Diminishing access to clean water supplies is one of the most serious risks facing the world today. In fact, the World Economic Forum Global Risk Report 2013 named water supply crises among the top four global risks for likelihood and greatest impact over the next 10 years. From Burbank to Bangkok, Houston to Hong Kong, water supplies demand our attention.
All are Invited to Join the Conversations Online, October 23 and 25
Arlington, Va., October 23, 2013 /3BL Media - Ashoka’s Executive in Residence program, a global leader in matching corporate executives with top social entrepreneurs for impactful pro bono placements, will host a pair of webcast conversations with program alumni on October 23 and 25, as part of Global Pro Bono Week.
The first edition of the Global Slavery Index has been released from the Walk Free Foundation, estimating that there are 30 million slaves in the world
Slavery is a reality, and whether you realize it or not, some of the metal in your products might be made by forced workers that had no choice in the matter. The largest form of forced labor is located in the private industry, according to Quartz, where the laborers are often bonded and work in slave conditions. The Global Slavery Index is a new effor
Huntsman Textile Effects to Present A High-level Overview of Challenges Facing the Textile Industry and the Role of Chemical Companies at Planet Textiles on 22 October, Shanghai
Singapore, October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Huntsman Textile Effects, a leading global provider of high quality dyes and chemicals to the textile industry will be presenting a high-level overview covering the current environmental issues facing the textile dyeing sector in Asia. The presentation will take place in the annual Planet Textiles conference on 22 October at Kerry Hotel, Shanghai New International Expo Center in China.
New Enzymatic Technology Shows Significant Saving In Energy, Water Use While Increasing Productivity
Singapore, October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - DuPont Industrial Biosciences, in collaboration with Huntsman Corporation, announced today the results of a case study that demonstrates the superior performance of Gentle Power Bleach™, powered by DuPont’s first-to-market enzymatic bleaching technology, DuPont™ PrimaGreen® EcoWhite. The study, conducted between 2006 and 2012, measured significant reductions in water use, energy consumption and chemical use coupled with notable increases in product quality and yield.
Today’s show starts off in Zambia. Worldwide, an estimated 1.5 billion people do not have access to electricity. In Zambia more than 80% of the population has no access to electricity according to the World Bank. It has been shown that providing access to power can be tremendously beneficial to people’s education, their health and their livelihood.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ —Taproot Foundation, a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society, announced today the inaugural recipients of the Golden Root Awards. The Golden Root Awards recognizes individuals, nonprofit organizations, and businesses for their pro bono achievements in the Los Angeles area. The awards will be given at a celebration event, which takes place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Acento Advertising in Santa Monica.
by Moira Pucci, Dominican University of California GreenMBA School of Business & Leadership
GreenMBA graduate and Global Sustainability Program Manager, Kelly Shea has spent the last five years managing and driving Symantec's global sustainability vision and strategy. Symantec, most well-known for Norton Antivirus, is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help customers secure and manage their information. Most recently, Shea rewrote Symantec's Environmental Policy Statement which notes Corporate Responsibility's Leadership statement.