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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.

Three Steps to Better Sustainability Data Management

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This article originally appeared on NAEM's Green Tie blog.

By Anna Blitz
Antea Group

Responding to the frequent (and increasing) number of requests for sustainability data can be a significant challenge for companies. Which data do you choose to gather? How rigorous of a review needs to be conducted to ensure usability? How should you communicate this data most effectively?

A Better Boeing, A Better Planet

Boeing Frontiers Magazine
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Backed by the initiative and commitment of its employees, Boeing has reduced the environmental impact of its factories and offices -- even as the company has experienced strong growth.

The August edition of Frontiers, the monthly Boeing magazine, features how big ideas from Boeing employees have created a smaller footprint for the aerospace leader and helped to achieve its environmental targets.

Nominate Your Company for the 2014 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability!

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August 2, 2013 /3BLMedia/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is accepting nominations for the 30th WEC Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. Global corporations demonstrating a unique and sustained contribution to sustainable development will be eligible for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 9, 2013 through WEC's website. Self-nominations are welcome.

BNSF Helps Dedicate new Public River Access in Whitefish, Montana

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BNSF Railway, Montana Lieutenant Governor John Walsh and the City of Whitefish recently recognized the completion of the Whitefish River cleanup project with a public ceremony and dedication of a new public river access.  

 “Public access to our pristine rivers and natural lands is a value all Montanans share. The park is also great for the community’s economy with its direct access to the city center,” said Lt. Governor Walsh. “I want to recognize the support of BNSF Railway, the City of Whitefish and everyone who worked to help clean up the Whitefish River.”

Pearson plc Release Corporate Responsibility Report for 2012

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August 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pearson's 2012 Corporate Responsibility report highlights progress of our responsible business framework, developed to reflect the needs of our stakeholders. Pearson's purpose is to help people make progress in their lives through learning, this purpose informs and shapes our company strategy, and is the starting point of our responsibility framework. We believe our commercial goals and our social purpose are mutually reinforcing.

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