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Living Future unConference 2018 Opens for Registration

Nov 17, 2017 5:00 PM ET - The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 12th annual Living Future unConference in Portland, Oregon on May 1-4, 2018. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design...

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VIDEO | Schneider Electric Uses Solar Power to Illuminate Primary Schools for 45K Students in Africa

Nov 17, 2017 1:45 PM ET - Today nearly 1.3 billion people — almost 1 of every 5 persons on the planet — lack access to modern energy. Almost all live in poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa and developing Asia, unconnected to utility networks. Many companies offer stand-alone...

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Pregnant and on the Run: We Must Do Better to Protect Refugees on Their Journeys to Motherhood

Nov 17, 2017 1:20 PM ET - Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director of Merck for Mothers, writes about the importance of providing maternity care to refugee women, highlighting MfM partner Doctors of the World’s research, program, and advocacy efforts to ensure more equitable...

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Improving Global Sanitation & Hygiene

Nov 17, 2017 9:45 AM ET - Even today, about 2.4 billion people—one in every three globally—live without access to proper sanitation. Recognizing the magnitude of the challenge, in FYE2016, LIXIL pledged to provide better sanitation to 100 million people by 2020. Since then,...

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At GM’s Lansing Assembly Plant, Biodiversity Efforts Are for the Birds

Nov 17, 2017 9:30 AM ET - It all started in 2004 with a nature habitat initiative at GM’s Lansing Delta Township site in Michigan. With help from numerous NGOs, community and supplier partners over the next couple of years, the LDT site established a wildlife habitat. The...

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VIDEO | How an Elementary School Teacher in Montana Helped Her Students Launch a Global Business

Nov 17, 2017 9:20 AM ET - Nestled along the Clark Fork River in the northeastern reaches of Montana, students at Garden City Montessori school are spread out across the floor holding impromptu photo shoots, earnestly making calculations and debating the price of a new Casio...

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The Texas Renewable Energy Landscape: From Aspiration to Execution

Nov 17, 2017 9:10 AM ET - Georgetown, Texas, is perhaps best known for its antiques and retirees. So what led former Vice President Al Gore and hundreds of renewable energy leaders to converge on this small Central Texas town last month? In 2016, Georgetown became the nation...

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Unreasonable Impact: How the Barclays Partnership Aims to Tackle the World’s Food Crisis

Nov 17, 2017 8:55 AM ET - Disrupting food sounds almost ominous. The purists among us likely do not feel there’s much of a need to innovate their favourite steak or to reinvent the way we eat in pubs, restaurants or canteens. But the food industry is a sector in need of a...

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VIDEO | WWF & HP Discuss Climate Action at COP23

Nov 17, 2017 8:35 AM ET - As world leaders gathered in Bonn, Germany, for COP23, World Wildlife Fund's Sheila Bonini spoke with HP's David Eichberg about corporate climate action in the United States and beyond. HP is a proud member of WWF Climate Savers. Climate...

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Sustainable Businesses Can Unlock More Than US$1 Trillion in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030

Nov 17, 2017 8:35 AM ET - Business leaders and entrepreneurs can unlock new market opportunities worth more than US$1 trillion and generate up to 24 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by 2030 through sustainable business models, according to Better...

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At COP 23, Chief Executives and Leaders Agree: More Ambitious Targets Needed to Meet Paris Agreement Objectives

Nov 17, 2017 8:15 AM ET - Leaders from business, civil society, Government and the United Nations convened today in Bonn to discuss an accelerated pathway forward towards implementing the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the COP 23/CMP...

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Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Nov 16, 2017 10:15 AM ET - Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. The McAuliffe Administration will present...

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The U.S. Is Tackling Global Warming, Even if Trump Isn’t

Nov 16, 2017 10:10 AM ET - "American leaders from state capitols, city halls and businesses across the country have shown up in force, and we have delivered a unified message to the world: American society remains committed to our pledge under the agreement."...

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Racing to Protect Forests and Local Jobs

Nov 16, 2017 9:10 AM ET - Did you know that the forest products industry employs nearly 2.7 million workers in the U.S.? Or that large, uninterrupted forests are habitat to 60% of the U.S.’s at-risk wildlife? Did you know that the security of America’s forestland has...

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Aflac Holiday Duck Has a Huge Heart in Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Nov 16, 2017 8:35 AM ET - It’s a warm and fuzzy gift. It’s a keepsake collectable. But, most importantly, it’s a way for anyone and everyone to give from their hearts in the crusade against childhood cancer.

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JPMorgan Chase Announces $900,000 in Sustainable Infrastructure Investments and Branch Enhancements to Support Detroit’s Economic Recovery

Nov 16, 2017 8:00 AM ET - JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced a $900,000 investment to support sustainable infrastructure projects in Detroit. In addition, the firm is retrofitting over 70 percent of Chase branches in the city with LED lights and new Building Management...

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Major U.S. Businesses Have Pledged to Act on Climate. Here's What That Looks Like.

Nov 15, 2017 3:05 PM ET - Country negotiators are in the spotlight at UN climate negotiations in Bonn. But the private sector will be represented at COP23 as well, particularly from the United States. Major U.S. corporations are stepping up on climate action because they...

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'Tobacco at a Cancer Summit': Trump Coal Push Savaged at Climate Conference

Nov 15, 2017 1:15 PM ET - ​The Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN’s climate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels were vital to reducing poverty around the world and to saving jobs in the...

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America Recycles Day Marks 20th Anniversary; Focuses Nation’s Attention on Improving Recycling Everyday

Nov 15, 2017 1:00 PM ET - Today, Nov. 15, 2017, is the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative to raise awareness about the value of recycling.

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The Case for Responsibly Managed Peatlands Certification

Nov 15, 2017 11:00 AM ET - Peatlands around the world have long been recognized as the source of valuable resources supporting commercial needs ranging from energy generation to agricultural applications. Simultaneously, peatlands perform vital eco-services, supporting a wide...

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Cox Enterprises Announces Eight Zero Waste to Landfill Facilities

Nov 15, 2017 11:00 AM ET - In celebration of America Recycles Day, Cox Enterprises is proud to announce that eight of its locations achieved zero waste to landfill status in 2017. Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program, is celebrating its 10th...

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Northern Trust Partners Think Green

Nov 15, 2017 10:40 AM ET - Partners Think Green (PTG) is Northern Trust’s global partner environmental engagement program aimed at increasing awareness of sustainability issues, promoting best practices and unifying environmentally focused business operations under the same...

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Novartis, ASCP and ACS Join Forces to Fight Cancer in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania

Nov 15, 2017 10:25 AM ET - Objective is to provide patients with rapid cancer diagnostics and appropriate care First focus will be on Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania Cancer is on the rise in Africa, with...

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Keep America Beautiful, ISRI Celebrate 20th Anniversary of America Recycles Day with “State of Recycling” Forum

Nov 15, 2017 9:35 AM ET - In celebration of the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI,) today are hosting the 2017 “State of Recycling” Forum in Washington D.C.,...

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CBS “Courage in Sports” Features the Arrow Quintum, Paralympians With Purpose

Nov 15, 2017 9:25 AM ET - Arrow Electronics presented “Courage in Sports” on CBS over the weekend. The documentary-style U.S. television program features inspiring stories of athletes who have overcome adversity. This year, “Courage in Sports” showcased the Arrow Quintum—...

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