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Lack of Consumer Demand and Cost Keep Companies from Sustainable Palm Oil Plans

Lack of Consumer Demand and Cost Keep Companies from Sustainable Palm Oil Plans

While global companies like PepsiCo and McDonald’s are working toward sourcing 100% of their palm oil from sustainable sources, companies in the areas where the most palm oil is produced seem to be far less focused on that goal. Some cite cost and

Walmart Invests in Research to Stunt Food Waste at the Source

Walmart Invests in Research to Stunt Food Waste at the Source

Walmart is investing in a research program geared to helping improve the proportion of crops that are harvested and delivered. The Walmart Foundation and the Foundation for Food Agriculture Research are funding $1.3 million for research – to be conducted by the World Wildlife Fund – that would identify practical opportunities for producers … Read more »

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Hundreds of Companies Tell Trump ‘Don’t Dump Paris Climate Agreement’

Hundreds of major companies yesterday urged president-elect Donald Trump to implement the Paris climate agreement, which he has vowed to “cancel” once he’s in the White House.

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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.

Davos: Nestlé, Unilever CEOs Join Food Waste Reduction Coalition

Davos: Nestlé, Unilever CEOs Join Food Waste Reduction Coalition

A coalition to reduce food waste made up of CEOs of major companies, government officials, heads of nonprofits and others formed today at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The coalition, called Champions 12.3, aims to accelerate progress toward meeting Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals … Read more »

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COP21 Climate Deal: What’s Next for Business

The world’s 195 countries signed a historic climate agreement this weekend in Paris at COP21. And although the agreement doesn’t bind businesses to making and reporting on emissions cuts, it will require ambitious efforts by private corporations, according to COP21 attendees. “At COP 21 businesses showed they supported an ambitious … Read more »


COP21: 114 Companies Set ‘Science-Based’ Emissions Targets, Business Climate Tool Launched

Some 114 companies — including Ikea, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Walmart, Kellogg and Dell — have committed to set emissions reduction targets in line with what scientists say is necessary to keep global warming below the dangerous threshold of 2 degrees Celsius, according to the Science Based Targets initiative. The announcement was made … Read more »

Kellogg Pledges to Slash Operations Emissions 65% by 2050

Kellogg has announced new science-based emissions targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations 65 percent and help its suppliers reduce their emissions 50 percent by 2050 against a 2015 baseline. Science Based Targets is a joint initiative by CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and … Read more »

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AMD Processor Cuts Personal Computing GHG Emissions 50%

AMD’s latest computer processor reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent compared to the previous generation processor, according to an AMD carbon footprint analysis. AMD says this shows its business clients can reduce the environmental footprint of their technology and lower operating costs, while improving performance and efficiency. Some 60 … Read more »


Cutting Carbon: What P&G, Time Warner Cable are Doing to Curb Absolute GHG Emissions

Procter & Gamble and Time Warner Cable have both set new goals to cut carbon emissions. Procter & Gamble has pledged to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30 percent by 2020, against a 2010 baseline. The consumer goods company has currently reduced absolute emissions by almost … Read more »

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LNG Reduces Shipping Risk, Pollutants

The risks of using heavy fuel oil (HFO) for shipping operations could be greatly reduced by switching to liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a study conducted by Vard Marine, a ship design and marine engineering company based in Vancouver British Columbia. Most deep-sea shipping has traditionally operated on heavy … Read more »

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