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World's Largest Investors Call For More Decisive Action By Governments on Climate Change

Representing trillions in assets under management, global investor groups issue open letter to governments in wake of US President Obama’s re-election and Chinese leadership change
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Nov. 20, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Groups representing the world’s largest investors today published an open letter addressed to governments of the world’s largest economies calling for a new dialogue on climate change policy in order to avert dangerous climate change and its resulting economic impacts. The letter, announced ahead of international climate negotiations starting on 26th November in Doha calls for:

Scoring Suppliers on Sustainability


At Cisco, we rely on more than 600 suppliers worldwide to manufacture, test, ship, and recycle the products we design. And, we expect these suppliers to meet the same high standards on ethics, labor rights, health and safety, and the environment that we apply to our people and operations.

So how do we manage that task over such a large network of suppliers?

Tips for Reducing Food Waste

Q&A with "American Wasteland" author Jonathan Bloom

My family is wasteful.

And I wish we weren’t.

I cringe as I scrape the uneaten green beans, ham and scalloped potatoes off of my kids’ plates into the garbage. (Apparently, 2- and 3-year-old children are finicky eaters).

My husband grew up with the parental edict of ‘Eat what you take.’ While, I may have been privy to a message more like ‘There are starving children in the world.’

Socially Responsible Investing Riding Climate Change Tide


By Carol Pierson Holding

On November 7 in Seattle, 350.org launched its “Do the Math” campaign to target college and university investment funds to divest of fossil fuel stocks. While this strategy is bound to raise awareness among college kids, I initially questioned if there was enough money at stake to actually influence behemoths like Exxon.

60 Philadelphia Teens Get Green Jobs Courtesy of Exelon Foundation Grant to SCA

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2012 /3BL Media/ - More than 60 underserved Philadelphia teens have secured green jobs and leadership opportunities – gaining conservation skills, environmental education and career training – through a grant to the Student Conservation Association (SCA) from the Exelon Foundation. The Foundation is funded by Exelon Corporation, the parent company of PECO, the Philadelphia region’s electric and gas utility.

GM Plans 500,000 Vehicles with Electrification by 2017


General Motors is paving the way to a greener future by engineering vehicles that utilize renewable energy sources and reduce the impact on the environment.

At last week’s GM Electrification Experience in San Francisco, General Motors kicked that commitment into overdrive by announcing plans to put up to 500,000 vehicles on the road with some form of electrification by 2017 with a focus on plug-in technology.

Solid Progression: GM’s Operational and Product Sustainability


As you know by now from reading our blog, General Motors is committed to reducing its environmental impact.

With the release of an interim update of its inaugural sustainability report earlier this week, GM can say unequivocally that they have realized year-over-year gains against all of their 2020 environmental goals.

Hilton Worldwide Continues Global Week of Service Through 170 Events Around the World

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On Day Four of the Hilton Worldwide Global Week of Service, Team Members led more than 170 service events at corporate offices and hotel properties around the world, including signature events in Shanghai, ChinaDallas, Texas and Bronx, New York.

Mosaic’s Chris Lambe - Video Interview

The Connection Between Business and Society
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"Business is completely and utterly connected to society.  In many ways corporate responsibility is just business coming home."  

Boeing Receives Environmental Recognition from Wildlife Habitat Council

Educational programs certified at Santa Susana Field Laboratory
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SIMI HILLS, Calif., Nov. 16, 2012 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing's (NYSE: BA) Santa Susana Field Laboratory, once a rocket engine testing and energy research facility for the federal government, recently received the Wildlife Habitat Council's prestigious Corporate Lands for Learning™ certification for providing public wildlife habitat preservation and restoration education programs.


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