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Ecosystems Evaluation Workshop To Be Offered In January By International Society of Sustainability Professionals

Early bird discounts available until December 27 for four-week on-line workshop that will provide knowledge and skills for understanding ecosystems from the perspective of ecological economics, system dynamics and natural capital investment.
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General Motors November Corporate Responsibility Newsletter


GM Reports Operational and Product Sustainability Progress

General Motors released an interim update to its inaugural sustainability report, including updates and analysis, along with regional metrics for environmental commitments, product quality, material issues and disclosure.

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GlobalGiving E-Gift Cards: The Gift That Keeps On Giving


Naveen Kumar was first inspired to volunteer in his college years during the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in India. Two years later, his volunteer spirit was reignited while, as an employee of HP, he was taking information and communications technology (ICT) into rural communities in India. When a woman confronted him with the question, “How can computers give me food?” he determined to help her and her family to solve their problem of accessing the food ration cards for which they qualified; he did this online.

GE Walks Its Talk on Sustainability, Says 2012 Sustainability Leadership Report


In the 2012 Sustainability Leadership Report from Brandlogic and CRD Analytics, AXA, Coca-Cola, Deustche Bank, EADS, General Electric and L’Oreal – companies that last year were not getting enough credit for their actual environmental, social and governance performance – have now earned reputations that match their relatively high sustainability achievements, according to a November 2012 Research Digest entry from CSR International.

GE Sustainability Rated Highly by Tomorrows Value Research


While most large companies fall short of sustainability leadership, 10 including Ford, GE and Panasonic present best practices for other businesses to emulate, according to sustainability advisor Two Tomorrows.

Less than a third of the largest companies scored over 70 percent, the threshold for “sustainability leadership” in the 2012 Tomorrow’s Value Research (TVR), the firm’s annual assessment of corporate sustainability practices.

General Electric To Supply Wind Turbines To Turkey


General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) said that it would supply 43 turbines to  Fina Enerji Holding AS for wind projects in Turkey.

The wind projects will generate 97 megawatts of power which will be able to light up about 27,000 homes in Turkey. GE will supply the Kizilcaterzi wind farm, the Karadere park, the Sadilli project and the Salman venture in the nation’s west, according to a GE statement.

Turkey has plans to generate 20,000 megawatts of power via wind energy by 2013 from its current capacity of 1,800 MW now.

GE, Clean Energy Fuels Partner to Expand Natural Gas Highway


GE and Clean Energy Fuels announced a collaboration to expand the infrastructure for natural gas transportation in the United States.

The agreement supports Clean Energy's efforts in developing America's Natural Gas Highway, a fueling network that will enable trucks to operate on liquefied natural gas coast to coast and border to border.

GM’s Lockport Plant Achieves Landfill-Free Status

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LOCKPORT, N.Y., Novmeber 29, 2012 /3BL Media/ - General Motors’ Components Holdings Lockport plant is the automaker’s 103rd facility to achieve landfill-free status, reusing, recycling or converting to energy all waste from its daily operations.

Net Impact Conference 2012: Insights from a Devoted MBA Student


Guest post by Carley Klekas

The Net Impact Conference this year in Baltimore served as an inspiration for those engaged in corporate responsibility and sustainability. The event drew over 2,700 business leaders, students, and sustainability professionals ready accelerate their impact and connect with each other in order to move swiftly towards the security of a thriving future.

Driving Change in What We Drive

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For better or for worse, cars are not leaving the American landscape anytime soon. The automobile is woven into the cultural fabric of our country like nothing else. But we also know that the status quo is not sustainable.


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