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Republic Services Advances on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies List

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PHOENIX, February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce that the Company was recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list for the second consecutive year, advancing to #80 on the 2019 list. Republic remains the sole recycling and solid waste services provider on the list.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening Encourage Communities to Apply for Youth Garden Grant Funding

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As part of its Gro More Good commitment to connect 10 million children to the benefits of gardens by 2023, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is encouraging schools and not-for-profit organizations across the country to apply for funding to support their youth garden programs.

Partnering for Disaster Preparedness in Chile

IBM and Johnson & Johnson Team up in Santiago to Strengthen Community Resilience
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The term “natural disaster” is a misnomer. Natural ecosystems often require disturbances such as fires and floods to remain healthy. They have an inherent resilience to the occasional battering. Crises created by destructive natural events might be more aptly referred to as “social disasters,” because of the toll of life and economic damage left in their wake. Framing such events as social disasters places them in a different light, shifting the burden on all sectors of society to proactively manage the threat.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2019

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The Ray Anderson Foundation quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for the latest updates on the #Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray, the Ray C. Anderson Center for #Sustainable Business, Interface and more. #Ecocentricity #RideTheRay #RayDay2019

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The Ray Anderson Foundation quarterly newsletter is out. Check it out for the latest updates on the #Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray, the Ray C. Anderson Center for #Sustainable Business, Interface and more. #Ecocentricity #RideTheRay #RayDay2019

CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact Joins Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York 2019

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February 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Lise Kingo joins CEOs and business leaders from North America’s most innovative, responsible brands to discuss how to lead the change to a sustainable future through investments, collaboration and innovation at Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York, March 18-19.

Lise will be providing an opening keynote address, tackling the issue of how to deliver the SDGs.   

Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change Joins Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit Europe

Deputy Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change to speak on climate action at #RBSEU in London next 10-12 of June
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February 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ovais Sarmad joins CEOs and business leaders from all over the world to discuss how to lead the sustainable future through innovation, collaboration and investment at Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit June 10-12

He will be discussing climate action during our opening keynote, tackling the issue of achieving business growth while having a net-positive impact on the environment. 

How Data Visualization Can Accelerate Environmental Progress

By: Aileen Nowlan
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The first time I spoke at a conference about air pollution, the venue was right beside a daycare—a well-regarded chain, no doubt with significant waiting lists. But on the outside, the facility was steps from onramps to a bridge and a major highway, where horns blared and buses and trucks idled at the lights.

The pollution around this daycare was invisible, but because there is still so much we don’t know about air pollution, so were many of the risks.

Virginie Helias from Procter & Gamble on the Power of Brands as Change Agents and Making Sustainability Irresistible

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We recently spoke with Virginie Helias, Chief Sustainability Officer at Procter & Gamble (P&G), about why she’s optimistic about the future of sustainability and what drives her passion for her work.

Keep reading to learn how Helias, who has 30 years of experience at P&G and recently returned from a productive week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, continues to embed sustainability thinking and practice across everything the company does.

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Do’s and Don’ts: Communicating to Customers About Your Circular Products and Services

By Paula N. Luu
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Until recently, we have lived in a linear economic system that operates under a “take, make, and dispose” philosophy, which ends in waste. In contrast, circular economies develop services and products that are guided by three main principles: design out waste and pollution, extend the life cycle of materials and products, and regenerate ecosystems.

Watch: Living Future CEO Amanda Sturgeon speak at TEDMED 2018

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Last November, ILFI CEO Amanda Sturgeon spoke at TEDMED 2018, the independent health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” In her speech, Amanda talked about biophilic design, human health, and how the former can benefit the latter, as well as the role architecture can play in bringing nature back to our (mostly indoor) lives.

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