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Balfour Beatty Construction's Dallas office achieves LEED Gold certification

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DALLAS, AUGUST 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ Balfour Beatty Construction was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED C-I) for their 3100 McKinnon Street office located in Dallas, Texas. The firm remodeled their North Texas home office with sustainability and green building elements as the key focus.

Tulane University to Present Key Conflict Minerals Findings at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Tulane University to present Conflict Minerals Burden Survey at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  This survey acts as a follow up to the October 2011 study, which analyzed the economic impact of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The latest study will now look at the realized impact affected companies are experiencing from conflict minerals legislation. 

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Third Annual Recycle-Bowl Competition

Visit Recycle-Bowl.org to Register Your School Today!
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STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, is again teaming up with Nestlé® Pure Life®, a brand of  Nestlé Waters North America, to announce the launch of the third Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition.

The Global Land Grab: Frederick Kaufman Part II

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We often hear about the resource curse in developing countries in terms of oil or precious minerals — most of us don’t associate the concept with food. But as this week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, food journalist Frederick Kaufman, has chronicled, in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa the resource of fertile land is being exploited in a way that is reminiscent of how other marketable resources have been appropriated.

Sustainable Brands Releases White Paper on Redefining and Measuring New Forms of Business Value

Study frames opportunities for ‘New Metrics of Sustainability’ being examined at Dow Chemical Company, Interface, SAP and Becker Underwood
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently released a white paper framing the forthcoming opportunities in the field of emerging sustainability metrics called Redefining Value: The New Metrics of Sustainable Business. The 28-page report introduces the rational behind the need for metrics that better reflect new forms of business impact and value for the 21st century.

Webinar: LCA Methods Sufficient to Provide Comparability Between Environmental Product Declarations

Webinar Provides Examples of the Use of Draft LEO-SCS-002 Standard
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Madison, WI, August 5, 2012 /3BL Media/  – Leonardo Academy announces a two-part webinar September 18 and 25, 2013 to illustrate the uses of the draft standard, Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products, Services and Systems (LEO-SCS-002), currently being developed under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process.  Since the completion of the ISO 14040-series standards,  life cycle assessment practitioners have used a variety of approaches to conduct Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA), the critical phase during which the resources, land, emissions and waste

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: The Natural Capital Debt Bubble

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By Jonathan Hughes, Councillor at the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature)

A quiet but steady revolution is taking place in the environmental movement which is having profound implications for the business community.

PwC to Speak at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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PwC to speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium in Los Angeles, Californa August 21-22, 2013.  Authors of the recent conflict minerals survey titled "How Companies are Preparing" will present key findings such as the level of understanding of the conflict minerals rule, as well as their progress towards compliance.

Flash Mobs Go Green

Amway China Partners to Celebrate World Environment Day
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Do you want to protect the environment? A group of young Amway business owners in China does.

To celebrate World Environment Day last month, more than 200 members of AYAC (Amway Young Achievers’ Club) joined in flash mobs in over 10 cities in Guangdong Province to advocate for environmental protection.

The members all wore t-shirts with the words “I DO” printed on them, and they held mini chalk boards or white boards with their own “environmental protection manifestos” written on them.

Mars Raises the Bar in CSR

Source: Triple Pundit 8.1.13 by Bill DiBenedetto
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Mars, Incorporated is putting its CSR principles where its mouth is – through an aggressive five-pronged strategy to accomplish an ambitious agenda that’s based on quality, responsibility, mutuality, efficiency and freedom.

It’s probably a safe bet that unwrapping a Milky Way bar does not lead immediately to thoughts of a company’s commitment to freedom, for example, but that’s an essential element of the private, family-owned business’s mindset.

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