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Stressing that Business is “Integral” to UN Agenda, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Points to New Architecture to Scale Up Corporate Action

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New York, September 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Over a thousand CEOs and C-suite executives drawn to New York for the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit are expected to endorse an architecture for engagement unveiled by the United Nations Secretary-General this morning.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that Building the Post-2015 Business Engagement Architecture is designed to “drive and scale up corporate actions to directly advance United Nations goals”.

Pearson Receives Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Leadership Award

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Pearson today received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), at an event held in conjunction with the 2013 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Austin, Texas.  Pearson was one of only 12 organizations in the United States to receive a Leadership Award for its green power purchase. 100 per cent of the electricity purchased by Pearson globally – over 218 million kWh in 2012 – comes from green power.

Fast-Paced, High-Powered Events Cover the Sustainability Agenda on First Day of UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

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New York, NY, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media / – Answers to questions on world prospects emerged from a full day of discussions, workshops and programme launches that opened the triennial Leaders Summit of the UN Global Compact, in New York.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver a keynote address to the Summit tomorrow, 20 September, unveiling an architecture for corporate engagement with global priorities and announcing the launch of several new issue platforms for business.

Events that took place today at the Grand Hyatt:

PG&E Joins with EVI to Unveil Utility Industry’s First Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks

Extended-range electric utility trucks capable of providing power to homes and businesses during outages
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STOCKTON, Calif., September 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Electric Vehicles International (EVI), joined by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), unveiled the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks today at an event at the manufacturer’s facility in Stockton.

PG&E Joins with EVI to Unveil Utility Industry’s First Electric Hybrid Bucket Trucks

Extended-range electric utility trucks capable of providing power to homes and businesses during outages
Press Release

STOCKTON, Calif., September 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Electric Vehicles International (EVI), joined by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), unveiled the utility industry’s first electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 trucks today at an event at the manufacturer’s facility in Stockton.

MARTA Leaders Select Highly Efficient Thermo King Solutions for New Coach & Equipment Shuttle Buses

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  • "MARTA leaders requested Thermo King units because they wanted to optimize energy and operational efficiency for the shuttle buses while ensuring critical guest and driver comfort throughout each ride,” said Steve L. Perry Jr., general superintendent for MARTA.
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  • "MARTA leaders requested Thermo King units because they wanted to optimize energy and operational efficiency for the shuttle buses while ensuring critical guest and driver comfort throughout each ride,” said Steve L. Perry Jr., general superintendent for MARTA.

GM Honored for Sustained Environmental Leadership

State of Michigan presents eight environmental awards to automaker, facilities
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LANSING, Mich., September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and seven of its facilities are being recognized by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for longtime support of environment-focused community collaboration. GM remains the leader for most Neighborhood Environmental Partner awards granted since the program began in 2005.

NGOs and Human Rights Groups Get Loud on Conflict Minerals

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With the first filling deadline approaching, companies are feeling the pressure to get up to speed on compliance from all sides.  A recent Guardian report with Particia Jurewicz, Director of the Responsible Sourcing Network details her most recent report co-authored with Enough.  The report outlines a set of guidelines for companies. Click Here for Full Report

Owens Corning Signs Climate Declaration

Major U.S. Companies Call for Climate Change Action
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Business calls for strong climate change action are getting louder. Today, a half-dozen leading global companies with more than 100,000 employees, including Microsoft, Owens Corning, Diageo, Thornton Tomasetti, and Acer America Corporation joined hundreds of other U.S. businesses in signing the Climate Declaration, which calls on federal policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of addressing climate change.

It's Time for Big Business to Go Back to School

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Nelson Mandela once remarked: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” and I'm inclined to agree. In a world riddled with social ills, one common factor becomes evident, and that is the pivotal role of education in shaping our society.

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