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Masterclass on Women in Supply Chains by Business Call to Action and Oxfam – May 14 at 8am ET


What are the barriers faced by low-income women as workers and producers? This session will explore why this human rights issue is a problem for business and why there needs to be stronger worker voices and transparency in supply chains. The masterclass will look at the business case for addressing these issues and what action companies can take.

When: May 14, 2020 at 8am EST (12:00pm UTC)

Leaders "Sustaining Hope Within Crisis" by Bringing Innovative Projects to Life

Living Future 2020 Online Highlights Increasing Momentum and Scale of Living Buildings Around the World
Press Release

SEATTLE, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Living Future 2020 Online opened today showing how leaders around the world are “Sustaining Hope Within Crisis,” by bringing innovative projects to life. 

Applegate Farms, LLC Unveils WELL CARVED™ Product Line To Cater To Conscientious Carnivores

New line of blended burgers and meatballs let consumers have their meat and veggies, too.
Press Release

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Applegate®, the nation’s leading natural and organic meat brand, introduces a new line of organic blended burgers and meatballs designed to satisfy consumers who are mindful of their meat intake and its nutritional, ethical and environmental impact. The new, chef-crafted Well Carved™ product line combines meat with whole vegetables, legumes and grains, and continues the brand’s mission – Changing The Meat We Eat®.

NRG Energy Provides Progress on Net-Zero Goal in 2019 Sustainability Report

Press Release

PRINCETON, N.J., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE:NRG) today released its 2019 Sustainability Report, providing an update on the Company’s comprehensive sustainability strategy. NRG demonstrated advancement across all of its previously announced sustainability initiatives, including a 41% reduction in carbon emissions, marking significant progress towards its newly accelerated, science-based target of reducing emissions 50% by 2025, and net-zero by 2050, from a 2014 baseline.

Other notable accomplishments included in the report:

A Holistic Approach to Creating, Choosing + Improving Sustainable Products

Friday, May 8 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
Multimedia with summary

The Living Future 2020 Online Conference is the world’s premier green building event. The theme of “Sustaining Hope Within Crisis,” originally intended to reflect the climate emergency, is even more relevant in light of current events. Coming together as a community is paramount to creating a collective message of hope.


Selecting responsible and sustainable buildings products continues to be a thorn in the side of well-meaning project teams, hampering industry progress toward both human health outcomes and climate-friendly building materials.

SCS and RFCI Announce Finalization of ASSURE CERTIFIED™ Standard for Rigid Core Flooring

Novalis, Karndean, Shaw, and Metroflor are First to Achieve Certification
Press Release
EMERYVILLE, Calif., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce the finalization of the ASSURE CERTIFIED™ standard and certification program for Rigid Core Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT), developed in partnership with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI) and its member companies.

Living Future Speaker Q+A: Mohawk's Rami Vagal

by Natalie Quek

Over the next few weeks, we will run a Q+A series to showcase some of the incredible change-makers who are speaking at Living Future 2020 Online. This week, we are featuring Rami Vagal, Senior Sustainability Manager at Mohawk Industries, our Luminary Sponsor of LF20.

Corporate Accountability

by Adam Stone

Among the nation's largest companies, sustainability is increasingly a core value


Call to Action! Alliance for Water Efficiency Seeks Support for WaterSense in Comments to the EPA

April Federal Register Request for Information Could Impact the Future of WaterSense
Press Release

CHICAGO, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In response to a Federal Register Notice on the WaterSense® Program published on April 10, 2020, the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) is now calling on water and sustainability professionals to answer with a strong show of support for the WaterSense labeling program and the objective, scientific evidence on which product specifications are based.


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