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‘Tis the Season for Giving, Receiving, and Recycling

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According to estimates, Americans produce about 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day compared with the rest of the year. With the most wonderful time of the year upon us, it is all the more important to continue our efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  

Here are some tips to cut down waste and stay sustainable during your holiday festivities – and throughout the year.

What can be recycled?

Joining Forces to Protect Human Rights

by Allison Arbib
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In a range of human rights and labor rights due diligence frameworks -- the UN Guiding Principles, the United States Department of Labor Comply Chain, the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct -- as well as resources like the Responsible Sourcing Tool, companies are urge

New BCG Report: Sustainably Securing the Future of Agriculture

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Across the world, agriculture plays a crucial role not only in supplying food, but in shaping rural areas, preserving landscapes and cultural practices and heritage. At the same time, however, the industry is facing enormous pressure: Society has grown accustomed to low food prices, while equally expecting agriculture’s environmental footprint to be as small as possible – with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and protection of biodiversity.

Improving Reporting on Modern Slavery

GRI and Responsible Labor Initiative launch new toolkit
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December 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been published by GRI and the Responsible Labor Initiative, an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance. The resource provides guidance on increasing the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning the transparency and accountability needed to support global efforts towards eradicating modern slavery.

WBA Sponsors 2019 Global Retail Challenge to Inspire Next Generation of Retail Leaders

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WBA Sponsors 2019 Global Retail Challenge to Inspire Next Generation of Retail Leaders

Over six weeks, Walgreens Boots Alliance and other leading companies such as Nordstrom and Columbia Sportswear Company participated in this year’s Global Retail Challenge in partnership with the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).

FCA Joins ‘Responsible Sourcing Blockchain Network’ to Help Build a More Ethical Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Summary: 
  • Global collaboration working to trace cobalt, mica and 3TG conflict minerals: tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold
  • First blockchain-powered audit will launch in early 2020 to trace cobalt in FCA supply chain
  • Supply chain transparency and mapping imperative to mitigate unethical practices in mineral mining
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  • Global collaboration working to trace cobalt, mica and 3TG conflict minerals: tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold
  • First blockchain-powered audit will launch in early 2020 to trace cobalt in FCA supply chain
  • Supply chain transparency and mapping imperative to mitigate unethical practices in mineral mining

Own Your Impact: Actions to Stand up for Human Rights

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This blog is posted on behalf of Mike McDonnell, Supply Chain Sustainability Senior Manager. Mike has been assessing supplier risks including human rights violations and environmental impact for more than 8 of his 23 years at Intel. He is dedicated to continuously improving Intel’s supply chain for the workers in it.

8 Experts On The Top Corporate Sustainability Issue Right Now

By: Leah Kinthaert
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In his Harvard Business Review article last year Matt Gitsham discussed a growing trend of corporate leaders being remarkably proactive about sustainability: “If global temperatures rise more than 1.5 °C, the risks of draught, floods, forest fires, heat-related deaths and loss of agricultural productivity all worsen significantly… Predictably, environmentalists, pro-environment politicians, and countries es

Sustainable Investing: The Enduring Revolution

Outlook for 2020 and Beyond
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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds 

The climate crisis is precipitating a sustainable investment revolution, and I think that revolution will endure in 2020.

When the environmentally-responsible mutual fund company that I lead was founded in 1991, the average investor was not concerned about sustainability. Times have changed. Nearly 80 percent of respondents to a recent study said that they “love the idea of investing in companies that care about the same issues” as them. This isn’t just lip service.

Outlook 2020: Sustainable Investing & Stakeholder Capitalism

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by Jon Hale, Ph.D,  head of sustainable investing research for Morningstar. In 2018, Hale was named to Barron’s list of the 20 most influential people in ESG investing, and in 2019, he was included in the InvestmentNews’ 10 leaders of ESG & Impact investing

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