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Virtually Experience the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

GM’s Spring Hill Manufacturing to Run on the Sun

General Motors to purchase 100 MW of solar energy to power 100 percent of Spring Hill’s operations
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  • One hundred megawatts equals the amount of energy consumed by nearly 18,000 U.S. households per year.*
  • Spring Hill Manufacturing is GM’s largest facility in North America.
  • This project is expected to increase GM’s use of renewable energy to more than 50 percent in the U.S. by 2023.
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  • One hundred megawatts equals the amount of energy consumed by nearly 18,000 U.S. households per year.*
  • Spring Hill Manufacturing is GM’s largest facility in North America.
  • This project is expected to increase GM’s use of renewable energy to more than 50 percent in the U.S. by 2023.

Digitalization to Advance Health and Well-Being During a Moment of Crisis

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Quarantines and social distancing measures across the globe are driving technology innovations in ways we couldn’t imagine just a couple just a couple months ago. Digital solutions for keeping us connected and safe are evolving rapidly to address new wants and needs. From social platforms to telemedicine, we are dependent on a host of digital solutions to support us through this unprecedented challenge.

FCA Heroes Drive Essential PPE and Auto Parts Across North America

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When asked if they would continue working during a global pandemic, FCA Transport didn’t skip a beat and it’s not surprising. We’ve all heard the stories about the “unsung heroes” of the COVID-19 crisis: the truck drivers.

Designing for the Future

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Mohawk believes that in order to create a more sustainable future, education of sustainability and textile design must go hand in hand by engaging designers of the future. In this spirit, a project was developed in partnership with Mohawk Group and The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Department of Design Professor Rebekah Matheny. Positioned within an introductory level Interior Finish Materials course, this project explores the design process and theoretical design concepts for a carpet that would mitigate waste.

Six Construction Companies Championing Sustainability

by Jonathan Goldsmith
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​The construction industry is more than aware of the urgency to build more robust sustainability foundations into its operations to lessen the environmental impact.

With around 40 per cent of man-made global carbon emissions arising from constructing and operating buildings, it is fair to say the industry often falls under the spotlight for its negative contribution to the planet.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2020

Ray C. Anderson Foundation's Quarterly Newsletter
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Brightening Our Corner is the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's quarterly newsletter.  It features positive stories from the Foundation and its key funding initiatives.

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Brightening Our Corner is the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's quarterly newsletter.  It features positive stories from the Foundation and its key funding initiatives.

Utilities Prepare to Power Up as Electric Vehicles Gain Speed

Exploring the utility opportunity
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Manufacturers have invested billions of dollars in developing electric vehicles (EVs) for both personal and commercial use. Fleet and sustainability managers are increasingly embracing the benefits and EVs are hitting the roads. But with more and more medium and heavy-duty EVs on the market, utilities must invest in the high-powered infrastructure necessary to support these vehicles’ needs.

ESG Disclosure #1 Topic of Engagements in 2019 Between T. Rowe Price and Company Managements

Climate Change Risk is Rising, But Longer-Term Vulnerabilities Masked by Limited Impact on Near-Term Cash Flows
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ESG Disclosure #1 Topic of Engagements in 2019 Between T. Rowe Price and Company Managements 

Climate Change Risk is Rising, But Longer-Term Vulnerabilities Masked by Limited Impact on Near-Term Cash Flows

Income Inequality Is One of the Defining Socioeconomic Issues of Our Time—Coronavirus Pandemic Further Heightens the Importance of This Investment Issue

Shareholder Proposals Mean Well, But Are Not Effective at Driving Meaningful Change

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ESG Disclosure #1 Topic of Engagements in 2019 Between T. Rowe Price and Company Managements 

Climate Change Risk is Rising, But Longer-Term Vulnerabilities Masked by Limited Impact on Near-Term Cash Flows

Income Inequality Is One of the Defining Socioeconomic Issues of Our Time—Coronavirus Pandemic Further Heightens the Importance of This Investment Issue

Shareholder Proposals Mean Well, But Are Not Effective at Driving Meaningful Change

Coping During COVID-19: Tips for the Hardworking Moms out There

By Tasha McInroy, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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I’ve spent almost all of my nine years with ScottsMiracle-Gro working in Environmental, Health and Safety. Every day, I aspire to ensure the safety of more than 2,000 workers across North America which, during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now more important than ever. 

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