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Plant marks milestone in international treaty obligations

Press Release from in Environment
Jun 24, 2019 11:00 AM ET

RESTON, Va., June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - With the destruction, in a sealed chamber, of one World War II-era projectile loaded with mustard agent, a Bechtel-led team in Kentucky has begun eliminating the final stockpile of U.S. chemical munitions, bringing the nation closer to its goal of permanently eradicating the weapons.

Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Jun 24, 2019 10:50 AM ET

Engaging All Students with Real-World Learning Opportunities, Discovery Education Experience Becomes Available to Educators at the Beginning of the 2019-2020 School Year

Blog from in Health and Wellness
Jun 24, 2019 10:30 AM ET

When we invest in maternal health, we ensure that hundreds of thousands of women survive pregnancy and childbirth. When that happens, newborns are more likely to survive, children are more likely to stay in school, women are able to make invaluable contributions to their communities and the workforce, health systems are stronger, and nations’ economies grow. Improved maternal health care sets the foundation for women, children, families, communities, and societies to thrive for generations to come.

By Nicole Bitette

Blog from in Human Resources
Jun 24, 2019 10:30 AM ET

Incorporating LGBTQ personalities and plotlines into entertainment doesn’t just reflect the diversity of our society—it changes public perception of the LGBTQ community.

Multimedia with summary from in Awards and Recognition
Jun 24, 2019 10:25 AM ET

In recognizing our CEO Feike Sijbesma’s commitment to addressing sustainability and making it also a core part of DSM’s evolution journey in driving people, planet and profit; Tsinghua University in China appointed him to be part of the international advisory committee of the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals, Tsinghua University. 

As part of the recognition ceremony, Feike also shared and presented on Profit vs People and Planet to a group of students at the University today in Beijing.

How Duke Energy is working to attract and hire diverse talent and build a more inclusive culture

Article from in Human Resources
Jun 24, 2019 10:10 AM ET

Duke Energy recently accelerated its targets for more diverse representation, and new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Joni Davis is leading the effort. Davis started her job six months ago, with a goal to not only increase diversity at the company but to strengthen a culture that supports it.

Written by guest blogger, Michael Weiss

Blog from in Human Resources
Jun 24, 2019 9:50 AM ET

I grew up and went to college in a very conservative part of the country. At that time in my life I was purely focused on getting good grades and pursuing a career that would bring me fulfillment. Also, hopefully a lot of money because life isn’t cheap! (Thanks, Friends for skewing my ideas on how much a carefree New York lifestyle cost….)

By: Daniel Hill

Blog from in Energy
Jun 24, 2019 9:35 AM ET

In a world where big-box retailers are falling to online giants, Best Buy has managed to thrive.

Earlier this week, Best Buy announced a Science-Based Target (SBT) to help consumers reduce their carbon emissions by 20 percent and save $5 billion on utility costs. In its own operations, Best Buy will reduce carbon emissions by 75 percent.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Jun 24, 2019 9:30 AM ET

June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ The National Association for Environmental, Health and Safety and Sustainability Management (NAEM) this week unveiled the final agenda for its August 2019 Impact conference in Milwaukee, an event designed for companies who are committed to translating their sustainability aspirations into measurable business results.

Article from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Jun 24, 2019 9:15 AM ET

At Verizon Media, we build innovative content experiences fueled by audience passions. Our creative arm, RYOT Studio, is the first 5G-enabled branded content shop in the industry. And while we're still a couple of years away from realizing 5G’s full transformative potential, we're already able to apply it to our creative offerings through motion capture, real-time animation, collaborative Extended Reality (XR) experiences, and live-stream.

Multimedia with summary from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Jun 24, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Are you guilty of wishcycling? Also known as aspirational recycling, wishcycling happens when you put something into the recycling bin without checking whether it’s actually recyclable.

We get it! You don’t want to add more waste to the planet, so you toss your item in the recycling bin, hoping it’ll get recycled. Worst-case scenario: If you made a mistake, the recycling facility will be able to fix it. Right?

Multimedia with summary from in Human Resources
Jun 24, 2019 9:00 AM ET

HPE PRIDE month kicked off with a global webcast “It Gets Better," featuring Mitchell Kahine, LGBTQ+ Attorney & Phyllis Frye, the 1st US Transgender Judge & local leaders Brian Hoffmann & Linda Williams as well as PRIDE exec sponsors Chris Drago & Mike Coumos - global events are planned throughout June including PRIDE parades culminating a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall in NYC.

Over the last 21 years, The Trevor Project has saved countless young LGBTQ lives by providing 24/7 support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs.

Article from in Human Resources
Jun 24, 2019 9:00 AM ET

Our story began in 1998, when HBO aired the Academy Award-winning short film “Trevor.” Introduced by Ellen DeGeneres, the film was broadcast alongside the launch of TrevorLifeline, the world’s first 24/7 national lifeline supporting LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning — young people in need of crisis intervention. The first calls were answered that night.

More than $1 million awarded to organizations in the U.S. and Canada to expand surplus food recovery to nourish more people facing hunger.

Press Release from in Philanthropy
Jun 24, 2019 9:00 AM ET

MINNEAPOLIS, June 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills announces the 20 winners of its Food Recovery Champions program that awards grants to expand surplus food recovery in the U.S. and Canada for greater social and environmental impact.

The program reflects General Mills’ belief that food waste is a major social, environmental and economic challenge that undermines population food security, contributes to climate change, unnecessarily consumes natural resources like water, and costs families, communities and businesses money.

The challenge is identifying which ESG products are leveraging meaningful data and analysis in a thoughtful way, consistent with the investor's philosophy

Article from in Finance & Investment
Jun 24, 2019 8:05 AM ET

Environmental, social and governance investment strategies continued to enjoy a significant increase in assets, rising $8.7 trillion in just two years to $12 trillion in the U.S. alone, according to a 2018 report from the US SIF Foundation. And the ESG trend may be fueled over the next few decades as $30 trillion of private wealth passes to the next generation.