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National Grid, City of Schenectady Begin Work on Smart City Streetlight Initiative

Three-year project will upgrade streetlights, install smart technology, reduce energy costs
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y., November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – National Grid and the City of Schenectady have begun work that will transform the municipality into a “smart city” by deploying advance street lighting technology.  The work will start on Union Street between North College Street and Washington Avenue and will include retrofitting 18 streetlights with intelligent control nodes with a mixture of soft-white and daylight temperature LED bulbs.  This project is a first of its kind partnership between a municipality and a utility company.

Robbie Lock Named Executive Director, 3BL Association

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., November 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- 3BL Media, the world’s leading communications partner for purpose-driven organizations, has appointed Robbie Lock as executive director of the 3BL Association. Formerly the Corporate Responsibility (CR) Association, the 3BL Association builds peer-to-peer collaboration to support and elevate corporate responsibility and sustainability leadership, through professional development and sharing best practices.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Alexander “Sandy” Taft Joins Sappi North America as Director of Sustainability

Using extensive environmental experience to further progress company’s sustainability efforts
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BOSTON, October 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper, packaging products and dissolving wood pulp, today announced the appointment of Alexander “Sandy” Taft as director of sustainability. Taft will work cross-functionally within Sappi’s North American operations to drive sustainability strategy and execution. Taft will also work with counterparts in Sappi’s European and South African offices to ensure consistency with global sustainability goals.

Breaking Through The PDF: 4 Trends in CR Reporting

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Today, reporting on corporate responsibility continues to rise, with 85 percent of companies in the S&P 500 Index publishing reports. To stand out from the sea of reports, leading companies are innovating new ways to communicate progress and increase transparency. As reporting season comes to a close in 2018, here are four ways leaders are standing out:

BIER Member Spotlight: Julio Torruella

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Twice a month the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) highlights their members' beverage industry sustainability insights and ideas in their BIER Member Spotlight series. These spotlights include their answers to questions about their company's sustainability achievements and strategy, practical insights from BIER, interesting facts, and more.

The second of this month's BIER Member Spotlight focuses on Julio Torruella, Global Sustainability Director for Bacardi Limited and participant in BIER's Water, Technology, and Benchmarking working groups.

CECP Continues to Advance Business as a Force for Good with Hire of New Senior Director of Strategy

Nandika Madgavkar joins nonprofit consultancy with special focus on business development, strengthening the coalition, and increasing impact
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NEW YORK, September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CECP: The CEO Force for Good announced the addition of Nandika Madgavkar as Senior Director of Strategy, an integral part of CECP’s senior leadership team. As a CEO-led coalition of more than 200 of the world’s largest companies, CECP believes a company’s social strategy – how it engages with key stakeholders including employees, communities, investors, and customers – determines a company’s success. As a former leader of Metlife’s Corporate Responsibility efforts both in the U.S.

Common Impact Expands Leadership Team With Addition of Tara Cardone, Chief Operating Officer

Organization builds staff capacity to support expanding need for pro bono programs and community disaster relief efforts
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NEW YORK, September 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, a nonprofit recognized as a national leader in skills-based volunteerism, is expanding its leadership team with the appointment of Tara Cardone as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

How Biophilic Design Influenced Durkan's Newest Hospitality Collection, Biophilique

As sustainability and a desire to reflect a connection with nature shift onto the scene of interior design, hospitality interiors are leaning into biophilic design to help shape the space.
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Biophilic design is a consciousness toward incorporating the natural world into our modern and technologically advanced lifestyles. By integrating natural elements into the built environment, biophilic design enthusiasts seek to enhance the guest experience. If professional interior & textile designer Virginia Langley has her way, nature and interior design will permanently merge to bring health and well-being into all of the environments where we live, work, and escape:

Changing the Mindset from Old Power to New Power in the Arts

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In Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms’ new book, New Power: How Power Works in our Hyperconnected World and How to Make it Work for You, the authors define “old power” like a currency (held by a few) and “new power” like a current (open, participatory and peer-driven).

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