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FSG Announces New Team to Lead Global Social Impact Consulting Firm

Press Release

BOSTON, June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - FSG, one of the world’s most experienced social impact consulting firms, is excited to announce Lauren A. Smith, MD, MPH and Greg Hills as their co-CEOs. The pair succeeds John Kania, who is stepping away from his current role as global managing director and 18+ years of leadership at FSG. Kania remains active as a member of the board and as a managing director focused on the knowledge and practice of systems change.

California’s Solar Decree: Could Other States, Utilities Follow Suit?

Black & Veatch Expert: growth of California solar power shows complexity in electric market
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – California energy regulators recently passed a new building code requiring most newly constructed, low-rise homes constructed after 2019 to have built-in solar-powered energy systems, making that state the first to adopt such a mandate. That decree was part of other additions to the building code aimed at bolstering energy efficiency. Ryan Pletka, an innovation and strategy executive at Black & Veatch, a global leader in engineering and power solutions, details key things you should know:

Helping Students Break Into the Hospitality Industry

Valley High School, Las Vegas Career Day
Blog

This past year, The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo in Las Vegas hosted 50 students from Valley High School’s Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG) Program. The day of tours and workshops were held to expose the students to the opportunities in the hospitality industry. JAG is a highly effective, data-driven model that raises graduation rates and prepares participants by honing their work readiness skills.

A Letter From Sappi North America President and CEO Mark Gardner

Gardner emphasizes success, paves path forward
Article

Sappi North America saw many successes in 2017 despite challenging market headwinds. To our employees, customers and other partners whose dedication contributed to those successes, I thank you.

Frey Vineyards – Out of the Ashes

Growing again after the Napa fires of October 2017
Article

By Katrina Frey, CEO, Frey Vineyards, Ltd.

This true story begins with a strange orange glow in the sky that awakened me at 1:00am on the morning of Oct 9th, 2017. Stepping outside into a howling wind, I watched in horror as a huge wildfire burned on the distant ridge. The wind was blowing away from us, so I was very concerned about our neighbors below the ridge in Potter Valley, never dreaming that at the same time the Redwood Complex Fire was racing around the bottom of the ridge and heading straight to Frey Vineyards and engulfing the only paved road out.

The $35 Billion Chocolate Giant Mars Was Once Notoriously Private. Here's Why the Company Is Now Speaking Out.

By Cadie Thompson
Article

Mars — the company behind brands like M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix — has been around for more than 100 years. And for most of its history, it has been notoriously private, shying away from the public eye. 

But during the last few years, the Mars family and company executives have started to speak out. They've started to make this shift, at least in part, because consumers are starting to care more about where products come from than they had in the past. 

Mars Chairman Explains Why the $35 Billion Chocolate Giant Will Never Go Public

By Cadie Thompson
Article

With more than $35 billion in annual sales, Mars Inc — the company behind brands like Twix, M&Ms, and Skittles — is one of the largest family-owned companies in the world. And it has been around for more than 100 years.

But as the company makes changes and invests in its future, there is one thing that will continue to stay the same for the chocolate giant, Mars chairman Stephen Badger told Business Insider in a recent interview. 

The Real Price of Madagascar’s Vanilla Boom

By David Pilling
Article

In the humid Sava region of northern Madagascar, where vanilla vines grow in the shaded canopy of the jungle, villagers guard their crop as though it were a precious metal. Well they might. Strong demand for natural vanilla, speculation, bad harvests and money laundering have driven prices as high as silver. Farmers often awake to find their vines stripped bare, carried off in the night by gangs of thieves filling orders for buyers in the far-off capital of Antananarivo, who in turn supply the markets of western Europe, the US and Asia.

FCA US and FIAT Brand Lead the Motor City Pride Parade

Summary: 
  • A new rainbow-wrapped 2018 Fiat 124 Spider will serve as grand marshal vehicle for this year’s parade
  • Longtime support of Motor City Pride demonstrates the Company’s support of LGBTQ employees, customers, communities and issues
  • 2018 is the 11th year the Company has achieved a 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index evaluating LGBTQ workplace practices
Press Release
  • A new rainbow-wrapped 2018 Fiat 124 Spider will serve as grand marshal vehicle for this year’s parade
  • Longtime support of Motor City Pride demonstrates the Company’s support of LGBTQ employees, customers, communities and issues
  • 2018 is the 11th year the Company has achieved a 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index evaluating LGBTQ workplace practices

KB Home Publishes Industry-Leading 11th Annual Sustainability Report

Homebuilder celebrates its culture of innovation and sustainability
Article

The first major homebuilder to publish a comprehensive sustainability report in 2008, KB Home continues its commitment to documenting the Company’s industry leadership in sustainability and its strategies for future progress.

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