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Dell x Nikki Reed's Gold Ring Collection Was Made From Recycled Laptop Motherboards & We're Shook

by Kali Borovic
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Your unwanted e-trash just got turned into treasure that you're actually going to want to wear. Dell and Nikki Reed created a line of rings made from recycled computer motherboards. The technology brand asked the sustainable designer and actor to make trash into dainty jewelry, and the outcome was so good. After seeing these rings, you'll want to recycle all of your old items.

How the Process of Identifying Environmental, Social & Governance Issues Can Point the Way to Enhanced Shareholder Value Targets

Governance is a fundamental determinant of long-term performance, as is a company’s environmental and social track record, making it a reliable proxy for wider sustainability.
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By Martin Currie

As bottom-up investors, our process starts at the company level. We subject all candidates for inclusion in our high-conviction portfolios to rigorous fundamental analysis and peer review. ESG analysis is embedded in this assessment, influencing key assumptions such as the cost of capital, revenues and expenses. From this we can seek to estimate a company’s intrinsic value.

Governance is a fundamental determinant of long-term performance, as is a company’s environmental and social track record, making it a reliable proxy for wider sustainability.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy Programs Launch Spring Project Season

30,000 trees to be distributed to homeowners across the country to promote energy savings and fuller tree canopies
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., April 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation announced today the beginning of its spring tree planting initiatives through its Energy-Saving Trees and Community Canopy programs.

TD Bank Group Releases 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

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This week TD released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report, Opening doors for an inclusive tomorrow, showcasing the bank's commitment to enriching the lives of customers, communities and colleagues.

"The need to serve those around us has never been greater. TD firmly believes everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed with confidence in a changing world." wrote Bharat Masrani, Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group.

TD has a deeply-rooted tradition of active corporate citizenship across its business to help build an inclusive tomorrow, including:

An Open Letter to President Drew Faust, Harvard University

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In a few months, you will retire from Harvard University and be free to direct your colossal talents wherever you want. I’m writing with an idea of how you could contribute to the climate change mitigation effort in a way no-one else can, and in the process, reverse what I think may be the only blemish on your otherwise outstanding record: forsaking the divestment movement.

PNC Publishes 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PNC’s 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility Report details the company’s environmental, social and governance priorities and highlights our progress against the goals we’ve set in these key areas.
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By Bill Demchak

Research Reveals How Bark Types Affect Wood Decomposition

Press Release

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new study from researchers at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and the Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB) could help improve predictions of climate change by revealing the hidden role of bark in wood decomposition. For the first time, the scientists linked bark characteristics such as thickness, pH and density – which in life help protect the plant – to "afterlife effects" which help determine how rapidly woody plants decompose.

Sustainable Brands Attracts Global Brand Leaders to Accelerate Business-led Change

P&G, Salesforce.org, Starbucks, Nestlé among companies showcasing initiatives in the Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, June 4-7
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® is evolving the concept of the traditional conference expo into an environment fostering inspiration and co-creation. The Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at the Vanco

Ecocentricity Guest Blog: Energy Burden – Combining Social and Environmental Lenses for Impact

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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

Guest Blog by Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

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