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Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard Launch First-Ever Executive Leadership Program for Mayors and City Leaders

Jul 24, 2017 3:45 PM ET - This week, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard University convened the inaugural class of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. A first-of-its-kind collaboration, Bloomberg Philanthropies has brought together Harvard’s Kennedy School of...

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Decision Support Framework for Developing Regional Energy Strategies

Jul 24, 2017 1:55 PM ET - In an effort to reduce “carbon pollution” as well as prepare the U.S. for the impacts of climate change, President Obama’s Climate Action Plan called for changes to be made to the nation’s energy system. This call to action, put the energy industry...

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Circular Thought and Growth

Jul 24, 2017 11:30 AM ET - A conversation between UPS and Optoro on the future of sustainable e-commerce with the circular economy.

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Las Vegas Sands CSR Pillars

Jul 24, 2017 11:15 AM ET - Las Vegas Sands made marked strides in its endeavor to be a socially responsible company in 2016. We delivered on our core pillars of People, Communities and Planet, with dedicated programs that made impact internally with our Team Members and...

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Southface Announces Cox Enterprises as Presenting Sponsor of 2017 Visionary Dinner; Mohawk Group Returns as Title Sponsor

Jul 24, 2017 9:00 AM ET - The Visionary Dinner raises awareness and funding for Southface’s continued work in high-performance affordable housing, green infrastructure, clean energy, healthy buildings and sustainable communities. The evening brings together more than 400...

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Carlsberg Group to Eliminate Carbon Emissions at Its Breweries by 2030

Jul 24, 2017 9:00 AM ET - The Carlsberg Group is taking action on global climate challenges with ambitious new targets set out in its Together Towards ZERO sustainability strategy. Carlsberg has targets of eliminating carbon emissions at its breweries by 2030 through the use...

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Weatherford's Business Transparency and Ethics

Jul 24, 2017 8:00 AM ET - We are passionate about the work we do and the people with whom we do it. We are driven to do things the right way, the first time, every time, for the right reasons. We are accountable for our individual actions, for the consequences of our...

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VIDEO | Schneider Electric’s Innovation: Our Journey to a Sustainable Future

Jul 24, 2017 7:55 AM ET - According to International Energy Agency, by 2050 the energy consumption will increase by 50%, whilst 2,3 billion people with poor or no access to energy must be attended by 2030 to accomplish one of 17 Sustainable Developments Goals settled by...

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Keybank Provides a Total of $11.8 Million in Financing for Vancouver, Wa, Affordable Housing Development

Jul 21, 2017 3:45 PM ET - KeyBank’s Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) team provided a total of $11.8 million in financing for the construction of Meriwether Place Apartments, an affordable housing development, located in Vancouver, WA.

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Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Encourages Girl Scout’s Effort to Prevent Stormwater Drain Debris

Jul 21, 2017 1:35 PM ET - Chelsea Yates, an ambitious 11-year-old, has jump-started a movement to remind people that littering around public storm drains negatively effects the environment -- namely, marine life -- by posting notices on roadside storm drains in Brunswick,...

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Republic Services Expands its Natural Gas-Powered Fleet in Northern Ohio

Jul 21, 2017 12:35 PM ET - Republic Services of Northern Ohio announced today the addition of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks to its fleet. The new CNG-powered trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks, and help to reduce unwanted noise and air...

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Business Leaders From Leading US Brands to Tackle Linking Social Purpose With Commercial Success in San Francisco This November

Jul 21, 2017 12:00 PM ET - The Responsible Business Summit is returning to the US in 2017 to tackle some of the top societal and business-critical issues faced on the West Coast to launch for the first time in San Francisco on November 14-15.

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IT Paves a Pathway Out of Poverty in South Africa

Jul 21, 2017 11:35 AM ET - When a young girl in South Africa discovered her passion for technology, she found a way out of poverty for herself and her family. Ntombozuko (Soso) Luningo guides a new generation of students toward economic empowerment and self-reliance with the...

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Unreasonable Impact | The Startup That Will Change the Way China Feeds Its Cities

Jul 21, 2017 9:05 AM ET - Beijing-based startup Alesca Life is democratizing access to fresh food by creating solutions that enable anyone anywhere to grow the safest, healthiest, and freshest produce in the most efficient way possible. Their automated indoor food production...

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A Vision for a Healthy India

Jul 21, 2017 8:30 AM ET - What are some of the challenges facing India from a food safety perspective? India is a large country with a population of 1.3 billion. About 200 million suffer people from various forms of malnutrition and under-nutrition...

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Forging The Path to 2020

Jul 21, 2017 8:00 AM ET - Imagine starting every business day by putting a match to a bundle of currency – thousands of dollars, maybe more, gone. It certainly wouldn’t make sense. And yet every day, businesses do just that - by producing and perpetuating waste. Every move a...

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Weatherford Hosts High School STEM Externs

Jul 21, 2017 8:00 AM ET - We have to brag on our Weatherford IPAA/PESA summer externs from Westside High School and Young Women's College Preparatory Academy. Over the course of their two-week externship they met with more than 25 mentors from 12 business and technical...

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Measuring Natural Capital and Practicing the Circular Economy

Jul 21, 2017 7:55 AM ET - We recently launched the Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit, a brand new resource to help companies implement the Natural Capital Protocol. The Protocol and Toolkit help businesses address natural capital depletion by improving understanding,...

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Baxter Releases Annual Corporate Responsibility Report; Announces Progress Toward Social and Environmental 2020 Goals

Jul 20, 2017 2:40 PM ET - Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), a global medical products company, today announced the publication of its 18th annual corporate responsibility report. Entitled Making a Meaningful Difference, the report details Baxter’s commitment to...

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UN Global Compact Provides Platform for Business Leaders to Take Action on the SDGs

Jul 20, 2017 2:25 PM ET - The UN Global Compact brought together leaders from business with representatives from government, the UN, civil society and academia to highlight private sector commitment to take action on the SDGs at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable...

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Food Safety and Sustainability: Flip Sides of the Same Coin

Jul 20, 2017 11:00 AM ET - This is an exciting time in the specialty crops sector, filled with innovation and entrepreneurship at every level of operation, bringing consumers unprecedented levels of safety, quality, and convenience. Today’s discerning shoppers increasingly...

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Envisioning a Sustainable Future by Solving Energy Paradox

Jul 20, 2017 9:15 AM ET - Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announces the launching of Strategy & Sustainability Highlights that shows the progress of the company towards an answer to the world energy paradox. According to...

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This Refugee is Using Free Online Education to Help Rebuild His Life — And Hopefully Syria, Too

Jul 20, 2017 8:05 AM ET - Althib, 23, wants to build a movement of youth who will lead peace-building efforts in Syria after the war and he is using free education programs to reach his goal, he told TIME magazine.

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WBCSD Releases 8 Business Cases to the Circular Economy

Jul 20, 2017 7:55 AM ET - The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) published 8 Business Cases for the Circular Economy illustrating how companies can accelerate growth, enhance competitiveness and mitigate risk through circular solutions.

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Arçelik to Reduce Energy Use in Production by 45% in Line With Its "2020 Sustainability Goals"

Jul 20, 2017 4:00 AM ET - Leading global home appliances company Arçelik A.Ş. has published its 9th sustainability report disclosing 2020 sustainability goals. Hakan Bulgurlu, CEO of Arçelik A.Ş. stated: “For the future of our world, we build our business plans on...

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