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General Mills' 2017 Global Responsibility Highlights

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General Mills’ 2017 Global Responsibility Report highlights much of our important work and progress over the last year across four key focus areas: our food, our planet, our workplace and our community.

Ride with Purpose


At a glance, they seem like an odd couple. One is an on-demand ridesharing firm and the other a nonprofit committed to restoring the earth’s essential ecosystems. But connected they are thanks to an ingenious collaboration made possible by VMware. The effort — a win, win, win for all three partners — brings to life VMware’s mission to be a force for good in the world. 

Staying the Course: Business Bolsters Sustainability Through Innovation

by Lara Birkes, Chief Sustainability Officer

There is no doubt that last week’s Executive Order to repeal the Clean Power Plan sent many in the sustainability community reeling. In the midst of this chaos, companies are now either re-evaluating their strategy or re-committing to current plans.

General Mills Reports Progress on Global Responsibility

Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, April 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. General Mills continues to make significant progress toward nutrition improvements and sustainable sourcing of their food, as well as climate and pollinator protection – all key highlights of this year’s report.

Emissions Reduction from Virtualisation Products: An Interview with Mornay Van Der Walt and Nicola Acutt of VMware


An IDC report, sponsored by VMware, shows how virtualisation products, namely VMware’s products, reduce carbon emissions. The report also evaluated the CO2 emissions that were avoided because of server virtualisation as well as consolidation. The results showed that this reduction in power consumption and CO2 emissions could be directly attributed to the use of virtualisation and VMware products around the world.

Strength in Numbers: How Communal Property Rights Can Strengthen Sustainable Investment

Supporting policy development and pilots that strengthen land rights to improve land and natural resource management

Matt Sommerville, Chief of Party of the USAID TGCC Project, recently attended the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference, leading a team of Tetra Tech staff and beneficiaries working on activities in Zambia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Ghana, and Paraguay. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Southern California Cities Plug Into Charge Ready EV Program

Lynwood and Ontario are the first among 50 sites to install the charging stations in SCE’s territory

Southern California Edison has launched its Charge Ready program to expand access to electric vehicle charging in its service territory, beginning with construction of the first charging stations in the cities of Lynwood and Ontario.


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