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Exploring Best Practices for Human Rights Issues – An Erb Institute/WEC roundtable

Dec 15, 2017 1:00 PM ET - The field of sustainability has evolved in recent years to include human rights issues. Consumers and investors have made these issues a priority, so businesses are responding. As they do, collaboration is critical. The field of sustainability...

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Newsweek Ranks Consumers Energy as #1 Company in Michigan in Annual "Green Rankings"

Dec 15, 2017 11:35 AM ET - Consumers Energy has been ranked as Michigan’s top company – and ninth in the nation – in Newsweek’s annual “Green Rankings,” a reflection of its commitment to environmental principles that are good for its home state of Michigan and customers...

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Insurance Works! ACRE Africa Providing Safety Nets to Small-Scale Farmers in Kenya

Dec 15, 2017 9:25 AM ET - “When the money came through my phone via M-Pesa[1], I was sure it was a mistake! I was sure someone had erroneously sent me money. So I waited for the sender to call me and demand that I return the money,” Jacinta Mutuse, a farmer from Wote,...

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Using Text Analytics to Start Building an SDG Business Case

Dec 15, 2017 9:05 AM ET - As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines how text analytics can help advance a business case for the SDGs in terms of investment,...

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VIDEO | Introducing NextWave, A Cross-industry Collaboration Aimed at Developing the First Commercial-scale Ocean-bound Plastics Supply Chain

Dec 15, 2017 8:45 AM ET - Dell Inc. and Lonely Whale will form of a collaborative and open-source initiative called NextWave, convening General Motors, Trek Bicycle, Interface, Van de Sant, Humanscale, Bureo and Herman Miller. NextWave convenes leading technology and...

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Schneider Electric VIDEO: Aligning Sustainability Goals with Climate Science

Dec 15, 2017 8:05 AM ET - A new movement has begun, with more than 300 companies coming together to lead the fight against climate change. The need for a low-carbon future has become undeniable, a conclusion supported by the Paris Climate Agreement. The expansion of an...

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British American Tobacco | Thrive: Sustainable Agriculture and Farmer Livelihoods Programme

Dec 15, 2017 7:20 AM ET - While supplier due diligence and assessments are an important part of ensuring high standards and driving continuous improvement at supplier and farm level, at British American Tobacco we recognise that there are...

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Nat Geo WILD Launches Eighth Annual Big Cat Week With Pushes to Mark the Cheetah as Endangered

Dec 14, 2017 7:45 PM ET - On December 10, Nat Geo WILD kicked off its eighth annual Big Cat Week with a week-long programming lineup of stunning and touching specials documenting the lives and plights of big cats around the world. Big Cat Week is an extension of the Big Cats...

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Representing U.S. Mike Bloomberg Joins One Planet Summit on 2nd Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Dec 14, 2017 12:55 PM ET - On December 12th, 2017, two years to the day after the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement, global leaders convened at the One Planet Summit in Paris to strengthen the world’s collective commitment to climate action. French President Emmanuel...

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Whole Planet Foundation | Dispatch From the Field – Crediting Field Officers

Dec 14, 2017 11:30 AM ET - It’s the season of gratitude and a time to celebrate the impact of 2017. Whole Planet Foundation wants to acknowledge the achievements of our microfinance partners’ field officers, who are often the main point of contact between a microfinance...

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Marina Bay Sands Tackles Sustainable Farming with WWF Partnership

Dec 14, 2017 10:35 AM ET - As part of an effort to raise sustainability standards within Asia’s hospitality industry, Marina Bay Sands has partnered with World Wide Fund for Nature in Singapore (WWF). Together, they will focus on seafood and ocean conservation with goals...

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Video | Can Agroforestry Propel Climate Commitments?

Dec 14, 2017 10:15 AM ET - The Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in December 2015, aims to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the main tool for defining...

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Opening Doors for Small Business Owners

Dec 14, 2017 9:15 AM ET - eBay launches Kiva Marketplace to help aspiring entrepreneurs reach global scale.

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Fun Ideas for Engaging Employees and Raising Money for Charity

Dec 14, 2017 9:00 AM ET - America’s Charities can help your company design and implement a program centered on supporting nonprofits through workplace giving campaigns, employee fundraising, cause-focused signature programs, volunteerism, donation drives, matching gifts,...

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Schneider Electric VIDEO: Accelerating the Energy Transition: 4 Dimensions for Progress

Dec 14, 2017 7:55 AM ET - While the 2015 Paris Agreement was the theoretical call for action to limit worldwide temperature to well below 2 degrees, there is a need for implementing this call with concrete action.

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Tackling Modern Slavery With Transparency: GRI to Support the Reporting Community

Dec 13, 2017 12:05 PM ET - GRI is inviting leading reporting companies to join a Corporate Leadership Group (CLG) on Modern Slavery to engage in cutting edge dialogue about the challenges and opportunities of transparency on this urgent sustainability issue in consultation...

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How Much Is Enough to Make a Difference When Donating?

Dec 13, 2017 11:30 AM ET - While it often feels like one individual’s actions doesn't have an impact on the big picture, the truth is that we all have the power to make a difference and influence change. In fact, the majority of giving (at least 71% of total annual...

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Bloomberg and Carney Announce Growing Support for Climate-Focused Financial Taskforce

Dec 13, 2017 10:05 AM ET - On the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement, 237 companies with a combined market capitalisation of over $6.3 trillion have publicly committed to support the Bloomberg-led Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). This...

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Essity Discloses Its Footprint in WWF’s Environmental Paper Company Index

Dec 13, 2017 9:35 AM ET - Essity has shown its commitment to transparency by participating in the Environmental Paper Company Index 2017 (EPCI). The Group receives an overall score of 78.7% and 94% out of a maximum of 100% for its responsible fiber sourcing. The EPCI is a...

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Good Health for All People in Colombia

Dec 13, 2017 9:20 AM ET - Colombia-based social enterprise Bive Healthcare has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide more than 27,000 low-income clients with access to timely, high-quality and low-cost healthcare services. To achieve this, the...

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Should We Be Talking About Financial Health Instead of Inclusion?

Dec 13, 2017 9:05 AM ET - In this Gateway interview, Carrie shares with us some of the latest thinking on financial health and why MetLife Foundation has shifted its focus from financial inclusion to financial health.

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Balancing Modern Power: The Convergence of Natural Gas and the Electric Market

Dec 13, 2017 9:00 AM ET - One might think the proliferation of renewables would spell the demise of natural gas, but market leaders know that gas-fired generation will continue to play an important role even as an influx of renewable energy reshapes the American power...

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Tetra Tech Uses Film to Help Indonesia Combat Corruption

Dec 13, 2017 8:00 AM ET - Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded CEGAH project, MSI, A Tetra Tech Company, partnered with Indonesia’s Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) to create a unique film festival aimed at engaging more young people and creative...

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VIDEO: Accelerating Schneider Electric’s Transition to Carbon Neutrality

Dec 13, 2017 7:45 AM ET - As sustainability leaders from around the world gather at the One Planet Summit, we’re reminded of the urgency of the climate crisis and inspired by those who, together, are rising to meet the challenge head on.

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Sappi North America's Key Performance Indicators: Water

Dec 12, 2017 3:30 PM ET - All pulp and paper mills in North America use and treat water in accordance with comprehensive environmental permits. Overall, Sappi North America’s 2016 water use, total suspended solids and biological oxygen demand intensity metrics were in line...

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