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  • "What Were You Meant to Be?" Andrew Hoffman Challenges Students at Loyola Convocation October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: University of Michigan: Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability DESCRIPTION:On August 24, 2018, Andrew J. Hoffman, the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, delivered the Convocation Address at Loyola University Chicago to 3,250 students and 250 faculty members. “First-Year Text” is an initiative that Loyola University instituted in 2006, […]
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  • Energy Star Certified LG Gram Laptops Rated as Top Performers October 19, 2018
    Leading U.S. consumer publication cites LG gram’s extra-long battery life, fast performance SOURCE: LG Electronics USA, Inc. DESCRIPTION:WASHINGTON, October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Premium, high-performance 2018 LG gram® laptops from ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year LG Electronics are ranked at the top of the charts in the ultrabook category across the 13-, 14- […]
  • Booz Allen Systems Engineer Theresa Wesley Honored with Society of Women Engineers Emerging Leader Award October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: Booz Allen Hamilton DESCRIPTION:Only 13 percent of engineers and 26 percent of computer scientists in the workforce are women, and over 32 percent of women switch out of STEM degree programs in college, according to research by the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). SWE aims to improve these statistics, inspire current and future STEM […]
  • Bloomberg Joins UK Movement to Change How Workplaces Think and Act Around Mental Health October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: Bloomberg DESCRIPTION:LONDON, October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, Bloomberg L.P. Chairman Peter T. Grauer signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, which is changing how people across the UK are thinking and acting with regards to mental health problems. By signing, […]
  • AEG and Pepperdine University Unveil Classroom and Educational Programming at STAPLES Center October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: AEG DESCRIPTION:LOS ANGELES, October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Innovating to meet the demand for graduate and undergraduate level educational offerings in the sports and entertainment industries, AEG and Pepperdine University are proud to debut a branded classroom within the iconic STAPLES Center, home to four professional sports franchises and more than 250 events […]
  • Mohawk Industries Goes Pink for Breast Cancer at Corporate HQ in Georgia October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: Mohawk Industries DESCRIPTION:Employees at Mohawk Industries recently took part in their company-wide Pink Out to rally in support of Susan G. Komen. The annual event is part of the flooring manufacturer’s annual observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and took place at the corporate headquarters in Calhoun, Ga. Each year, employees come together to learn […]
  • Bacardi on Sustainability in Packaging: ‘We’ve Learned a Lot About the Importance of Addressing More Than Just Weight’ October 19, 2018
    By Rachael Arthur SOURCE: Bacardi Limited DESCRIPTION:In 2014 Bacardi set out a goal to reduce its packaging by 10%, but says that since then it’s learned that sustainability in packaging is about a lot more than weight. Click here to read the full article Tweet me: .@BacardiLimited on #sustainability in packaging: ‘We’ve learned a lot […]
  • Sysco Virginia Donates Major Gift to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank October 19, 2018
    Sponsorship of trailer supports food bank’s transport of nutritious meals SOURCE: Sysco DESCRIPTION:VERONA, Va., October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/— Sysco Virginia has made a major gift to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, committing at least $38,000 over two years to support food bank operations as part of their Nourishing Neighbors program. Each year, the Food Bank […]
  • Boston Neighborhood Welcomes a New Nonprofit and a New Food-Forest Garden October 19, 2018
    American Forests and Epsilon Help Dorchester Add Trees, Fresh Fruits, Greens and Shade SOURCE: Alliance Data DESCRIPTION:Washington, D.C., October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Volunteers from Boston’s Dorchester area will gather to plant fruit trees to complete the set-up for the new H.E.R.O. Nurturing Center Inc. Hope Garden (H.E.R.O. is for Hope, Empathy, Redemption, Oasis), on […]
  • Points of Light Releases Global Family Volunteering Research Findings, Underwritten by The Walt Disney Company October 19, 2018
    The Global Volunteerism Journey Report shares insights on family volunteer trends in Brazil, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and United States SOURCE: Points of Light DESCRIPTION:ATLANTA, October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, released the “Global Volunteerism Journey Report,” a first-of-its-kind study that examines the similarities and […]
  • How NRG Keeps Its Supply Chain Sustainable October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: NRG Energy DESCRIPTION:In today’s global economy, virtually no organization is fully vertically integrated. This makes sustainability relevant across a company’s entire value chain. After setting an ambitious goal addressing downstream avoidance of customer greenhouse gas emissions, NRG is one of the first in its sector to include its supply chain as part of its […]
  • Island Adventure: How One Teacher Found Connection With the Planet & Her Classroom October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: Dell DESCRIPTION:by Jessica Anderson “We looked for harmful algal blooms – and we learned about how this is happening because of people and climate change. Fish eat these algae. Sea lions eat the fish. Scientists are seeing how harmful algae is affecting neurochemicals of the sea lions’ brains – and that was a memorable […]
  • Xylem Employees in Axminster Raise Awareness about Issues Associated with Water Scarcity October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: Xylem Inc. DESCRIPTION:During Xylem Watermark’s October Month of Service, employees from Xylem’s office in Axminster, UK have created a simulation in which they cycle in the office to raise awareness of the 6.5km walked by women each day for approximately 20 liters of water in areas affected by water scarcity. Each morning, the employees […]
  • 3 Myths About Sustainability and Business October 19, 2018
    By Jean-Pascal Tricoire SOURCE: Schneider Electric DESCRIPTION:Before us lies a great opportunity — for the economy, for the health of our cities and businesses, and much more. While the innovations of the Industrial Revolution introduced many of the practices that we now know contribute to climate change, the innovations of the digital revolution are delivering […]
  • Waste-Reduction Initiatives: A Key Part of Sustainability October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: Domtar DESCRIPTION:At Domtar, our position as a forest products industry leader is rooted in our ability to focus on sustainability across our manufacturing processes. That’s apparent in the great progress we’ve made toward achieving our 2020 sustainability goals, especially through our waste-reduction initiatives. Much like using every part of a tree is a responsible forestry practice, the […]
  • VIDEO | "He's Giving CPR to a Squirrel": Officers Witness Remarkable Rescue October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: Subaru of America DESCRIPTION:BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — Just outside Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park police officers Jeremy Halek and Tony Weeks were driving around town recently when they came across something remarkable. "We just saw a car kind of pulled over. You could tell something was going on and then as we got closer, you could see […]
  • LA Kings Team Up With Team Smile to Provide Free Dental Care for 300 Students in Crenshaw, Los Angeles October 19, 2018
    Event coincides with LA Kings G.O.A.L.S. program in partnership with Blue Shield of California, which provides character building and wellness activities for youth SOURCE: AEG DESCRIPTION:AEG’s LA Kings and Kings Care Foundation teamed up with Team Smile, a national advocacy group that provides life-changing dental care to underserved children, to host and provide free dental […]
  • Pentair Helps Transform Lives in Kibera October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: Pentair DESCRIPTION:by Marybeth Thorsgaard Imagine living in an area the size of New York’s Central Park with one million other people without access to clean, safe drinking water. This is the reality for residents of Kibera, an impoverished settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Up until recently, there was no reliable clean water in Kibera, and […]
  • P&G and Always Stand in Support of Girls Education and Equality on International Day of the Girl October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: P&G DESCRIPTION:At P&G, we're committed to creating a world where women and girls have equal opportunity and an equal voice. In honor of International Day of the Girl, a day focused on bringing attention, action, and enthusiasm to helping girls reach their full potential, we shared our support of two new programs that drive positive change towards […]
  • How Companies Can Showcase Leadership in the Face of Climate Change October 19, 2018
    SOURCE: GRI DESCRIPTION:Over one year ago the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) developed recommendations that help companies disclose climate-related risks and opportunities in their financial filings and help investors make better-informed decisions. The recommendations, published in a report in June 2017, provide a framework for companies in all industries and across the […]