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Centering Social Equity in Climate Risk Analysis and ESG Reporting

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

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Our industry is engaged in an important dialogue to improve sustainability through ESG transparency and industry collaboration. This article is a contribution to this larger conversation and does not necessarily reflect GRESB’s position. Please refer to official GRESB documents for assessment related guidance.

Brands Get Specific in Collaborations to Fight Climate Change

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In the past month alone we’ve seen record-breaking heat throughout the globe, floods in Germany and China and fires across California and Canada.

Republic Services Reports Reduced Emissions, Increased Circularity of Key Materials

2020 Sustainability Report highlights enhanced climate strategy and progress toward 2030 goals
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PHOENIX, July 22, 2021 /3BLMedia/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) has released its annual sustainability report, highlighting the Company's enhanced approach to climate leadership and tracking progress toward its ambitious 2030 sustainability goals.

Bayer Launches Its Decarbonization Program for Agriculture in Europe

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In line with the political objectives of the EU Green Deal, the program’s main goal is to fight climate change by establishing carbon farming practices at farmers’ level with benefits for the entire agricultural value chain / Program kicks off with over 25 farmers across seven countries in the EU and beyond: France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom and Ukraine

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In line with the political objectives of the EU Green Deal, the program’s main goal is to fight climate change by establishing carbon farming practices at farmers’ level with benefits for the entire agricultural value chain / Program kicks off with over 25 farmers across seven countries in the EU and beyond: France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom and Ukraine

Tetra Tech's Jessica Menon Discusses Advancing Gender Equality for Women in the Global Energy Workforce

Discussing advancing gender equality for women in the global energy workforce
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Jessica Menon, Tetra Tech’s gender integration director for energy, has advanced gender equality and social inclusion globally for more than 15 years. Based in Lusaka, Zambia, she manages Tetra Tech’s USAID Engendering Utilities program, oversees a team of technical experts who also support USAID Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia (E4SEA), and provides technical support to gender specialists across Tetra Tech’s international energy services projects.

Securing Land Rights for Female Farmers in India

Supporting female farmers to gain access to land and farming skills to play active and productive roles in the potato supply chains in West Bengal, India
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Tetra Tech’s Thais Bessa shares how an innovative partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and PepsiCo is supporting female farmers to gain access to land and farming skills to play active and productive roles in the potato supply chains in West Bengal, India.

This post originally ran on Agrilinks.

Webinar: Assessing Climate Risks to Commercial Enterprises and Prioritizing Mitigation Actions

Snack & Learn Webinar Series 2021 - The webinar will offer insights into assessing options and improving the adaptive capacity of commercial enterprises at least cost.
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Many commercial enterprises have mature risk management practices. These risk management practices often will consider the impact of severe weather events on operations and their customer base.

Three Post COVID-19 Resilience Trends to Watch

Climate-related financial disclosures, the emergence of chief resilience officers and climate adaptation, resilience finance mechanisms are trending post-pandemic.
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Note: This is the first article in a series highlighting changes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies we expect to see in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This article examines changes to resilience strategies to address volatile markets and supply chains.

In 2020, the year we faced a global pandemic, record-breaking wildfires and political unrest across the U.S., demand for our corporate climate risk, adaptation and resilience services increased by 305 percent.

Workiva Becomes First SaaS Company to Join the United Nations Global Compact CFO Taskforce

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AMES, Iowa, July 15 2021 /3BL Media/ Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK) today announced it has joined the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce, committing to measure its progress toward the implementation of the CFO Principles on Integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Investment and Finance.

Congressional Testimony: Financial Institutions' Role in Staving Off the Climate Crisis and Protecting Our Financial System

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By Steven Rothstein

Climate change threatens the futures of our planet and our people, but its impacts are not limited to physical threats that are gathering momentum, including increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, and intensifying storm systems.

The financial institutions that help regulate our societies are at risk as well, So when some financial regulators take a business-as-usual approach to climate change, they are creating additional risk to a livable world.

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