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UN Global Compact Calls Upon Business Leaders to Consciously Champion Gender Equality

In Celebration of International Women’s Day, the UN Global Compact Reaffirms Commitment to the Women’s Empowerment Principles and Unites Business Community with Month-Long Initiatives
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NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, the United Nations Global Compact announced its plans for International Women’s Day and affirmed its commitment to uniting the business community to champion gender equality. The UN Global Compact will put its Women’s Empowerment Principles to work through a month-long series of initiatives to enable business leaders to consciously commit to decisions supporting gender equality, diversity and inclusion.

Companies are Purchasing Sophisticated Software Tools to Improve EHS&S Transparency

NAEM’s 2017 EHS&S Software Buyers Guide report reveals that ‘Working to provide Greater External Transparency’ is among the top reasons why companies are shopping for commercial software to track environment, health & safety and sustainability performance
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March 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The demand from external stakeholders for detailed information about corporate environment, health and safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) performance is driving more companies to purchase commercial software, according to a research report released today by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).

Hell No, Kraft Heinz! Hell Yes, Business For Good!

Unilever CEO Paul Polman's rebuff of an unsolicited offer was an act in favor of business for good, but can corporate commitments to sustainability withstand shareholder demands?
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Sustainability icon and Unilever CEO Paul Polman made his feelings crystal clear on the unsolicited merger offer last week by Kraft Heinz, backed by the Brazilian cost-cutters at 3G Capital and their partner Warren Buffett:  the proposed deal, Unilever said, “had no merit, either financial or strategic.”  Ouch.

For the Love of Luck - An Orvis Dog's Story

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Some dogs are special - the way they soldier through the ups and downs, how they bring tail-thumping optimism to our day, the way they make us better people. For Nancy Mackinnon, Luck’s mom, “It’s an amazing experience to go through a lifetime with a dog.”

Kids Cook Fresh Contest

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Whole Kids Foundation is on a mission to help kids eat better and enjoy it! Established as a 501(c) 3 organization by Whole Foods Market in 2011, we believe that real food should taste good and be good for you. This fall, we are delighted to launch a kids cooking contest to spark culinary curiosity for budding junior chefs, allowing families to spend quality time together in the kitchen. 

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Whole Kids Foundation is on a mission to help kids eat better and enjoy it! Established as a 501(c) 3 organization by Whole Foods Market in 2011, we believe that real food should taste good and be good for you. This fall, we are delighted to launch a kids cooking contest to spark culinary curiosity for budding junior chefs, allowing families to spend quality time together in the kitchen. 

Paul Durkee Promoted to Vice President at Antea Group

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March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group announced today the promotion of Paul Durkee to Vice President. Durkee currently serves as the President of the Inogen Environmental Alliance, a global network of environment, health, safety and sustainability consultants.

Trane and GWCCA Unveil Convention Center Upgrades Expected to Reduce Energy Use by More Than a Third

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Atlanta, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leaders from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) unveiled upgrades to the Atlanta convention center this week which are expected to cut energy costs and reduce the centers carbon footprint by 39 percent annually, saving more than $2.5 million in the first year alone.

Ingersoll Rand to Discuss Communicating Climate Solutions at Climate Leadership Conference

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Chicago, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Scott Tew, executive director, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will speak with a global audience of climate, energy and sustainability professionals to address climate change through policy, innovation and business solutions at the Climate Leadership Conference. The event is scheduled to take place March 1-3 in Chicago.

MetLife is First U.S. Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

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NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) recently announced that it has achieved its 2015 goal of carbon neutrality, becoming the first U.S.-based insurer to do so.

MetLife achieved carbon neutrality by integrating sustainability and energy efficiency best practices across the company’s global operations, and then offsetting the remainder of emissions through investments in carbon mitigation projects around the world.

Daimler is Creating Small Parts with a Big Impact

Recycled small parts mean lower emissions
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Naturally, automotive manufacturing requires a high volume of materials. To protect the earth's resources, Daimler turns to recyclates. For that reason, this issue is also central in our Design for Environment. Since 2014, even the smallest series parts have contributed to environmentally sound production.

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