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BNY Mellon Continues CSR Leadership with Third Consecutive Perfect CDP Score

Firm Signs onto White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge in Lead Up to COP21
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Continuing its leadership in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and carbon reduction, BNY Mellon has been named to CDP's global Climate “A” List for climate performance leadership and its S&P Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). For the third consecutive year, BNY Mellon has received perfect scores on both climate change disclosure and performance. The company's "A" for performance and score of 100 for disclosure make it the only financial institution globally and one of two S&P 500 companies to receive a perfect score for the past three years.

Monsanto Joins the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

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Today, the White House announced new commitments from companies that are joining the American Business Act on Climate Pledge. With this announcement, Monsanto joins 80 other companies that have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and “the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future.”

Mars Supports the “American Business Act on Climate”

More than 60 companies sign up to pledge climate action at the White House “Summit on Climate and the Road through Paris”
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October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, Mars and over 60 American companies have signed up to publicly support the American Business Act on Climate. The Act, led by the White House, is a new commitment to climate action and aims to rally business, government, academic, technical and scientific communities to tackle climate change in the US and on a global scale.

Mars’ pledge includes commitments to achieve zero waste to landfill across all its sites by 2015 and eliminate 100% of GHG emissions from across its global operations by 2040.

Unilever Presents Sustainability Challenge To Entrepreneurs At The White House

Unilever asks start-ups to help tackle the challenge of sustainable bathing
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Unilever was asked to present at the first-ever “White House Demo Day” in August 2015. The event was comprised of more than 80 start-up founders and entrepreneurs from across the nation, who were asked to ‘demo’ stories about their individual innovation journeys.

As part of the initiative, The Department of Commerce also invited multi-national corporations, including Unilever, to present a technical innovation challenge to attendees.

White House Recognizes GM Waste Reduction Manager for Volunteerism

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What do you get from a lifetime of community service and dedication to mentoring youth?

If you ask GM Global Waste Reduction Manager John Bradburn, it’s the satisfaction of inspiring the next generation to be stewards of the environment. It’s seeing them connect the dots and understand their impact. It’s noticing how his perspective helps expand their minds, enabling them to consider what’s possible.

The AT&T Aspire Accelerator Goes to Washington

By: Peter Gault
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The AT&T Aspire Accelerator program brought its cohort of five ed-tech companies to Washington, DC to connect with policy makers and thought leaders. Over three fast-paced days, the companies visited the Department of Education, the White House (the President was busy) and an AT&T Foundry Futurecast event.

Power to the Poor: White House Supports Solar Energy for Low-Income Families - The Minute

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The White House has announced a new initiative to help low- and middle-income Americans adopt solar energy. Under the plan, the federal government will support increased access to solar energy in three ways, according to The Hill. The government will triple the capacity of solar and other renewable energy systems installed in federally subsidized housing by 2020.

CITGO Innovation Academy Propels Texas Educator and Student to the White House

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HOUSTON, July 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ – This week, Sandra Clement, principal of the Foy H. Moody High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, and Natasha Sanchez, a student from Moody High School's CITGO Innovation Academy for Engineering, Environmental & Marine Science, were invited to the White House for an event highlighting the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. 
 

Teen Asks, Before You Send That Hurtful Text,`Is This Something Your Mother Would Be Proud Of?’

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Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Trisha Prabhu. Read her story and nominate an outstanding volunteer or organization as a Point of Light.

When Trisha Prabhu read about a 12-year-old Florida girl who killed herself after being taunted mercilessly online, the news shook her. 

Inside the War on Coal

How Mike Bloomberg, red-state businesses, and a lot of Midwestern lawyers are changing American energy faster than you think.
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