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Conflict Minerals Burden Survey Stirs CSR

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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
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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.

Twitter Chat July 24th: Mars Incorporated’s Principles in Action

SOURCE: TRIPLEPUNDIT 07.18.13 BY NICK ASTER
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We’re excited to announce another high-level Twitter chat coming up next Wednesday, July 24th at 8am PST/11am EST.  This time we’ll be chatting with Mars, Inc’s new Chief Sustainability Officer, Barry Parkin.

PG&E Green Fleet Roadshow Comes to Justin Herman Plaza

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July 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ -

WHAT: Pacific Gas and Electric Company will be displaying a range of its “Green Fleet” vehicles on Justin Herman Plaza as part of the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative Conference.

PG&E operates one of the largest green fleets in the country, with over 3,400 electric or alternative fuel vehicles. Vehicles on display will include the following:

Leaders Gather to Envision the Future of Education

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On June 19, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council gathered leaders, stakeholders and advocates from 30 education-related organizations to envision a future in which students, educators and everyone who supports them are prepared for their role as global citizens. With generous support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, attendees crafted a shared vision for success around sustainability education in the U.S.

The following blog post appeared on The Center for Green Schools website.

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On June 19, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council gathered leaders, stakeholders and advocates from 30 education-related organizations to envision a future in which students, educators and everyone who supports them are prepared for their role as global citizens. With generous support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, attendees crafted a shared vision for success around sustainability education in the U.S.

The following blog post appeared on The Center for Green Schools website.

Lightning In A Bottle Festival: A Capsule of Sustainability

Jahara Singh | Sustainability Journalist | Source Intelligence
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Last weekend, the greatest sustainability festival of our time unfolded at Lake Skinner, in the secluded outskirts of Temecula, California. To describe Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) as another annual music and arts celebration would ignore its wider truth.  The LIB mission promotes a passion driven purpose for the conservation of all of our Earthly resources by creating awareness of the finite resources provided by our environment through their “reduce, reuse, recycle” mentality and strict conservation practices.

Global Brands Discover Red Flags in Supplier Data

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In today’s globalized world, consumers are increasingly aware of their environment and the impact their individual and collective choices have on it due to the exponential pervasiveness of information technology, especially social media.  

For many, transparency has betrayed the trust of once loyal consumers as unethical business practices are revealed.  

Don’t let this increased visibility lead to a crisis of confidence in your brand!

Baxter Reports Sustainability, Renewable Energy Progress

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Healthcare company Baxter reports that it exceeded the percentage of its commitment to renewable energy in 2012. A goal had been set to reach 20 percent by 2015; last year, the company recorded a rate of 22 percent of renewable energy use for operations. This was partially thanks to several on-site renewable energy projects, including a photovoltaic solar system at its Toongabbie facility in Australia, and installation of a comprehensive geothermal cooling system at its Orth, Austria, facility.

Entrepreneur Works Towards a Society That is “Better Than We Found It”

With a Book and Consumer Empowerment App, Darrell Park Tackles Some of Societies Smallest Large Issues
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Pasadena, CA, July 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Tackling some of societies largest issues has proven a day-to-day mission for entrepreneur and Stanford Business School graduate, Darrell Park. As Founder/CEO of Better Than We Found It, Inc, he has aligned himself and his company with the thought leaders of today and is attending the World Economic Forum Discussion in New York City that is focusing on “A New Model of Capitalism: The Significance of B Corp Legislation in Delaware”.

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