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Please Speak to Strangers!

An Intergenerational Dialogue on Citizen Diplomacy
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Written by Brittany Lynk and Sherry Lee Mueller

On a recent visit to Washington DC, I reconnected with my mentor, Sherry Lee Mueller, who had a strong influence on the direction of my career. Among the many hats she wears, she is a professor at American University’s School of International Service. What follows is an excerpt from our conversation on global development, and the importance at the individual level to engage with others to create shared understanding.

VIDEO - Behind the Mark: Certified Sustainably Grown Living Herbs

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North Shore’s living herbs and greens have been certified as Sustainably Grown by SCS Global Services, and were the first products of their kind to be certified under the ecolabel.  

A More Sustainable Way to Print on Fabric

HP moves into textiles with Stitch, a portfolio of wide-format printers that open new creative possibilities for fashion, signage and interior design, while reducing the industry’s environmental footprint.
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By Sarah Murry

First plastic, then glass and wood, and now — fabric.

Bloomberg LP Expands Parental Leave Policy from 18 to 26 Weeks of Fully-Paid Leave for Primary Caregivers

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Gender Neutral Policy Also Covers Adoptions and Foster Placements

Updated Policy Is Double the Average of Communications and Finance Industries and 63% More than Average for Tech Firms

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Gender Neutral Policy Also Covers Adoptions and Foster Placements

Updated Policy Is Double the Average of Communications and Finance Industries and 63% More than Average for Tech Firms

Whirlpool Corporation Ranked a Top Corporate Citizen by CR Magazine

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Whirlpool Corporation has been named one of the Top 100 Best Corporate Citizens in 2019 by Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine). The publication’s list honors the top 100 U.S. public companies in the Russell 1000 Index for outstanding environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance.

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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2019

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has been published. Check it out - Brightening Our Corner

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has been published. Check it out - Brightening Our Corner

Review of the GRI Universal Standards

Project to look at the sustainability reporting standards that apply to all organizations
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The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), the independent standard setting body of GRI, is launching a project to review the universal Standards.
 

New Nonprofit Resource: Transforming Technology Pro Bono

A Customer-Centric Approach to Effective Technology Pro Bono
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On the heels of last week’s Global Pro Bono Summit, Taproot Foundation and VMware are releasing their latest research—a compilation of guides to Transforming Technology Pro Bono—in an effort to support nonprofit organizations in maximizing the impact technology pro bono can have on their mission.

Smithfield Foods Senior Director of Smithfield Renewables Honored for Environmental Efforts

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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Environment and Energy Leaders Institute recognized Kraig Westerbeek, senior director of Smithfield Renewables and hog production environmental affairs, as an Environment + Energy 100 honoree.

Ecolab Ranks Eighth on 2019 Best Corporate Citizens List

Sixth consecutive year in top 10
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May 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ For the sixth consecutive year, Ecolab Inc. is ranked within the top 10 on Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, which recognizes leading U.S. public companies for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. Ecolab ranks eighth on the 2019 Best Corporate Citizens list.

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