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FSR Names The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. a Winner of Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Awards

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FSR member companies strengthened their local communities by supporting over a million volunteer projects, donating over $1.1 billion dollars for the second year in a row, volunteering nearly 8 million hours, and completing close to 700,000 financial literacy projects.

The recipients of FSR’s 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Awards are:

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Allstate Insurance Company

Associated Banc‑Corp

What Experts Are Saying About the Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit

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The Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit was recently launched. Check out what sustainability experts from around the world are saying about this new resource to help companies implement the Natural Capital Protocol.

Trump on Energy: A Collection Of Contradictions

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Even the most astute followers of the news may have missed that the Trump Administration is touting a series of self-proclaimed focal areas. With compelling revelations of lying, collusion, and treason coming out almost daily, it's understandable if absurd, toothless initiatives like "Energy Week," or "Workforce Development Week" flew under your radar. Today on Sea Change Radio, we try to decipher what the actual energy policies of the current administration are with the help of Axios energy reporter, Amy Harder.

UN's Patricia Espinosa Commends VMware, RE100 Members

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VMware is proud to be a part of the RE100; a global collaboration comprised of influential businesses that are committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity in partnership with The Climate Group and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Today, the initiative is celebrating the addition of its 100th member organization.

Global Action That Matters

By Dave Regnery, president, Trane Commercial for North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa
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Last month, Ingersoll Rand’s chairman and CEO Michael Lamach reiterated the company’s commitment to climate action. As a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, Trane® aligns with this strategy and seeks to provide a portfolio of solutions that meet customer demands for products as well as efficient, safe, reliable and climate-friendly services.

Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC) Salinity Control Measures Project | Reducing the Rate of Wetland Loss in Louisiana

Reducing the rate of wetland loss in the 630,000-acre Calcasieu-Sabine Basin
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The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) selected Tetra Tech to complete a feasibility study and preliminary engineering and design for the Calcasieu Ship Channel (CSC) Salinity Control Measures Project to develop and evaluate alternatives to reduce wetland loss rates. Coastal Louisiana has undergone substantial land loss due to sea level rise, subsidence, modification of freshwater and sediment delivery to wetlands, saltwater intrusion, and wind-induced erosion.

Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader

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Joseph Árvai is the director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He can be reached on Twitter at @DecisionLab.

Kimberly-Clark Reports Year One Results of Sustainability 2022 Program

Priority programs and partnerships create social, environmental and business value
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DALLAS, June 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Kimberly-Clark Corporation today published its annual report on sustainability, providing the first update on the company's global progress toward its Sustainability 2022 goals.

Unreasonable Impact | Rescuing Old Clothes From Landfills by Turning Them Into New Fabric and Fuel

by Brittany Lane
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Jeplan envisions a circular world in which we take all used or unwanted personal belongings, recycle the materials, and then sell them as new products. Starting with cotton and polyester, this company is reimagining waste disposal, which reduces the use of petroleum and diminishes carbon emissions. Based in Japan, Jeplan has established collection points around the country in collaboration with major retail and apparel brands to gather discarded clothes.

This Company is Creating a World Where Conserving Water is a Way of Life

by Brittany Lane
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Based in Singapore, Ecosoftt – Eco Solutions For Tomorrow, Today – specializes in decentralized management of water, wastewater, and environmental services for the developed and developing worlds. Their Water SMART Homes & Communities platform allows property owners and building managers to reduce their water footprint and waste by up to 50 percent, to recycle and reuse up to 80 percent of wastewater for non-potable purposes, and to discharge at least 20 percent of treated water in a way that protects Mother Nature.

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