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Dispatches from the Sustainable Brands Conference – Vancouver 2018

by Allison Burtka for the Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

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Not able to make the Sustainable Brands conference in Vancouver this year? The Erb Institute is on the ground and sharing some of the highlights. Here is a dispatch from day one. Enjoy!

Team Rubicon: Why I Continue to Serve

By Chaz Palisoc, Consultant, Development Programs, AT&T
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In December of 2015, I was at home with my family enjoying the rest of the holiday season when multiple tornadoes hit the Dallas area. We later found out that some of our friends were impacted by one of the tornados. My natural instinct was to get in the car immediately to provide the support they needed. In all honesty, I did not have a plan. I just wanted to help. 

Ready & Able: a Different Perspective on Disability, a Catalyst for Innovation

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At Bloomberg, we focus on the unique abilities people bring to our team. It means putting the right programs and accommodations for people with disabilities in place. Every day, we strive to provide a supportive and inclusive environment, so that every employee can deliver on his or her potential.

While there are real challenges to living with a disability, our employees share their personal stories to show the creativity, talent and powerful character of people with disabilities.

AT&T Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index

Only U.S. Company in Telecommunication Services Industry to Make the List
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DALLAS, September 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - AT&T* was named to the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI). The S&P Dow Jones Index recognizes companies for their economic, environmental and social disclosures and performance. 

We are 1 of only 2 companies – and the only U.S.-based company – in telecommunications to make the list.

Domtar’s Sustainability Report Highlights Progress in Long-Term Strategy

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Less waste, lower greenhouse gas emissions, fewer workplace injuries. Less of each of these means a more sustainable business and highlights how Domtar is working smart for the long term.

Our newly released 2017 Sustainability Report details our efforts to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities.

Focused on three main areas -- Caring for People and Communities, Efficient Manufacturing, and Responsible Sourcing and Logistics – the report highlights Domtar’s priorities, challenges and progress.

AT&T Releases 2016 Annual Sustainability Update: A Letter from our Chairman and CEO

By Randall Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T
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Since our start, AT&T has been about one thing: harnessing the power of our network to change lives and improve the world. And just as our network technology has gotten better over the years, so has our ability to address some of society’s toughest challenges.

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

International WELL Building Institute™ Announces Alignments Between the WELL Building Standard™ and LEED®

New guidance streamlines dual certification for green building projects pursuing both WELL™ and LEED
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April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) today announced alignments between the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and LEED that will make it easier for green building projects pursuing dual certification.  IWBI and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) have identified specific credits whereby submitted documentation will be recognized by Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), the certifying body for both LEED and WELL. This alignment saves project teams the time and costs, and reduces documentation.

Cancer in the Community: Understanding and Addressing Cultural Forces

By Chris Boerner, President and Head of U.S. Commercial
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Over the past four decades, we have seen an unprecedented increase in cancer care innovation.

While only half of diagnosed cancer patients survived beyond five years in the 1970s, more than two-thirds do today. As a result, there are now a record 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. 

Cox Enterprises Partners with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition to Promote Sustainable Lifestyles Through Atlanta Streets Alive Initiative

Support in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Cox’s national sustainability program
Press Release

ATLANTA, March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- As part of the 10th anniversary of its Cox Conserves sustainability program, Cox Enterprises is announcing its support of the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition’s (ABC) Atlanta Streets Alive open streets initiative. Cox is joining Atlanta Streets Alive at the Road Captain level, supporting ABC’s efforts to develop a more livable and accessible Atlanta by making biking equitable, safe and appealing.

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