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The pancreas responds to this by producing more insulin in an attempt to drive the sugar out of the bloodstream and into the insulin-resistant cells. This cycle is repeated over and over on a daily basis, especially after meals, when blood sugar levels are highest. As this process continues, the cells become progressively more resistant to insulin, which increases the demands on the pancreatic...
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Gap Inc.’s global sustainability site tells the bigger story of how our products are connected to people and our efforts to promote equality, improve working conditions and protect the environment. Creating Solutions for Women + Water We strive to ensure that the process of making our clothes is safe for people and communities, and we’re working directly with women to help them gain access to...
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Sustainability is Good For Business We Recycle Mattresses, TV's, Small Appliances, and Carpet Looking to reduce your carbon footprint, improve your property’s. Looking to reduce your carbon footprint, improve your property’s sustainability initiatives or increase your commitment to environmental...
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Anthesis is a specialist global sustainability consultancy. We provide commercially driven services and solutions that put sustainable business practices at the heart of long term success. Creating business value for a better world… Anthesis is a specialist and global sustainability consultancy...
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In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a...
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GSTC manages the global standards for sustainable travel and tourism, and acts as the international accreditation body for sustainable tourism certification. “The Council offers an overdue common framework that supports businesses and other stakeholders in their efforts to work together with destinations and local people to achieve sustainability in tourism” Bruce Poon Tip –. “Participating in...
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The Sustainability Assessment Framework (SASF) is a comprehensive assessment framework for the evaluation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services in terms of environmental, human rights and utility aspects as well as benefits. Read More. In collaboration with members from major ICT companies and organisations around the globe, GeSI is a leading source of...
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GRESB is an investor driven organization assessing the sustainability performance of real asset sector portfolios and assets. It offers ESG data, scorecards, benchmark reports and portfolio analysis tools. Over 70 institutional investors, collectively representing over USD 17 trillion in institutional capital, use GRESB data and analytical tools. In 2017 GRESB assessed 850 real estate...
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Facing the Future creates and distributes award-winning interdisciplinary and subject-specific curriculum integrating global sustainability and environment. The weather is getting warmer. Summer is quickly approaching and you may be in the midst of planning a summer vacation—or maybe it’s already planned and you are now preparing your packing list. Tourism is rapidly increasing. According to...
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Climate Action Tracker has updated our assessments of 23 of the 32 countries whose development on climate action we track. While some progress has been made since November, most governments’ policies are still not on track towards meeting their Paris Agreement commitments, many of which are in themselves far from sufficient to keep warming to the agreed 1.5˚C warming limit. Our assessments...
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The flagship initiative of the Alliance is Future Earth, a 10-year programme of research for global sustainability. This initiative will bring together and build on the strengths of existing international global environmental change programmes and incorporate the outcomes of recent visioning and agenda-setting processes led by the Alliance members. The initiative also responds to the call to...
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The GDS-Index is unique in that it focuses on the ability of the destination and its supplier base to support corporate, association and government planners to organise sustainable events. The GDS-Index helps destinations to engage clients around sustainability, align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and drive the adoption, promotion and recognition of sustainable practices in their...
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As an impartial, multi-stakeholder initiative, GISR will advance excellence in ESG ratings, rankings and indices for measuring corporate sustainability performance. By advancing standards of excellence for financial market ratings, GISR aims to accelerate the integration of environmental, social and governance factors in corporate and investment decision-making. Elevating usage of ESG factors...
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This theme will explore how people in various contexts can strengthen the capacity of the biosphere to support human wellbeing in the face of change. Humans across the globe depend on, influence, and are part of an intricate web of life that forms the biosphere. A major challenge is to meet human needs and aspirations in ways that nurture instead of erode the capacity of the biosphere to...
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“So DCU is actually a small institution in the grand scheme of all of the other partners that are within the GCSO. And, what we get back from it is this access and openness to ideas and to other ways, practices, policies, methodologies, all these other things that we can actually learn from, that we can take home and implement.”. Through a series of interviews with several of GCSO’s network of...
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Trusted leader in third-party environmental, sustainability and food quality certification, auditing, testing and standards development. SCS is an international leader in third-party certification and standards development in environmental, sustainability, and food safety and quality performance claims. Through auditing, certification, testing, life cycle assessment, training, and strategic...
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The USRSB has had tremendous momentum and as we move into 2018, we’ll be focusing on the creation of Sustainability Assessment Guides and support of pilot projects, field trials and research with leadership from the Engagement, Measurement and Progress Working Group. As always, this requires ongoing USRSB member involvement and engagement. Communication of the finalized metrics and the...
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The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is a global, multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance continuous improvement in sustainability of the global beef value chain through leadership, science and multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration. The GRSB envisions a world in which all aspects of the beef value chain are environmentally sound, socially responsible and...
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Since the launch of the globally renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) series in 1999, RobecoSAM has been driving innovation in the fields of ESG investing. Built on the strength of our rigorous internal analytics and research, we have been pioneers in the development, construction and application of indices specifically for use by the asset management industry and more broadly in...
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Sustainable Brands is home for the global community of business innovators who are shaping the future of commerce world wide. Since 2006, our goal has been to inspire, engage and equip today's business and brand leaders to prosper for the near and long term by leading the way to a sustainably abundant future. We do so by offering news and views from thought and practice leaders, live and...
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