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GM Connection Podcast - 2012 Sustainability Report

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GM Director of Sustainability David Tulauskas discusses the company's 2012 Sustainability Report.

Read more about GM's progress on environmental priorities.

Alisa Gravitz of Green America

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Green America is one of the country’s longest standing environmental advocacy and action organizations. For the past 30 years Alisa Gravitz has been at its helm, leading campaigns for green investment, corporate accountability, and fair trade. This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise chats with Alisa Gravitz about a number of Green America’s current initiatives.

Does SEC Conflict Minerals Reporting Law Apply to You?

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A recent survey by PWC found that nearly two-thirds of companies have not yet started due diligence requirements outlined in Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  Of the 900 executives surveyed, one third said they are still trying to determine if the ruling applies to them.  With the first reporting deadline fast approaching, businesses are running out of time to complete the complicated steps of product filtering, RCOI, due diligence, data assessment and assurance, and reporting.  

An Interview with Mike Robinson on Climate Change

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General Motor's Mike Robinson, Vice President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs, sits down to discuss the importance of preventing climate change. He talks about the steps GM is taking to stop climate change and why it is important to address this issue.

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Hershey Realiza Cumbre Para Recuperar El Cultivo Del Cacao En Mexico

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  • Participarán agricultores, investigadores, industria y gobierno. Buscan mejorar la calidad de vida de los productores de cacao a pequeña escala
  • 100,000 árboles resistentes a la moniliasis serán distribuidos para restaurar las plantaciones de cacao
  • El objetivo del programa es recuperar el cultivo del cacao en su ancestral cuna

 

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  • Participarán agricultores, investigadores, industria y gobierno. Buscan mejorar la calidad de vida de los productores de cacao a pequeña escala
  • 100,000 árboles resistentes a la moniliasis serán distribuidos para restaurar las plantaciones de cacao
  • El objetivo del programa es recuperar el cultivo del cacao en su ancestral cuna

 

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GM Outlines Progress on Environmental Priorities

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DETROIT, July 11, 2013 /3BL Media/  General Motors today reaffirmed its commitment to further reduce the energy used and the environmental impacts of building and operating an automobile, detailing product goals and tracking progress toward its 2020 manufacturing priorities in its 2012 Sustainability Report

The report covers energy, emissions, waste reduction and other areas that drive long-term sustainability.

Hershey Hosts Cocoa Summit to Restore Cocoa Farming in Mexico

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  • Summit to bring together farmers, researchers, industry and government to improve livelihoods of small-scale cocoa farmers
  • 100,000 disease-resistant trees to be distributed to restore cocoa farms  
  • Program goal: restore cocoa growing in the ancient birthplace of domestic cocoa

 

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  • Summit to bring together farmers, researchers, industry and government to improve livelihoods of small-scale cocoa farmers
  • 100,000 disease-resistant trees to be distributed to restore cocoa farms  
  • Program goal: restore cocoa growing in the ancient birthplace of domestic cocoa

 

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Paul Dewar Sponsor of Canadian Conflict Minerals Bill To Speak In Los Angeles Next Month

Global Leaders Gather for Conflict Minerals Symposium August 21-22
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Canadian NDP Take World Stage Announcing Conflict Minerals Bill

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How Collaboration Helps AT&T Reduce Energy and Water Use

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There are two things that jump out at you while reading through AT&T’s 2012 Sustainability Report: the company has ambitious goals to reduce energy and water use, and the company collaborates with various groups, including nonprofits, to meet those goals. The collaborations are paying off as AT&T is close to meeting its 2014 goal to reduce energy intensity 60 percent from a 2008 baseline. Last year, the company achieved a 57 percent reduction.

Cross-Sector Leaders Convene to Identify Innovative Solutions to Strengthen African Agriculture

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 “Only through collaboration, and knowledge and experience sharing, will we be able to scale innovations with the potential to positively impact the lives of millions.”

– Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation

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 “Only through collaboration, and knowledge and experience sharing, will we be able to scale innovations with the potential to positively impact the lives of millions.”

– Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation

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