London-based Fairtrade Foundation has launched a program that it hopes can help scale fair trade-certified gold from the East African countries, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
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Nike says it has developed a low-carbon, low-impact leather material that could become “game-changing” for both its high performance and role in boosting waste diversion across its supply chain.
The Consumer Goods Forum said it will urge its global food company and retailer membership to simplify date labels by 2020 and eliminate confusing labels such as “best before,” “sell by” and “best if used by.”
A coalition of 130 non-profit groups have urged political leaders to ensure that public funds for Hurricane Harvey aid go to the people that need it most – and not to companies that they argue have had leading roles in creating the environmental and economic mess that will take years to cleanup.
An ambitious group of researchers at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology have been laser-focused on understanding coral by going beyond the factors why many reefs are in rapid decline. In fact, they are evaluating “assisted evolution” and “assisted migration” theories so that future generations of coral can survive in a more challenging oceanic environment.
According to a report jointly issued by The Climate Group and the New Climate Institute, climate action is making encouraging progress across the U.S., with or without the federal government. States, cities and the private sector are driving these changes despite the White House’s decision to exit the Paris Agreement.
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WGL Holdings’ commitment to keeping D.C. heated and electrified has never wavered, even 169 years after its founding. Its mission of keeping the capital’s streets lit and safe at night has morphed into aligning SDGs with the energy demands of a growing population.
According to Bank of America, the $12.6 billion it invested from 2013 to last year supported almost 40,000 jobs, contributed almost $15 billion to GDP and generated close to $30 billion in total economic output.
Despite the oil spills and threats of leaked chemicals across the Houston region due to flooding during and after Hurricane Harvey, a local EPA laboratory is now targeted for closure by 2020.
When it comes to its new headquarters, Walmart’s announcement of a new “Home Office” is following the lead of other companies such as Apple and Amazon – and not necessarily in a positive way.
At least 300 companies are now aligned with the Science Based Targets initiative, which provides a framework to help companies stay competitive while doing their part to mitigate climate change.
A Silicon Valley startup thought it would be a great idea to launch automated, smartphone-activated “bodegas,” but many in social media, and the real world, were not having it.
According to Carbon Tracker, the closing of unprofitable coal-fired power plants across the U.S. could save consumers as much as $10 billion a year by 2021 and increase the country’s competitiveness.
PMI says it has come a long way as it seeks to transform its business, which sold 800 billion cigarettes last year, into one that will mostly market and sell smoke-free products.
Much of Pittsburgh’s success and quality of life is due to local NGOs and foundations, which of course showcase names such as Mellon, Carnegie and Heinz. But many of these nonprofits are not paying their fair share of taxes and lack transparency, say some critics.