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WeWork: Oil Money and the Challenge of Achieving Carbon Neutrality

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The Erb-branded case study program was established by Professor Andy Hoffman as a way to engage students in addressing timely and topical sustainability issues through various lenses. Case studies help improve flexibility in considering alternatives and allow students to compare their decisions with actual outcomes.

Here we share a newly developed case on WeWork, a company that is rethinking office space as community. Here is brief summary:

General Mills Global Responsibility Report Highlights Employee Engagement, Progress Against Planet Commitments, and Food Security

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MINNEAPOLIS, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills released its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2018 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on advancing regenerative practices across its supply chain.

Open Space, Increased Fleet Efficiency, and Water Education Are Highlights of Connecticut Water Service’s Updated Corporate Sustainability Report

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April 22, 2019 — Connecticut Water Service, Inc., today announced the availability of the company’s updated 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR). The update demonstrates the company’s progress and milestones in achieving its environmental and social goals.

Energy & Sustainability Goal-Setting eBook: Your Guide to 7 Top Standards

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Recent research finds that organizations have more success on energy and sustainability initiatives when they set public goals. But with so many options available, how do you determine which goals will drive the greatest value for your organization? And against what criteria should you assess them?

Our goals primer eBook summarizes the top global, third-party benchmarking standards and recommends how to choose the right one to accelerate your energy and sustainability ambitions.

Whirlpool Announces Emissions Reduction of 7% and Water Consumption Reduction of 10% From 2017-2018

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Whirlpool Corporation recently released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s progress in the 2018 operational year. Among the milestones mentioned, the company announced it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 7% from 2017 to 2018 in Whirlpool plants. The company also announced a reduction in water consumption of nearly 10% from 2017 to 2018 in the company’s manufacturing facilities.

Common Impact Study: Making Long-Term Impact Through a Day of Skilled Service

A closer look at how skilled volunteerism can build sustainable capacity for the social sector
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Many of the companies we work with at Common Impact host a Day of Service as a way to give back to their local communities. According to the most recent CECP Giving In Numbers, days of service are one of the most popular corporate volunteer programs with more than 77% of US companies offering this type of opportunity to employees. Currently, most days of service engage teams in volunteer projects like building a home, cleaning a local park or packing groceries at a food bank.

General Mills Global Responsibility Report Highlights Employee Engagement, Progress Against Planet Commitments, and Food Security

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April 18, 2019 – General Mills released its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2018 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on advancing regenerative practices across its supply chain.

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.

How Health Care Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Strengthen Economic Performance

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April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ Although many health care companies today claim that health equity is part of their overall mission, the efforts are still nascent and often focus on disparities caused by poverty, education, or disability. Many companies have efforts in diversity and inclusion, however, they are not sufficient to counter the effects of implicit biases in clinical practice or address the adverse social determinants of health that disproportionately affect populations of color.

New Research on How Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth

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April 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — As businesses across the nation vie to increase revenue and market share, they are seeking not only to retain customers but also to continually expand into new markets. Much has been written about the demographic change engulfing the American market: by 2045, a majority of people in the U.S. will be of color; indeed, a majority of young people in the country are already of color.

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