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Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum Daily Wrap: 18 June

Press Release

(3BL Media) Rio de Janeiro - June 18, 2012 - The following announcements were made today during the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum. 

Sustainable Stock Exchange 2012 Dialogues
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

AT&T: Empowering Consumers Through Sustainability

Interactive 2011 AT&T Sustainability Report Highlights Energy Efficiency Gains, Reduction in Use of Gasoline and a Major Investment in Education; Provides Opportunities for Consumers to Support Community-Improving Nonprofits
Press Release

(3BL Media) Dallas - June 19, 2012 -American consumers are in the midst of a communications revolution, and AT&T’s technology has the power to help our world operate more sustainably. In the 2011 AT&T Sustainability Report, launched today, the company demonstrates how it is committed to improving our world and empowering consumers to do the same.

Banorte Signs the Declaration of Natural Capital

Summary: 

• Directors of 37 financial institutions in the world pledged to take into their business decisions renewable resources, non renewable and environmental services.
• By signing the declaration the CEO of Grupo Financiero Banorte, Dr. Alejandro Valenzuela said to take into consideration the Natural Capital in the provision of services is not an option but a necessity.

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Press Release

• Directors of 37 financial institutions in the world pledged to take into their business decisions renewable resources, non renewable and environmental services.
• By signing the declaration the CEO of Grupo Financiero Banorte, Dr. Alejandro Valenzuela said to take into consideration the Natural Capital in the provision of services is not an option but a necessity.

Haga clic aquí para leer en español. >>

 

Banorte Firma La Declaración De Capital Natural

Summary: 
  • Directores de 37 instituciones financieras en el mundo se comprometieron a considerar dentro de sus decisiones de negocio los recursos renovables, los no renovables y los servicios ambientales.
  • Al firmar la declaración, el Director General de Grupo Financiero Banorte, Dr. Alejandro Valenzuela, señaló que  tomar en
    consideración al Capital Natural en la prestación de servicios
    no es una opción, sino  una necesidad.  

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Press Release
  • Directores de 37 instituciones financieras en el mundo se comprometieron a considerar dentro de sus decisiones de negocio los recursos renovables, los no renovables y los servicios ambientales.
  • Al firmar la declaración, el Director General de Grupo Financiero Banorte, Dr. Alejandro Valenzuela, señaló que  tomar en
    consideración al Capital Natural en la prestación de servicios
    no es una opción, sino  una necesidad.  

Click here to read this in English >>

The World Green Summit Launches at Rio+20 with Sir Richard Branson, Ted Turner & Many Global Leaders

Press Release

(3BL Media) London & Rio de Janeiro - June 15, 2012 - The World Green Summit www.wgsummit.com (WGS), June 20, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, is the largest business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of Rio+20.

ING Foundation Awards College Scholarships

Young Investors in Denver Receive ‘big check’
Article

How would you perform managing a virtual, $50,000 portfolio? Young girls participating in the ING-Girls Inc. Investment Challenge have spent the past three years learning about money-management, and the gains they realized from their investment portfolio have translated into real dollars for their continued education.

Rio+20: Business Leaders to Deliver on Strategies for Sustainability at 15-18 June Forum, Ahead of the Rio+20 Summit

Press Release

(3BL Media) Rio de Janeiro - 15 June 2012 - “Innovation and collaboration are driving a bottom-up change process across many critical areas of contemporary life,” UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell said at the opening of a business forum that precedes the United Nations sustainable development conference in Rio de Janeiro.

Sprint Pushes ecoEnvelope to Solve for Consumer Apathy

Blog

What does a company do if its consumers are not as "green" as it would like them to be? This was the question Sprint faced when, in spite of its paperless billing program, close to 70 percent of its customer base continued to opt for paper statements. With a paperless adoption rate of only three-to-four percent a year, Sprint decided it needed to push the envelope to reduce waste and save money.

Mars, Incorporated Joins Call To Value And Maintain The Earth's Natural Capital

One of the world's leading food manufacturers to become signatory of The Leadership Compact at Rio +20
Press Release

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 15, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Mars, Incorporated announced today that it has become a signatory of The Leadership Compact convened by The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership – a statement of intent signed by global business leaders, committing to value and maintain the Earth's natural capital.

ING U.S. Employees in Windsor, Conn., Wear Blue Jeans for a Cause

Multimedia with summary

ING U.S. has a culture of caring. At the Windsor, Conn., location, individual employees made a $20 donation in return for the opportunity to wear blue jeans every Friday in May and June. Their generosity, in turn, benefited the Windsor Food Bank. Employees donated more than $7,700, and presented a big check – literally – to the food bank. The donation will go a long way toward providing food items to local Windsor residents, particularly during the summer months when donations to the food bank are low.

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