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Initial Conflict Minerals Filers Reluctant to be Transparent


The deadline for public companies’ first disclosure to the SEC on conflict minerals arrived on Monday, June 2nd. The vast majority of filers are stating in their filings that they have not yet been able to determine the source of their tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold (3TG).

Sigma-Aldrich® Named to Newsweek’s 2014 Green Rankings

St. Louis-Based Company Named One of Nation’s Greenest Corporations
Press Release

ST. LOUIS, June 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) was named in the top five today on Newsweek’s 2014 Green Rankings, one of the world’s foremost corporate environmental rankings. In its third appearance on the list, Sigma-Aldrich ranked number five out of 500 U.S. corporations, putting the St. Louis-based life science company in the top 1 percent for environmental performance.

Invested: An Interview with BNY Mellon Corporate Social Responsiblity Director John Buckley


John Buckley leads BNY Mellon’s corporate social responsibility practice. Prior to this role, he spent 25 years at the company serving in numerous leadership positions related to major corporate change initiatives. In this interview, John shares his insight into the company’s management of CSR and its 2013 achievements.

BNY Mellon was included in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Index — North America. Why is achieving this milestone important to your CSR efforts and wider business?

Every Day is World Environment Day at GM Facilities Around the Globe


Here at GM, our more than 219,000 employees around the globe are dedicated to improving the communities where they work and live.

In honor of World Environment Day, we are sharing the story of their positive contributions and actions in keeping our planet healthy.

In the last year alone, more than 100 activities have been organized by employees in our facilities around the world. Here are a few of them.

Businesses and Individuals Come Together to Amplify Support for EPA’s New Carbon Standards

Press Release

June 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The EPA announced new rules for reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants, the largest source of carbon emissions in the U.S. This is a huge step in the right direction and the ‘crown jewel’ of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

To tackle climate change the world must cut carbon emissions significantly, and the U.S. (one of the largest carbon emitters globally) has a responsibility to take strong action if we want the rest of the world to follow.

IEA Sees Dire Need for More Clean Energy, Efficiency Investment

Posted by Pete Danko
The Obama administration’s proposed new rules on power plant carbon emissions have been cause for celebration among U.S. climate-change activists, many of whom believe the policy sets the stage for a surge in clean energy and energy efficiency investment. (See related story: “Four Key Takeaways from EPA’s New Rules for Power Plants.”)

UTC Leads in Organizing India Cycling Event to Raise Funds for Education of Underprivileged Children

Press Release

May 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ - More than 1,200 people recently participated in the United India Ride, a first-of-its kind corporate cycling event. The ride was organized through a partnership between UTC, United Way of Delhi (UWD) and The Atlanta Foundation (TAF), an organization that promotes career enhancing educational programs for underprivileged students.

Investing in Energy Efficiency

Sustainable solutions for employees, customers and communities
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Canadian Environment Week: What Promise will you Make to the Planet?


Why not take advantage of Canadian Environment Week to add a new environmentally responsible habit to your daily routine? Just one new habit can make a difference, if we all join together! Here are some ideas. Feel free to do something different, if you have another good idea!

Discover the 10 ideas we suggest putting into action.

Semaine Canadienne de L’environnement : Quelle Promesse Ferez-Vous à la Planète?


Nous vous invitons à profiter de la Semaine canadienne de l’environnement pour adopter une nouvelle pratique responsable dans votre quotidien. Une seule de ces nouvelles habitudes peut faire la différence si on s’y met tous ensemble! Voici quelques propositions. N’hésitez pas à sortir de la liste si vous trouvez une autre idée qui vous plaît!


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