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Senate Bill to Cut MPG/Emissions Benefits is Bad for Business, the Economy and Consumers

Investor and Business Leaders Call Out Automakers for Trying to Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards
Press Release

BOSTON, May 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A new bill would roll back the many benefits of fuel economy standards that are currently working to protect jobs and keep hard-earned dollars in local economies, Impax Asset Management and Ceres said in a statement.

The bill, introduced today in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), would be a huge setback for businesses, the economy and consumers. 

Generating Renewable Energy from Waste: Q&A with Lockheed Martin’s Craig Moeller

by Alyssa Danigelis
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In a time when landfills are reaching capacity and waste generation doesn’t appear to be slowing down, Craig Moeller sees opportunity. The director of advanced energy generation for Lockheed Martin is working to take unwanted materials and convert them into useful energy, without producing enormous amounts of greenhouse gases.

Take Sustainability to the Next Level with the Circular Economy Toolbox

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This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), along with support from Tarkett, launched the Circular Economy Toolbox, an online platform to help companies incorporate more sustainable business practices that eliminate waste and increase efficiency.

How to Improve Your CSR Score – Download e-Books

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CSRHub has released two e-books focused around the topic of ‘How to Improve Your CSR Score’, sponsored by Triple Pundit. In this e-Book series, How to Improve Your CSR Score, we’ll share our experience to help you better manage your rating stakeholders, improve your performance, tell your CSR story, and improve your CSR score.

Understand the Ratings Landscape explores:

Making the Global Goals HPE’s Business

by Gail Klintworth, Business Transformation Director, Business & Sustainable Development Commission
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2015 was a year filled with positive achievements for our collective future, with the adoption of both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.  However, in 2016, the voices of many in the world told us clearly that good intentions are not enough and that the current economic system is broken for them, with many asking whether the costs of globalisation are greater than its benefits. And now, nearly half-way into 2017, the world continues to face economic, social, environmental and political uncertainty.

Seeding New Landscapes: The Kernza Story

Article

Kernza is one of only a handful of new grain crops introduced in the last several thousand years.

New Community Center in Detroit a Model of Sustainability

High performance building materials drive efficiency, optimize energy, sustainability
Press Release

DETROIT, May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – A network of local and global businesses are collaborating with the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) to transform a long-vacant apartment complex in Detroit’s lower North End into a multi-functional community space that will become one of the most sustainable, energy-efficient buildings in Detroit.

Companies including BASF, General Motors, PPG, and others are working together to reimagine how their materials, systems, and techniques can help transform structures into showpieces of innovation and energy efficiency.

Volkswagen Intends to Almost Halve Environmental Impact of Production by 2025

Goals of the brand’s ongoing environmental program adjusted upwards
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Volkswagen intends to almost halve environmental impact of production by 2025

Landmark Research Shows Americans are Redefining the “Good Life”

80% would be loyal to brands that helped them live their new values
Press Release

Large opportunity for business to support new aspirations of balance, health, and connections

Sands ECO360 Launches Annual Global Clean Plate Challenge

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Las Vegas Sands’ Team Members around the world are taking part in the annual Sands ECO360 Clean Plate Challenge, a global campaign designed to reduce food waste and to improve the company’s worldwide waste diversion rate. The event is a global engagement and educational initiative that is designed to encourage Team Members at all Las Vegas Sands’ properties throughout the US and Asia to return “clean plates” after eating meals in Team Member Dining Rooms.

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