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3M Embraces Stronger Sustainable Forestry Accountability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A majority of leading companies outsource accountability with regard to their sustainability policies and practices to third-party certification groups. However, 3M has announced an unusual, against-the-trend decision to stop outsourcing accountability, and adopt a more comprehensive, even if more expensive, approach of doing its own screening, auditing and reporting throughout a vast supply chain.

Vanuatu Is Our Wake Up Call: Reminding Us To Commit To Earth Hour

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Vanuatu is in urgent need after Cyclone Pam tore through the country on the weekend of March 14-15. President Baldwin Lonsdale said the storm had "wiped out" all development of recent years and his country would have to rebuild "everything.” Aid agencies believe it could be one of the worst disasters ever to hit the region.

The Robots For Good Project: Aiming To Improve Lives Of Hospitalised Children

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Inmoov Explorer is a full size 3D printed robot that will allow children to explore the world from their hospital room here in the U.K. and is known as the Robots For Good project. It combines state-of-the-art open source technologies to allow sick children to experience and interact with the world from their confined space.

Women Primed To Lead In New Era Of Auto Innovation at GM

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Women are geared up to lead in this new era. Girls now match boys in mathematical achievement: in the U.S. alone, 140 women are enrolled in higher education for every 100 men. Women now earn more than 50 percent of all bachelor's and master's degrees, and nearly 50 percent of all doctorates.

Big Renewable Energy Commitments Announced by IBM, Walmart, Dow Chemical

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The share of solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, biomass, and waste-to-energy technologies is on the rise in total world energy output as costs reduce and companies seek to limit their environmental footprint. A number of global companies, including Apple, Google, IBM, Walmart, IKEA, and Dow Chemical, are at the forefront of this growth, despite the continuing challenges of grid integration, supplier consolidation, and subsidy reduction.

Yale’s Sustainability Strategic Plan on Track to Achieve Ambitious Goals

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Universities around the world have a significant environmental impact. As leaders in education and knowledge development, universities also have a unique responsibility to lead and show by example how sustainability can be integrated across operations, research and teaching.

"Detox" Fashion Leaders: H&M, Levi Strauss, Limited Brands, Esprit, M&S, Benetton, Uniqlo, Adidas

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The fashion industry worldwide is going through a big shift to support sustainability. Many of the leading apparel brands have woken up to the environmental hazards posed by the use of toxic materials and waste generation as well as concerns over worker health and safety. Sustainable sourcing, modernized manufacturing, and improving worker health and safety are critical to raising the bar on sustainability across the industry.

Use Organizational Values to Drive Employee Engagement

Guest Blog by TINYpulse

Every company has organization values, but not every company understands how to leverage them. An organization’s values have the power to drive employee engagement, culture, and productivity. They’re the concepts that your company considers most important, and they’re in place to shape the behaviors and priorities of everyone in the workplace.


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