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Dutch Supreme Court Rules for Chevron in Ecuador Dispute

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SAN RAMON, Calif., Apr. 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Supreme Court of the Netherlands has ruled in favor of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), rejecting the Republic of Ecuador’s attempts to annul decisions of an international arbitral tribunal in The Hague that ordered Ecuador to take all steps necessary to prevent enforcement of a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron anywhere in the world. The Ecuadorian judgment previously was found by the international arbitral tribunal and by U.S. courts to have been obtained through fraud, bribery and corruption.

Kimberly-Clark’s Environmental Services Leader Reflects on the Importance of Earth Day

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Responsible, sustainable, measurable. Buzz words or action verbs?

For me, those are fighting words. As more companies join the fight to protect our natural resources, Earth Day serves as a reminder that those who use natural resources also have an obligation to foster responsible use.

WeWork: Oil Money and the Challenge of Achieving Carbon Neutrality

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The Erb-branded case study program was established by Professor Andy Hoffman as a way to engage students in addressing timely and topical sustainability issues through various lenses. Case studies help improve flexibility in considering alternatives and allow students to compare their decisions with actual outcomes.

Here we share a newly developed case on WeWork, a company that is rethinking office space as community. Here is brief summary:

U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes the Living Product Challenge

Inclusion of Living Products in LEED credits stands to grow adoption of healthy materials
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SEATTLE, April 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit.

Recycle IT Day: How Cisco Tackles E-Waste

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Global e-scrap dumping—it’s a serious environmental and public health issue. To help address this critical concern, Cisco hosts Recycle IT Day every year, and has done so since 2002. Around the world, Cisco locations act as collection points for employees to drop off e-scrap like end-of-life electronics from their home or work to be recycled by Cisco, free of charge.

Campuses of the Future? PepsiCo Recycling Funds Green Initiatives at 27 U.S. Schools - Imagined, Designed and Executed by Students

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PURCHASE, N.Y., April 18, 2019  /3BL Media/-- PepsiCo Recycling is excited to announce the 27 colleges and universities set to earn funding for campus sustainability initiatives in the 2018-19 school year through the 

Whirlpool Announces Emissions Reduction of 7% and Water Consumption Reduction of 10% From 2017-2018

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Whirlpool Corporation recently released its 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s progress in the 2018 operational year. Among the milestones mentioned, the company announced it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 7% from 2017 to 2018 in Whirlpool plants. The company also announced a reduction in water consumption of nearly 10% from 2017 to 2018 in the company’s manufacturing facilities.

HP Global Study Establishes Sustainability As a New Workplace Standard for Successful Businesses

Results underscore the importance workers place on eco-friendly business practices and identifies opportunities to advance sustainability in the office
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Highlights:

  • Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
  • 58 percent said environmentally conscious practices are key to engaging future workforce
  • 46 percent said they would only work for companies with sustainable business practices
  • 53 percent of office decision makers did not realize imitation printer cartridges are not recyclable
  • HP invests $2 million to sustainable supplies and promoting a circular economy
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Highlights:

  • Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
  • 58 percent said environmentally conscious practices are key to engaging future workforce
  • 46 percent said they would only work for companies with sustainable business practices
  • 53 percent of office decision makers did not realize imitation printer cartridges are not recyclable
  • HP invests $2 million to sustainable supplies and promoting a circular economy

HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Ocean‐Bound Plastics

$2M investment in plastic washing line in Haiti will create more than 1,000 new income opportunities locally
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  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
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Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory

Morgan Stanley Launches Broad-Based Commitment to Develop Systemic Solutions to Reduce Global Plastic Waste

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  • The Morgan Stanley Plastic Waste Resolution will drive and scale the investments, partnerships, programs and research needed to tackle the growing challenge of plastic waste.
  • Through these efforts, Morgan Stanley will prevent, reduce, and remove 50 million metric tons of plastic waste from rivers, oceans, landscapes and landfills by 2030.
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  • The Morgan Stanley Plastic Waste Resolution will drive and scale the investments, partnerships, programs and research needed to tackle the growing challenge of plastic waste.
  • Through these efforts, Morgan Stanley will prevent, reduce, and remove 50 million metric tons of plastic waste from rivers, oceans, landscapes and landfills by 2030.

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