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Women in CSR: Alison DaSilva, Cone Communications

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Welcome to our series of interviews with leading female CSR practitioners where we are learning about what inspires these women and how they found their way to careers in sustainability. Read the rest of the series here.

TriplePundit: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business.

Hilton Worldwide Announces Commitment to Repurpose Waste Across 90 Countries at Ninth Annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

Announcement Made in Partnership with Feeding America, The Global FoodBanking Network, Global Soap Project, Good360, DH Hospitality Group, Serta, and Waste Management Sustainability Services
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MCLEAN, Va., September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Hilton Worldwide, in partnership with Feeding America, The Global FoodBanking Network, Global Soap Project, Good360, DH Hospitality Group, Serta, and Waste Management Sustainability Services, announced its commitment to reducing waste across the organization’s portfolio of more than 4,000 hotels in 90 countries.  This Commitment to Action, entitled, RePurpose: Making Waste History for our Business and Society, was submitted today at the ninth annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting in New York City.    

BSR Conference 2013: Best Rates Available through September 30

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San Francisco, September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ The newest speakers to join the lineup for the BSR Conference 2013 include KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO George R. Roberts, as well as actor, producer, and director Jacques Perrin and marine biologist and commercial diver François Sarano, who codirected and cowrote Oceans, a breathtaking film about the world's ocean that was filmed over four years in 50 different locations.

2030: A "Perfect Storm" of Global Resource Shortages

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Corporate leaders give themselves a lousy grade on their efforts to develop sustainable supplies of natural resources strained by a growing global population and a rapidly expanding middle class of consumers.

Women in CSR: Shannon Schuyler, PwC

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Welcome to our series of interviews with leading female CSR practitioners where we are learning about what inspires these women and how they found their way to careers in sustainability. Read the rest of the series here.

TriplePundit: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business. 

Enough Calls on Tech and Jewelry Companies to Step Up In Conflict-Free Trade

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In a recent article from Zoe Lewis and Sasha Lezhnev of Enough, the NGO responds to recent 125th anniversary photography issue of National Geographic magazine.  The special collector’s edition issue highlights a trip to Bavi, a rebel controlled area, and Nyabibwe, a conflict-free area, both in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Marcus Bleasdale and Jeffery Gettleman.

Patagonia Founder Reaches a New Peak and Challenges Others to Follow

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BrownFlynn would like to congratulate Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, Inc., on receiving the 2013 Inamori Ethics Prize. Each year the Inamori Center for Excellence at Case Western Reserve University gathers to honor an international exemplar of ethical leadership with the Inamori Ethics Prize.  The Prize honors leaders whose integrity, altruism, and compassion have a lasting impact on society.

Finding a Winning Formula for Employee Engagement

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To create a culture of sustainability, companies must invite participation from employees at every level of the organization. Doing this, however, is easier said than done.  Where do you begin? How do you effectively communicate with employees? And how do you measure results? These are some of the questions that Dr. Stephanie Bertels, Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, set out to answer through her recent work on employee engagement for the Network for Business Sustainability.

A Sustainable Energy Plan: What & Why

Why do you need a sustainable energy plan?
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by Erin Craig

Why do you need a sustainable energy plan?

Creating a Sustainable Energy Plan is a simple, systematic way to examine, refine, and act on one of the most important aspects of a sustainable business. A plan lets you see where you are, decide what immediate positive changes your company can make, and create long-term practical and actionable goals.  

Why create a plan specifically about energy?

Energy use is your most important environmental impact.

Bank of the West Names Finalists for 2013 Philanthropy Awards

Hip hop therapy program, Los Angeles river revitalization and a youth-led nonprofit vie for $50,000 grant
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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2013 / 3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Bank of the West today announced the three nonprofits that are in the running to win a $50,000 cash grant through Bank of the West's fourth annual award for Innovation in Philanthropy. The following three finalists were chosen from more than 225 nominees in the 19 western states in which the bank operates:

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