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Loyola University Chicago's School of Environmental Sustainability Hosts Annual Climate Change Conference Virtually

Multi-evening event features keynote conversations with youth climate activists Dejah Powell and Vic Barrett
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March 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Loyola University Chicago’s new School of Environmental Sustainability (SES) today formally announced it will host its annual Climate Change Conference virtually this year from Monday, March 15, 2021, to Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Making Commitments Are 'Easy,' Delivering Is Where the Real Work Begins

JEFF KING, Senior Director, Global Sustainability and Social Impact
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Companies compete for mindshare all the time; who has the best Superbowl ad?; can you be pulled away from your social media for a quick five seconds?; and yes, companies even want to talk about the great sustainability work that they do to ensure they are recognized for doing the right thing and making a difference. 

Hershey Announces Bold 2030 Goals to Reduce Environmental Footprint and Address Climate Change

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HERSHEY, Pa., March 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced new commitments to advance its environmental progress and contribute to global climate action. Hershey has set ambitious new goals to reduce its global emissions in line with the global best practice of the Paris Climate Agreement, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Railroads Stake Out Positions on Addressing Climate Change

AAR releases proposals to leverage environmental performance and reduce transportation sector emissions
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WASHINGTON, March 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Association of American Railroads (AAR) outlined today policy proposals aimed at safely and effectively combatting climate change. As the leader in fuel-efficient surface transportation, railroads know more must be done to drive down greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Armed with the right policies, railroads – and the nation – can make real progress toward a cleaner, more sustainable economy.

My Journey on the Road Less Traveled (From a Scottish Univ to Impact Investing in NYC)

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by Elizabeth di Bonaventura, Senior Institutional Relationship Associate, Domini Impact Investments. 

The road less traveled has always been the path I’ve found myself on in life, whether intentionally or not. As a young girl, I did not grow up believing that I would have a career in finance. I was beguiled by misconceptions that the field was too difficult and the bar for entry too insurmountably high. Even more daunting was the lack of representation of women within the financial sector.

Acre & John Elkington | Building Back Better: From Sustainability To The 'Regenerative Economy' Webinar

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As the world peeks beyond the COVID-19 crisis and Joe Biden’s administration takes up residence in Washington, D.C., humankind faces an existential challenge:

How do we reignite the global economy while prioritizing infrastructure investments that slow the march of climate change?

Enviva Targets Net-Zero Operations by 2030

Zero-emissions goal emphasizes the company’s mission to fight climate change, pledging to become carbon neutral and use 100% renewable energy in its operations
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BETHESDA, Md., February 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Today, Enviva, a leading global renewable energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, announced its goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations by 2030. This commitment to climate action reinforces Enviva’s core purpose to displace coal, grow more trees, and fight climate change. It sets forth an ambitious plan for eliminating GHG emissions from its operations in keeping with international climate goals, including the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

Coalition Grows to Protect Biodiversity Globally

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More than 50 countries around the world have joined a coalition that pledges to protect at least 30% of the world’s land and ocean by 2030. 

The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, France and Costa Rica, aims to get a global agreement this year at the Convention on Biodiversity’s COP15. 

The HAC launched this week at the One Planet Summit, hosted by the French president Emmanuel Macron, in a bid to halt biodiversity loss and species extinction, protect vital ecosystems and promote a global deal for nature and people. 

Scotiabank Launches Net Zero Research Fund to Boost Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

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TORONTO, February 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As part of its continued efforts to combat climate change, Scotiabank has established a Net Zero Research Fund to initiate partnerships with leading think tanks and academic institutions that are supporting key sectors in their efforts to decarbonize. The $1 million fund will advance research and leadership in support of global decarbonization efforts.

Gildan Awarded Silver Class Distinction in the Sustainability Yearbook 2021

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MONTREAL, February 15, 2021, /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) has reinforced its position as a sustainable leader in apparel manufacturing with a ninth-consecutive recognition in The Sustainability Yearbook, an award that distinguishes the world’s highest performing sustainable companies. This year, Gildan was awarded a Silver Class distinction, which recognizes that the Company’s ESG score is within 1% to 5% of the industry’s highest performing companies.

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