Beverage Industry Giants Releases True Cost of Water Toolkit
The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) — a technical coalition of leading global beverage companies working to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector - has...
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Report: Climate Impacts Causing Billions in Economic Damage, El Niño Making It Worse
As El Niño continues to intensify in the coming months, it is expected that global drought losses will surpass the current forecast $8 billion in economic damage, according to a new report by Aon...
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Canadian Non-Profits Need Your Help to Feed Hungry Kids with Rescued Fruit
Two Canadian non-profit groups have partnered on a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of producing 50,000 snack bags for hungry children in Edmonton, Alberta.The organizations, Fruits of Sherbrooke and...
To Develop Long-Term Sustainability Plans, Look to Oil Companies
Sustainability conversations are changing. Just look at the National Association for Environmental Management’s (NAEM’s) thorough “Planning for a Sustainable Future” report released this week: EHS...
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Yes, You Can Learn From a Regulator: The Pitfalls of Sustainable Business Metrics, Part 17
In 16 earlier parts of this series, Claire Sommer and I developed 29 pitfalls in the sustainable business metrics field, based on the experiences of many mostly non-business fields. (Find them here...
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New Data: CVS' No Smokes Decision Decreased Tobacco Sales in Chains Across the US
One year after drugstore chain CVS Health stopped selling cigarettes, the company released new data that shows the decision has influenced tobacco sales across many types of retailers and announced a...
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Can't Give Up the Bottle? Try Boxed Water
Plastic bottles are some of the worst offenders in packaging waste, but sales of bottled water continue to grow: U.S. bottled water volume apparently rose 7 percent last year.Of course, some...
Climate Week NYC 2015 to COP21: Commit to a Low-Carbon Economy
There is a building sense of urgency among leading businesses, public figures, and concerned citizens as the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties (COP21) approaches.In December, over 190...
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Social Enterprise Bringing Solar Power to Mexico’s Off-Grid Communities
Iluméxico, a Mexican social enterprise focused on solar power, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to bring its Solar Home Systems to 50,000 off-the-grid rural homes —...
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Brands, Academics, NGOs Explore How Sustainability is Transforming Business Now at SB Rio 2015
Sustainable Brands Rio 2015, which took place August 25-27, saw the participation of over 500 attendees from business, civil society organizations, NGOs, universities, governments and the third...

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