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Chris Gopal Speaks on Cross Industry Best Practices for Conflict Minerals Comliance

At the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium
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The Global Conflict Minerals Symposium, coinciding with the 1-year anniversary of the ruling on August 21-22 in Los Angeles, is bringing together the greatest minds in the industry for ground-breaking discussions on current issues and the future of Conflict Minerals.

2 Billion and Climbing!

JustGreen™ Celebrates Carbon Offset Milestone to Help Stop Global Warming
Press Release

TORONTO, Canada, July 03 , 2013 /3BL Media/ - JustGreen™, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TXE: JE) brand, is pleased to announce that it has reached an impressive milestone – the purchasing of over 2 billion pounds of carbon emissions thanks to JustGreen’s renewable and offset programs and their proactive “Green” customers.  These joint efforts are the same as taking approximately 190,000 cars off the road or planting approximately 4.5 million trees.

Human Rights Disasters Stir Youth

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Rising star Michael Armstrong used his voice - literally -  to take a stand on the world stage against human rights abuses and irresponsible sourcing practices from conflicted regions.

In an unprecedented ballad of traditional song, instruments and rap, Mr. Armstrong uses his musical talents as a world-class instrumentalist, singer and songwriter to say "enough".

Ingersoll Rand India Launches Unique Platform for Innovators, Invites Entries for its Sustainable Habitat Challenge

Summary: 
  • Competition launched as part of the CII Industrial Innovation Grand Challenge
  • Provides opportunity to innovators and students to be a part of this global open innovation initiative
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  • Competition launched as part of the CII Industrial Innovation Grand Challenge
  • Provides opportunity to innovators and students to be a part of this global open innovation initiative

Conflict Minerals Training Boot Camp

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Thought leaders are gathering for the first ever Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, CA on August 21 and 22 of this year. 

The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary promulgation date of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

GE Releases 2012 “Global Impact” Report; Tracks Progress Against Environmental, Healthcare and Citizenship Commitments

Summary: 
  • $5B R&D investment in ecomagination innovations since 2010
  • $3.5B R&D investment in healthymagination innovations since 2009
  • $25B in ecomagination products revenue in 2012
  • $219M in giving to community and educational organizations
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  • $5B R&D investment in ecomagination innovations since 2010
  • $3.5B R&D investment in healthymagination innovations since 2009
  • $25B in ecomagination products revenue in 2012
  • $219M in giving to community and educational organizations

Debunking the Myths about Diluted Bitumen

New study by the National Academy of Sciences confirms oil sands crudes are no more hazardous to transport than other oil grades
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This week, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) added to the growing body of research dispelling the unsubstantiated claims that diluted bitumen is more corrosive or more risky to transport than any other type of crude oil. The report was commissioned by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Zero Waste-to-Landfill Focus at Ingersoll Rand Increases Revenues, Spurs Culture Change

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Employees at Ingersoll Rand’s Mocksville, NC plant continually find ways to reduce hazardous and non-hazardous waste, leading to substantial financial and environmental saving - See more at: http://www.cees.ingersollrand.com/Pages/sustainability_successes.aspx#st... at Ingersoll Rand’s Mocksville, NC plant continually find ways to reduce hazardous and non-hazardous waste, leading to substantial financial and environmental saving - See more at:

Indonesia Says Building Criminal Cases Against 8 Firms Over Fires

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By Aubrey Belford

Indonesian investigators are building criminal cases against eight Southeast Asian companies they suspect of being responsible for raging fires that have blanketed neighboring Singapore and Malaysia with hazardous smog.

The Environment Ministry last week named the firms for their alleged role in Southeast Asia’s worst air pollution crisis in 16 years, which has raised concerns over public health and hurt business and tourism in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

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