Fair Trade's Community Development Funds are making a difference in their community
Last month I had the opportunity to interview farm workers at Wholesum Harvest’s Fair Trade Certified™ tomato farm in Amado, Arizona. I’ve spoken with many farm workers during my three years at Fair Trade USA, but this assignment had me nervous. Wholesum Amado represents a new frontier for Fair Trade.
Celebrating International Day of the Girl Child 2017
On October 11, Tetra Tech joins organizations around the world in celebrating the role of girls and women in building a better world.
The United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child has focused the world’s attention on “the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. […] Girls have the potential to change the world—both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, mothers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, and political leaders.”
When it comes to sustainability, dreaming bigger is always better. By looking beyond regulatory requirements to achieve sustainable practices, Whirlpool Corporation is recognizing the value in protecting consumer health and trade customer priorities, as well as reduced eco-fees.
Using sustainable, commercial approaches to maximize the benefits of forest and mineral resources
Leif Kindberg, an associate focused on environment and natural resources with Tetra Tech International Development Services, describes the approaches needed to create sustainable, commercial activity for forest and mineral resources in Liberia. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
In its new Cocoa Promise Report, Cargill is laying out a clear pathway to a sustainable cocoa supply chain. In the five years since the Cocoa Promise, the company’s overarching sustainability commitment for the sector, was launched, Cargill and its farmer partners have made significant progress. Among other highlights, more than 145,000 farmers were trained on sustainability and good agricultural practices. In Côte d’Ivoire alone, 62,000 farmers have benefited from one-to-one coaching.
There is something untoward about the feeding frenzy we are witnessing as cities across the country vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters (“HQ2”).
There is something untoward about the feeding frenzy we are witnessing as cities across the country vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters (“HQ2”). Amazon, after all, is the poster child for driving, first, independent booksellers and then retailers out of business, hollowing out communities across America.