Cutting new ground, Starbucks issued the first ever US Corporate Sustainability Bond earlier this week.  The $500 million bond offering, issued via 10-year 2.45 percent senior notes, is being used to ensure that the company’s coffee purchases are grown in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. Speaking of environmental issues, Tim Hortons announced that it is removing the trash and recycle bins from its drive thru lanes across Canada.  The company explained that their customers were having difficulty sorting their waste while in the drive thru lane, so against that backdrop, Tim’s decided to just remove the bins altogether!  That should solve the problem completely, no?