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April 2, 2020 Plastic Wars: Industry Spent Millions Selling Recycling — To Sell More Plastic

Source: NPR

For decades, Americans have been sorting their trash believing that most plastic could be recycled. But the truth is, the vast majority of all plastic produced can't be or won't be recycled. In 40 years, less than 10% of plastic...

April 1, 2020 Yes, Electric Cars Are Cleaner, Even When The Power Comes From Coal

Source: Forbes

A new study by the universities of Exeter and Cambridge in the UK and Nijmegen in the Netherlands has concluded that electric cars lead to lower carbon emissions overall, even if electricity generation still relies on fossil fuels

April 1, 2020 Arch Capital Group Ltd. Releases First Sustainability Report

Source: BusinessWire

PEMBROKE, Bermuda--Arch Capital Group Ltd. [NASDAQ: ACGL] has released its first corporate sustainability report. The report highlights the company’s key environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities and goals and how...

April 1, 2020 Report reveals ‘massive plastic pollution footprint’ of drinks firms

Source: The Guardian

Four global drinks giants are responsible for more than half a million tonnes of plastic pollution in six developing countries each year, enough to cover 83 football pitches every day, according to a report.

March 31, 2020 Just Released: New Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil Industry

Source: Environmental Leader

IPIECA, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) today released the new edition of the “Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil and Gas industry.” T

March 30, 2020 Cemex reports on sustainability steps taken in 2019

Source: Global Cement

Mexico: Cemex has shared its 2019 sustainability achievements in an integrated report entitled ‘Innovating for a Better World,’ which analyses the company’s strategic vision, operational performance and corporate governance...

March 26, 2020 Nestlé highlights innovation, digitalization and sustainability in 2019 Annual Report

Source: Yahoo Finance

Tackling climate change is critical for society and for ensuring the continued success of Nestlé's business. Nestlé accelerated its climate change efforts to transition to a low-carbon economy, with a pledge to achieve zero net...

March 18, 2020 How Gen Z and Millennials Are Putting Sustainability on Corporate Agendas

Source: Hotel News Resouces

Nearly half of millennials and Gen Z are more attracted to making a positive impact in society and communities than starting a family and having kids, according to Deloitte’s 2019 Millennials Survey.

March 13, 2020 Epiroc’s AutoDrill 2 exemplifies the sustainability power of 6th Sense

Source: International Mining

n its Sustainability Report for 2019 released today, Epiroc reviewed its progress as a company in many areas, including digitalisation and how it relates to sustainability performance. The company launched 6th Sense in 2019, a...

February 23, 2020 The ugly side to the booming U.S. economy, in one telling chart

Source: MarketWatch

...the rate of credit card balances that are 30 days or more delinquent at the 4,500 or so commercial banks that are smaller than the top 100 banks spiked to 7.05% in the fourth quarter, the highest delinquency rate in the data...

February 19, 2020 100 Best Companies to Work For

Source: Fortune

Over the 23 years we’ve been publishing this list with our partners at Great Place to Work, we’ve found three things to be true. Inclusion has become the gold standard for employee-centric companies. The bar rises every year. And...

February 17, 2020 Red Flags A-Plenty for Natural Gas In New Sustainable Energy Report

Source: Cleantechnica

...the report provides ample room for natural gas in the clean energy revolution of the past 10 years

December 31, 2019 41% of Brits want to be more sustainable in 2020

Source: House Beautiful UK

At the start of every new year, many of us will compile a list of goals for the months to come, as well as old habits we plan to ditch. While they usually tap into topics such as health and fitness, a new study has found Brits...

December 17, 2019 Apache Corporation Releases 2019 Sustainability Report

Source: Globe Newswire

HOUSTON - Apache Corporation (NYSE/Nasdaq: APA) has released its 2019 Sustainability Report, which highlights the company’s performance in governance, environmental stewardship, health and safety, workforce development and...

December 17, 2019 Crown Castle Releases 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report

Source: Crown Castle

The inaugural report provides an opportunity for Crown Castle to connect with its key stakeholders and demonstrate the company's commitment to operating responsibly and sustainably as it focuses on delivering long-term...

December 13, 2019 G&A Institute Releases Analysis of The Business Roundtable Companies’ ESG Reporting Practices

Source: Governance & Accountability Institute

Governance & Accountability Institute’s research team examined the ESG / sustainability reporting practices of the BRT signatory corporations to examine trends and create a baseline for tracking progress and actions going...[more]

December 13, 2019 Nestlé releases ‘Tackling Child Labor’ report as it pushes for 100% sustainable cocoa by 2025

Source: Confectionery News

Swiss confectionery giant claims it is investing $45m a year in its sustainability program and making progress tackling child labor in its cocoa supply chain in West Africa.

December 6, 2019 Visualized: Ranking the Goods Most Traded Between the U.S. and China

Source: Visual Capitalist

Today’s infographic from HowMuch.net charts the top imports and exports between the U.S. and China, pulled from the Observatory of Economic Complexity’s (OEC) global market data for 2017.

December 4, 2019 Nielsen: Which sustainability attributes matter most to consumers?

Source: Food Navigator

Consumers are increasingly factoring in a product's sustainability attributes into their purchasing behavior and 73% of consumers surveyed by Nielsen say they are willing to change their consumption habits to reduce their...

December 4, 2019 The promise of sustainable agriculture: A report from a townie

Source: GreenBiz

The recent Sustainable Agriculture Summit last month in Indianapolis was billed as a forum to collectively create a roadmap for U.S. agriculture to meet the challenge of the 21st century. The goal: produce more with less while...

December 3, 2019 Hancock Natural Resource Group Successfully Completes Inaugural Sustainability Examination of Select Managed Agricultural Operations

Source: PR Newswire

The examination found the operations fully conform to a new sustainable agricultural standard (the Standard) for farmland management which is expected to launch more broadly in 2020. The Standard was developed by the Sustainable...

December 2, 2019 McKinsey Research Shows: A Sustainable Society Asks For Whole-Person Leadership

Source: Forbes

In the November 2019 issue of McKinsey Quarterly, McKinsey describes three characteristics that leaders need to have to make their organizations flourish in today’s world.

December 2, 2019 New study analyzes viability of sustainable fuels developed through new process

Source: PHYS.org

A technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and scaled up by Vertimass LLC to convert ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications can be...

November 29, 2019 A new world map rates food sustainability for countries across the globe

Source: Science Daily

A global food system sustainability study builds the first map of its kind to score the sustainability of food systems, country-by-country. The study goes beyond usual questions of productivity and nutrition, and includes...

November 29, 2019 U.S. jobless claims tumble to 213,000 just before Thanksgiving, back near post recession low

Source: Market Watch

The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits fell sharply in the week before the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, putting jobless claims back near historic lows and reflecting the persistent strength in the U.S. labor...

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