Former U.S. Special Advisor for Africa’s Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo until June, 2013 was Ambassador R. Barrie Walkley. In 2011 he addressed deep rooted issues taking place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi. Walkey was formally appointed by Hilary Clinton to coordinate U.S. foreign policy on Africa’s regional complications with a focus on conflict minerals and violent militias.
SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- VF Corporation is the latest multi-billion dollar corporation to tap Source Intelligence to undertake their compliance with the conflict minerals due diligence requirement under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In June, the company signed a three year contract with Source Intelligence.
Since 2006, Responsible Sourcing Network, a project of As You Sow, founder and director, Patricia Jurewicz, addresses labor and human rights abuses. Currently Jurewicz is involved with the PPA for Responsible Mineral Trade, the Cotton Coalition, ICCR’s Human Trafficking Group, and the Conflict Free Smelter Program. With 20 years of diverse experiences related to supply chain manufacturing and corporate responsibility, she will be speaking at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.
Former Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds in the Bureau of Energy, Economic, and Business Affairs at the United States Department of State, Brad Brooks-Rubin to speak at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium among other great speakers diving into the complex law Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act SEC 1502.
Keystone XL will generate approximately 9,000 jobs and significant economic spinoff activity.
Keystone XL has recently been the subject of a vigorous debate about the number of jobs the project will generate during its construction. There have been many guesses, studies and estimates thrown around over the last five years and these have often muddied the debate about the economic impacts of a project such as Keystone XL. At TransCanada we are able to build plans – and can show, right down to a single job, how many workers it will take to build a project — because we’ve been building pipelines for more than 60 years.
August 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is accepting nominations for the 30th WEC Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. Global corporations demonstrating a unique and sustained contribution to sustainable development will be eligible for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 9, 2013at 11:59pm EST through WEC's website.
Wins $100,000 first prize in TransCanada-sponsored Calgary Stampede Saddle Bronc event.
If you won $100,000 you might take some time off work to celebrate. Not Cort Scheer. Just a few days after winning the Calgary Stampede’s Saddle Bronc event last month, he was back on the road competing in rodeos across the United States.
Weyerhaeuser shared its progress toward a companywide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2020 in its recently published sustainability report.
By the end of 2012, total greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 28 percent compared to a base year of 2000. The company has been able to achieve this reduction by consolidating operations to higher efficiency mills and replacing fossil fuels with carbon-neutral biomass fuels.