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PepsiCo VP Talks Long-Term Positive Water Impact: “It’s a Journey, Not a Destination.”

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Last year, PepsiCo introduced its Performance with Purpose 2025 agenda, renewing efforts to drive further progress across its sustainability goals. At the forefront is the company’s strategic global approach to water stewardship.

15 Finalists Announced for Hawaii Startup Pitch Competition

VERGE Hawaii Accelerate to feature global startups accelerating a clean economy
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OAKLAND, Calif., May 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Fifteen clean-economy startups have been selected to advance to the final round of the VERGE Hawaii Accelerate fastpitch showcase.

Global Tourism Stakeholders to Convene at Summit to Create a Sustainable Future

VERGE Hawaii Sustainable Tourism Summit aims to reap economic, social and environmental benefits.
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OAKLAND, Calif., and HONOLULU, April 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group will host a Sustainable Tourism Summit during its VERGE Hawaii: Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit, which returns to Honolulu on June 20-22. The Summit will be produced in collaboration with the Hawaii Tourism Authority and global NGO, Sustainable Travel International, and will take place on Wednesday, June 21.

2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Summit to Gather Corporate Renewable Energy Leaders at VERGE 17

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OAKLAND/WASHINGTON, April 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The 2017 Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) Summit will gather corporate buyers, service providers, developers, financiers, utilities and non-profit organizations in Santa Clara, CA, September 17-19, 2017, ahead of GreenBiz Group’s VERGE 17 conference and expo, to identify opportunities to accelerate corporate procurement of renewable energy.

More Dirt on General Mills’ Sustainable Agriculture Goals

by Anya Khalamayzer, Associate Editor, GreenBiz Group
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When I first met Jerry Lynch, chief sustainability officer at General Mills, he offered me some dirt. We were at the Business for Social Responsibility conference in November, where General Mills, the main corporate sponsor of the Nature Conservancy’s Soil Health Road Map, spoke about soil-savvy farming practices. Each table at the event was topped with a Mason jar full of healthy soil.

GreenBiz and WBCSD to Partner on “30 Under 30” Recognition

Two groups launch global search for sustainable business’s next-gen leaders
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OAKLAND, Calif. and GENEVA, Switzerland, April 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ — GreenBiz Group and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) will collaborate on the 2017 “GreenBiz 30 Under 30” recognition, honoring emerging leaders in sustainable business, the organizations announced today.

Box of Chocolates Triggers ‘V-Waste Guilt’

By Dave Armon, 3BL Media CMO
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As someone who spends quite a bit of time with sustainability professionals, I try to minimize my own environmental footprint. 

So it was a bummer earlier this week when my efforts to be a good husband and green-minded consumer generated unwanted V-waste. 

My Valentine’s Day shopping routine was disrupted because the New York City jewelry and chocolate stores where I routinely bought gifts had both recently closed, presumably the victims of steep midtown Manhattan rent hikes.

‘Transformative Power of Transparency’ Tops on New GRI Chief’s

By Dave Armon, 3BL Media CMO
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Unlike another world leader who is one month into his new job, Tim Mohin has heralded his new administration at GRI by kicking off a global listening tour.

A veteran sustainability officer at tech giants like AMD, Apple and Intel, Mohin has yet to issue any sweeping executive orders.  He took his roadshow to Phoenix this week for the “GRI Reporters’ Summit” and received input from companies using the Global Reporting Initiative’s standards to keep stakeholders briefed on environmental, social and governance issues.

Sustainability is Increasingly Core to Business Strategy, Says New Report

10th annual “State of Green Business” finds optimistic signs amid growing uncertainty
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OAKLAND, Calif. and LONDON, January 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Companies and investors increasingly understand the fundamental importance of sustainable business and are taking action to reduce their environmental impacts, according to a new report.

21CF’s Vijay Sudan Talks Waste, Responsible Sourcing and Fox’s Green Production History With Greenbiz’s Joel Makower

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On the latest episode of the GreenBiz 350 podcast, GreenBiz executive editor Joel Makower interviewed 21st Century Fox’s VP of Social Impact Vijay Sudan about the company’s efforts to green its film and television productions. Vijay spoke about the studio’s recent production achievements, such as 24: Live Another Day’s success at becoming the first TV series to use 100% FSC-certified lumber for set construction, as well as the company’s ongoing efforts to manage waste.

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