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Raising the Bar for Corporate Sustainability Leadership: Join Tom Murray, EDF+Business, and Stewart Leeth, Smithfield Foods

Nov 22, 2017 7:05 AM ET - Join Tom Murray, Vice President, EDF+Business, and Stewart Leeth, VP of Regulatory Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods, for a timely discussion on corporate sustainability leadership and why businesses should stay the course...

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Shorty Social Good Awards Recognize 21CF and National Geographic for Social Media Campaigns That Make a Difference

Nov 21, 2017 7:15 PM ET - 21st Century Fox and National Geographic took home top honors at the second annual Shorty Social Good Awards on November 15 for developing social media campaigns that engage audiences on important social issues and empower them to take action. The...

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Partnerships and the Private Sector: New Innovations in Global Health

Nov 21, 2017 6:25 PM ET - Pfizer was honored to join hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders at ...

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Kansas City Chiefs “Go Nuts” Over a Compostable Peanut Bag

Nov 21, 2017 4:05 PM ET - Football season is in full swing and the Kansas City Chiefs are going the extra yard by scoring a major victory for the environment. Thanks to a collaboration between BASF, Aramark and Hampton Farms, Arrowhead Stadium will become the first-ever...

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With Growing Community Garden Initiative, Teen Tackles Hunger and Obesity in Missouri

Nov 21, 2017 4:00 PM ET - Sophie Bernstein always wanted to grow her own garden. At 12 years old, she was looking for a meaningful project to complete for her bat mitzvah – something that would serve a larger purpose and help the community. Sophie realized she had the...

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Scotiabank’s Donates $500,000 for the New Supportive Care Program at The Ottawa Hospital

Nov 21, 2017 3:35 PM ET - In celebration of World Prematurity Day on November 17, Scotiabank announced a donation of $500,000 in support of The Ottawa Hospital’s new “Scotiabank Supportive Care Program” for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Carole Chapdelaine, Frank...

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Why We Won’t Make It to 2030 Without Buy-In From Business

Nov 21, 2017 3:30 PM ET - If you were to audit a business class at a university 20 years ago, you would likely hear the recurring theme that the purpose of business is profit; to maximize shareholder value. Since that time, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have...

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Celebrate the National Dog Show Presented by Purina® and Help Raise Funds for Hurricane Relief by Sharing What Makes Your Pet the Best

Nov 21, 2017 2:30 PM ET - Millions of people and pets were affected by hurricanes which struck Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico earlier this year. To help raise funds to support hurricane victims and their pets, and to help celebrate the National Dog Show Presented by Purina®...

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Highlights of BIER 2017 Fall Meeting

Nov 21, 2017 2:00 PM ET - Global beverage industry leaders convened October 17-19, 2017 in Guadalajara, Mexico for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. Hosted by Brown-Forman, this three-day meeting’s agenda tackled pressing...

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ON DEMAND WEBINAR: How to Accelerate and Scale Your Renewable Energy Plan

Nov 21, 2017 2:00 PM ET - General Motors’ global manager of renewable energy, Rob Threlkeld, and Lily Donge, principal of the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewable Center, led a GreenBiz webinar on the economic opportunity in addressing climate change. Together they...

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Why Fairfax County Needs a Food Bank

Nov 21, 2017 1:00 PM ET - People ask us all the time why Fairfax County needs a food bank. Just do the math. In 2015, Fairfax County had a median family income of $129,538 a year. The average housing rental cost was $1687 a month. The poverty level for a family of four is...

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Ecocentricity Blog: a Thank You Letter

Nov 21, 2017 12:15 PM ET - I know, I know. I haven’t written to you in a while. And I’m so sorry I’m writing to you this week, when everyone is saying “thanks.” I shouldn’t need Thanksgiving to remind me to be grateful to you, someone who has given and taught me so much! I...

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A Rising Tide To Raise All Boats: How Tech Can Benefit Everyone on the Planet

Nov 21, 2017 12:15 PM ET - Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a debate at Web Summit on an increasingly important topic: “Future of Tech: Will Everyone Benefit?” It’s a question we should all contemplate and analyze. As tech breaks out and reshapes so many...

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New Electric Utility Pricing Tool From Black & Veatch Offers Significant Advancement in Distributed Generation Analytics

Nov 21, 2017 12:00 PM ET - Black & Veatch, a market leader in the analysis and design of distributed generation systems, today announced a patent-pending analytics tool that accurately evaluates the utility ratemaking impacts of adding distributed power generation to the...

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Arrow Electronics Supports Innovative Sewable Tech Course

Nov 21, 2017 11:45 AM ET - Global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics is supporting a new “Sewable Tech”course pioneered by Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit that empowers students tocreate...

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CreateNYC: A Look at How NYC’s Cultural Roadmap Makes a Case for the Social Value of the Arts

Nov 21, 2017 11:40 AM ET - In July, the City of New York released CreateNYC: A Cultural Plan for All New Yorkers, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive plan to establish New York City’s cultural roadmap for the next decade. The plan sets forth objectives and strategies for...

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CITGO Lemont Refinery Brings Bess the Book Bus to Lemont School

Nov 21, 2017 11:20 AM ET - The CITGO Lemont Refinery and mobile literacy outreach program, Bess the Book Bus, brought the joy of reading to local students at St. Cyril and Methodius School in Lemont during the month of October. Approximately 105 books were distributed to St...

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Sappi North America Awarded Johnson & Johnson Rising Star Award for Sustainability

Nov 21, 2017 11:20 AM ET - Sappi North America was a proud recipient of the Johnson & Johnson 2015 Rising Star Sustainability Award. The award comes after Sappi helped the company create and implement Johnson & Johnson’s US Commercial Paper Program.

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Michael Bloomberg on a Near-Presidential Run, a Call to Trump and His "War on Coal" Movie

Nov 21, 2017 11:15 AM ET - After building a sprawling financial-services and media empire, Bloomberg LP, which employs 19,000 people and brings in annual revenue of about $9 billion, Bloomberg, who has two daughters, Georgina and Emma, from a previous marriage, has pledged to...

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Cool Effect Carbon Projects Capture the Imagination, While Improving Lives

Nov 21, 2017 11:00 AM ET - If you were to pick your favorite way to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, what would it be? ...

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WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | The Legacy of Paris and Business at COP23

Nov 21, 2017 10:45 AM ET - This week, Panorama brings you to the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, where we sit down three experts at the event. Jennifer Austin, Policy Director at We Mean Business; Nicolas Beaumont, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Development and...

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2nd Annual Charlotte Run For The Warriors Presented by Sealed Air Saturday, December 2, 2017

Nov 21, 2017 10:05 AM ET - Hope For The Warriors® is excited to Share HOPE with our new and current supporters in Charlotte community. The new and old faces each year has helped us to unite the military and civilian community in the area. We hope you will encourage your...

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Cultivate Confidence: Joyce Roche, Girls, Inc.

Nov 21, 2017 10:00 AM ET - At our recent #CultivateConfidence panel Joyce Roché, former President and CEO of Girls Inc. agreed that men's support is vital to helping women rise up in the workplace. Joyce is also the co-author of “The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering...

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Sourcing Our Fuels Responsibly: From Coffee to Electricity

Nov 21, 2017 9:30 AM ET - Most people aren’t thinking about the journey that coffee makes from a farm half a world away to the cup in their hand, but as a sustainability professional, I just can’t help myself. You can call it a blessing—or a curse. ...

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Infographic: Smithfield Foods Animal Care

Nov 21, 2017 9:25 AM ET - We began our industry-leading journey in 2007 and expect to complete it by the end of 2017. In addition to the efforts at company-owned farms, we recommend that all of our U.S. contract sow growers complete a transition to group housing by the end...

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