Conversations With Consequence: Professionals from Hilton and Microsoft Weigh In On Sustainability Innovation

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The Erb Institute engaged with several speakers and participants around key questions that relate to business, academia and sustainability, during a partner event with Innovation Forum in Detroit.  We asked business sustainability professionals:

What new opportunities are on the horizon for business to better “innovate for sustainability”?

In the videos above:

Hilton Worldwide Commits to Improving Animal Welfare in Supply Chain

Hospitality Leader Switches to Cage-Free Eggs, Gestation Crate-Free Pork
Press Release

McLean, Va., April 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Hilton Worldwide announced today that it will begin to eliminate the use of cages for egg-laying chickens and gestation crates for breeding pigs in its global food supply chain. The announcement was made in conjunction with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s largest animal protection organization.

Hilton Worldwide Achieves ISO 50001 Certification

Hilton Worldwide becomes first global hospitality company to implement ISO 50001 energy management system globally
Press Release

McLean, Virginia, September 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced that, following a comprehensive upgrade to its LightStayTM global environmental management system, more than 4,200 of its properties around the world are now ISO 50001 (energy management) certified.

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Network with Your Peers at the BSR Conference 2014

Every year, the BSR Conference offers unique opportunities for participants to network with their peers across industries, geographies, and sectors. Join representatives from leading companies and organizations at this year’s event, taking place November 4-6 in New York.

Eastman and Hilton in the Community Foundation Join Forces to Help Children

Multi-year joint marketing agreement to raise the profile of Ducks for Change program to help young children in Europe
Press Release

KINGSPORT, Tenn., June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Since its establishment in November, 2000, the Hilton in the Community Foundation has raised more than $22 million (£14 million) for charity. One of the most popular programs that support their charitable fundraising has been the ‘Ducks for Change’ campaign. Supporters in Europe are invited to make a difference by purchasing a set of three novelty toy ducks as souvenirs of their visit. Proceeds from the sale of the ducks then are given to local children’s charities.

Hilton Worldwide Selects 2014 Teacher Treks Grant Competition Winners

Press Release

MCLEAN, Va., June 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ Hilton Worldwide has selected the recipients of the second annual Teacher Treks Grant Competition. Fifteen primary and secondary level teachers were selected to go abroad for two to three weeks to travel or teach, explore and experience culture firsthand during their summer break.

Hilton Worldwide Launches its Largest Global Career Event

Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month invites job seekers around the world to discover the vast career opportunities in the fast-growing hospitality industry
Press Release

MCLEAN, Va., May 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has today launched Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, its largest ever global career event showcasing to young people the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry.

Hilton Worldwide and The Global Fund for Children Partner to Protect Children from Trafficking

The Hilton Worldwide Anti-Trafficking Fund Supports Grassroots Organizations in Five Countries
Press Release

MCLEAN, Va., April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/Today Hilton Worldwide and The Global Fund for Children (GFC) announced the Hilton Worldwide Anti-Trafficking Fund. This fund will support highly innovative grassroots organizations working every day to help children who have been or are at risk of being trafficked.

Hilton Worldwide Pledges To ‘Open Doors’ For One Million Young People By 2019

New commitment aims to help young people achieve their full potential and close the youth unemployment gap
Press Release

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Today at the 2014 World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, Hilton Worldwide announced a global commitment that aims to impact at least one million young people by 2019 by helping them to reach their full potential. This new initiative will open doors for young people in three ways:

Hilton Worldwide Outlines Strategy to Address Skills Gap in Hospitality Industry, While Creating Opportunities for Youth in Developing Countries


Hilton Worldwide recently released is 2012 - 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report which outlines how the company is executing its global commitment to corporate responsibility, Travel with Purpose™. The report provides a summary of the organization’s efforts to address the skills gap within the hospitality industry, while creating opportunities for youth in developing countries.


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