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TransCanada Ranks #35 for Corporate Citizenship in Canada

Commitment to sustainability results in improved position on Corporate Knights Magazine's 2013 Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens survey

There is a growing desire among employees worldwide to work for a socially responsible corporation. People want to work for the good guys and they want the work they do to be meaningful. Corporate Social Responsibility is quickly becoming a leading factor in employee attraction and retention. Aligning company operations with the values and concerns of employees and communities is quickly becoming one of the best ways to develop a well respected brand and employee engagement.

Enbridge Ranked One of Canada’s Best 50 Corporate Citizens


For the 11th consecutive year, Corporate Knights has named Enbridge to its list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.

Enbridge ranked 23rd on the list and fourth in the energy sector which includes companies such as Suncor, Talisman, Cenovus and TransCanada.

Union Pacific Continues to Enhance Safety Technologies


Union Pacific's reportable derailment rate decreased by 2 percent in 2012 and by 15 percent from 2002 to 2012. However, UP knows that there is always more room for improvement. Innovative technology can enhance safety and the company remains focused on improving processes and investing in new technologies to keep railroad employees and communities safe.

These technologies include:

Ford, Shell and Anglo American show why materiality matters


BrownFlynn recently got a firsthand look at the G4 guidelines and summarized the top nine things one needed to know. No. 1 on this list: "Materiality is a must."

Illinois Environmental Legislation 2013

What We Accomplished in 2013: Open Space, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Fracking Regulation,Green Stormwater Infrastructure and More

Recreation Liability Protections Return to Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Organizations after a 7 Year Fight

Grass Roots Youth Movement Speaks Out


Rising star Michael Armstrong used his voice - literally -  to take a stand on the world stage against human rights abuses and irresponsible sourcing practices from conflicted regions.

In an unprecedented ballad of traditional song, instruments and rap, Mr. Armstrong uses his musical talents as a world-class instrumentalist, singer and songwriter to say "enough".

Product Life Cycle—Reducing Waste and Greenhouse Gas Emissions


GE Appliances is the first and only manufacturer to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program to reduce emissions and materials from appliances typically sent to landfills.

Ongoing Printing Conservation Program Saves Money, Shrinks Footprint


This post was written by Larry R. Youngman, senior service delivery manager in IT Customer Computing.

In the course of my work providing IT services, I was struck by the volume of print that the company produces each month (in the domestic US). As our workforce transitions toward more mobile computing, I realized that we had an opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint and electricity use through paper and toner reductions. Further research also revealed that the printers we had in place were utilized only 20 percent of the time.

Conflict Minerals Alert: New International Requirements Impact Operations and Revenue


The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law AND the court of public opinion.

Our panel of global experts from Canada and the European Union will address the international laws and their ramifications for public and private companies around the world.  Register for this June 12th webcast at 12:30 PM ET/ 9:30 AM PT. 

5th Class of Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows creates success for companies and communities

Verizon Foundation Director of Education Initiatives Named one of 19 Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows
Press Release

New York, June 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program today announces the fifth class of First Mover Fellows, individuals who are working within companies to unite business growth with a sustainable society in the products and services they are developing.


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