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Collaborating Toward the Good Life: A Conversation with Keurig Green Mountain’s Monique Oxender

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Erb Institute student, Lauren Baum sat down with Monique Oxender, CSO Keurig Green Mountain (and Erb Institute almuna) ahead of the Sustainable Brands Conference in Vancouver earlier this month to talk about collaboration, the circular economy and supply chain and what this means in terms of delivering the Good Life.

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Erb Institute student, Lauren Baum sat down with Monique Oxender, CSO Keurig Green Mountain (and Erb Institute almuna) ahead of the Sustainable Brands Conference in Vancouver earlier this month to talk about collaboration, the circular economy and supply chain and what this means in terms of delivering the Good Life.

Erb Featured Business Sustainability Case Study | Dell: Upcycling Ocean Plastics Through Supply Chain Innovation

By Daniel Partin, Luke Sawitsky, and Allison Ward. This case was written under the supervision of Andrew Hoffman and Ravi Anupindi.
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This case focuses on Dell’s efforts to develop an open-source, scalable, and cost-effective supply chain capable of delivering ocean plastics waste to its production facilities, and potentially to those of partnering companies through a consortium.

Comcast NBCUniversal Releases 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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PHILADELPHIA, June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Comcast NBCUniversal released its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report today. It covers the following seven themes:

New Sustainability Report Highlights Ecolab’s Role as a Global Catalyst for Corporate Responsibility

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June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy.
 

Leaving It Better: Consumers Energy Protects Bees, Butterflies During Natural Gas Pipeline Project

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Tom Hess has worked with many companies during his 28-year career as an environmental inspector.

In many cases, Hess has experienced clients who tolerate his environmental recommendations, or do only what’s required — often with pressure.

Thus, Hess wasn’t sure what to expect when he proposed spending extra money to restore construction areas on a major natural gas pipeline project for Michigan-based Consumers Energy. He suggested using seed mix containing native grasses and wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators losing habitat across the country.

Working Toward Packaging That Doesn't Cost the Earth

In the first of a series of interviews with the sponsors of the Sustainability Awards 2018, Georg Müller-Hof, VP marketing, introduces Avery Dennison’s sustainability vision to Packaging Europe.
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What do you consider the key sustainability challenges for packaging and packaged goods?

Republic Services Joins New Orleans in Celebrating World Environment Day

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New Orleans was selected as the host city for World Environment Day. Community leaders and businesses, including Republic Services, came together for an educational summit followed by a traditional New Orleans Second Line Parade where groups then picked up recycling and garbage from the neighborhoods. Many members of Republic’s New Orleans team joined in the efforts!

Read more in the New Orleans Advocate

Responsible Business Alliance Awards Open for Submissions

RBA Compass Awards to Recognize CSR Leadership, Innovation and Implementation
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the launch of its Compass Awards program and called for submissions from its members, their suppliers and factories. This awards program will recognize corporate social responsibility (CSR) excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

SC Johnson Donation Supports First-of-its-kind Sustainable School in Fortaleza, Brazil

Additional company donation supports STEM education in Brazil
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RACINE, WI, June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Building on the company’s longstanding commitment to education and continuing its more than 80-year legacy in Brazil, SC Johnson today proudly joined the State of Ceará and the Federation of Industry of Ceará (FIEC) to celebrate the construction of the new Escola Johnson in Fortaleza, Brazil. Through an SC Johnson commitment of $250,000, Escola Johnson will install solar panels that cover 100% of the electrical design of the facility – making it a first-of-its kind sustainable school in the area.

KFC Singapore to Stop Providing Plastic Caps and Straws for Drinks

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KFC announced on Monday (Jun 18) that in an effort to reduce single-use plastics, it will no longer provide plastic caps and straws with drinks at its 84 outlets in Singapore starting on Wednesday.

It will, however, continue to offer plastic caps for takeaway drinks. 

In a press release, the fast-food chain said that the move - part of its No Straws Initiative - will see a reduction of 17.8 metric tonnes of single-use plastics in a year.

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