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Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Sep 26, 2012 7:00 AM ET
Employees can make a difference in internalizing sustainability and translating high-level commitments into action and results in a corporate sustainability plan.  When you consider that daily, employees make far reaching decisions impacting an organization's environment and social consequences, there is the evidence that employee engagement matters and is a key component to accelerating sustainable business strategies.  First, what exactly IS, employee engagement? 

Press Release from in Environment
Sep 26, 2012 6:15 AM ET


OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 26, 2012 /3BL Media / PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Pacific Railroad achieved its best-ever performance in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2012.  The railroad's carbon disclosure score is 87, a 53-percent improvement over last year and higher than 87 percent of all companies to which Union Pacific is compared in the CDP's Industrial Sector. The average disclosure score is 70 for all S&P 500 companies in the 2012 CDP report.

LaSalle Investment Management, Jones Lang LaSalle, Philips Color Kinetics and LED Source partner to reduce lighting related energy use by 92%, saving $260,000 annually and 1.2 million pounds of CO2

Press Release from in Energy
Sep 26, 2012 6:00 AM ET

(3BL Media) September 26, 2012 - Miami Tower, an iconic symbol of the city, makes a dramatic new statement in the downtown skyline with the recent adoption of a state-of-the-art exterior LED lighting system. The advanced LED system will reduce related lighting energy usage by 92 percent, save tenants and the building’s owner more than $260,000 per year in energy and related operating costs, and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 1.2 million pounds.

Linking “greener” operations to mission of healing is key to long-term sustainability of health care organizations

Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Sep 26, 2012 6:00 AM ET

(3BL Media) New Brunswick, NJ - September 26, 2012 - At today’s 2012 CleanMed Europe Conference, a research study was showcased revealing that increased global demand for more sustainable health care is driving the creation of “greener” products and purchasing guidelines among health care institutions. It’s one of several key findings from a new white paper, commissioned by Johnson & Johnson, that was unveiled to more than 400 hospital procurement officials and health care industry leaders from more than 15 countries.

Article from in Environment
Sep 26, 2012 5:30 AM ET

This article first appeared in The New Hampshire, a student newspaper at the University of New Hampshire.  The article is an example of the growing student movement around sustainability being seen across the country.  

HBS professors share their insight on shale-gas fracking

Article from in Energy
Sep 26, 2012 5:30 AM ET

Shale gas is being widely tapped in the U.S., but whether and to what extent other countries,―particularly in Europe and China,― will adopt it remains unclear. Although estimates vary as to how much of this unconventional and controversial fuel is bound up in domestic shale formations, natural-gas prices are likely to remain low for the time being.

Tailored Interventions to Increase Access Is Key to Reducing Cancer Burden

Press Release from in Health and Wellness
Sep 26, 2012 5:00 AM ET

(3BL Media) Atlanta, GA - September 26, 2012 - A new report from American Cancer Society researchers finds that despite declining death rates, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. In 2009, the most recent year for which actual data are available, 29,935 people of Hispanic origin in the U.S. died of cancer, compared to 29,611 deaths from heart disease. Among non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, heart disease remains the number one cause of death.

The report outlines the company's sustainability strategy, which focuses on providing transportation and logistics solutions to companies of all sizes

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Sep 26, 2012 4:00 AM ET

(3BL Media) September 26, 2012 -  Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, has published its 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report themed, “Making Commerce Flow More Efficiently and Sustainably, for Everyone.”  The 2011 report outlines Ryder’s sustainability strategy, which focuses on providing transportation and logistics solutions to companies of all sizes that ease complexity, increase efficiency, and keep goods an

Program Funds and Inspires Innovative Sustainability Solutions in Commercial Real Estate

Press Release from in Environment
Sep 25, 2012 5:55 PM ET

Los Angeles – September 25, 2012 /3BL Media/ – CBRE Group, Inc., (NYSE:CBG) today announced the launch of the Real Green Research Challenge (RGRC), a four-year, US$1 million commitment to fund leading-edge sustainability research and innovation relating to commercial real estate. The program was unveiled today at The Climate Group’s Climate Week NYC.  

CBRE is accepting submissions for research proposals, with the goal of developing solutions to the industry’s critical environmental challenges. 

Press Release from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Sep 25, 2012 5:00 PM ET

(3BL Media) Madison, WI - September 25, 2012 – Leonardo Academy announced the formation of the new Marketplace Subcommittee that will address implementation and use of the Draft National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000). Leonardo Academy invited interested parties to sign up to participate in this subcommittee.  The National Sustainable Agriculture Standard is being developed to reduce market confusion about sustainability in agriculture by providing a uniform national standard that applies to a wide range of agricultural products.

Blog from in Environment
Sep 25, 2012 2:30 PM ET

I want my son to grow up in a world that has everything I had and more. Gabriel is three years old right now, so he cannot choose what world he grows up to. You and I make that choice for him. That is why I try to promote actions to help the environment both at work, at home and in the community.

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Sep 25, 2012 11:00 AM ET

(3BL Media) St. Louis, MO - Sept. 25, 2012 - Monsanto Company today announced that it will provide a royalty-free research license to the academic community and other non-profit research institutions to a newly issued US Patent related to the Agrobacterium transformation method.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Sep 25, 2012 10:40 AM ET

Molson Coors has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the second consecutive year. Molson Coors is one of only seven companies included in the Food and Beverage category. The beverage company has also been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and was named Beverage Sector leader.

Residents who register for new program before Oct. 15 entered for an Apple® iPad giveaway

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Sep 25, 2012 10:30 AM ET

(3BL Media) September 25, 2012 - Under a new incentive program announced today between the City of Long Beach and Recyclebank®, Long Beach becomes the largest city in California to reward residents for taking everyday green actions, such as recycling, with discounts and deals from local businesses and national brands. To kick off the program, Long Beach residents who register for a free Recyclebank account prior to Oct. 15 will be entered to win an Apple® iPad.

The Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety challenge teens to raise awareness about #1 killer of teens—car crashes

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Sep 25, 2012 9:00 AM ET

(3BL Media) Northbrook, IL - September 25, 2012 - The Allstate Foundation and National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) are calling on high schools and teens around the country to participate in the 2012-2013 Act Out Loud program and help teens engage their peers in a conversation on teen safe driving. High schools teams across the country can enter the contest at www.ActOutLoud.org to be eligible for a $10,000 grand prize.