Samantha is a graduate of Boston University with concentrations in English, Biology and Environmental Policy. After working in higher education textbook publishing for some time, she turned to the freelance writing world and now reports on corporate social responsibility, green technology and policy, and conservation for TriplePundit.

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Why Your Organic Veggies Need Food Fingerprinting

The market for organic and eco-labelled foods has grown from pretty much zero to a staggering $60 billion industry within the past twenty years. Like in any other industry, there are always some who try to cut corners, falsely advertise and misrepresent themselves to consumers. Here’s how one researcher aims to stop them.

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Baxter Reduces GHG Emissions by 7%, Water Use by 6%

Baxter International Inc., a true sustainability game-changer in the healthcare industry, issued its 2011 (and 13th consecutive) Sustainability Report about its social, environmental and economic performance. The report features the company’s progress toward its 2015 sustainability priorities and goals as well as its commitment to addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.

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Hershey Pledges to Improve Cocoa Farming Conditions in Mexico

North America’s largest producer of chocolate, The Hershey Company, certainly made some waves in the past regarding its lag behind competitors in sustainable cocoa farming and fair labor laws, but recently, the company has committed itself to being a role model in corporate social responsibility, specifically sustainable farming. In partnership with cocoa supplier Agroindustrias Unidas … Continued

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Intel Reduces GHG Emissions by 60% Under 2007 Baseline

Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, has provided public reports on its environmental, health and safety performance since 1994 and produced an annual Corporate Responsibility Report since 2001. 2012 is no exception. This year’s report focuses on three main factors – environmental, governance and social – and records the company’s success in achieving goals … Continued

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North America on Top of Carbon Capture and Storage

Last week, the North American Carbon Capture & Storage Atlas (NACCSA), a joint effort between U.S., Canadian and Mexican governments, created the first ever document mapping the underground storage potential of the continent. According to NACCSA, North America has the potential to store carbon emissions for at least 500 years. But how?