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BSR Conference 2019: Simone Niven, Group Executive, Corporate Relations, Rio Tinto

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The mining industry is undergoing change and transition. After nearly 150 years in this industry, Rio Tinto is still looking for ways to break new ground in sustainability.

Simone Niven, Rio Tinto's Group Executive in Corporate Relations, discussed the company's three strategic priorities, the importance of transparency, and the need to collaborate with communities and governments during her plenary speech at the BSR Conference 2019.

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BSR Conference 2019: Roald Lapperre, Vice Minister for the Environment, Netherlands

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Climate change is a global and complex challenge. Ambition at both national and international levels is necessary, as well as cooperation between the public and private sectors.

UPS Webinar: How to Become a Returns Rockstar

This holiday season is setting a new records for returns volume. Is your company making customers cheer with a great returns strategy? Or are you hitting some sour notes with shoppers?
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This holiday season is setting a new records for returns volume. Is your company making customers cheer with a great returns strategy? Or are you hitting some sour notes with shoppers?

If you’re ready to become a returns rock star, join us as we take an inside look at peak season returns trends, how you can prepare for 2020 and what tools can make your returns sing.

Thursday, January 16, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST

Ecocentricity Blog: Tip of the Market Cap

By: John A. Lanier
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It’s a big deal that BlackRock became a Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in October this year. In doing so, BlackRock signaled to the broader investment community, and to the entire corporate world, that it believes in creating the #circulareconomy.

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It’s a big deal that BlackRock became a Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in October this year. In doing so, BlackRock signaled to the broader investment community, and to the entire corporate world, that it believes in creating the #circulareconomy.

BSR's Top Sustainability Insights of 2019

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By: Maria Bennici, Communications Coordinator, and Aimee Louise Bataclan, Manager, Communications and Marketing, BSR

As 2019 comes to a close, we are taking a moment to look back at the news and initiatives that shaped the year. The most popular blog posts and reports BSR published this year show reader interest in a variety of topics, from collaboration to climate change, that are sure to impact sustainability strategies for the decade to come.

Some common themes we saw across our most read content of the year were:

Water: From the Top of the Mountain to the Top of My Mind

by Sophie Beckham, Senior Manager, Natural Capital Stewardship, International Paper
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According to new data from the World Resources Institute, 17 countries – home to a quarter of the world’s population – face “extremely high” levels of water stress. While many of us may be unfamiliar with water stress, it is a real and growing threat across the world, including in parts of the US, Europe, and Brazil. A recent family trip reminded me of the day-to-day luxury of living with easy access to clean water.

The Fair Trade Difference is Impactful to Communities and Individuals

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Individually we make a choice. Together we make a difference.

Whenever you buy a product with the Fair Trade Certified™ seal, farmers, workers, and fishermen earn extra money to uplift their communities. Every. Single. Time. That’s the Fair Trade Difference. Journey to the Philippines, India and Colombia to see how farmers and workers are using fair trade to change their own lives, and find out how you can get involved in it all.

Go to www.FairTradeCertified.org to learn more.

6 Lessons Learned Over a Century of Advancing a Circular Economy

by Sophie Beckham, Senior Manager of Natural Capital Stewardship at International Paper
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International Paper is 121 years old. If we want to be relevant for the next century, we must bring others along on our trajectory toward circularity. Whether you’re just starting out or are further down the path to circularity, take comfort in knowing you are not in this alone.

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International Paper is 121 years old. If we want to be relevant for the next century, we must bring others along on our trajectory toward circularity. Whether you’re just starting out or are further down the path to circularity, take comfort in knowing you are not in this alone.

COP25 Negotiation Results Fail to Respond to Calls to Close Ambition Gap and Step up Action at Speed and Scale the Paris Agreement Demands

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Sue Reid, vice president of climate and energy at Ceres, released this statement following the closing of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP25) on Sunday.

Inside and outside the halls of COP25, investors, companies and leaders from a cross-section of society sent a clarion call to global governments: Close the ambition gap and step up climate action. Unfortunately, the results of the just-concluded negotiations do no such thing, coming nowhere close to the speed and scale the Paris Agreement demands.

What Mainstream Means for Sustainable Investing

In 2020 and Beyond
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by Lydia Miller, Senior Vice President, Dana Investment Advisors 

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