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Davos 2017: Auto, Energy Giants Pledge $1.5 bn Hydrogen Investment, Multinationals Partner on Supply Chain Traceability, TerraCycle Recycles Cigarettes

Davos 2017: Auto, Energy Giants Pledge $1.5 bn Hydrogen Investment, Multinationals Partner on Supply Chain Traceability, TerraCycle Recycles Cigarettes

Environmental management is taking center stage at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Why General Mills, The Nature Conservancy Say Soil Is Sexy. Did We Mention $50 Billion in Benefits?

Healthy soils could deliver nearly $50 billion in annual economic benefits, according to General Mills and The Nature Conservancy, which have launched a 10-point roadmap to achieve this goal.

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General Mills, PepsiCo Target Suppliers’ Water Efficiency

Seven food and beverage giants have announced commitments to work with thousands of growers in their global supply chains to reduce water use and pollution impacts.

Why Food, Ag Giants Say Healthy Soil Improves the Bottom Line

Major food and agriculture companies have launched a partnership that aims to help farmers improve their bottom line while conserving natural resources through sustainable agriculture practices.

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How to Reduce Water Management Expenses with Green Infrastructure

Utilizing green infrastructure in water management and water treatment systems can help companies achieve economic and environmental benefits. And yet these ecosystem-based management approaches haven’t gone mainstream. Green infrastructure employs elements of natural systems such as reed beds that treat industrial wastewater, green roofs and permeable pavements that allow water … Read more »

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How Dow Protects Its Business Assets Using Nature

Dow Chemical and The Nature Conservancy have released a new study focusing on how nature can help protect business assets from natural disasters. Based on research completed as part of the ongoing Dow-TNC collaboration, the study demonstrates that asset protection strategies can include green infrastructure — such as marshes, mangroves, … Read more »

Cargill, Monsanto, P&G to Develop Sustainability Metrics for Farmers

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture along with its 75 members — including Cargill, Coca-Cola, Environmental Defense Fund and Monsanto — pledged to develop the next generation of farm-level sustainability metrics during a roundtable session at the White House. The metrics are designed to help growers measure and ultimately, reduce emissions, Field to … Read more »

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Water Conservation Projects that ‘Value Nature’ Are Good for Business

Water conservation projects that “value nature” can help improve business decision-making and risk management — while saving companies money — according to a new study published in the journal Ecosystem Services. The research was conducted as part of the Dow Chemical Company and The Nature Conservancy’s multi-year collaboration to help … Read more »

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Environmental Executive Moves: CES, Advanced Emissions Solutions, Xeros, WorldGBC

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. CES Synergies: The environmental services company has appointed CES Synergies’ current president, John Tostanoski, the CEO, while the current CEO, Clyde A. Biston, will remain as chairman of board and chief visionary. Advanced Emissions Solutions: The emissions reduction … Read more »

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McDonald’s, Tyson Foods, Walmart Advance Beef Supply Chain Sustainability

Cargill, McDonald’s, Tyson Foods and Walmart are among the founding members of the US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, launched yesterday. The USRSB — a group of US beef value chain participants including producers, processors, retailers, foodservice operators, packers, allied industry and non-governmental organizations — will identify sustainability indicators, establish verification … Read more »

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Dow, TNC Team Up on Natural-Capital Tool for Businesses

Dow Chemical and the Nature Conservancy this year will begin a pilot program to demonstrate and test how Dow can incorporate the value of nature as part of its approach to sustainability. The pilot is part of the two organizations’ collaboration, which began in 2011, aimed at helping Dow and … Read more »

Method to Replenish 6M Gallons of Groundwater Annually

Method Products says it plans to replenish 6 million gallons of groundwater each year through a watershed management project in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, targeting 30 million gallons of groundwater recharge over five years. Method’s goal is to protect water in the Great Lakes’ watershed and improve water quality … Read more »