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Responsible Labor Initiative Launches to Promote Rights of Workers Vulnerable to Forced Labor

EICC Initiative Convenes Multiple Industries and Stakeholders to Transform Labor Market
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), a nonprofit coalition of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, today announced the launch of its Responsible Labor Initiative to help companies address the root causes of forced labor. This initiative will extend the EICC’s existing world-class standards and programs to other industries, thereby accelerating change through collective influence and action.

VIDEO: HPE Living Progress | A Message from Meg Whitman, President & CEO

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Meg Whitman, President and CEO of HPE, explains how Living Progress is helping build the sustainable business that will come to define our future. 

Home Safe Home: 7 Companies Standing #WithRefugees

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In recent years, the refugee crisis has expanded to unprecedented levels, with nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide displaced from their homes. Amidst a widespread perception of federal inaction, companies and NGOs have seen an increasing demand from consumers to step up and do their part to make a difference. In fact, more than two-thirds of consumers cited immigration as a top priority for companies to take the lead on.

Brands Taking Stands

U.S. companies are speaking out on divisive hot button issues
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By Tom Idle

“In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” This sentence in Ronald Reagan’s inaugural address of 1981, which poured ire on the notion of ‘big government,’ has stayed with many Americans to this day. In fact, almost 70 percent of people see government intervention (or otherwise) as the greatest threat to the nation, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject, compared with just 26 percent who think it’s big business.

Keep America Beautiful Brings Great American Cleanup to Hometown of Stamford, CT

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Keep America Beautiful, in collaboration with the East Side Partnership, lived up to its call-to-action to #cleanYOURblock by conducting a Great American Cleanup event on June 20 at a number of locations in Stamford, Connecticut, home of its national headquarters.

East Side Partnership, the driving force in promoting the transformation of Stamford's East Side for more than a decade, joined iconic national community improvement nonprofit Keep America Beautiful in cleaning up, greening up and beautifying various locations during the Stamford Great American Cleanup event.

WBCSD Releases Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy

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WASHINGTON D.C., June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today at the 2017 US Circular Economy Summit, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) officially launched its Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy after a three-week beta testing period.

Don’t Miss Out on the Best Rates for the BSR Conference 2017

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Only 1 week left to grab the best rates for BSR17!

It’s BSR’s 25th anniversary year, and profound change is shaping sustainable business. We invite you to join us this fall to be a part of innovative solutions to the world’s biggest sustainability challenges. And while October may seem far away, our early registration rates end next Friday, June 30!

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Ten Authentic Leadership Practices

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David MacLennan, Chairman and CEO of Cargill, shares his perspective on authentic leadership with Kevin Cashman for Forbes.

by Kevin Cashman
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David MacLennan, Chairman and CEO of Cargill, shares his perspective on authentic leadership with Kevin Cashman for Forbes.

Canary Wharf Group Focuses on the Future for Long Term Improvements

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Canary Wharf Group’s latest Sustainability Report gives a snapshot of its activity and commitments in five key areas: making great places; pioneering innovation; promoting inclusive growth; optimising our performance and responsible business. The theme of the report is ‘evolution’ as we all strive for a brighter future.
 

Republic Services of Huntington Beach Sponsors Surfing Circle of Honor, Setting Guinness World Record for Largest Paddle-Out

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Republic Services of Huntington Beach partnered with Surf City and the International Surfing Museum this week to set the Guinness World Record for the largest paddle-out at the Huntington Beach pier. More than 525 local surfers participated, including local elected officials, community leaders, businesses and residents of all ages. Local Republic Services division manager, Paxton Bowman and his daughter participated in the paddle-out to become World Record holders. Surfers paddled into the Pacific and joined hands to make a large circle known as the “surfing circle of honor” to celebrate th

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