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Mirella Marketing Goes Green with JustGreen™ Business Advantage

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Ontario, Canada, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Mirella Marketing has partnered with JustGreen Business Advantage, to lower its carbon footprint and take responsibility for its greenhouse gas emissions. Through the purchase of JustGreen carbon offsets, Mirella Marketing will neutralize carbon emissions related to its day to day operations.

New Frontiers in the ROI of Sustainability

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Demonstrating the business case for investment in sustainability — whether in product innovation, supply chain improvements, operational efficiency, employee engagement, communications or an overarching, multi-pronged strategy — remains one of the biggest challenges for the private sector, even for companies that clearly understand the underlying issues. It is proving particularly difficult for change agents trying to get approval from executives within big, slow-moving corporations focused on short-term goals in a highly uncertain global economy.

D.C District Courts Demand Dodd-Frank Action from Industry Leaders

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Wednesday July 23rd, D.C. District Courts raised the demand for industry leaders to enact the Dodd-Frank SEC 1502 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act with no exceptions.  Plaintiffs who objected the ruling were denied any relief of the newly passed federal law and therefore are expected to swiftly comply by the first reporting deadline of May 31, 2014.

Peter Byck Discusses His Film “Carbon Nation”

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Filmmaker Peter Byck believes that the issue of preserving the environment is truly non-partisan, that when you strip away all the political rhetoric and carefully-crafted media narratives, we all really want the same thing: clean air, clean water and cheap energy.

Mars, Incorporated Reports Progress In 2012 Against Ambitious Targets To Make A Difference To People And Planet Through Its Performance

Announcement made in conjunction with publication of Mars’ 2012 Principles in Action Summary detailing the company’s Principles-led approach to business and its commitments
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July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated published its third annual Principles in Action Summary on Mars.com, which details the company’s approach to business – its progress and the challenges it shares with society while underscoring its commitment to put its Five Principles into action to make a difference to people and the planet through its performance.  Mars remains a private, family-owned business dedicat

Conflict Minerals Burden Survey Stirs CSR

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Tulane University has released a new survey for Conflict Minerals as a follow up to their previous October 2011 economic analysis study, regarding the execution of mandatory federal law, Dodd-Frank SEC 1502 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The survey revealed the stifling economic costs from the implementation of Dodd-Frank at $7.93 billion, a severe underestimation by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) who originally quoted $71.2 million.

The Caterpillar Foundation Partners with Finning to Support Flood Victims

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July 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Finning Canada and the Caterpillar Foundation announced a contribution of $170,000 to provide relief for the flood impacted areas in southern Alberta, Canada. Funds will go toward The Calgary Foundation's Flood Rebuilding Fund and The Red Cross. Finning employees showcased their spirit of generosity adding $20,000 to the corporate donation of $150,000.

BNSF Listed Among "Green Supply Chain Partners"

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BNSF Railway was recently listed among Inbound Logistics magazine's top 75 "Green Supply Chain Partners" for this year. The magazine recognized BNSF’s for its plans to test the use of natural gas as fuel in locomotives.

Sustainability 101 – Business Value Beyond the Buzzword

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What comes to your mind when you hear the word “sustainability”?  For many, this word conjures up images of the typical sound bites you might hear on the news (recycling symbols, solar panels and windmills, etc.).   Defining sustainability succinctly is challenging because it is more than just a word – it is a multi-faceted concept that can have very different meanings depending on business context, business maturity, your strategic goals, or even your location.  Sustainability also encompasses more than just environmental protection; rather, sustainable planning can incorporate other measu

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