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At the age of 12, Eloise Gould was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma and her world turned upside down. In an instant, the Gould family became one of the 43 families who received a childhood cancer diagnosis that day.

After a year of intensive treatment, the cancer returned. They were told that she had less than a 2% chance of living. It was shocking to learn that doctors had been delivering that same, bleak outlook to families like theirs for more than 30 years.

The Goulds said goodbye to their precious girl just a few short months later.

G&A Institute Releases Analysis of The Business Roundtable Companies’ ESG Reporting Practices

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NEW YORK, December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - In August 2019, almost all the Business Roundtable CEO members (181) signed on to an updated BRT definition of “the purpose of a corporation” which expanded the definition to include a focus on other stakeholders other than investors.  

Carnival Corporation Pilots Food Waste Bio-Digester Technology to Improve Environmental Compliance

As part of corporate commitment to sustained excellence in environmental compliance, 15 Carnival Corporation ships are testing food waste bio-digester machines, or "steel stomachs," that separate plastics from food waste while naturally breaking down food
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MIAMI, December 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced it is pilot-testing food waste bio-digester technology to improve environmental compliance and the food waste disposal process on board its ships, and plans to expand the program across its fleet in the near future.

The new innovation in green technology at sea provides a number of benefits, including:

Experts Are Curbing Pollution by Crunching Numbers

By: Rachelle Dragani
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Pollution can seem like an insurmountable problem. Impure particles and gasses seep into lungs, contributing to the onset of diseases and conditions such as lung cancer and strokes. As many as 3.8 million people die each year from indoor air pollution caused by burning unsafe fuels. Contaminated water sickens people around the globe.

One 2017 study estimates that air, water and earth contaminants cause around 9 million premature deaths each year, many of them in poor and underdeveloped areas of the world, making them deadlier than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Sustainability: A Moral Case Is Now a Business Case

By: Jason Small
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We're all watching

On the highest balcony at the UN General Assembly, 193 young people fill the space as they stand holding solar-powered lanterns to symbolize their hope. Each represents the youth of a different country. All are here to witness world leaders gather to address the future sustainability of the world.

They came to send a powerful message on the importance of this agenda to the future, as these world leaders set out to commit to the 17 different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises Welcomes LNG-Powered Costa Smeralda to Fleet

Italian brand of world's largest leisure travel company takes delivery of its first vessel powered by marine industry's most advanced fuel technology
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MIAMI, December 12, 2019 /3BL/ – Costa Cruises, the Italian brand of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, officially took delivery  recently of Costa Smeralda, the brand's first ship powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the marine industry's most advanced fuel technology.

The handover ceremony was held at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland, where the brand's new flagship was built. Costa Smeralda becomes Carnival Corporation's fourth new ship of 2019 and its second LNG-powered ship.

Advancing Corporate Sustainability in the Philippines

Recognition from UN for new reporting guidance
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December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been acknowledged for their efforts to raise the sustainability reporting capacity of businesses, for which GRI has provided wide-ranging support.

Tackling Child Labor

Nestlé’s system to tackle child labor works, now we’re scaling it
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I’ve headed up the Nestlé Cocoa Plan for almost 12 years, so I’ve seen firsthand how our Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System, (CLMRS), works and how it has benefited kids and families in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. As demonstrated in our 2019 report ‘Tackling Child Labor’, it is making a real difference to the lives of thousands of kids and families.

Our system was successful in tackling child labor in just over half of cases in the 2019 reporting period. Strong progress, but now we’re going further.

Tree City USA: Celebrating the Importance of Urban Tree Canopies

WITH THE BENEFITS OF STRONG AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN FORESTRY PROGRAMS, COMMUNITIES CAN THRIVE.
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December 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Tree City USA program has strengthened and sustained urban forests across the country thanks to support of Foundation members and partners. From the Gulf of Alaska to the Gulf Coast, more than 155 million Americans are living in Tree City USA towns and cities that pay particular attention to tree planting, management, and care.

Mars CEO Joins Global Business Leaders Supporting Paris Agreement

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Joining a group of business leaders from around the world, Mars, Incorporated CEO Grant F.

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