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How the company plans to strengthen its bio-chemical offering

Article from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Aug 21, 2018 4:00 PM ET

In 2016, Sappi Limited established a new global business, Sappi Biotech, to accelerate our response to consumer demand for renewable products with a low carbon footprint.

Sappi took a major step forward in September 2017 toward efforts to expand its biorefi ning expertise with the acquisition of Xylex® and Versalac® technologies, owned by Plaxica Limited.

Through this transaction, Sappi has acquired the sugar clean-up technologies, patents, know-how, equipment and key technical staff of Plaxica Limited.


by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility

Article from in Education
Aug 21, 2018 3:35 PM ET

Almost 20 years ago, Kevin Boles took his seventh graders on a field trip from Bristol Township, PA, to Harrisburg. A novice public school teacher full of enthusiasm, he envisioned students coming back with lasting memories of the “priceless architectural and artistic treasure” of the State Capitol building, as well as meaningful experiences with civics and history. 

But, the day after the trip, when students drew recollections of what they learned, their pictures were eye opening.


Multimedia with summary from in Philanthropy
Aug 21, 2018 3:25 PM ET

This semester, our Summer NICKterns took on what may have been the largest intern mural project to date. Our NICKterns partnered with the mega-talented Peter Bennett, Art Director on SpongeBob SquarePants, to create a SpongeBob-themed mural at County USC Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles. Using Peter’s design, the NICKterns aimed to create an underwater oasis for the playroom area in the hospital’s Pediatric Inpatient Unit. In just three short days, the interns were able to create a floor-to-ceiling rendition of Bikini Bottom for the hospital’s patients to enjoy themselves in.


New partnership hosts free educational event in Cedar River Watershed

Press Release from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Aug 21, 2018 2:05 PM ET

BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn., August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Farmers in the Cedar River Watershed gathered last week and learned from local experts how maximizing soil health can economically benefit their operations while protecting water quality. The event was a free field day organized by a new public-private-nonprofit partnership.

The Cedar River Watershed Partnership organized the event for dozens of farmers in the watershed and surrounding region at the Krell farm near Blooming Prairie, the upper part of the Cedar River Watershed.


Guest Blog by Jim Hartzfeld

Blog from in Business & Trade
Aug 21, 2018 1:30 PM ET

Studies are accumulating that show that financial performance does not have to be sacrificed to create social good. A new crop of CEOs are passionately leading their companies in this new direction that seemed utter folly 25 years ago. 


Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 21, 2018 1:10 PM ET

To her, the parks are personal. She honed her basketball skills on the courts. Her family gathered at the picnic tables. She ran drills out in the grass fields.

Now, Rita Jackson, an FCA US employee at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, gives back to those community parks that molded her formative years.

“Our neighborhood parks needed more attention, and I knew I had to do something to help bring them back to life,” says Jackson.

She created IMPACT Toledo in 2015. Since then her non-profit organization has upgraded 50 parks in the Toledo area.


Shop original artwork, streetwear, homewares and more at the New Stand, a retail concept store, and support Akron small businesses.

Article from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Aug 21, 2018 12:25 PM ET

This month, eBay takes over retail concept store, The New Stand, to bring a collection of new and unique items from Akron to the Big Apple.


Through “Ignite My Future in School” Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Deliver Job Readiness to Students and World-Class Professional Development for Educators at Belleville High School in Belleville, Michigan

Press Release from in Education
Aug 21, 2018 12:10 PM ET

BELLEVILLE, MI, August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, have announced the Michigan launch of their Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS) initiative.


By Esben Hegnsholt, Shalini Unnikrishnan, Matias Pollmann-Larsen, Bjorg Askelsdottir, and Marine Gerard

Article from in Environment
Aug 21, 2018 12:00 PM ET

The scale of the problem is staggering. Each year, 1.6 billion tons of food worth about $1.2 trillion are lost or go to waste—one-third of the total amount of food produced globally.1 To put the figure in perspective, that is ten times the mass of the island of Manhattan. And the problem is only growing: BCG estimates that by 2030 annual food loss and waste will hit 2.1 billion tons worth $1.5 trillion. 


Blog from in Environment
Aug 21, 2018 12:00 PM ET

Twice a month the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) is highlighting their members' beverage industry sustainability insights and ideas in their BIER Member Spotlight series. These spotlights include their answers to questions about their company's sustainability achievements and strategy, practical insights from BIER, interesting facts, and more.


Blog from in Business & Trade
Aug 21, 2018 11:40 AM ET

Las Vegas Sands is the world’s leading global developer of Integrated Resorts, and was recently recognized in Forbes annual list of America’s Best Employers. As one of the nation’s most respected employers, our company is dedicated to its Team Members and providing a great working environment. In the US, we offer Team Members with opportunities to advance, a diverse and inclusive workplace, and outstanding benefits:


Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Aug 21, 2018 11:30 AM ET

LONDON  and NEW YORK, August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - AccountAbility is pleased to release a practical guidance document highlighting the key changes made to the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018), as well as an overview of alignment with commonly used sustainability-related reporting standards and frameworks.


Blog from in Business & Trade
Aug 21, 2018 11:25 AM ET

Investing in Society, CECP’s recently launched compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.


Christina Lowery’s mission is to educate girls across the globe—and create new futures for them in the process

Article from in Human Resources
Aug 21, 2018 11:15 AM ET

By Abigail Libers


By Shelley White

Article from in Human Resources
Aug 21, 2018 10:45 AM ET

As a young girl, Shirlie Delacherois was aware of her Aboriginal heritage, but didn’t fully appreciate its value until much later in life. It was after a 20-year career at Scotiabank that Shirlie had the opportunity to continue the bank’s long history of supporting Aboriginal Peoples — by stepping into the role of Senior Aboriginal Recruitment Consultant.


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