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Posted by Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact on the Huffington Post Blog on 14 November 2016

“How do we fill the gap?”

This week, as leaders from around the world gather in Marrakech for COP22, this is a question on the minds of many.

Experts Gather to Discuss Financial Benefits of Sustainability at New Metrics ‘16

Innovative methodologies and case studies shared by Ben & Jerry’s, Virgin Atlantic, SAP and others in Boston.
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SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Members of the Sustainable Brands® community gather in Boston, MA to kick off the 5th annual New Metrics conference.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Exterior Horticulture Department Wins Green Star Award

The exterior horticulture department at The Venetian and The Palazzo received a Green Star Award from the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS).
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The prestigious Green Star Award recognizes outstanding landscape design and construction. The PGMS is a nationally renowned leader within the landscape and grounds industry. The organization has been around since 1911 and is recognized as the leader in grounds management by publishing and promoting best practices guidelines for grounds managers.

8 EnviroThings You Don’t Have to Worry About in Vegas

At least if you’re staying at the swanky Las Vegas Sands properties
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I recently got a “back of house” tour of the huge Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) property on the Strip, thanks to Jenny Yu-Mattson, Executive Director of Global Sustainability. LVS hosts some 50,000 visitors per day (18 million per year!) in more than 15 million square feet of space at The Venetian, The Palazzo and meeting and convention space. According to Trade Show Executive, Sands Expo and The Venetian Congress Center comprise the fifth largest meeting venue in the country.

RSN Reveals Annual Conflict Minerals Rankings in Highly Anticipated Webinar Hosted by Source Intelligence & Ropes & Gray

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On Friday Nov 4th, Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of As You Sow, will release their annual Mining the Disclosures report, an in-depth analysis of conflict minerals reporting which ranks 200+ individual companies across 25+ industries in risk mitigation, human rights impact, and reporting quality.

Timberland Cuts Over Half of Emissions Since 2006

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Following the release of data compiled for its Q2 CSR report, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland shared that the company has met and exceeded its 2015 goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This achievement is a part of the company's commitment to innovate and operate in an accountable and responsible manner in terms of its products, the outdoors and communities around the world. Timberland reports the company has reduced GHG emissions by 53 percent, exceeding its target of 50 percent for 2015.

VIDEO | The Life of an HP Print Cartridge

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What happens to an HP print cartridge when it's empty? Explore the life of an HP print cartridge as it goes through HP's "Closed Loop" program to ensure minimal environmental impact and maximum return of useful materials for new products. Learn more about HP's commitment to responsible lifecycle management at http://www.hp.com/environment

Convention Industry Council Announces Results of UNLV Study Co-sponsored by Las Vegas Sands

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The Convention Industry Council (CIC) has announced the results of a new research project, “Sustainable Meeting and Event Practices: The State of the Industry.” Study findings were presented at IMEX America, which took place at Sands Expo in Las Vegas from October 18 - 20. The study was co-sponsored by Las Vegas Sands, along with the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau.

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