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Mars CEO Grant Reid on reinvention, future-proofing and the importance of purpose

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From ever-evolving consumer tastes to environmental challenges, it’s clear the world is changing rapidly – and businesses must adapt in order to keep up. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Joel Weber, Mars Chief Executive Officer Grant Reid discusses how Mars is reinventing itself to transform a century-old business to tackle and keep abreast of social, business, political and environmental change.

Declare Chemical Transparency Program Released in European Building Market

The nutrition label for products expands into Europe for manufacturers, architects and designers
Press Release

BOLZANO, Italy, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and Living Future Europe Initiative (LFEI) announce the release of a new edition of the Declare product transparency label for the European building and manufacturer market. The Declare Europe launch is taking place in Bolzano during the 2019 Klimahouse conference, which is focused on the exchange of ideas, innovations and insights on the latest trends in the energy-efficiency and sustainable construction sector.

Ethical Apparel Africa Selected for London Stock Exchange Group’s 'Companies to Inspire Africa 2019' Report

Report identifies a new cohort of fast growing and dynamic private businesses across Africa
Press Release

January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Ethical Apparel Africa is a sourcing company working to catalyze a sustainable growth path for the emerging apparel sector in West Africa. As brands look to grow their manufacturing base in Africa, EAA provides end to end production management support: expert technical guidance, independent quality control, sourcing, logistics, and compliance assurance. Our vision is to demonstrate that ethical manufacturing can and should be done at scale, not just associated with luxury or expensive product.

Diode Ventures to Support Google’s Carbon Free Energy Profile Effort in Taiwan

The innovative renewable energy project will add up to 10 MW solar PV to the technology leader’s clean energy portfolio in Asia
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company, announce they have been selected to finance and develop a solar farm of up to 10-megawatt (MW) in Tainan City, Taiwan that will help expand Google’s position as the world’s largest purchaser of renewable energy.

Delivering Responsible Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Clarion Partners believes that the sustainability and competitiveness of its properties go hand in hand.
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In its fourth year, the Clarion Partners Corporate Responsibility Report outlines exactly how the firm is working to deliver against its CR mission and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. 

Report highlights include:

  • In 2017, more than 125 employees volunteered 330 hours of time to community relations and charitable initiatives.

Follow the Money: Sustainability Goes Mainstream

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In the last two decades, sustainability reporting has gone from an exercise for the largest companies to a necessity to attract investors and meet local and international regulation. But the main benefit of sustainability reporting remains that companies best understand their impacts and can improve their bottom line along with the world around them.

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Ecocentricity Blog: A Shattered Record

By: John A. Lanier
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Tesla’s Model 3 is the new king, with a whopping 139,782 vehicles sold in 2018! December alone saw more than 25,000 Model 3s purchased.

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Tesla’s Model 3 is the new king, with a whopping 139,782 vehicles sold in 2018! December alone saw more than 25,000 Model 3s purchased.

UPS Achieves Prestigious Spot on CDP's Climate Change "A" List

Company is Part of Elite Group Leading Corporate Climate Action Efforts
Press Release

BRUSSELS, January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/– UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the company has been highlighted as a global leader for its corporate climate action efforts by CDP (formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project).

Video: “The Green Wall” at Barclays Increases Environmental Awareness

by Karen Young
Multimedia with summary

We unveiled “The Green Wall” at Barclays Center as part of our partnership with Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets to engage and inspire environmental stewardship in the local community. 

“National Grid is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment and advancing new technologies for a clean energy future,” says New York President John Bruckner.  “Through our partnership with Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets we are engaging and inspiring environmental awareness in the local community.”

The Best 2018 Sustainability Articles From UPS Longitudes

A year-end look at the top sustainability content from Longitudes
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Brian Hughes | UPS Longitudes

Diversification was the sustainability story of 2018.

From innovative urban planning to a greater understanding of online returns to a growing fleet of electric vehicles, sustainable solutions came in many different shapes and sizes.

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