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Going Green for a More Sustainable Business and Future

Symantec employees’ yearlong actions protect their communities and the environment
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By Amanda Davis, Sr. Manager, CR and Environment

A focus on the environment not only supports Symantec’s business objectives—it also contributes to the urgent action needed to combat global climate change and other environmental challenges. We launched the “Going Green in 2018” campaign to encourage employees to take part in our environmental sustainability efforts, while also learning about opportunities for individual actions.

Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 Has Exceeded Its Target Score of 5/10 for 2018, Achieving 6.10/10

Summary: 
  • 2018 turnover of Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services is up 13.8% compared to 2017
  • 45.7% of Schneider Electric’s sales fall into its new Green Premium ecolabel
  • 75% of Schneider Electric employees are covered by the Group’s new Global Family Leave Policy
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  • 2018 turnover of Schneider Electric’s Energy & Sustainability Services is up 13.8% compared to 2017
  • 45.7% of Schneider Electric’s sales fall into its new Green Premium ecolabel
  • 75% of Schneider Electric employees are covered by the Group’s new Global Family Leave Policy

Are B Corps the Future of Business OR Just Another “Elite Charade for Changing the World”?

What’s the best way to solve our biggest problems? Government regulation or via market solutions?
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By Brad Zarnett

Having just read the book Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by former New York Times columnist, Anand Giridharadas, and mostly agreeing with it, I thought that it would be interesting to read a critique by Jay Coen Gilbert, the co founder of the movement for Certified B Corporations, which happened to fall into the crosshairs of Giridharadas’ criticism.

Texas Sun Powers New Green Mountain Energy Go Local Solar Plan

New plan powers homes with Texas solar energy; no roof required
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HOUSTON, February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electricity customers across the state can let their Texas pride shine while showing the planet some love with a new solar plan. Green Mountain Energy has launched its first electricity plan that lets customers power their homes with 100 percent solar electricity generated right here in Texas. Go Local Solar is inspired by the farm-to-table movement, harnessing electricity from Texas-based solar parks and giving both homeowners and renters local solar power with no rooftop installation or upfront costs required.

HanesBrands Achieves Leadership Position in CDP 2018 Report; A- Score Highest in Apparel Industry

Hanes Ranks in Top 6 Percent of Nearly 7,000 Companies Disclosing for the Climate Change Report
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI), a leading global marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, today announced that it earned an A- score and took a leadership position in the CDP 2018 Climate Change Report.

Hanes has voluntarily reported its carbon emissions data since 2010 to CDP, which was formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Southern California Edison Files 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., February 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Southern California Edison today filed its proposed 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Plan with the California Public Utilities Commission.

Subaru of America Announces Major Recycling Milestone

One Million Pieces of Waste Recycled Through Partnership with TerraCycle
Press Release

CAMDEN, N.J., February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/Subaru of America, Inc., announces that it has recycled one-million pieces of waste through the automaker’s ongoing Subaru Loves the Earth recycling program, created in partnership with TerraCycle®, the world’s leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams.

Fashion Industry Moving to Improve Sustainability Footprint

Many Global Companies Seek Efficiencies and Enhanced Profitability Through ESG Practices
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EDINBURGH, UK, February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The global fashion industry is booming. In the last 15 years, world clothing production has almost doubled, with more than 300 million people employed along its value chain. However, the growth of this huge industry has come at a significant environmental cost.

Aaron Huertas on the Green New Deal

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Back in the 1930s, when the US was in the midst of an economic crisis, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt enacted a set of policies to protect the people of the US from the worst ravages of poverty: it was called The New Deal. Our planet is currently in the midst of an environmental crisis. Some lawmakers in Washington D.C. are asserting that this crisis requires a set of policies no less deep or sweeping than FDR’s New Deal.

Republic Services Advances on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies List

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PHOENIX, February 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) is pleased to announce that the Company was recognized on Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable U.S. Companies list for the second consecutive year, advancing to #80 on the 2019 list. Republic remains the sole recycling and solid waste services provider on the list.

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