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Consumers Energy Program to Support Electric Vehicle Adoption

By Breana Noble, The Detroit News
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Consumers Energy Co. is leading the charge to bring electric-vehicle infrastructure to Michigan.

As automakers look to electricity to fuel future vehicles, the Michigan Public Service Commission approved this week the state's first EV infrastructure pilot program. The three-year, $10 million incentive program would provide rebates for electric vehicle chargers and a special rate for nighttime charging.

Sysco, NRG Energy Recognized for Work in Renewable Energy Sourcing

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Sysco and NRG Energy have been recognized by Smart Energy Decisions for their efforts in Renewable Energy Sourcing.

In June 2018, the two companies signed a ten-year renewable energy agreement, including the construction of three solar garden sites in the Houston and Dallas areas, which will support approximately 10 percent of Sysco’s U.S. electricity usage.

Duke Energy Protects Carolinas' Waterways With $800,000 in Grants

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  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

Business Leaders Make Their Predictions for 2019

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What will happen in 2019 at the intersection of business and society? As our team in the Business & Society Program looked ahead to the new year, we realized the best answers lie in our network of business leaders and academics. From Artificial Intelligence to worker voice to lifelong learning, these diverse predictions impart a powerful sense of possibility, even in facing some of the world’s toughest challenges in the new year.

JetBlue Gives Its BlueBud Business Mentoring Program a Boost with New Mentees – Eat Your Coffee, Sustainable Snacks and 9 Miles East Farm

JetBlue expands the program to include responsible food and beverage brands in its New York and Boston focus cities
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NEW YORK, January 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline® and the largest carrier in Boston, recently announced the winners for the fourth cycle of its BlueBud business mentoring program. Eat Your Coffee, Sustainable Snacks and 9 Miles East Farm will participate in an in-depth business mentorship program with JetBlue, learning what it takes to get their brands off the ground.

Nominations Open for 2019 CR Magazine 12th Annual Responsible CEO of The Year, Lifetime Achievement Awards

Public and private companies are invited to nominate their CEO for this prestigious award
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 08 /CSRwire/ - Nominations are now being accepted for CR Magazine’s 12th annual Responsible CEO Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, given to corporate leaders committed to a progressive environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.

Clean Energy Is Key to This Michigan Congregation’s Environmental Commitment

By Andy Balaskovitz
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“We need to sacrifice to mitigate climate change”: The Adrian Dominican Sisters have poured efficiency savings into renewable energy.

“Sacrifice” is not a word Sister Corinne Sanders takes lightly.

It’s taken on additional meaning the past two years as the Adrian Dominican Sisters have worked to fight climate change.

The southeastern Michigan congregation in 2016 approved a sustainability enactment that says violence against the planet puts it in “dire jeopardy and worsens suffering of people on the margins, future generations, and all creation.”

LG Honored by Environmental Protection Agency for Responsible Electronics Recycling Leadership

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LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – LG Electronics USA has been recognized for responsible electronics recycling leadership by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. LG received the highest-level recognition in the EPA’s Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge.

How Mohawk’s Smartflowers Make a Social Impact

By Morgan Bulman
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[Eden, N.C.] Between the elementary and high schools of Rockingham County is Mohawk Group’s latest smartflower installation. Throughout the day, students can watch the 194 square-foot ground-mounted structure's solar paneled petals open and turn in the direction of the sun. 

Schneider Announces Venture Capital for Energy Sustainability

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Schneider Electric has unveiled “Schneider Electric Ventures”, which identifies, nurtures and supports innovations contributing to future sustainability and energy efficiency.

Schneider Electric Ventures supports innovation through funding, incubation and partnerships.

The firm has committed to invest between 300 and 500 million euros in incubation projects, partnerships with entrepreneurs, and specialised funds in the coming years.

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