CHICAGO, April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - For Earth Day 2017, Feeding America® is announcing the launch of MealConnectTM, an innovative technology platform that makes food donation as simple as a click. The new and free platform was developed to help reduce food waste, benefit the environment and put more food on the tables of families and individuals facing hunger in America.
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Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Georgia’s City of Brunswick and Glynn County reap the benefits of a rich coastal estuarine and beach ecology. In this pristine ecological area, land-based litter – especially cigarette litter – pose a significant challenge to the health of the vital salt marsh estuaries because storm drains transport litter directly to the sea. Found on the ground, spotted in the marsh and seen floating in the ocean, cigarette litter is a huge problem in the Golden Isles of Georgia.
Employees have always been a central aspect of Starbucks’ CSR efforts, whether that’s helping baristas get a college education or facilitating conversations in stores around issues like race. Now, employees have stepped forward to provide feedback on the company’s own operations, telling the coffee giant it’s time to holistically address food waste – and Starbucks listened.
Companies Join the American Business Act on Climate Pledge By Setting Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Goals
As key international climate negotiations near, 81 additional companies joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set significant greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing and making sustainability more accessible to low-income Americans.
What do you do for second act if you’re a chairman and CEO who has built from scratch a company that grosses $16 billion annually, has 190,000 employees worldwide, and is the brand leader in its field? If you’re Howard Schulz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks, you return to your roots to give back.
While the world’s largest brands and influencers gather to talk about advancing sustainability at the Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, we invite you to join a live #CleanEnergyU Twitter chat with millennials to hear their voices as customers and future leaders.
Guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double the Donation
Atypical children choose to mow the lawn before dad offers payment. As with any person with a job, kids want their hard work to amount to more than inherent byproducts, such as a green field with a proverbial buzz cut.
Thankfully, most nonprofit volunteers truly want to help, but a corporate incentive to volunteer regularly can enhance the value an individual can bring to his or her community.
Profits versus virtue: that’s the cover story of the current issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. Its graphic illustration of two poles of business activity that have been historically thought of as opposing, but are increasingly looked to as complementary, define the point of the issue’s feature about the Container Store. The article reports the company’s DNA as “conscious capitalism,” a business strategy with a bottom line built on a higher purpose. By profit standards, the Container Store is doing very well.