Collaborating for a Carbon Neutral Built Environment

January 13, 2022 by  
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Date/Time: January 13, 2022 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Reducing emissions across all sectors is critical if we are to combat climate change. With the passage of the infrastructure bill and the urgent need to improve and expand our cities, it’s critical that we build in a way that is both resilient and sustainable.  Join us to learn about opportunities across the construction value chain to achieve carbon neutrality for the future built environment. The cement and concrete industry recently charted a path to carbon neutrality and there will be a focus on how others within the value chain can collaborate to help reach this goal.  Among the topics: What sustainable and resilient infrastructure looks like in the future. Collaboration opportunities to bring down emissions in the built environment. The PCA Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality and how a key sector of our economy can dramatically reduce emissions.  Near-term actions to reduce cement and concrete industry emissions. Speakers: Rick Bohan, Vice President, Sustainability at Portland Cement Association Gina Lotito, Corporate Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Strategy at GCC Nick Popoff, Vice President of Product Performance and Development at Votorantim Cimentos/St Marys Cement If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the webcast recording and resources, available to you on-demand after the live webcast.

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What does Deere’s fully autonomous tractor mean for sustainability in agriculture?

January 7, 2022 by  
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While an unmanned tractor can help with labor shortages and overcoming seasonal limitations, the sustainability implications are a little more varied.

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From rubber to rice: Goodyear debuts tire made from 70 percent sustainable material

January 7, 2022 by  
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The global giant hails ‘significant progress’ towards its goal of delivering 100 percent sustainable-material tires by 2030.

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Why Sustainability Should Be Your Competitive Edge

January 4, 2022 by  
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For some, the vision around sustainability might be crystal-clear; whereas others are taking their time to explore and detail a long-term integrated sustainability plan. Executives are increasingly turning to sustainability as a force multiplier for competitive advantage. In the past, this was typically not a competitive focus – simply a means of demonstrating responsible corporate citizenship – and so sustainability initiatives often became siloed within the enterprise. While sustainability is gaining broad-based interest and appeal among company executives, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for those companies ready to embark on the sustainability journey. Download our white paper to get insight into how your organization can get started on the path to sustainability.

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Recyclability vs Recycling Infrastructure: How to Engage Stakeholders and Align Solutions

December 21, 2021 by  
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Date/Time: January 18, 2022 (1-2PM ET / 10-11AM PT) Companies are innovating at an unprecedented speed to offer products that are more sustainable and provide greater value to customers. For businesses to be truly sustainable, they must look beyond the immediate use of products and understand the full lifecycle of their impact. Considering how innovations will be received by existing and future infrastructure is the key to designing for the future Please join Tetra Pak and the Foodservices Packaging Institute to learn how the two organizations have worked as part of a larger collective to minimize the amount of food packaging that becomes litter across the U.S. Through this collaboration, they have demonstrated how to blend existing infrastructure with current innovations to advance sustainability. While their work is specific to foodservice and food packaging, these organizations work with an industry network that represents some of the most well-known brands, manufacturers and converters and is an example of how every industry must develop strategic relationships to ensure innovations live up to their potential in practice Topics covered will include: Understanding the total impact of innovation. Best practices on identifying and building strategic and collaborative relationships along the value chain. Aligning strategy with infrastructure and considering product lifecycles.  Moderator: Lauren Phipps, Vice President & Senior Analyst, Circular Economy, GreenBiz Group Speakers: Jason Pelz, Vice President, Sustainability, U.S., Canada, Central America and Caribbean, Tetra Pak  Ashley Elzinga, Director, Sustainability & Outreach, Foodservice Packaging Institute If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the webcast recording and resources, available to you on-demand after the live webcast.

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It’s time to start baking ‘sustainographics’ into your segmentation

December 20, 2021 by  
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How do you talk about your customers internally? Have you started considering their sustainability preferences into your marketing?

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Sustainability needs a new narrative

December 13, 2021 by  
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A reformulated narrative and a bigger, more diverse coalition will be necessary to move the sustainability agenda forward.

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Sustainability: An Operational Imperative for Commercial Building Owners and Tenants

December 7, 2021 by  
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Study finds 93% U.S companies view sustainability is a lasting trend. Many companies are conducting major sustainability initiatives to improve the efficiency of their operations and reduce impact on the environment. The initiatives are taken for reasons ranging from lowering the operating costs of their buildings to complying with regulations or from satisfying client demand for efficient tenant space. In fact, according to a new survey conducted by Honeywell and The Business Journals eight of ten U.S. companies surveyed say that sustainability is an operational imperative and they have initiatives in place, while 70% say they have integrated sustainability into their strategic planning processes. To get more insight into the top priorities’ companies expect to take over the next year and the role tenants have in the sustainability initiatives they seek from their building owners, download this paper created by Honeywell and The Business Journals documenting the sustainability landscape for commercial buildings.

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Committing to Net Zero: How Businesses are Meeting Their Carbon Pledge

December 1, 2021 by  
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Study finds 87% of U.S. companies view sustainability as a long-term investment rather than a cost. Leaders of large U.S. companies have realized that sustainability is key to their success. The energy efficiency of the buildings they own and/or lease has become a top priority. This impacts portfolio and facility managers overseeing building management, maintenance, refurbishing and construction, as well as vendors and commercial real estate professionals who support these efforts. In fact, the top priorities for sustainability initiatives companies expect to take over the next year will focus on the physical spaces where they operate, according to a new survey conducted by Honeywell and The Business Journals and 84% of respondents believe their companies can generate economic value by identifying and addressing social problems that intersect with their companies. To get more insight on the initiatives companies are taking, download this paper created by Honeywell and The Business Journals documenting the sustainability landscape for commercial buildings.

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Demystifying sustainability-linked loans

December 1, 2021 by  
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Just as there are no shortcuts in improving ESG performance, there are no shortcuts in structuring a high-quality sustainability-linked loan.

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