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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Running a premier financial company in the world’s largest national market comes with a vital responsibility to all stakeholders and communities. These companies can use their core competency of financial knowledge to empower and educate the people as well as operate in way that positively impacts the society and the environment.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) — Man’s first use of wind technology goes back some 5,000 years when wind-powered boats were first seen on the Nile. For centuries wind-driven ships plowed the waves, as some still do. In time, wind was put to work pumping water and grinding grain. The Dutch refined this technology in the 15th Century, using it to drain lakes and reclaim land that had eroded into the ocean, creating polders, where millions now live. The first wind turbine for electric generation was invented by Charles Brush, in Cleveland, Ohio in 1888.

Wind power. Transportation. Holland. In a nutshell, that’s our story for today.

The Royal Schiphol Group, the aviation company that owns and operates several major airports in the Netherlands, including the Amsterdam airport bearing its name, the 14th busiest in the world, has just made an announcement. As of January 1, 2018, all their business units will run on sustainable power.

The announcement states that the group will purchase 200GWh of electricity from Eneco Group of Rotterdam for the next 15 years. The intent is that, in time, all of the wind power will be produced in the Netherlands. Eneco, while not well known in the US, has interests in Germany as well. The company was ranked #8 in the 2017 Sustainable Brands Top 100.

Included in this agreement are Schiphol (Amsterdam), Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Eindhoven Airport and Lelystad Airport. All will receive sustainable power. Together, the airports consume around 200 GWh, which is roughly equivalent to the consumption of 60,000 households.


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(3BL/JustMeans) Food waste is a big problem in Canada. About one third of all food produced in that country for human consumption is wasted. This food waste costs about $31 billion a year. Most of the food waste winds up in landfills where it rots and emits methane, a greenhouse gas with a warming potential 23 times that of carbon.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – President Trump has ditched the manufacturing council of business leaders after more CEOs quit over his handling of violent clashes in Charlottesville Virginia. Merck’s CEO Kenneth Frazier, the only black business leader in the group, was first to resign after Trump initially failed to explicitly denounce the far-right rally.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The conversation on sustainability is ever evolving, and now it includescompanies such as a Las Vegas entertainment business. For a developer and operator of integrated resorts surrounded by a desert, efforts at energy efficiency and environmental sustainability not only reflect a commitment in corporate responsibility, but are also a smart financial decision.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Solar power is the first market to benefit from a new investment ​application​ called MyBit, an Ethereum blockchain platform ​that enables the crowdfunding of so​-​called "revenue generating machines", also known as Internet of Things (IoT)​ ​Assets.


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(3BL/Justmeans) Machines that brew single cups of coffee are extremely popular. Single serving coffee brewing machines are the second most popular brewing system in the US after drip coffee makers. In 2017, 29 percent of American coffee drinkers used them to brew their favorite drink.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Another corporation is increasing its share of renewable energy as part of its sustainability program. Leading retailer Target has entered an agreement with Soloman Forks wind farm to buy enough energy to meet the energy demands of 150 stores.


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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A commitment to corporate responsibility involves achieving the financial goals of the business through continuous stakeholder engagement, good corporate governance, and a focus on social and environmental values. The well-being of the stakeholders as well as the communities must be integrated into business strategy.


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