Category: Corporate sustainability

Beer brand Corona achieves global net zero plastic footprint

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Anheuser-Busch InBev’s beer brand Corona announced today that it has achieved a global net zero plastic footprint, becoming the first global beverage brand to remove more plastic from the environment than it releases.

Leading businesses call for adoption of Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging

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Today, for the first time, more than 100 businesses in the packaging value chain, together with more than 50 other organisations, have publicly announced their support for the adoption of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).

The organisations say that that without EPR, packaging collection and recycling is unlikely to be meaningfully scaled and tens of millions of tonnes of packaging will continue to end up in the environment every year.

statement, published today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has been signed by leading brands and retailers (including Beiersdorf, Danone, Diageo, Ferrero, FrieslandCampina, H&M, Henkel, Inditex, L’Oréal, Mars, Mondi, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Pick n Pay, Reckitt, Schwarz Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever and Walmart), manufacturers and recyclers (including Borealis, Berry Global, DS Smith, Mondi, Tetra Pak, Indorama Ventures and Veolia), investors such as European Investment Bank and Closed Loop Partners, and NGOs including WWF, The Recycling Partnership, The Pew Charitable Trusts and As You Sow.

Volvo Group targets net zero value chain emissions, climate goals approved by SBTi

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Truck, bus and construction equipment company Volvo Group announced today a series of climate initiatives and targets, including a goal to achieve net zero value chain emissions by 2040. The company also announced that its climate targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and that it has committed to the SBTi’s Business Ambition for 1.5 °C.

Salesforce announces ocean protection initiatives, appoints Whitney Johnston Director of Ocean Sustainability

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Marking World Oceans Day, CRM solutions provider Salesforce announced today an acceleration of the company’s initiatives to protect and restore ocean ecosystems, including the appointment of Dr. Whitney Johnston as Director of Ocean Sustainability.

JPMorgan achieves carbon neutrality in operations, sets carbon reduction financing targets for high emitting sectors

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JPMorgan Chase announced that it has achieved carbon neutrality across its operations in 2020 and unveiled a new set of targets towards its goal to align its financing activities with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.

The Chief Sustainability Officer 10 Years Later: The Rise of ESG in the C-Suite

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Who are these CSOs, what are they responsible for, and which issues do they think will take hold as we look to the future of sustainable business? Most critically, do they have the required skills and authority to solve our most wicked problems? This report—an update to the Weinreb Group’s seminal CSO Back Story published 10 years ago—answers these questions, providing an in-depth look at CSOs1 today and their powerful role in business.

Peet’s Coffee launches carbon offsetting coffee service

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Specialty coffee roaster Peet’s Coffee announced the launch of a new Carbon Neutral Series coffee subscription, aimed at enabling coffee consumers to offset their carbon footprint over time.

Smithfield reveals new commitments in its 2020 Sustainability Impact Report

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The protein supplier has announced it will reduce GHG emissions across its entire domestic supply chain 30 percent by 2030 as well as obtain 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, such as solar and wind power, over the same time period.

Navigating internal politics to ‘get it done’

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Show the value of ESG within the context of leadership’s biggest concern of the moment, or how it builds on their greatest success, and leadership will listen.

Canada launches Sustainable Finance Action Council, aims to enhance climate disclosure

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The Government of Canada announced the launch of a new Sustainable Finance Action Council, aimed at helping mobilize capital and investment necessary to meet the country’s sustainability goals.

According to the government’s announcement, the council will bring together public and private sector financial expertise to support the growth of a strong, well-functioning, sustainable finance market. With broad representation of Canadian banks, insurance companies and pension funds, financial sector leaders will provide input on the foundational market infrastructure needed for a stable and reliable sustainable finance market, while a public sector coordinating group will play a role in observing council meetings and advising the chair.

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