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Chinese demand is driving beef production in Brazil but producers have been found selling contaminated meat.
World Water Day typically sees brands unveil new initiatives designed to reduce impact in their supply chains, report successes and team up with charities to raise awareness about water security in vulnerable regions across the globe.
Water-related impacts costs companies $14 billion in 2016, according to CDP. These financial impacts come from drought, flooding, tightening environmental regulation and the cost of cleaning up water pollution and fines.
In the 40 years between passage of the Toxic Substance Control Act in 1976 and the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act last year, a generation and a half grew up drinking from baby bottles and cups laden with Bisphenol A, playing with toys manufactured with phthalates and wearing pajamas and T-shirts treated with flame retardants.
New announcements from two major financial institutions could expand sustainability investment and drive it towards the mainstream
Rubicon Global has announced a partnership with Santa Fe, NM to bring its proprietary technology to the city’s Environmental Services Division for a pilot program.
The World Economic Forum’s 2015 global risk report ranks “water crises” as the top societal risk to the global economy, ahead of infectious disease, weapons of mass destruction and cross-border conflict.