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Post Barcelona Bridal Week, Pronovias CEO Amandine Ohayon On Sustainability And Silver Linings

The Bridal market may be a resilient one though not resistant to a sustainable approach, according to Pronovias Amandine Ohayon, the company’s first female CEO took the reins of the 56- year-old bridal group in 2018. Establishing an eco-responsible platform for the business was first up on her to-do list.

As Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week wrapped up, Ohayon wrapped the show with Julie Gilhart. The pair discussed the newly launched #WeDoEco initiative as part of the new digital format trade show. Gilhart, Tomorrow Consulting’s Chief Development Officer and sourcing expert David Allo, Head of Sustainability at TEXFOR, were both engaged to guide the bridal group in its journey towards a more sustainable product.

“During my first month at Pronovias, I asked for a sustainability roadmap, and the reaction was, we

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Nu Skin Makes Additional Sustainability Pledges To Honor Utah Climate Week

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PROVO, Utah, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
PROVO, Utah, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nu Skin today announced additional sustainability pledges focusing on zero-waste. These new pledges come during Utah Climate Week and support the Utah Sustainability Business Coalition’s call for companies to make measurable sustainability pledges to support the environment.

The company pledged to decrease its waste an additional 30 percent at its global headquarters and committed to educating 100 percent of its employees on best practices to fully leverage Nu Skin’s programs for recycling and proper waste disposal by the end of 2021. These new commitments are in addition to the company’s previously announced goals around the company’s three sustainability areas of focus: people, product, and planet. All the company’s commitments and progress can be found at nuskin.com/sustainability.

“We are committed to being

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Earth911 Reader: Sustainability, Recycling, Business and Science Articles For Concerned Citizens

Every week, the Earth911 team combs news and research for interesting ideas and stories about the challenges of creating a sustainable world. We pick a few science, sustainability, recycling, and business stories, along with ideas you can act on to support the environment and Earth-friendly initiatives. Sometimes it is good news we can all celebrate, sometimes it is bad news or a seemingly intractable challenge that should make us double-down on finding new solutions. We call it the Earth911 Reader and we hope you find it useful.

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California To Ban Gas and Diesel Car Sales By 2035

The sixth-largest market for cars in the world, California, will ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by 2035, CleanTechnica reports. Governor Gavin Newsome, who has battled pandemic and wildfire all year, signed an executive order to stop the sale, but not an outright ban on internal combustion vehicles. California’s

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Boeing Appoints Marc Allen Chief Strategy Officer and names Chris Raymond as Company’s First Chief Sustainability Officer | News

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today named B. Marc Allen as chief strategy officer and senior vice president, Strategy and Corporate Development, reporting to President and CEO David Calhoun. The company also announced Christopher Raymond as the company’s chief sustainability officer, a newly created position reporting to Executive Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith. The appointments are effective Oct. 1.

Allen, first appointed to the company’s Executive Council in 2014 as president of Boeing International, will now take on responsibility for the enterprise’s overarching strategy, including long-term planning; global business and corporate development; and strategic investments, acquisitions and divestitures. He most recently served as president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations, leading the associated business and integration teams, before terminating the partnership in April 2020. Before joining the Executive Council, Allen served in leadership positions

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Boeing Appoints Marc Allen Chief Strategy Officer and names Chris Raymond as Company’s First Chief Sustainability Officer

CHICAGO, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today named B. Marc Allen as chief strategy officer and senior vice president, Strategy and Corporate Development, reporting to President and CEO David Calhoun. The company also announced Christopher Raymond as the company’s chief sustainability officer, a newly created position reporting to Executive Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Chief Financial Officer Greg Smith. The appointments are effective Oct. 1.

Allen, first appointed to the company’s Executive Council in 2014 as president of Boeing International, will now take on responsibility for the enterprise’s overarching strategy, including long-term planning; global business and corporate development; and strategic investments, acquisitions and divestitures. He most recently served as president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations, leading the associated business and integration teams, before terminating the partnership in April 2020. Before joining the Executive Council, Allen served in leadership positions

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Tesla’s Sustainability Reputation Will Be Challenged With Shareholder Proposals

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(TSLA) sustainable reputation ordinarily isn’t in question, but shareholder proposals at its Sept. 20 annual meeting are challenging the electric vehicle manufacturer’s employee arbitration policy and its human rights guidelines, demonstrating the complexity of being a sustainable company.

Tesla, the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, epitomizes the revolution to combat climate change by turning away from fossil fuels. It says its mission is to “accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”

The world is coming around to this way of thinking. As wildfires devastated the West Coast, the Business Roundtable, a powerful emblem of corporate America, announced it would support broad-based measures to slash greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This month, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which regulates the U.S. derivatives markets, said climate change “poses a major risk to the stability of the U.S. financial system and to its

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Asian palm giants say sustainability is the new business norm

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Palm oil companies, which have faced criticism in recent years of widespread deforestation, said on Monday that ensuring sustainability across the supply chain was the new business norm as scrutiny on responsibly produced palm oil mounts.

FILE PHOTO: A worker unloads palm oil fruit bunches at a factory in Tanjung Karang, Malaysia August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng/File Photo

In an online conference, plantation companies with estates in top producers Indonesia and Malaysia said supply chain traceability, and policies surrounding no deforestation, no planting on peatland and no exploitation were now a standard requirement from major global buyers such as Nestlé and Unilever.

“Sustainability is the new business as usual,” said Perpetua George, Wilmar International’s Group Sustainability General Manager. “If a company like Wilmar wants to remain globally relevant, it is important to maintain sustainability as part of the business.”

Cheap and versatile, palm oil is

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