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U.S. Chamber Foundation Announces Winners of 18th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards

Companies Recognized for Work to Positively Impact Their Communities
Press Release

WASHINGTON, /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation last night named the winners of its annual Corporate Citizenship Awards, recognizing businesses for making a significant, positive impact on the communities and societies in which they operate.

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments

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“Fossil fuel divestment is both ethically and fiscally responsible,” said John A. Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and one of Ray’s five grandchildren. “Investment has consequences, and we intend for our assets to grow by fueling renewable energy and other clean technologies that will combat climate change.”

Press Release

“Fossil fuel divestment is both ethically and fiscally responsible,” said John A. Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and one of Ray’s five grandchildren. “Investment has consequences, and we intend for our assets to grow by fueling renewable energy and other clean technologies that will combat climate change.”

Nestlé Waters North America Celebrates America Recycles Day

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today is America Recycles Day, a nationally recognized day meant to promote and celebrate recycling in the United States, and like many organizations around the country, Nestlé Waters North America is marking the day by reflecting on the momentum built in the past year, and recommitting ourselves to doing our part to address recycling issues in the United States.

Mohawk Sustainability VP Bandy Opens Greenbuild Plenary

Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., November 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ —  George Bandy, vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Industries, heralded in the Greenbuild Plenary last week as the special session’s opening speaker. Bandy brought energy and inspiration to the main stage of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, as he offered words on the compelling and unifying nature of the green building movement and talked about Mohawk’s own strides in sustainability.

Two Unintended Consequences of Your Supply Chain Assessment, and How to Avoid Them

By James Barsimantov
Blog

Regularly, you work to prepare a comprehensive supply chain assessment. Hours are spent building a robust questionnaire for your tier 1 suppliers. The goal is a 100% response rate, so that you have valuable intelligence to manage and improve your supply chain. Maybe the focus of your assessment is traceability and mapping, or perhaps calculating GHG emissions.  You send the questions and it takes the suppliers about two hours to complete. Two hours of work isn’t too much to ask, right? Or is it?

Legg Mason Issues 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

A deep sense of purpose drives our commitment to our clients, our shareholders, our communities and one another
Press Release

BALTIMORENovember 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - 2017 Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) announced today it has published its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, for fiscal year 2017[1]. This report reflects the combined effort and contribution of professionals within the firm and across our affiliate organizations.

Three Best Practices to Remember When Choosing a Sustainability Framework

By Laura Wise
Blog

This post was sponsored by Tetra Pak as a part of a larger editorial package. It went through our normal editorial review process. 

As early trading and bartering have grown into a booming, trillion dollar world economy over the last several hundred years, so has the need for companies to reevaluate how they are participating in this economy.

'Tobacco at a Cancer Summit': Trump Coal Push Savaged at Climate Conference

The US administration’s attempt to portray fossil fuels as vital to reducing poverty and saving US jobs is ridiculed in Bonn
Article

By Damian Carrington 

The Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN’s climate change summit in Bonn on Monday after using its only official appearance to say fossil fuels were vital to reducing poverty around the world and to saving jobs in the US.

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