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January 2014 Crossword Puzzle

a national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change
the process of using one company’s waste or by-product as the input or raw material for another company, thereby increasing business profits and decreasing waste; also referred to as byproduct synergy (3 words)
a gas that contributes to the natural greenhouse effect, whereby heat is trapped within the Earth’s atmosphere, including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride (2 words)
a component of the Carbon DisclosureProject (CDP) promoting sustainable water practices by businesses and cities
an investment practice that gives preference to companies that value social and environmental impacts in addition to financial gain (2 words)
an acronym similar to ESG that includes a company’s economic impact in addition to its environmental, social and governance actions
the inclusion of environmental costs and benefits into accounting practices using such mechanisms as taxes, tax incentives and subsidies (2 words)
living or recently dead organic material that can be used as an energy source or in industrial production
a concept developed under the Kyoto Protocol in which manufacturing processes reduce environmental impact and decrease ecological problems by minimizing energy and raw materials use, and making sure emissions and waste are as minimal and as non-toxic to environmental and human health as possible (2 words)
an international trading partnership that seeks to help marginalized producers and workers achieve financial self-sufficiency by establishing direct lines of trade between producers and consumers, guaranteeing producers fair prices for goods and restricting exploitative labor processes (2 words)

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