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General Mills Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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One of our goals at General Mills is to stand among the most socially responsible food companies in the world. As a nod towards our progress, yesterday we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which identifies companies that demonstrate corporate sustainability leadership in their industries.

Read more about General Mills and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.

 

General Mills Named to the Esteemed Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

Company recognized among leading sustainability-driven corporations
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MINNEAPOLIS, September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability  North America Index by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's largest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing.

Affirming Kaiser Permanente’s Commitment to School Health

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For years, students at Hollywood High School held their graduation ceremonies at the Hollywood Bowl, an amphitheater a half-mile up the street from their school, large enough to hold the class of graduating seniors and their families.

Students and staff sold candy bars throughout the year to raise the necessary funds to rent the space. It was a time-honored tradition.

Abbott Named the Leading Healthcare Company on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

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  • Abbott Secured Highest Overall Score in its Industry Sector, More Than Doubling the Average Industry Score  
     
  • Company Achieved Top Scores Across All Key Areas, Including Economic, Environmental and Social Performance
     
  • Company Included on DJSI for Ninth Consecutive Year
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  • Abbott Secured Highest Overall Score in its Industry Sector, More Than Doubling the Average Industry Score  
     
  • Company Achieved Top Scores Across All Key Areas, Including Economic, Environmental and Social Performance
     
  • Company Included on DJSI for Ninth Consecutive Year

Blog- The Future of Healthcare in America

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The Future of Healthcare in America

I was recently on a call with a large national US Health funder who asked us the question, “Where is the field of collective impact in healthcare headed?” This question gave me pause, and while I don’t have a crystal ball to project the future, I do have a sense that there is huge opportunity for collective impact in the healthcare space and that opportunity is only growing.

Mobile PCB cleanup system developed

New technology developed by University of Calgary researchers with support from TransCanada destroys hazardous chemical compounds using UV light
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September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - University of Calgary scientists have developed new technology that promises a safer, cheaper way to clean up hazardous PCBs in soil using ultraviolet light – the first technology of its kind in the world.

The university research team, in collaboration with TransCanada Corp., Innovate Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic and IPAC Services Corp., created a 15-metre-long, mobile cleanup unit that is ready for field-testing on PCB-contaminated soil. 

GlaxoSmithKline Combines Social Impact and Professional Development

By Caroline McDermott, Senior Associate Consultant, Advisory Services, Taproot Foundation
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GlaxoSmithKline’s Emerging Talent Program sought an experiential learning opportunity for the future leaders of the pharmaceutical company, and saw a perfect fit in the ScopeAthon. The ScopeAthon matches business professionals with nonprofit leaders in an intensive, three-hour diagnostic session to articulate one organizational challenge facing the nonprofit, brainstorm solutions, and develop a scope of work for a project that addresses that need.

ARAMARK Educates Chicago’s Children on Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Enhances partnership with Casa Central focused on comprehensive health and wellness education; Establishes ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone at Casa Infantil
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Chicago, IL, September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Chicago’s Logan Square is home to a vibrant Latino community whose residents often struggle to afford healthy food and make positive lifestyle choices while also working hard to make ends meet. The diabetes rate among Puerto Ricans there, for example, is the highest in the country.

Cleaner Classrooms in the New School Year

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This post was written by Rita Gorenberg, PR manager for Clorox.

Clorox® is committed to supporting healthy, vibrant communities through illness prevention and promoting education, among other efforts. This fall Clorox is doing its part to ensure that classrooms, where our kids spend most of their day during the school year, are healthy environments.

Many Supply Chain Managers in Danger of Failing to Meet the Conflict Minerals Filing Deadline

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In an exclusive interview, Source Intelligence CEO Jess Kraus highlights the obstacles companies are facing as the first conflict minerals filling deadline approaches.  

According to Kraus, supply chain managers must have a transparent data collection and management system in place – visibility is CRITICAL because it is THE BASIS for measuring and managing risks at all levels in the supply chain.

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