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I’m Suing Scott Pruitt’s Broken EPA - Here’s How to Fix It

By Joe Arvai, Max McGraw Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, and Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan
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Between 2011 and 2017, Joe Arvai was a member of the U.S. EPA's Chartered Science Advisory Board. He is now among a group of scientists that is suing the agency over Scott Pruitt's actions.

In 2017, just a few days after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a freshman GOP lawmaker with only a few days on the job of his own, proposed House Resolution 861. Its language was ominous: “The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

How Can We Deliver a Sustainable Chemical Industry?

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'Sustainability’ and ‘climate-friendly’ might not be the first thing we think of when imagining a chemical company. Has Japanese giant Sumitomo Chemical succeeded in driving sustainability in their industry? And how are they encouraging staff to engage in blue-sky thinking in this area? We sit down with Yoshihisa Takasaki, Manager at Sumitomo Chemical’s Responsible Care Department and Ms. Kathleen Buyle, CSR Manager at Sumitomo Chemical Europe to discuss this and more.

2018: A Year of Living Anxiously

by Terry F. Yosie, WEC President & CEO
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2018, like most years, has begun with statements both hopeful and optimistic about what the new year may bring.  And there are many positive developments in global sustainability to acknowledge, including the on-going implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement by many nations; increasing collaboration among business, non-government organizations and other institutions on renewable energy, food waste and other issues; the expanding human rights agenda; women’s empowerment; and accelerating investor interest in sustainability. So far…so good.

Schneider Electric WEBINAR | Last Chance, Last Call: How to Align Corporate Environment Objectives With Climate Science

Save the date: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11am EST/4pm GMT
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Don’t miss this stimulating discussion about corporate climate action with WWF and HP!

What is the conversation about?

  • Science-Based Targets (SBTs), which can help align corporate environmental objectives with climate science.

Who has joined SBTs?

  • There are more than 300 companies! Is yours on the list?

If not, why don’t you let them know about this new trend in corporate sustainability?

A Rising Tide To Raise All Boats: How Tech Can Benefit Everyone on the Planet

By Pat Gelsinger, CEO VMware
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Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a debate at Web Summit on an increasingly important topic: “Future of Tech: Will Everyone Benefit?” It’s a question we should all contemplate and analyze. As tech breaks out and reshapes so many aspects of humanity, will all of this stunning innovation create a rising tide that lifts all boats, regardless of geography, background, or culture? Or will the advantages of tech innovation be limited to only the fortunate few?

14 Finalists Announced for Silicon Valley Startup Pitch Competition

VERGE Accelerate contestants to pitch clean economy solutions before global audience
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OAKLAND, California, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – GreenBiz Group announced today the 14 finalists for the VERGE Accelerate fast-pitch competition,  featuring innovative early-stage companies offering solutions to accelerate the clean economy. The finalists will present to a globally livestreamed audience on stage at the VERGE 17 conference and expo in Santa Clara, Calif., September 19-21.

Sustainability at UPS: The Road Ahead

Setting goals is the easy part. We’re getting to work on an ambitious sustainability agenda.
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Patrick Browne | UPS 

For more than a century, UPS has been helping people and businesses move goods by focusing on the road ahead — both literally and figuratively. Our success reflects relentless attention to emerging trends, innovative ideas and transformative technologies that enable global commerce, growth and sustainable solutions.

Cindy Ortega: The Ranch's Influence in Her Journey to Sustainability

MGM Resorts International's Chief Sustainability Officer learned some valuable lessons about the importance of conservation while growing up on a ranch in Utah
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Chief Sustainability Officer Cindy Ortega discusses how her time on a ranch influences her view on sustainability.

To learn more, please visit MGMThink.com.

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MGMThink – Q+A with Bill Hornbuckle, President of MGM Resorts International

In honor or National Travel and Tourism Week, Bill Hornbuckle, President of MGM Resorts, sits down with MGMThink to discuss Las Vegas tourism.
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The first week of May is National Travel and Tourism Week - America’s annual salute to travel and tourism.

We are pleased to welcome Q+A guest Bill Hornbuckle, President of MGM Resorts International. Bill has worked in hospitality and tourism for more than 40 years.

MGMThink: What are some of the major factors that contribute to the success of Las Vegas tourism?

World Water Day: We All Play a Role in Conserving Earth’s Most Precious Resource

MGM Resorts and WaterStart Join Forces to Spread Innovative Water Practices Across MGM Resorts' Global Operations
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If a business wanted to cut its energy use in a significant and impactful way, it easily could by tapping into a vast array of energy-efficient technologies currently available in the market.

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