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Tork Encourages Companies to “Take Back the Lunch Break” and Bridge the Gap between Employer & Employee Lunch Misperceptions

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Aug 16, 2018 2:25 PM ET
PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 16, 2018 / 3BL Media/  - Tork, an Essity brand, announces its “Take Back the Lunch Break” survey results, revealing a major disconnect between bosses and their employees when it comes to taking a lunch break.

Team ScottsMiracle-Gro participates in Pelotonia’s 10th anniversary bike tour.

Blog from in Business & Trade
Aug 16, 2018 1:50 PM ET

Over 100 associates from ScottsMiracle-Gro recently participated in Pelotonia.

Pelotonia is an annual bike tour and nonprofit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, that raises money for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

The associate group, known as Team ScottsMiracle-Gro, has been raising money for Pelotonia since the beginning of the year. Hundreds of associates from around the world have made donations to this year’s team.

Multimedia with summary from in Health and Wellness
Aug 16, 2018 1:20 PM ET

Our good friends Josh Sundquist and Chloe Davison understand what it’s like to battle and beat childhood cancer. While they were fortunate to overcome their diagnosis, there are still thousands of children across the country facing cancer today. 

Article from in Health and Wellness
Aug 16, 2018 1:10 PM ET

The most recent Always Confidence & Puberty Survey reveals that nearly one in five American girls1 and one in seven Canadian Girls2 have either left school early or missed school entirely because they did not have access to period products.

Solving Hunger Through Post-Harvest Loss Reduction

Blog from in Environment
Aug 16, 2018 12:40 PM ET

People are still hungry. Despite decades of increasing agricultural yields in less-industrialized regions of the world, in large part thanks to the support from international agencies such as USAID, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, hunger persists. According to the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, food production over the past five years has generally increased worldwide. We grow enough food to feed the world’s population. Why does food security remain so elusive?

Article from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Aug 16, 2018 12:30 PM ET

Smallholder farmers near Gonaives, Haiti recently planted the first commercial cotton crop in the country since 1987, with support from Timberland and other brands. The farmers planted a demonstration farm which will train other smallholder farmers to cultivate cotton. As a key supporter of the effort, Timberland provided participating farmers with shirts as a symbol of the future market for the cotton they planted.

Multimedia with summary from in Green Building
Aug 16, 2018 12:05 PM ET

Pentair is a leading global water technology company dedicated to delivering smart, sustainable water solutions for life.

Article from in Environment
Aug 16, 2018 12:05 PM ET

Join Mars, Incorporated and Environmental Defense Fund for a webinar on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 to learn about Mars’ sustainability journey, and how businesses of any size can cut emissions and reduce risks related to climate change.

Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Aug 16, 2018 12:00 PM ET
  • Ohio plant will build critical Power Electronics module for Jeep® Wrangler PHEV
  • Company will bring in new work, advanced technology to 54-year-old plant
  • Wrangler PHEV to launch in 2020; one of more than 30 nameplates with electrified solutions by 2022

Article from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Aug 16, 2018 11:50 AM ET

Sometimes a major burnout — especially one fueled by a 900-horsepower Corvette race car — is just good for the soul.

Judging by the smile on Paul Endry's face Tuesday afternoon after he launched into a couple of high-octane doughnuts in the former Sears parking lot at Asheville Mall, it was a home run in the soul-stimulation department.

A guest post by Stephen Jordan and Steve Rochlin

Blog from in Sustainable Development Goals
Aug 16, 2018 11:20 AM ET

Idea #8: Incorporating Resilience in National Infrastructure Plans

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we ask experts from the Institute for Sustainable Development to offer a better way to tie disaster response and recovery plans to the national infrastructure agenda.

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Press Release from in Environment
Aug 16, 2018 11:00 AM ET
August 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) are guiding documents and rules intended to provide transparency on the environmental impact of consumer products, and they often influence EU environmental policies as well as consumer information. The European Commission has published the latest PEFCRs on their website, including PEFCRs that focus on the beverage industry—Beer, Wine, and Packed Water.

Press Release from in Philanthropy
Aug 16, 2018 11:00 AM ET
  • Nearly $300,000 in community impact grants will benefit 11 organizations
  • Funding will support capacity building, cultural programs and training efforts across Palmetto State

Blog from in Business & Trade
Aug 16, 2018 10:10 AM ET

Talent and knowledge of technology are hot commodities these days as the number of tech sector jobs has increased exponentially. Not only have the number of new occupations and titles grown, but so too have the number of people within the industry--in 1997 there were an estimated 2.2 million jobs within the tech industry, but by 2017, tech jobs exceeded 7 million.

From reader nominations, DBusiness selected eight professional women who are driving growth in Michigan, the nation, and the world.

Article from in Human Resources
Aug 16, 2018 10:05 AM ET

Profiles by Ronald Ahrens, Tom Murray, Gary Witzenburg, Ilene Wolff  

Patti Poppe, President and CEO • CMS Energy, Consumers Energy

Employees: 7,822 • Revenue: $6.8B

As president and CEO of Jackson- based CMS Energy and Consumers Energy, the largest energy company in Michigan, Patti Poppe readily explains she’s never been happier in her career — a state of contentment best described by one of her favorite Japanese terms, ikigai.