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Consumers Energy Commitment to the Environment

Mother Nature is One of Our Toughest Customers
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As featured in the Consumers Energy 2017 Sustainability Report

We are the Great Lakes State. Here in Michigan, our lakes, rivers and streams define us. We’re beach-goers, anglers and stone-skippers. We must keep this precious resource thriving for centuries of Michigan summers to come.
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Heels and Hosiery: Lucy Choi and Bianca Miller-Cole on “Taking Risks”


Shoe designer Lucy Choi and entrepreneur Bianca Miller–Cole were the guests of honour last week at an evening of inspiration hosted by the Barclays Win Gender network.

“It’s important to take risks in life,” says shoe designer Lucy Choi. “If you believe and feel passionate about what you’re doing, then go for it.”

Choi was talking to around 100 Barclays staff who crammed into her boutique in central London last week seeking inspiration, insider tips – and possibly a new pair of heels.

Charting a New Course in Sustainability Reporting

by Sophia Mendelsohn

There’s currently a debate brewing among sustainability and corporate responsibility professionals about the best way to report CSR and environmental information. Is a sustainability report the proper time for storytelling or do readers just want the facts? Truth is, we are often trying to reach multiple (and different audiences) with one report. This year, JetBlue decided to revisit how we report our environmental, social and purpose-driven initiatives. 

Walmart Reports Strong Comps, Shows Leadership And Fights Hunger


Walmart’s first quarter 2017 earnings report was gratifying. A focus on a few key fundamentals such as associate merchandise training, quality products, internet retailing, and giving back to those in need underpinned the better than expected results.

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Sustainability Reporting with the GRI Standards

Important step in the transformation to a sustainable economy and world
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What is sustainability reporting and how does the practice benefit organizations and stakeholders? This animation answers these questions and more. Visit the GRI website to download the first global Sustainability Reporting Standards, and make an important contribution towards a more sustainable world.

HP Australia Achieves Significant Recycling Milestone

10 million HP print cartridges recycled with Cartridges for Planet Ark
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SYDNEY, Australia, May 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – HP Australia has become the first organisation in the country to have recycled 10 million print cartridges via its partnership with Cartridges for Planet Ark.

Cartridges for Planet Ark’ (C4PA) is an innovative recycling program that provides Australians with a free, easy-to-use and environmentally-accredited way to recycle their printer cartridges with a zero waste to landfill commitment. HP is a founding member of C4PA, which was created in 2003.

GRI is Advancing the SDG Agenda 2030 in South Asia

GRI’s Regional Hub South Asia and the CII ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development have launched a local initiative to understand SDGs in business context in the South Asian region trough a peer-learning platform. 

Michigan Theatre to Save $20,000 a Year Via Consumers Energy Help


While maintaining its historic feel, the Michigan Theatre of Jackson is embracing a flair for the future.Consumers Energy has donated more than $230,000 in energy efficiency products since 2013, including replacing the theater's boiler for $195,000 in 2016.

Consumers gave more than $800,000 to 11 different historic buildings across Michigan to make them more energy efficient, company officials said. Besides Jackson's Michigan Theatre, this included a library in Mason, historical museum in Frankenmuth and courthouse in Ithaca.

The MetLife Foundation is Building Financial Capability

Financial capability means clients know how to manage their finances and have all the right tools to do so. It means they use safe, affordable, and effective financial services to achieve their goals.


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