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New Swiss Data Center Label to Decarbonize Nationwide Digital Infrastructure

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In this press release

  • Today at the WEF Annual Meeting, an alliance of academia and industry announced the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label to decarbonize data centers and significantly reduce their energy consumption
  • Supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy through the program SwissEnergy, the alliance aims to drive adoption across and beyond Switzerland
  • Ten pilot users of the label achieved energy savings of up to 70 percent, with five of the pilot users employing 100 percent carbon-neutral energy sources
Press Release

In this press release

  • Today at the WEF Annual Meeting, an alliance of academia and industry announced the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label to decarbonize data centers and significantly reduce their energy consumption
  • Supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy through the program SwissEnergy, the alliance aims to drive adoption across and beyond Switzerland
  • Ten pilot users of the label achieved energy savings of up to 70 percent, with five of the pilot users employing 100 percent carbon-neutral energy sources

General Motors Appoints Dane Parker as Chief Sustainability Officer

New position created to accelerate company’s plans for a zero emissions future
Press Release

DETROIT, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ — General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced it has appointed Dane Parker as the company’s chief sustainability officer, effective Feb. 1, 2020.

Parker, currently vice president of sustainable workplaces, expands his current role with the newly-created position as chief sustainability officer. In this role, he will lead a company-wide sustainability strategy, including integration of the company’s goal to reach a zero emissions future.

Fifth Annual Women Transforming Technology Conference -- Registration Now Open

Conference theme, “We Rise,” will focus on how women rise individually and collectively
Press Release

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 13, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced that registration is open for the fifth annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference. Taking place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, this exceptional event is designed to continue the important conversation on championing and advancing women across the tech industry. It will host attendees spanning high-school and college students to executives from the tech industry, academia and nonprofit organizations. 

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Follow in 2020

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2019 was a pivotal year in Corporate Social Responsibility as the concepts of corporate responsibility and sustainability received significant media attention, and the trends that I identified last year at this time (better dialogue, more learning, more disaster prevention, greater equity and the growing importance of Generation Z-ers) remained timely and relevant. Still, 2020 promises to bring more challenges and opportunities to the field, and leaders should pay attention to these developing global trends in Corporate Social Responsibility:

CECP Launches 2019 Industry-Defining Giving in Numbers Survey

Unrivaled inquiry into corporate social investment practices goes live, continuing to serve as go-to guide for corporate citizenship professionals
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, is celebrating the launch of the 15th annual Giving in Numbers Survey, in partnership with hundreds of the world’s leading companies. The survey is open to companies with revenues of US $2 billion or more, including companies not yet affiliated with CECP. 

UPS Horizons: Listen, Learn, Lead

Sustainability Insights and Updates | December 2019
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Listen, Learn, Lead 

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

Newsletter

Listen, Learn, Lead 

By Suzanne Lindsay-Walker

UPS Chief Sustainability Officer

Data and Logistics Expert Vicki O’Meara Joins Black & Veatch Board

Industry executive also brings strong foundation in environmental services and operations as company expands market reach
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Reflecting the growing connection between data-driven decision making and infrastructure development and operations, Vicki O’Meara, Executive Chairman at AdSwerve, Inc., and former CEO of Analytics Pros, Inc., has been selected to join the Black & Veatch Board of Directors. A former U.S. Justice Department Assistant Attorney General and White House Fellow, O’Meara joins the Board having successfully developed and led organizations focused on client services, logistics, digital commerce and more.

Team DKMS: Running Strong for Those Who Can't

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I traveled from Arkansas to New York for the New York City Marathon, the biggest marathon in the world. I was excited to participate but even more excited to be running for an important cause.

My name is Colin Hall and with the help of my friends at DKMS I ran to raise money to help put an end to blood cancer.

Increased Action Needed on Human Rights Reporting

Recommendations for governments to strengthen business accountability
Press Release

November 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Governments need to do more to help businesses understand, mitigate and improve their human rights impacts – by strengthening transparency and reporting requirements.

This is the key finding of a report from GRI looking at the progress countries have made towards meeting their duty under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, by analyzing the 23 National Action Plans (NAPs) produced by governments so far.

Responsible Forestry Leaders Celebrated at Greenbuild During FSC’s 25th Anniversary Gala

Baskahegan Company and UFP International, Certified by SCS Global Services, are Among Award Recipients
Press Release

ATLANTA, November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– SCS Global Services celebrates longtime Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certificate holders Baskahegan Company and UFP International as 2019 FSC Leadership Award recipients, among 13 winners, at a ceremony during Greenbuild in Atlanta on Wednesday.

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