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Business Leaders Continue Call to Action on U.S. Climate Policy by Signing the Climate Declaration

The Weather Company, K2 Sports and Others Join More Than 600 Companies in Push for National Action on Climate Change
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BOSTON, July 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Two weeks after President Obama announced plans to address climate change in a major speech, large American businesses are continuing to express their support for U.S. policy action on climate change. Eight more leading businesses, including several multi-billion dollar enterprises, have signed the Climate Declaration, which calls on U.S. policymakers to capture the American economic opportunity of addressing climate change.

350+ Small Businesses Sign Climate Declaration in Call for U.S. Climate Change Policy

Small Business Leaders Urge Federal Policymakers to Capture Economic Opportunities of Addressing Climate Change
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BOSTON, June 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – More than 350 American small businesses from 47 states and the District of Columbia have signed the Climate Declaration, a statement calling on U.S. policymakers to capture the American economic opportunities of addressing climate change.

Continued Efforts on Conflict Minerals

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With the advent of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements for “conflict minerals”—tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) whose trade often supports conflict and its attendant human rights abuses—GE’s long-standing efforts to mitigate this issue have moved into a new phase.

More Than 100 Ski Areas Sign Climate Declaration, Calling for U.S. Policy Action on Climate Change

Ski Resorts from 24 States Join 40 Other Large Businesses in Call for U.S. Policies That Capture Economic Opportunities of Addressing Climate Change
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BOSTON, May 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today, 108 ski areas from around the United States joined with 40 other businesses, Ceres and its BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy) in signing the Climate Declaration, which calls upon federal policymakers to seize the American economic opportunity of addressing climate change.

Investors Highlight Policies That Could Spur Multi-Billion Dollar Opportunity in Energy Efficiency Investments

New Report from Investor Network on Climate Risk Identifies Policies That Can Bring Energy Efficiency Finance to Institutional Scale in U.S.
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BOSTON, May 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Energy efficiency is estimated to be a multi-hundred-billion dollar investment opportunity in the United States, but better policies are required to unlock broad-based financing from institutional investors, who together manage approximately $70 trillion in assets globally.

China and Human Rights

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GE is a member company of the Global Business Initiative on Human Rights, or GBI, which is made up of 18 multinational companies, including Coca-Cola, Total, ABB, Shell, Flextronics, Novo Nordisk and HP. GBI’s purpose is to bring the discussion of businesses’ role in respecting human rights to “emerging market” countries and regions where human rights are under pressure. Recent GBI gatherings have taken place in Brazil, Egypt, Kenya and, most recently, China.

U.S. Business Leaders Urge Strong Policy Action on Climate Change

Starbucks, Intel, Levi Strauss & Co., others sign ”Climate Declaration,” highlighting the American economic opportunity of responding to climate change
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WASHINGTON , Apr 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As the President unveils his budget for the coming year, 33 major U.S. companies, including eBay Inc., Nike and Limited Brands signed a “Climate Declaration,” urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change, asserting that a bold response to the climate challenge is one of the greatest American economic opportunities of the 21st century.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Rex Tillerson on energy transitions: Enabling positive change for long-term global prosperity

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By Rex Tillerson | 14 March 2013

Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil Corporation, USA

One of the great challenges for the energy industry is effectively communicating to the public and policy-makers the tremendous complexity and scale of global energy markets. The energy that is being delivered today is the product of bold vision; continuous technological advancement; and highly disciplined, long-term investment.

Smarter Lunchrooms Make Lunch Choices Child’s Play

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Cincinnati, OH, February 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In January 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture passed a series of regulations designed to make school lunches more nutritious, which included requiring schools to increase whole grain offerings and making students select either a fruit or vegetable with their purchased lunch.  However, children cannot be forced to eat these healthier lunches.  In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers determined that small, inexpensive changes to school cafeterias influenced the choice and consump

How Stonyfield Farm is Using SAP to Measure Its Carbon Footprint

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by Sustainable Business News
Published January 15, 2013

As part of everyday business operations, Stonyfield Farm now calculates the carbon footprint for just about every product it makes -- the only U.S. company to take such a big step.

So far, it has calculated the footprint of 150 of its 200 products, while French food giant Danone Group, its parent company, is doing the same for its 35,000 products.

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