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GM Water Efficiency Strategy Plays Small Role in Big Issue


It’s no secret that water is a fundamental building block for life.

No person on Earth can sustain themselves without it, which makes the fact that 780 million people lack access to clean water all the more alarming.

This week, leaders from around the world convened in Sweden for World Water Week to discuss why we all need to cooperate when it comes to water scarcity.

The Power of Two, Plus You! OpenLetter2013


The Takeaway: Two friends from Boston, increasingly alarmed by the dearth of meaningful action on climate change, decided to take matters into their own hands. The pair are crowdfunding a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal calling out the world’s most influential people for their non-action on climate change.

Alaskan Salmon & Sodexo: A Long, Sustainable Partnership

Leader in Quality of Life Services has and continues to support Alaska's fishing industry

The issue surrounding MSC ceritification and the purchase of Alaska Salmon by major retailers and food service leaders continues to be hotly debated. In her recently published blog to clarify Sodexo's  position, vice president of sustainability and corporate social responsibility, Deborah Hecker writes:

At Sodexo, seafood sustainability is a top priority for each one of our 125,000 employees across North America.  

How Do We 'Hardwire' Sustainability Into Business?


While there are myriad perspectives on sustainability and corporate responsibility, each with its own unique value, I often find myself focusing on sustainability’s operational aspects: What can we do to increase the pace at which belief in sustainability translates into concrete actions that benefit the environment, society and business?

The Latest Buzz On Bees

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Back in 2010 we had entomologist John Hafernik on Sea Change Radio to explain what was going on with the honey bees and colony collapse disorder. Today’s guest, Hannah Nordhaus, picks up where Dr. Hafernik left off, with her new book, “The Beekeeper’s Lament.”

The William James Foundation: Expanding Social Enterprise One Entrepreneur at a Time

Supporting for-profit impact entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place

Social enterprise focuses on maximizing human and environmental well-being while tending to shareholder profits. Under this style of business, you can expand your bottom line into a triple bottom line (People, Planet, Profit).

For social entrepreneurs, this is a lifestyle more than a business plan.

Big, Beautiful Bangalore!


"Namaskara, from Bangalore!" begins Johannes Wilson — an engineering geologist based in AECOM’s Christchurch, New Zealand, office — as he greets the many blog readers following his volunteer efforts in Bangalore, India. For more than a week, Johannes has been working alongside two other AECOM employees to deliver clean energy solutions to India’s poor as part of Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program.

Coca-Cola Enterprises and Recoup Ensures Green Special Olympics


As part of its support for Special Olympics Great Britain, Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) partnered with Recoup to manage recycling at the charity’s ninth National Summer Games, helping to deliver a green Games with the collection of over 30,000 PET bottles.

2013 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge winners announced

Prizes awarded for innovative safe water and sanitation solutions in the developing world
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Stockholm, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Reed Elsevier, a world-leading provider of professional information solutions, today announced the winners of the 2013 Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge, which supports innovative solutions to improve sustainable access to safe water and sanitation.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - September 2013


GM Increases ENERGY STAR® Challenge Plants to 63

Nine more General Motors facilities have achieved the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® voluntary Challenge for Industry, bringing the company’s total to 63, more facilities than any organization worldwide. The facilities efforts resulted in a collective avoidance of $162 million in energy costs and a reduction of 1.6 million metric tons of CO2 – equivalent to the electricity use of 244,000 homes.


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