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Maximizing Business and Sustainability With a Circular Economy

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Circular Economy challenges us to think about product design including how we procure, track, and dispose materials throughout the entirety of a product’s life cycle.

Listen to Antonio discuss how HPE is contributing to the circular economy. For example, by providing customers with consumption based models, HPE helps its customers consume only what they need, helping reduce the total power consumption of its solutions.

Antonio also discusses the intelligent edge and how edge-to-cloud concept will improve utilization of products, making them autonomous and more sustainable.

Conversations With Consequence: Professionals from Hilton and Microsoft Weigh In On Sustainability Innovation

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The Erb Institute engaged with several speakers and participants around key questions that relate to business, academia and sustainability, during a partner event with Innovation Forum in Detroit.  We asked business sustainability professionals:

What new opportunities are on the horizon for business to better “innovate for sustainability”?

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Technology Can Help Us End the Scourge of Modern Slavery. Here's How

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Modern slavery: it’s a strange term.

The word 'modern' generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge.

Juxtapose that with the word 'slavery'. A most outdated concept. Captivity. Bondage. Oppression and repression. In the 21st century, slavery is surely something that only crazed individuals or dictators could possibly countenance.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Marks 150th Anniversary, Meets and Exceeds Sustainability Goals

Company’s 2019 CSR Report Highlights Achievements in Operations, Workplace and Community Outreach
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April 3, 2019 - As the world’s leading provider of consumer lawn and garden products and North America’s largest provider of hydroponic growing products, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company embraces its responsibility to do the right thing. It shapes how they care for the planet and all those they touch, both inside and outside their company.

Rethinking Sustainability Using Closed-Loop Manufacturing and Circular Economy Frameworks

By Christopher Wellise and Matthias Roese
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There’s a tectonic shift taking place in the industrial world, as concerns about humankind’s impact on the environment drive companies to rethink fundamental aspects of how they do business. It’s no longer enough to pay mere lip service to sustainability. Forward-thinking leaders demand new strategic approaches that not only address environmental demands, but also position their organizations for future growth.

Conversations With Consequence: How Can Business Better Innovate for Sustainability?

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The Erb Institute engaged with several speakers and participants around key questions that relate to business, academia and sustainability, during a partner event with Innovation Forum in Detroit.  We asked business sustainability professionals:

What new opportunities are on the horizon for business to better “innovate for sustainability”?

In the videos above:

Which Wich® Project PB&J® Partners with Hormel Foods and its SKIPPY® Brand for April “Spread The Love” Campaign to Help Fight Hunger

Hormel Foods to match donation up to $20,000 during drive to donate PB&J sandwiches in local communities where one sandwich equals $1
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DALLAS, April 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Which Wich’s philanthropic foundation, Project PB&J, was created five years ago with a vision of making the world a better place one PB&J sandwich at a time. This year, with National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day on Tuesday, April 2, Which Wich is teaming up with Hormel Foods and its SKIPPY® peanut butter brand to host a month-long virtual spreading party throughout April to benefit hunger relief efforts in local communities.

Spring Weather Signals Start to Outdoor Projects; Gov. Whitmer Declares April Safe Digging Month in Michigan

Residents, Excavators Urged to Protect Themselves by Digging Safely
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JACKSON, Mich., April 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As leaves and green grass begin sprouting across the state, many Michiganders are planning outdoor digging such as landscaping projects and other home improvements. Dig Safely Month is designed to remind residents and excavators to take safe digging measures with every project, large or small.

Legg Mason Earns Top Marks in 2019 Corporate Equality Index

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BALTIMORE, April 2, 2019 /3BL Media/— Legg Mason announced today that it has received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. Legg Mason joins the ranks of more than 560 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks in this year’s survey, which is administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

Consumers Energy Discusses How Work Life Has Changed for Women Leaders With Its First Woman Senior Executive

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The challenges facing Consumers Energy's first woman senior executive Cathy Reynolds in the workplace might sound familiar to many women. CMS Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe sat down with Cathy, Consumers Energy’s first woman senior vice president, to talk about how work life has changed for women over the last 40 years.

Watch the video to learn about the challenges and how a “rapid progression of pandemonium” lead Cathy to make a tough decision.

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