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540 Million New Consumers Expect Conflict Free Sourcing from Your Brand

Webinar attendees get 2 for 1 at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium
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Canada and the European Union are the latest to join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals reporting requirements. Both global economies proposed legislation that closely resemble Dodd Frank Section 1502 = evidence that conflict minerals is a growing GLOBAL concern.

The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Companies Brace for Safer Consumer Products Regulations

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With the expected effective date of July 1st, Global Brands are beginning to decide how they will handle their compliance for California Assembly Bill 1879, also known as the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. 

The trend towards corporate social responsibility and an increasingly educated and demanding consumer have led to regulations like these, and many others that force companies to investigate their supply chains and divulge findings. 

How 6lbs of gasoline turns into 19lbs of CO2

TerraPass walks you through the math of burning a gallon of gasoline.
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At TerraPass, as the summer travel season gets underway, we notice an uptick in interest around the carbon footprint of travel. The curious (or suspicious-minded) among you have occasionally wondered about our carbon footprint calculator’s claim that one gallon of gas turns into about twenty pounds of carbon dioxide exhaust. Let’s walk through the math.

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Your Eco-Friendly Business: JustGreen Business Advantage

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Running your own business often feels like more than a full time job. With everything you’ve already got piled on your plate, adding sustainability to the mix may seem like an overwhelming task.

Electronics Manufacturers Face New Supply Chain Threat

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New Green House Gas Protocol (GHGP) amendment will now require NF3, nitrogen triflouride, to be included in inventories under the Corporate Standard, Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard, and Product Standard under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

NF3, primarily used in the production of popular electronics such as LCD panels, computer circuits and thin-film solar cells, is said to be 17,200 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in trapping atmospheric heat over a 100-year time span. 

Conflict Minerals Legislation Affects BOTH Public and Private Companies

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After the United States published Dodd Frank Section 1502 on Conflict Minerals Due Diligence, Canada and the European Union were quick to follow. The United States Conflict Minerals law impacts publicly traded companies, while the Canadian Bill impacts both public and private companies. 

Join this June 12th webinar to hear from Canadian and EU officials on the international expansion of the Conflict Minerals laws and the ramifications on public and private companies around the globe.

 

YMCA Of Metropolitan Washington Funds New Reading Software and Netbooks for KIPP DC Through Participation In CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd

Over 200 students to get access to real-time reading comprehension data with adaptive software designed to improve literacy levels
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Washington, DC, May 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – First and second grade students at KIPP DC’s Shaw Campus are getting some valuable extra help with their reading skills and comprehension thanks to innovative funding for new reading software and netbooks from the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington.  The financial support from the YMCA was made possible from their EducationAd advertising with CBS EcoMedia.

Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) to speak at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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The EICC, a coalition of the world’s leading electronics companies, announced as latest speakers at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  The coalition aims to improve efficiency and social, ethics and environmental responsibility in the global supply chain realm.  EICC are pioneers in the industry through the development of the Conflict-Free Smelter program and its protocol.

This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

Global Conflict Minerals Symposium Training | Video Preview

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Video Preview : Global Conflict Minerals Symposium|Training

Global Brands manage supply chains with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more than a hundred thousand, suppliers.  The SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict minerals rule requiring public companies to disclose minerals sourced from conflicted regions sent a sound wave of panic starting in procurement and ending in the Board Room given the legal and financial implications of compliance with the SEC's new Rule.

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