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Hilton Worldwide and Global Soap Project “Best Partnership” Finalist

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center Names Finalists, Initiates Public Vote for Winner
Press Release

(3BL Media) McLean, VA – September 19, 2012 – Hilton Worldwide and nonprofit partner, the Global Soap Project, are finalists for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center’s Best Partnership Award, a category in the Center’s prestigious annual Corporate Citizenship Awards program.

Ernst & Young Earthwatch Ambassadors Travel to Brazil and Costa Rica to Help Local Businesses with Environmentally and Economically Sustainable Practices

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(3BL Media) September 18, 2012 - This year Ernst & Young, in conjunction with the Earthwatch Institute, is sending 30 volunteers on skills-based expeditions to Brazil and Costa Rica to conduct field research and recommend strategies for implementing environmentally and economically sustainable practices to local businesses.

Business Leaders Urge Congress to Extend Renewable Energy Tax Credit

BICEP Companies and Major Consumer Brands Tout Economic Benefits of Wind Power and the Production Tax Credit
Press Release

(3BL Media) Boston, MA – September 18, 2012 – Today, 19 companies, including major consumer brands and several Fortune 500 firms, wrote to Congressional leaders encouraging them to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a key provision supporting renewable energy.

Leonardo Academy and Farmland Management Services Collaborate to Advance Sustainable Agriculture

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(3BL Media) Madison, WI - September 18, 2012 - Leonardo Academy facilitated efforts to reduce emissions from several Farmland Management Services (FMS) cranberry farms in Wisconsin through a grant provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.

Crowdfunding for Fall 2012 Impact Entrepreneurs

Investors' Circle launches new opportunity of support
Multimedia with summary

Investors' Circle launched a brand-new crowdfunding opportunity to the 60 companies currently being reviewed for the IC Fall 2012 Venture Fair & Forum, Oct 24-25 in NYC. Over 225 impact companies applied to IC for funding as an investor network dedicated to supporting early-stage for-profit social and/or environmental entrepreneurs. 12 will be selected to present to 150 investors at the Venture Fair on Oct 24th and the others receive an invitation to showcase throughout the Forum on Oct 25th to 250 attendees.  

ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Interns Make Positive Environmental Impact

Young professionals gain practical understanding of how environmental sustainability operates within a business environment.
Press Release

(3BL Media) Philadelphia, PA - September 18, 2012 - ARAMARK, a global leader in professional services, hired 17 young professionals for the 2012 ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Internship Program. The program provides participants with hands-on job experience as they help implement environmental solutions for ARAMARK clients at schools, universities, businesses and other locations across in the US and the UK.

Learning How to Monitor Sustainable Supply Chain Signals

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

Performance measures have always been a part of business.  Over time, management has learned to incorporate metrics that are more applicable to the company's extended stakeholder groups.  Our sustainability consulting practice finds these leading organizations are now embracing more advanced performance management practices to include business sustainability indicators.  However, questions still remain on the ‘what and how’ of measured performance in the supply chain.

Sustainable Innovation: Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

The Harvard Business Review post, Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process offers a unique perspective to managed creativity in business today.

Building on the Basics of Sustainable Stakeholder Engagement

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

“Company leaders must get back to basics when dealing with complex issues affecting purchasing and supply logistics.  Companies must focus on empowering leadership teams, exchanging information in real time, and installing reliable, adaptable technology that can integrate data to successfully manage the global manufacturing process.” 

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