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WEC Energy Group Report Details Pathway to Cleaner Energy Future

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Milwaukee – WEC Energy Group unveiled a report on the company’s strategy to reduce costs to customers, preserve fuel diversity and reduce carbon emissions through changes to its generation fleet.

The report – “Pathway to a Cleaner Energy Future” – illustrates the approach WEC Energy Group is taking to reduce emissions and presents a wide-ranging analysis of factors that will help shape future decision-making.

What Does Society Look Like in the Future of the Anthropocene? A Q&A With Andy Hoffman

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We have entered a new geologic epoch, called the Anthropocene, that recognizes people’s effect on the Earth’s ecosystems—harming them in ways that are likely irreversible. So what will Anthropocene society look like in the future?

Innovating with Purpose: Perspectives from the SDG Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 9 Leadership Forum hosted by GlobeScan / VMware
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VMware partnered with GlobeScan for an online discussion of Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

150 participants explored the key ways innovations in technology and digital infrastructure can be used to drive and support sustainable economies and environments.

SunTrust Foundation Awards $556,000 Grant to Autism Speaks

Funding supports financial wellness for the autism and special needs communities
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NEW YORK. April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The SunTrust Foundation today announced a two-year grant of $556,000 to Autism Speaks, expanding upon its partnership to promote financial well-being among families impacted by autism and other disabilities.

Since 2016, the partnership has identified the enormous need of the autism and disability communities to access financial planning information. By the conclusion of 2018, the SunTrust Foundation provided support enabling Autism Speaks to:

Partners in Purpose: Bridgestone Nature Reserve at Chestnut Mountain

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Since the 1970s, Bridgestone has owned and managed 6,000 acres east of Nashville, Tennessee. In June 2018, this land was donated to The Nature Conservancy. In addition to being an ideal and protected home for wildlife, the reserve also offsets the carbon emissions produced by Nashville's Bridgestone Tower.

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How Financial Services Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth

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April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Historically, financial institutions in the United States have not served people of color effectively or fairly. Even today, people of color have less access to credit, pay higher interest rates for loans, and are less likely to receive venture capital funding as compared to their White counterparts. Serving these markets effectively is not only a moral imperative, but also an economic opportunity to enhance a company’s bottom line.

CNH Industrial Signs Partnership Agreement to Bring State-of-the-art Connectivity to Brazilian Agriculture

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The company has participated in the creation of ConectarAGRO, a cooperation of eight partners from the agribusiness and telecommunications fields, whose aim is to bring open connectivity solutions to all the agricultural regions of Brazil

 
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The company has participated in the creation of ConectarAGRO, a cooperation of eight partners from the agribusiness and telecommunications fields, whose aim is to bring open connectivity solutions to all the agricultural regions of Brazil

 

New Cross-Sector Study Will Examine Role of Corporate Boards in Driving Success in Long-Term Performance

CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative, High Meadows Institute, and Drexel University Gupta Governance Institute launch research partnership designed to explore how the C-suite can enable and support boards in playing a more strategic role
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NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today’s Boards of Directors are expected to play a more forward-looking strategic role that supports long-term performance.

AccountAbility Releases Arabic Translation of the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018)

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – AccountAbility has released the Arabic translation of its latest sustainability management framework and guidance document – the AccountAbility Principles (AA1000AP, 2018). The AA1000AP (2018) serves as the foundation of the AA1000 Series of Standards, and offers an informed update to the firm’s internationally accepted, principles-based approach to sustainabilit

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