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Home Safe Home: 7 Companies Standing #WithRefugees

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In recent years, the refugee crisis has expanded to unprecedented levels, with nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide displaced from their homes. Amidst a widespread perception of federal inaction, companies and NGOs have seen an increasing demand from consumers to step up and do their part to make a difference. In fact, more than two-thirds of consumers cited immigration as a top priority for companies to take the lead on.

Implementing Carbon Pricing at AkzoNobel

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At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 (COP 21), most countries agreed to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by the second half of this century. It is an ambitious, but achievable target. It also represents an opportunity for businesses to prepare for a low carbon future with simple determination, and by leveraging their innovation and expertise. Here at AkzoNobel, we have been at the forefront of sustainability and emission reduction for years and have been able to reduce our carbon emissions by 19% since 2012.

Keep Phoenix Beautiful Launches Crowd Fundraiser for New Community Garden

Funds raised via crowdsourcing to be matched by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s
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PHOENIX, June 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – A new garden is coming to life in Phoenix! Keep Phoenix Beautiful is launching a crowdsourcing campaign to raise $25,000 for their new Keep Phoenix Beautiful Community Garden. Funds raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s, up to $25,000, bringing the potential total amount to invest in sustainable practices here in Central Phoenix and nationwide to $50,000. Donate now through July 31st at http://bit.ly/helpkpbgrow.

TD Bank Group Supports Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan

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In 2016, TD Bank Group collaborated with Bullfrog Power on a first-of-its kind renewable energy initiative to address 100% of its energy footprint for TD branches in Vancouver, as well as a portion of its business-related travel in the city.

The Circular Economy and a Low-Carbon Future

WBCSD's Sustain Newsletter | June 2017
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This week, over 250 sustainability professionals gathered in Brussels for the seventh global roundtable of the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative (LCTPi). Check out our Insider Perspective to see what you missed.

Q&A with Fiorenza Micheli: Monitoring Human Rights in the Seafood Sector

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A group of scientists, including Stanford professor Fiorenza Micheli, has urged marine scientists to focus attention on human rights violations and other social issues in the seafood sector, in addition to advocating for sustainable practices

by Kristen Weiss
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A group of scientists, including Stanford professor Fiorenza Micheli, has urged marine scientists to focus attention on human rights violations and other social issues in the seafood sector, in addition to advocating for sustainable practices

Survey Finds Majority of World’s Leading Companies Will Maintain Climate Investments and Strategies, Despite Changing Policies in Washington

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A survey distributed in June by CECP: The CEO Force for Good to the largest global companies asked how corporate environmental strategy stacks up against current Federal and global agreements and regulations. Two-thirds of respondents indicated that their company already goes “beyond what’s required” and is committed to that path.

HPE Awarded for Innovation and Corporate Citizenship

HPE Wins Global Grand Prize for Innovation and Honored By Civic 50 for Community-Mindedness
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This week, HPE took home two awards that recognized the company’s innovative initiatives and its ongoing efforts in the community. On Monday, HPE won the Global Grand Prize for Innovation at the ISPIM Innovation Conference in Vienna for the Living Progress Challenge, and on Wednesday, Civic 50 announced that HPE is on its list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States.

Beyond Financing: Key Attributes of a Public-Private Partnership

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Public-private partnerships (P3s) are most commonly known for funding large-scale water infrastructure projects that a utility can’t support through traditional funding. However, other key attributes in the P3 model are often overlooked. In a P3, the private entity may provide the capital, but the true benefits go well beyond financing alone.

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