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5th Class of Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows creates success for companies and communities

Verizon Foundation Director of Education Initiatives Named one of 19 Aspen Institute First Mover Fellows
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New York, June 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Aspen Institute Business and Society Program today announces the fifth class of First Mover Fellows, individuals who are working within companies to unite business growth with a sustainable society in the products and services they are developing.

Three Winners of 2013 Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards Share $75,000 for Home Eco Solutions

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TORONTO, June 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – They created new types of housing, web and mobile tracking tools and innovative design — all to help show Canadians how to use less energy and save on energy bills. Three winners of the 2013 Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards were named today for their innovations in home energy efficiency and took home $75,000 in award incentives -- the largest award of its kind in Canada. The winners were announced at a gala ceremony at the Art Gallery of Ontario, attended by some 150 guests, including leaders in innovation, clean energy technology and finance.

Youth Movement Springs to Life as Another Horrific Factory Disaster Unfolds

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With a death toll of at least 120, the recent fire in a Chinese poultry processing plant has elevated this disaster to one of the country's worst in years.  As disasters like these occur more regularly, the youth have decided to use their voices to take a stand.

Rising star Michael Armstrong used his voice - literally - to take a stand on the world stage against human rights abuses and irresponsible sourcing practices from conflicted regions.

Filing Deadline Approaches | Global Brands Attend Conflict Minerals Training

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Global Brands manage supply chains with hundreds, thousands, and sometimes more than a hundred thousand suppliers.  The SEC's Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict minerals rule requiring public companies to disclose minerals sourced from conflicted regions sent a sound wave of panic starting in procurement and ending in the Board Room given the legal and financial implications of compliance with the SEC's new Rule.

6 More Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Recycled

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We’re taking recycling beyond plastic and paper!

After all, recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint and offset carbon emissions – enabling you to help reduce the effects of climate change and global warming.

Toyota and Audubon Invite Americans to Exit the Highway This Summer and Spend More Time in Nature

Exit the Highway Weekend June 1 Kicks Off Nature and Wildlife Awareness Program; New Interactive Map Offers Summer Travel Destinations
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Conflict Minerals Effects Annual Revenue

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The international expansion of Conflict Minerals legislation has mobilized key executives from global companies to adopt supply chain transparency to appease court of law. 

Join a discussion with members from the Canadian and European Union Parliament on June 12th, International Conflict Minerals Legislation: Both Public and Private Companies Are Impacted.

Click here, to register for this international conflict minerals webinar.

 

SEC Releases Conflict Minerals FAQ

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has just published a 12 part frequently asked questions form on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  These FAQs offer clarity and guidance on various aspects of Section 13(p), Rule 13p-1 and Item 1.01 of Form SD relating to conflict minerals sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries. 

Human Rights Goes Viral

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Rising star Michael Armstrong used his voice - literally -  to take a stand on the world stage against human rights abuses and irresponsible sourcing practices from conflicted regions.

Canada and the European Union join the ‘world stage’ for Conflict Minerals

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International Conflict Minerals Legislation: Public and Private Companies are Impacted.  

Both global economies proposed legislation that closely resemble Dodd Frank Section 1502 = evidence that conflict minerals is a growing GLOBAL concern. 

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