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Brown-Forman Invests in Renewable Energy

First Major U.S. Spirits and Wine Producer to Enter Power Purchase Agreement
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., February 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Brown-Forman Corporation today announced a major commitment to renewable energy with an agreement to purchase 30 megawatts (MW) of electricity annually from Solomon Forks Wind Project, a new wind power project in Kansas. The wind farm is expected to generate the equivalent of more than 90% of Brown-Forman’s annual electricity usage in the United States. Brown-Forman is the first major U.S. spirits and wine producer to commit to a power purchase agreement (PPA) in the U.S. 

Actress Nikki Reed and Dell Collaborate on Recycled Gold Jewelry Collection

Nikki Reed and Dell created a recycled gold jewelry collection from e-waste.
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Dell Inc., an arm of Dell Technologies, said last week that its first-ever recycled gold jewelry collection created in partnership with actress, entrepreneur and activist Nikki Reed is now available for pre-order. The limited edition collection debuts today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Dell Eyes a Future That's More Than Just New PC Hardware

Dell's wide-ranging CES press conference focused less on systems than you might expect, demonstrating the scope of the company's strategy.
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by Matthew Buzzi

Dell and its Alienware gaming branch took to the stage at CES today to show off its coming lineup for the year, outlining a strategy that looks to include more than just iterative hardware releases.

Launching Today: New Draft Guidance for Applying Enterprise Risk Management to Environmental, Social and Governance-related Risks

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PHOENIX and LAKE MARY, Fla. February 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today at GreenBiz 2018, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released draft Guidance for applying Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-related risks.  

A New Model for Building Social-Benefit Markets – Research by Jacqueline Corbett and Erb Institute Visiting Scholar, Wren Montgomery

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Like all markets, social-benefit markets provide a platform for buyers and sellers to exchange commodities, but they are distinguished by their unique goal of improving social and environmental conditions. For example, most people are familiar with carbon trading markets, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Social-benefit markets are not only a promising strategy to combat pressing social and environmental problems; they are also contributing significantly to the world economy, with trading volumes estimated to reach $1 trillion by 2020.

Change 1% to Change the World

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Georgia Tech student, Will Courrèges-Clercq, talks about his experiences at the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business in the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, and how guidance he obtained there has inspired his plans for the future. This is a TedXGeorgiaTech 2017 Salon Series Talk.

A TedXGeorgiaTech 2017 Salon Series Talk
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Georgia Tech student, Will Courrèges-Clercq, talks about his experiences at the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business in the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business, and how guidance he obtained there has inspired his plans for the future. This is a TedXGeorgiaTech 2017 Salon Series Talk.

Ecocentricity Blog: Don't Forget the Elephant

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Why does biodiversity matter? The answer is because the African elephant isn’t unique. Countless species on Earth form an integral and necessary part of their ecosystems.

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Why does biodiversity matter? The answer is because the African elephant isn’t unique. Countless species on Earth form an integral and necessary part of their ecosystems.

FX’s “American Crime Story” Donates $15,000 Worth of Set Materials to Habitat for Humanity

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Twentieth Century Fox Television and the production crew of FX Networks’ American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace have made donations of nearly $15,000 worth of furniture, artwork, lights and more materials used on set to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. The organization helps provide home improvement materials to families in need, and TCFTV provided an entire warehouse worth of items at entirely no cost.

New Exxon Report Is a Step Forward for Investor Disclosure on Climate Change, but Falls Short on Detail

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February 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - A new climate report released by ExxonMobil, which explores the risks the company would face in a low-carbon transition, represents “a significant step forward for institutional investors who have long engaged with the company on climate change but falls short on key details,” Andrew Logan, director oil and gas at Ceres, said today in a statement.

The report, 2018 Energy & Carbon Summary, “adopted a whole new climate-related frame,” Logan added, “providing the clearest accounting yet of how Exxon is—and is not—planning for a low-carbon future.”

Disrupting the Electricity Industry

By changing the way we think about and create energy, we can make our communities greener and more self-sufficient
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Edouard Barreiro | UPS

It’s no secret that going green is challenging. Governments, businesses and individuals must consider several factors when making the shift to alternative energy, including availability, cost and storage.

In the case of electric energy, rising demand means we have to start rethinking the way electricity is produced, transported and consumed. Here’s how:

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