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General Mills is Committed to Supplier Diversity

Written by Vanessa Carneiro, Supplier Diversity & Responsible Sourcing Senior Lead at General Mills
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Every day, General Mills strives to live our purpose to serve the world by making food people love. General Mills is committed to establishing and growing successful business relationships with increasing numbers of qualified minority, women, LGBT and veteran-owned suppliers. Fulfilling this commitment is important to our increasingly diverse consumer base, the communities in which we operate, our shareholders, and ultimately, the success of our company.

Kick Up Your Boots: Wendy’s Celebrates Cattle Ranchers at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention

by Liliana Esposito
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Last week wasn’t a typical week in the office. Some colleagues and I jumped on a Southwest flight (LUV them) for the short hop from Columbus, Ohio to Music City USA. The reason: That’s where the National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA) hosted its annual convention and trade show. It was the second year that Wendy’s® was a sponsor of this celebration of all things cattle-related. We pulled our big red food truck up to the Convention Center entrance and served Dave’s Single™ hamburgers and Frosty® treats to thousands of cattlemen and women.

Public Consultation Period on the Latest AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Opened

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LONDON and NEW YORK, January 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The latest revision of the AccountAbility Principles, the AA1000AP (2017) has been opened for public consultation via a globally accessible web platform today. The AA1000 series are widely applied for integrating and embedding sustainability and accountability into the governance and performance of organisations.

Ecocentricity Blog: Alex, I’ll Take Economic Systems for $800

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Capitalism is fundamentally a more efficient system than communism. By empowering private citizens to seek their own self-interest, the system becomes decentralized, making it more locally attuned to market demands and shifting conditions.

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Capitalism is fundamentally a more efficient system than communism. By empowering private citizens to seek their own self-interest, the system becomes decentralized, making it more locally attuned to market demands and shifting conditions.

Where’s the Emergency Brake on This Thing?

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Ideally, the free market would have some mechanism by which the interests of future generations are protected. It would have some emergency brake to stop excessive consumption that might leave future generations with less than they deserve.

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Ideally, the free market would have some mechanism by which the interests of future generations are protected. It would have some emergency brake to stop excessive consumption that might leave future generations with less than they deserve.

Empowering a New Generation of Farmers

Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS joins the Business Call to Action, pledging to improve the lives of rural Colombians through fair trade organic farming
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Bogotá, Columbia, January17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Colombia-based organic snack producer Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS has joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to train and support 500 smallholder farmers in organic farming practices, and increase the incomes of 1,500 people working in agriculture by the end of 2020.

Help Develop the Next Generation of GRI Standards on Water and Occupational Health & Safety

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GRI and the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) are excited to announce the first set of GRI Standards open for review in 2017 - GRI 303: Water and GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety.  Stakeholders with expertise in these areas can

“Externalities” is a Big Word

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Do we pay for these costs at the grocery store cash register? Not even close. That’s what I mean by the market’s failure to internalize external costs.

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Do we pay for these costs at the grocery store cash register? Not even close. That’s what I mean by the market’s failure to internalize external costs.

Use Energy Efficient Compressors to Attain LEED Certification

by Erik Arfalk
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According a U.S. Energy Information Administration report released in October, manufacturing energy consumption increased between 2010 and 2014 for the first time in almost a decade. Prior to 2014, energy consumption in manufacturing industries had been steadily decreasing since 2002.

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