Category: Sustainable Development Goals

Alexion Partners With One Mind at Work

SOURCE: Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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Advancing the emotional well-being of the rare disease community, our employees, and the communities in which we live, and work is a core commitment of ours. During Mental Health Awareness Month, we strengthened this commitment by joining One Mind at Work, a global coalition of employers deploying best practices for workplace brain health through our partnership with One Mind.

Biogen to Invest $250 Million in a 20-year Initiative to Eliminate Its Use of Fossil Fuels and Improve Public Health

SOURCE: Biogen

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  • After achieving carbon neutrality in 2014, Biogen further bolsters its action against climate change with the goal to become fossil fuel free by 2040 and initiates research collaborations with global leaders to help address the effects of fossil fuel-driven air pollution on health.
  • Air pollution, largely caused by fossil fuels, directly impacts climate change and contributes to nearly 9 million deaths annually with the most vulnerable suffering the greatest.

Dow Reaches Midpoint of “Valuing Nature” Goal; Company Continues To Deliver Environmental and Financial Value Through 2025 Sustainability Goals

Dow reaches $500MM in savings toward its $1 billion target from projects that are good for business and for ecosystems

SOURCE: DOW

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MIDLAND, Mich., September 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ –Dow (NYSE: DOW) announced recentlyit has reached a major milestone, achieving $500 million of savings from its “Valuing Nature” goal, halfway to its 2025 Sustainability Goal to deliver $1 billion in business value from projects that enhance nature.

VMware and the National Science Foundation Collaborate on the Next Generation of Sustainable Digital Infrastructure

By Victor Firoiu, Senior Staff Academic Research Lead, VMware

SOURCE: VMware

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With the Climate Decade upon us, cutting global emissions in half by 2030 depends on bold actions and a global capacity for innovation. We’re focused on both. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve pioneered solutions to help build a low-carbon economy and become a carbon-neutral business.

Coffee for Peace Wins Prestigious Business for Peace Award

SOURCE: Business Call to Action (BCtA)

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September 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Felicitas “Joji” Bautista Pantoja, Co-Founder ofBusiness Call to Actionmember company, Coffee for Peace has won theOslo Business for Peace Awardfor 2020.

Pantoja, isone of three winnersthis year to win the award. The Oslo Business for Peace Award is given to business leaders annually as individuals, for their outstanding businessworthy accomplishments; leaders who apply theirbusiness energy ethically and responsibly, creating stronger economic and societal value.

Ceres’ Climate Week NYC 2020 Media Briefing

Ahead of virtual summit, Ceres’ leading experts to highlight key action steps to stop the climate crisis

SOURCE: Ceres

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September 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As we experience another deadly and devastating hurricane and wildfire season, it is clear the climate crisis continues to wreak havoc around the globe. In 2020, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit an all-time high, triple-digit temperatures in the Arctic Circle led to another warmest month on record, and the dry spring and summer heat unleashed raging forest fires from America’s West to Brazil’s Amazon.

Testing Theory: Uncovering What Makes Community Forestry Work

Packaging lessons learned from USAID ProLand’s work on community-based forestry enterprises

SOURCE: Tetra Tech

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Tetra Tech’s Mark Donahue and Ian Deshmukh summarize the lessons learned from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)Productive Landscape(ProLand) projects work with community-based forestry enterprises (CBFE).

This post originally ran onClimateLinks.

Why do many CBFEs perform poorly even after years of donor and government investment? This was one of the questions that motivated a USAID ProLand project investigation into CBFEs as a strategy for improving land management.

Emerald Closes USD 100M Water Innovation Impact Fund With Temasek, SKion Water, Ecolab and Microsoft

Fund will invest in early- to expansion-stage companies to drive innovation and adoption in the water space

SOURCE: Ecolab

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September 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ –Emerald Technology Ventures is pleased to announce the closing of its water impact fund, with committed capital totalling USD 100 million from cornerstone investor Temasek and strategic investors SKion Water, Ecolab and Microsoft.

A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

How Business Can Protect Workers and Communities while Addressing the Climate Crisis

SOURCE: BSR

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By: Samantha Harris, Global Lead, Climate and People, BSR

Drawn front and center and exacerbated by the many crises the world faces today—the COVID-19 pandemic, climate impacts, economic inequality, and the racial justice movement—it is clear that the current social contract is not fit for purpose.

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