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Weyerhaeuser Shares Progress Toward 2020 Sustainability Goals

Press Release

July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the publication of its tenth annual sustainability report. The online report details the company’s performance in 2012 and demonstrates its progress against more than 40 specific targets it will accomplish by 2020. The company’s commitments, goals and targets are organized under three sustainability pillars — performance, people and planet.   

A few highlights of Weyerhaeuser’s 2012 sustainability achievements include:

Mirella Marketing Goes Green with JustGreen™ Business Advantage

Press Release

Ontario, Canada, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Mirella Marketing has partnered with JustGreen Business Advantage, to lower its carbon footprint and take responsibility for its greenhouse gas emissions. Through the purchase of JustGreen carbon offsets, Mirella Marketing will neutralize carbon emissions related to its day to day operations.

New Frontiers in the ROI of Sustainability

Blog

Demonstrating the business case for investment in sustainability — whether in product innovation, supply chain improvements, operational efficiency, employee engagement, communications or an overarching, multi-pronged strategy — remains one of the biggest challenges for the private sector, even for companies that clearly understand the underlying issues. It is proving particularly difficult for change agents trying to get approval from executives within big, slow-moving corporations focused on short-term goals in a highly uncertain global economy.

BGC Environmental Brokerage Services' Renewable Energy Certificate Offering Now Certified by Green-e Energy

Press Release

San Francisco, CA, July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that BGC Environmental Brokerage Services L.P., a fully owned subsidiary of BGC Partners, Inc., received Green-e Energy certification for its new renewable energy certificate (REC) offering “BGC National Renewable Energy Basket.” The product is available for commercial and wholesale customers.

D.C District Courts Demand Dodd-Frank Action from Industry Leaders

Article

Wednesday July 23rd, D.C. District Courts raised the demand for industry leaders to enact the Dodd-Frank SEC 1502 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act with no exceptions.  Plaintiffs who objected the ruling were denied any relief of the newly passed federal law and therefore are expected to swiftly comply by the first reporting deadline of May 31, 2014.

Peter Byck Discusses His Film “Carbon Nation”

Multimedia with summary

Filmmaker Peter Byck believes that the issue of preserving the environment is truly non-partisan, that when you strip away all the political rhetoric and carefully-crafted media narratives, we all really want the same thing: clean air, clean water and cheap energy.

Mars, Incorporated Reports Progress In 2012 Against Ambitious Targets To Make A Difference To People And Planet Through Its Performance

Announcement made in conjunction with publication of Mars’ 2012 Principles in Action Summary detailing the company’s Principles-led approach to business and its commitments
Press Release

July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated published its third annual Principles in Action Summary on Mars.com, which details the company’s approach to business – its progress and the challenges it shares with society while underscoring its commitment to put its Five Principles into action to make a difference to people and the planet through its performance.  Mars remains a private, family-owned business dedicat

Conflict Minerals Burden Survey Stirs CSR

Article

Tulane University has released a new survey for Conflict Minerals as a follow up to their previous October 2011 economic analysis study, regarding the execution of mandatory federal law, Dodd-Frank SEC 1502 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The survey revealed the stifling economic costs from the implementation of Dodd-Frank at $7.93 billion, a severe underestimation by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) who originally quoted $71.2 million.

PG&E Awards $319,000 in College Scholarships to 175 Students

Utility’s Employee Resource Groups Reward Students for Well-Rounded Achievements
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), its ten Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Pacific Service Employees Association recently awarded $319,000 in scholarships to 175 students from Northern and Central California. Students received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 in recognition of their demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service and academic achievement.

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