CSRminute: Marsh and McLennan Earns LEED Gold Award for New Office; Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future Receives $5M Gift

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CSRminute: Marsh and McLennan Earns LEED Gold Award for New Office; Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future Receives $5M Gift

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news. 

Monday, October 25, 2010 - 12:34pm

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Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Monday, October 25th:

Marsh and McLennan Companies, the global professional services firm, has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its offices in Chicago’s financial district. The MMC office is one of only 39 LEED Gold certified office interiors in Chicago. The green strategies used in construction and material selection were designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a healthier work environment. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the U.S. Green Building Council’s certification system for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings.

The Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future has received a $5 million gift from philanthropist Yossie Hollander for biomass research to support the energy needs of farmers in developing countries. The gift will help pay for five years of research by a faculty team from several colleges within the university. The cross-disciplinary team, drawn from agriculture and engineering departments, will focus on a village-scale pyrolysis project, a process to make liquid biofuels.

For more information on these and other stories, go to thecsrminute.com.

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