Jennifer Miller and Laura Thompson discuss emerging issues in sustainable business practices
Q: Sappi North America has made a strategic commitment to forward-looking sustainability practices for nearly ten years. What do you see as the hallmarks of world-class sustainability practice?
BUFFALO, N.Y., July 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – After more than a year of planning and community outreach, National Grid’s Fruit Belt Neighborhood Solar Demonstration Project has reached a significant milestone – full customer commitment to reach its 500-kilowatt generating capacity.
A total of 170 participants have enrolled or are in the process of enrolling in the project, designed to test the grid efficiency of a concentration of rooftop solar in a single neighborhood, while providing energy bill savings for participants.
Booz Allen Hamilton has joined the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Only one month after 150 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, more than 80 additional CEOs have taken the pledge, committing themselves – and the organizations they lead -- to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
TEXAS, July 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The National Diversity Council is proud to present the 2017 Texas Legal Diversity Week. This event will be hosted on September 26-28 and October 3-5 in Dallas and Houston respectively. Legal Diversity Week pulls in attorneys, paralegals, litigation managers, judges, and executives to celebrate and advance diversity in the legal field.
New Parks & People Growing Green Silber Center Serves Major Role in Revitalizing Community
BALTIMORE, July 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Spotlighting its commitment to environmental sustainability and energy-efficient technologies, LG Electronics USA is the leading technology provider for the new Growing Green Center on the campus of Parks & People Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that hosts out-of-school time education and recreation youth programming while also supporting, renovating and creating new park and green spaces throughout Baltimore City.
The partnership between Costa Cruises and the Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus sets off from Savona, allowing surplus food on board cruise ships to be retrieved and reused for the first time to help society
Cruise line makes $20,000 donation to YMCA in honor of relationship with homeport community
MIAMI, July 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Cruise Line celebrated its partnership with the Port of Mobile and greater Mobile community by hosting a Seuss-a-Palooza event for kids attending the YMCA of South Alabama Summer Camp program.
By Laura Gitman, Senior Vice President, BSR
Just how much change can happen in one year? The past 12 months have been incredibly volatile, with political, economic, technological, social, and environmental disruptions creating both challenges and opportunities for companies. BSR and GlobeScan’s State of Sustainable Business Survey 2017—our ninth annual survey of BSR members—explores what these changes mean for sustainable business.
What if the roads we drove on, instead of being made of carbon-intensive petroleum sludge, were actually solar panels? And what if whenever electric vehicles drove on these solar roads, they were automatically re-charged? Sounds like a fiction, wishful thinking, a dream? Well, here at Sea Change Radio we like to celebrate the dreamers, and in 2014 we profiled Solar Roadways, a hot new startup at the time, based on the wild idea of paving roads with solar panels. There were critics who pooh-poohed the idea, but there were also a lot of us who fell in love with it.
Sands China Ltd. showed its support again this year for the Social Welfare Bureau’s Happy Family Month, inviting four Macao non-governmental organizations to its properties to promote their services.
By: Quality of Lifehacks
One of the most powerful – and least expensive – ways companies can improve employee engagement and commitment is to say a simple “thank you”. The top reason Americans leave their jobs is that they don’t feel appreciated, according to Gallup. Employees, in another study, were asked what leaders could do to improve engagement, 58 percent replied, “give recognition,”
Many companies offer employees the chance to take part in seasonal giving campaigns or in an annual day of service. But for companies that are truly committed to building a culture that is focused on giving back, a once-a-year event or campaign often isn’t enough. Year-round employee giving programs offer companies an opportunity to increase employee engagement, build their public reputations, and make a larger philanthropic impact.
Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently welcomed a group of 25 emerging leaders from countries across Sub-Saharan Africa to its Stratham, New Hampshire headquarters as part of the U.S. State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The group of leaders, recipients of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, was given the opportunity to hone their skills at Dartmouth College during a six-week academic and leadership institute in business and entrepreneurship.
Watch this video of Michael R. Bloomberg’s remarks for the release of the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2017 at the United Nations on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.
MONTREAL, July 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Technology, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) signed a partnership agreement to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels through WBCSD’s below50 initiative.