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Renewing a Brand Through Renewable Energy

By Tina Casey
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The rooftop solar market has exploded in recent years, enabling individual homeowners and small businesses to claim their turf in the transition to renewable energy. However, rooftop solar is just one of a growing number of opportunities for electricity customers to wean themselves from fossil fuels.

Top CEOs Place High Value On Corporate Ethics And Social Responsibility To Drive Business

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Remember Gordon Gecko from the movie Wall Street? Little did we know then how closely life could imitate art when the likes of Enron, Bernie Madoff and a worldwide financial crisis lambasted the world’s economy a few years ago. But it also vaulted companies like the Ethisphere Institute, which since 2007 has annually compiled a list of World’s Most Ethical Companies, into the foreground of discussions involving the corporate ecosystem in the United States and abroad.

Keep America Beautiful, Environmental Research & Education Foundation to Collaborate on Food Waste Education in K-12 Schools

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STAMFORD, Conn., September 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance scientific research and education for sustainable solid waste management practices, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines an agreement to join efforts on quantifying food waste in K-12 schools.

Ecocentricity Blog: Ahead of Their Time

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What other companies were focused on being responsible environmental stewards at that time (Before Ray Anderson had his epiphany)? Well, it turns out that the answer is … at least one.

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What other companies were focused on being responsible environmental stewards at that time (Before Ray Anderson had his epiphany)? Well, it turns out that the answer is … at least one.

Ben & Jerry’s: Why Brands Taking Stands is Smart Business

by Jan Lee
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Few brands are as famous for their social activism than Ben & Jerry’s. The Vermont ice cream maker with global revenues of more than $1.2 billion (2015) is as much known for its social conscience as for its creamy, irresistible ice cream flavors.

We Are Still In: How Businesses Reshape Political Advocacy in Washington

by Jan Lee
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In June, after months of debate and tense speculation, President Donald Trump did something that would have unprecedented impact in the U.S. business community: He announced he would be pulling the United States’ support for the Paris Accord.

Yum! Brands Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the First Time

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LOUISVILLE, KY, September 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands has been named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI) for its ongoing commitment to sustainability. This is the Company’s first time being included on the index, which is regarded as one of the leading sustainability benchmarks among businesses and investors alike.

First in Food: Nestlé Tops Category in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Increasing the share of renewable energy by using solar panels, spent coffee grounds or wood chips to power its factories is just one example of many initiatives that helped Nestlé become No.1 in the food products category in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). 

The DJSI is a globally recognized independent benchmark. It is the first global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors

Ingersoll Rand Selected for the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for Seventh Consecutive Year

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SWORDS, Ireland, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For the seventh consecutive year, Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices. Continued placement on this index series showcases the company’s position as an economic, environmental and social leader among peer companies.

Have Your Say on GRI Standard 303: Water - Now Under Review

GRI 303: Water, used by organizations to report on impacts related to water, is one of the first GRI Standards to be updated. The revised draft Standard is now available for public consultation through 9 October 2017.
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GRI 303: Water, used by organizations to report on impacts related to water, is one of the first GRI Standards to be updated. The revised draft Standard is now available for public consultation through 9 October 2017.
 

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