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Run a $100 Million Triple-Bottom-Line Company for Five Years, in Just 3 days

What if new technology-enabled, hands-on training programs could help business people gain years of sustainability leadership insight in just days?
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Andrew Winston, author of The Big Pivot, saw a demo of the GlobStrat program recently and here’s what he said about it: "What's interesting about the GlobStrat game is how it sets up real-world conditions. Players can't avoid dealing with the hard stuff of debt, balance sheets, global competition and multi-year investment time frames. It forces you to grapple with the financial and business realities that go into achieving a triple-bottom-line result for the long term."

SPF Americas 2014 Agenda Released

Conference Agenda Offers 30+ EH&S, Sustainability and Risk Sessions
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The SPF Americas 2014 agenda has been released! Click here to explore the 30+ sessions and activities planned for this year's EH&S, Risk and Sustainability technology conference. Financed completely by the Enablon community, the event is complimentary. 

Agenda overview

The North Face Announces New Sustainability Goals

New programs launched to reduce environmental impacts through improved materials and product manufacturing processes
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Alameda, Calif., July 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced updates to its Corporate Responsibility Report, first launched in 2011.

New Research: U.S. Water Pricing Disincentivizes Investment in Water Savings

Corporations and Residents Risk Depleting Their Water Supply if They Base Water Decisions on Price Alone; Water Utilities and Municipalities Must Look at the Energetic Price of Water
Press Release

Boston, MA, July 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In the wake of the Department of Energy report, The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities, the source energy intelligence company, Energy Points, today released new research on U.S. municipal water pricing. The findings are compiled in the white paper, How Not to Price Water. It concludes that U.S.

Performance Highlights from Safeway’s 2013 Sustainability Report

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Safeway’s story started in 1915 when M.B. Skaggs, an ambitious young man in a small Idaho town, purchased a grocery store from his father. M.B.’s business strategy – to offer customers the best value – proved spectacularly successful. Almost 100 years later, Safeway’s reach has increased dramatically. Although we have grown substantially since 1915, our customers can continue to count on us to serve their neighborhoods with the freshest groceries at a great value.

Last U.S. Coal-Fired Steamship Sails On, Aiming for a Cleaner Wake

Lake Michigan's S.S. Badger must meet pollution restrictions by next year.
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As it has almost every year for more than six decades, the venerable S.S. Badger is again ferrying passengers, cars, and cargo across Lake Michigan this summer. But it's a different ship now.
 
Passengers shouldn't notice the changes. The beloved horns sound the same, the staterooms remain comfortable enough for a nap during the four-hour crossing, the TV lounges and restaurants are open for business. The large steamship, which is the last coal-burner on the Great Lakes and in the United States, retains its throwback grandeur.
 

Fifth WASH Sustainability Forum, Tipping Point in the Sustainability Debate?

Amsterdam will soon host the 5th WASH Sustainability Forum, where over 160 water, sanitation and hygiene professionals will discuss how to tackle sustainability challenges.
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Sustainability is a hot topic in the development sector at large. In the water and sanitation sector, there have been a range of events, partnerships and websites dedicated to collectively recognising, understanding and addressing sustainability challenges. In March this year, for example, the Australian WASH sector organised the 'WASH for everyone, everywhere' conference in Brisbane exploring the topic in light of the post-2015 development agenda.

Video and Photos From the 2014 WASH Sustainability Forum

Multimedia with summary

On 30 June and 1 July practical tools to keep water and sanitation systems running were discussed at the 2014 WASH Sustainability Forum. 

Leaders Attend Sustainability Forum Focused on Tools for Lasting Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services

Forum with over 150 Attendees from nearly 30 Countries Convened Around Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainability
Press Release

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, July 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Last week, representatives from local and national governments, multilateral organizations such as the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program and UNICEF, corporations, foundations, NGOs, and academia descended on Amsterdam for the fifth WASH Sustainability Forum. For two days, participants from around the globe shared knowledge and expertise on national and project level sustainability tools for water, sanitation, and hygiene.

The Impact Equation: Stronger Business, Greater Results, Better World

Annual Conference Early Bird Ends July 15!
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Business engagement in communities is stronger than ever.  They invest time, resources, and capital to help make the world a better place.  But how do we know whether these efforts have been truly successful? 

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