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CSRHub's Cynthia Figge to Speak at SB New Metrics '18

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CSRHub CEO and Co-Founder, Cynthia Figge, will be speaking at the Sustainable Brands New Metrics ’18 Conference, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, held on October 29-31, 2018. Cynthia will speak on October 30th on “The ROI of Embedding Social Purpose in Brand Strategy”. This session will look at some emerging best practices, along with challenges based on wide-reaching recent research as well as anecdotes from practitioners.

Nestlé Waters Allentown Factories Achieve Globally Recognized Water Stewardship Certification

Allentown Plants Meets Rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard with SCS Global Services
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ALLENTOWN, Pa., October 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Allentown, Pennsylvania factories received certification under the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.

Hawai‘i Convention Center Launches Industry-Leading Conservation Program with LEED Gold Certification and American Dental Association Annual Meeting

The building is the first convention center to earn LEED v.4 O+M Gold Certification in the U.S.
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HONOLULU, October 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – To mark its 20th year of operations, the Hawai‘i Convention Center is launching the Hoʻomaluō Program, a comprehensive approach to environmental sustainability with the goal of enhancing the guest, planner, staff and community meetings and events experience.

Kellogg’s Amy Senter Sits Down With the Erb Institute Ahead of Innovation Forum Detroit

Insights on why measuring sustainability matters and which metrics matter most.
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How did sustainability become a career for you?

When I was going into undergrad, I wanted to do something in the sciences and had always had a strong affinity for the environment. I can remember back to my elementary school days when we had a “cans for critters” campaign, where we collected soda cans, and all the money from the recycling went to the San Diego Zoo.

When I saw that the University of Michigan had such a strong program—at the undergraduate and graduate level—I jumped at the opportunity to dive into something I loved.

Top Sustainable Companies: Duke Energy Makes It 13 Years in a Row

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Building on its long-running record of sustainability leadership, Duke Energy was recently named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the 13th consecutive year.

Whirlpool Corporation Receives Fourth Consecutive EPA SmartWay Award

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Oct. 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation's Integrated Supply Chain organization was named a recipient of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay® Excellence Award for a fourth consecutive year. This honor is the EPA's highest recognition for demonstrated leadership in freight supply-chain energy and environmental performance, recognizing a select group of the EPA's more than 3,700 top freight supply-chain partners.

Sappi Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 22% in 2017

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In terms of total consumption of energy, pulp and paper is third among industrial sectors; only the refi ning and chemical industries consume more. However, environmental impact is affected not just by the amount of energy consumed, but also by the type of energy. On average, US pulp and paper mills derive nearly two-thirds of their energy needs from renewable sources that are considered carbon neutral. Sappi’s mills derive nearly 80 percent of their energy from renewable resources.

Fair Trade USA Celebrates 20 Years Of Global Impact During Fair Trade Month

Non-Profit Org Brings the Benefits of Fair Trade to U.S. Farm Workers
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today marks the start of Fair Trade Month and the 20th anniversary of Fair Trade USA, the award-winning social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America.

How to Report on the SDGs: What Good Looks Like and Why It Matters

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Four in ten of the world’s largest companies reference the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their corporate reporting. But there is not yet an established process, benchmark or standard for companies to follow when reporting on their SDG-related activities. Many companies are unsure how to report on the SDGs, where to start and what good SDG reporting looks like.

Grown Respectfully: The Nescafé Plan Helps Coffee Farmers Like Eduardo Thrive

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Several years ago, Eduardo Camarena thought he had lost everything. He no longer had a job, was going through a divorce, and had to move away from his children. He got so low that "even the sun couldn’t warm me".

Shortly afterwards, his grandfather passed away.

But Eduardo had one thing left to cling on to. A promise made to his grandfather that he would look after the family’s coffee plantation and make it successful.

Today, Eduardo runs a thriving coffee farm, is helping raise his children, and is a source of help and advice to other farmers in the region.

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