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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.

Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh through Agriculture

Partex Agro joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to Integrate low-income farming communities into its agricultural value chain
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DHAKA, Bangladesh, December 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Agricultural-input company Partex Agro has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives and livelihoods of 5,000 low-income communities by integrating them into its agricultural value chain as growers, suppliers and distributors by 2020.

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
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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.

A Day for All Dogkind

See what happens when dogs who spend their lives inside shelters or surrounded by concrete finally get to experience the awesomeness of the great outdoors.
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On Black Friday, Subaru and @REI helped shelter dogs and NYC dogs #OptOutside by providing an entire fleet of Subaru Outback vehicles to shuttle dogs upstate to a beautiful 5200-acre park.

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

Xylem’s Flygt Concertor Halves Energy Use at Heathrow Airport

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Flygt Concertor, the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence, has solved chronic clogging issues at a Heathrow Airport pumping station and reduced energy use by 53 percent.

London’s Heathrow Airport is one of Europe’s busiest airports catering for more than 200,000 passengers each day, with an average of 1,200 flights arriving and departing from the airport daily. Heathrow Airport Water Services Department has an extensive network of 120 pumping stations to manage, and it has been a Xylem customer for 25 years.

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