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Sustainable Brands Opens Registration for SB’17 Detroit

Early bird pricing ends January 5th
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 21, 2016, /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Brands® opened early bird registration for its notable US conference: SB’17 Detroit. Best-available pricing for All Event Passes ends January 5th, 2017.

Empowering the Marketplace for a Sustainable Future

Year-End Fundraising Letter from Leonardo Academy President
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As the year is winding down, Leonardo Academy's team of experts is gearing up to expand the impact of their sustainability and environmental improvement projects. 

Not only will 2017 bring a new level of challenges in the field of sustainability, emissions reduction, and overall climate action, it also marks Leonardo Academy’s 20th anniversary as a nonprofit. Since 1997, the organization has been working with the mission of leveraging market forces to advance sustainability and environmental improvement.

Women Leaders Converge in Dallas for Entrepreneurship Summit

Well-known businesses leaders mentor, guide, teach and share their secrets to success to the new generation of entrepreneurs
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DALLAS, December 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Mary Kay Inc. will host its first Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday, January 27, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Fairmont Hotel Dallas, located at 1717 N. Akard in Downtown Dallas. Registration is now open, www.marykaywomenssummit.com.

Orvis Goes Solar

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The Orvis Company is pleased to announce the installation of solar panels at their corporate headquarters in Sunderland, VT.  As a company founded on fly fishing and wingshooting, Orvis prides itself on its commitment to conservation and sustainability.  Each year 5% of the company’s pre-tax profits are invested in protecting nature. 

Sustainability as a Business Differentiator

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By: Rose McKinney-James, Chair of the MGM Resorts Board of Directors’ Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
Dec. 15, 2016

A growing number of corporate boards are pursuing sustainable business practices as a strategic objective. Research shows that companies with board-driven sustainability initiatives have a competitive advantage. For instance, a 2014 report released by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) found that companies that strategically reduced their carbon footprints had 21 percent stronger dividends than those that didn’t.

Clean the World Hygiene Kit Build Event in Macao wins the Caring Program Award

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Las Vegas Sands and Sands Macao host annual hygiene kit builds, an effort part of LVS's global corporate citizenship program, Sands Cares, and its ongoing partnership with Clean the World. The purpose is to support the mission of Clean the World to promote good health and well-being around the globe through improved access to soap and hygiene education.

Subaru Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Subaru of America, Inc. Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
Press Release

Cherry Hill, NJ, December 20, 2016/3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. proudly announced today that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  Subaru joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

ANZ Shaping a World Where People and Communities Thrive

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ANZ has released its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Review, which reports on how it is tackling its most material sustainability issues.
 
2016 sustainability performance highlights
Achievements aligned with the three focus areas of ANZ’s Corporate Sustainability Framework include: 

Fair and responsible banking

Preventing the Spread of Disease in Haiti, One Clean Surface at a Time

Sealed Air’s gift of more than a year’s supply of Accel TB Wipes will enable hospital housekeeping staff to be more effective in their daily routine of cleaning common touch areas.
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Hôpital Sacré-Coeur is a non-governmental hospital located in northern Haiti.  The facility is known as the only reliable, definitive care hospital in northern Haiti, yet they receive no support from the government. Hôpital Sacré-Coeur has to produce their own power, police their facility, provide for fire protection, generate the hospital’s oxygen, treat their own water and otherwise provide for the needs of a 125-bed definitive care hospital in a very remote place.

Xylem Impeller Takes a Look at the Science of Snow

From the creation a single snowflake to man-made mountains of it in the desert, these videos explore the beauty and complexity of snow.
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With winter approaching in the northern hemisphere, Impeller takes a look at the science of snow. From the creation a single snowflake to man-made mountains of it in the desert, these videos explore the beauty and complexity of snow.

1. The first snowflake ever photographed

On January 15, 1885, Wilson Bentley took the world’s first photograph of a snowflake. Hear his story and the science behind why each snowflake is unique.

VIEW THE SCIENCE OF SNOWFLAKES VIDEO HERE

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