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ESG/Sustainability Highlights

Coronavirus spurred companies to hoard cash. Now they are starting to dole it out.   
November 23, 2020
Source: Fox Business - After scrambling to hoard cash in the spring, some large U.S. companies that halted their dividend payments are reversing their decision, a sign that their leaders believe the worst of the crisis is behind them.
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How India and the UK are collaborating for a sustainable future    
November 23, 2020
Source: Your Story - According to data from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), energy production accounts for 60 percent of greenhouse gases, making it the main contributor to climate change, while a staggering three billion people —...
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Viewpoint: Italy’s GMO restrictions cripple efforts to expand sustainable farming   
November 23, 2020
Source: Genetic Literacy Project - GMO and GE technologies are complementary and indispensable for the release of new plants able to solve new emergencies that can affect global food security and safety. In several countries, the lack of acceptance of these...
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Sustainable training for stadium operations staff at World Cup   
November 23, 2020
Source: AS - The Organising and Legacy Committee, which is responsible for managing projects for Qatar 2022, organised a sustainability workshop for the operational staff of the World Cup stadiums. This was to enrich their professional and...
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5 rail sustainability trends for 2021   
November 23, 2020
Source: Freight Waves - Rail is the lowest-emitting mode of freight per ton mile. It is only responsible for 6% of logistics-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Rail emits 23 grams of CO2 per ton-mile compared to trucking, which is at 202. Here’s...
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Nestlé and JDE Peet’s collaborate to launch coffee pod recycling scheme   
November 23, 2020
Source: Food & Beverage - Nestlé and JDE Peet’s have joined forces to launch a nationwide coffee pod recycling programme in the UK. Podback, a not-for-profit organisation, claims to be the UK’s first cross-industry collaboration of its kind within the...
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AMR: Balancing sustainability and food security in intensified agriculture is the solution   
November 23, 2020
Source: Down To Earth - Food security globally has two major components — provision for adequate dietary energy and intake of sufficient high-quality protein.
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Most Businesses Still Treat Sustainability As Compliance, Not Transformation: Study   
November 23, 2020
Source: Which- 50 - Too many businesses still treat environmental management and intelligence as a tick-box ‘compliance exercise’ (51 per cent) and the ‘cost of doing business’ (43 per cent), rather than a transformational opportunity
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UK companies seen missing sustainability targets due to COVID-19   
November 23, 2020
Source: Reuters - Seven in 10 executives say their firms have put climate or sustainability initiatives on hold due to the pandemic, survey of business leaders shows.
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Megaprojects risk pushing forests past tipping point – report   
November 23, 2020
Source: The Guardian - Infrastructure megaprojects risk pushing the world’s remaining forests past a “dangerous tipping point” and making climate targets unachievable, a report says.
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