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Final 2 Weeks for Early Bird Pricing!

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We're in the FINAL two weeks of Early Bird pricing to attend the 2018 Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit May 9—10 in Washington, D.C.! Register before March 30 to get the lowest rates.

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation May 9—10 in Washington, D.C. for the fourth annual Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit, Translating Value to Ignite Action.

No Time to Waste Our Waste: What Does It Take to Create a Recycling Movement?

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Nowadays, “plastic” can sound to some like a four-letter word.  That is not entirely without reason. Mismanaged waste, of all kinds, too often is ending up at the side of the road, in fields and meadows, meandering through our streams, choking our waterways and entering our oceans. We can all agree that this is simply unacceptable. 

There are a many reasons why plastics, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET), have become so commonplace in our world – they’re safe, lightweight, resilient, and most importantly, they are recyclable.

AIM2Flourish: business Education Meets Business for Good

By Megan Buchter, Operations Manager, AIM2Flourish at Fowler Center for Business
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AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University, prepares the next generation of business leaders to become the most powerful force for doing good while doing well. Learn more here - http://aim2flourish.com

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AIM2Flourish, an initiative of the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management – Case Western Reserve University, prepares the next generation of business leaders to become the most powerful force for doing good while doing well. Learn more here - http://aim2flourish.com

Tetra Pak Pledges Support for EU Plastics Strategy

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Tetra Pak pledges to support the European Commission’s Plastics Strategy, announced today as part of the EU Action Plan for a Circular Economy.

The company will:

  • Work with industry partners to ensure that by 2030, recycling solutions are in place for all components of beverage cartons so they can be fully recycled across Europe; 

  • Substantially increase the use of plastics made from renewable feedstock;

  • Use recycled plastics once they are validated as safe and are legally acceptable for use as a food contact material​

Microfiber Leadership Summit Accelerates Cross-Sector Collaboration on Microfiber Pollution

Companies, NGOs and academics plot key steps to advance microfiber research and innovation
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January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - You’ve invested in a steel water bottle, pack your lunch in glass Tupperware, and recycle any plastic you get your hands on. But your plastic footprint might be bigger than you think thanks to the ubiquity of plastic-based fabrics—from that polyester onesie you wore on Halloween to the fleece blanket you wrap yourself in every winter, and even the carpet beneath your feet.

IFF Listed on Euronext Vigeo US 50 Index

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International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) is pleased to announce that the company was again included on the Euronext Vigeo US 50 index, recognizing IFF as a leader in corporate responsibility. The index is composed of the top 50 listed companies in the United States as evaluated by Vigeo Eiris for their performance in six categories: Human Rights, Human Resources, Corporate Governance, Business Behaviour, Environment and Community Involvement. The indices are updated biannually, with selection based upon data from the Vigeo-developed Equitics® methodology.

Top 5 Highlights of 2017 From TD's Chief Environment Officer

Karen Clarke-Whistler, Chief Environment Officer for TD Bank Group, looks back at some of the key milestones of 2017
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2017 was a transformative year for the environment, with numerous national and regional policies introduced or implemented, such as Canada's federal cap-and-trade policy; a shift in the direction of U.S. climate-action policy with the federal government sharing its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement; extreme weather events such as Hurricane Harvey and Irma, and wildfires in the west.

TD Bank Group Launches Initiatives to Support a Sustainable and Prosperous Future

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TORONTO and NEW YORK, December 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group (TD) today announced a set of initiatives to advance the low-carbon economy of the future. 

These initiatives include a target of CDN$100 billion in low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and other programs by 2030. TD is taking clear steps to help accelerate the development of a low-carbon economy, while recognizing the importance of responsibly developing conventional energy, vital to North America's economic strength and security.

Girl Scouts Target GM’s Waste for Their Sustainability Project

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GM is a believer in the circular economy where people design items so they stay in use. The company and its suppliers work often with the next generation of leaders to help them see items not as they are, but what they can become – key to ensuring sustainability remains top of mind long into the future.

A Tech Industry Code of Conduct: Pride and Potential

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Antea Group’s Pamela Gordon blogs about the electronics industry’s Responsible Business Alliance and its latest Code of Conduct revision. She recently attended the training conducted on this revision, which was filled with the who's who of major supply-chain leaders.

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