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United Nations and Foundation for Social Change Honor SC Johnson as Global Leader of Change

Global Conference for Social Change Recognizes Company for Strong Commitment to Environmental and Social Issues
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., November 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - For more than 125 years, SC Johnson has set itself apart by bringing innovative and trusted products to consumers while committing to being a responsible corporate citizen. As a result of this unwavering dedication, SC Johnson was recently recognized as a Leader of Change at the third annual Global Conference for Social Change: Making the Business Case for Sustainability.

GM Earns Four More Wildlife Habitat Certifications

Automaker managing nearly 2,500 acres of wildlife habitat at facilities around the world
Press Release

DETROIT, Nov. 9, 2012 /3BL Media/  General Motors now manages nearly 2,500 acres of wildlife habitat across 25 of its global sites, four of which are newly certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council. GM has more such certifications than any other automaker.

Unilever Takes on Environmental Stigmas in the Household

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Unilever's Sustainable Living Plan is full of aggressive environmental goals, one of which is to halve its environmental impact by 2020. But with more than two-thirds of the company's environmental impacts resulting from consumer use and disposal of products, it's clear Unilever can't achieve these goals alone.

Veterans Volunteer for One More Mission: Hurricane Sandy Response

Team Takes Leave from Stemming Arizona Fires to Aid Jersey Shore
Press Release

November 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Armed simply with chainsaws, a corps of military veterans has arrived on the Jersey Shore to help Sandy-stricken residents trapped by a maze of downed trees and debris.

Student Entrepreneurs from India Win Intel Award for Green Innovation

Intel Foundation Awards $100,000 for Entrepreneurial Research
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.
Press Release

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.

Improving Nonprofits' Service to Veterans Who Served Their Country

Penn St, Student Conservation Association Develop “Vets-Centric” Assessment Tool; Enables Orgs to Identify Strengths, Barriers Affecting Veterans Relationships
Press Release

Nov. 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - As large numbers of military veterans transition back to civilian life, they bring certain needs and present certain opportunities. However, nonprofit organizations seeking to work with veterans may find their programs and systems are not in synch with this unique constituency.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group Named to The Civic 50

DPS's $200,000 partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) helped create sustainable communities through a series of conservation service events and enabled SCA to provide conservation internships for high school and college students.
Press Release

Nov. 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE:DPS) has been named to The Civic 50, coming in at No. 39 on the list of the 50 S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life where they do business. The survey was conducted by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on civic engagement, and published in the Nov. 9 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek.

Hilton Worldwide Team Members to Fill the Earth with the Light and Warmth of Hospitality During First Annual Global Week of Service

Approximately 300,000 Team Members across 90 Countries and Territories to Volunteer in Communities
Press Release

MCLEAN, Va., November 8, 2012 /3BL Media/ On November 11 - 18, Hilton Worldwide team members across 90 countries and territories will celebrate the company's first Global Week of Service.

Clorox Launches CR Matters Blog

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The Clorox Company has launched CR Matters, a new blog focused on the company's corporate responsibility strategy and performance. The blog features a variety of CR matters, including the five Ps of Clorox's CR strategy:

The UN Global Compact and Accenture Identify Business Opportunities of Sustainable Energy

Press Release

LONDON, November 8, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The UN Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) have today released a series of new reports, Sustainable Energy for All: The Business Opportunity. Outlining business action across 19 industry sectors, the reports highlight how businesses can create value by supporting the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which aims to expand energy access worldwide, improve energy efficiency and increase the share of renewables.

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