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Sustainability: No Secret Sauce

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It's no secret most companies prefer to keep their proprietary tools and processes under wraps for competitive reasons. Yet in the age of transparency, companies have become more willing to open their doors to inspection. One company has taken this a step further by allowing anyone – even its competitors – to view an essential aspect of its supplier assessment process, all in the name of sustainability.

How Sodexo Got Its Customers to Eat Less Meat

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Published April 11, 2012 by GreenBiz.com 

In the year since food-service giant Sodexo launched its Meatless Monday program, many of its cafeteria sites have served more vegetable offerings and seen meat purchases decline.

Public Comment Period Announced for a New Standard for Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products and Services (LEO-SCS-002)

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(3BL Media) Madison, WI - April 11, 2012 - Leonardo Academy announced that the new draft standard for Type III Life-Cycle Impact Profile Declarations for Products and Services (LEO-SCS-002) was officially released for public comment by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

UN Global Compact appoints WindMade Sustainability Partner of Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum

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WindMade will be the official Sustainability Partner of the UN Global Compact’s Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro just ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 (20-22 June 2012). WindMade, the organization behind the first global consumer label for organizations using wind power, has been named Sustainability Partner to ensure that the environmental impact of the event is minimized through all phases of planning and execution. This includes wind power procurement to cover 100 percent of the Forum’s electricity footprint, making it the first ever UN event to be labelled WindMade.

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WindMade will be the official Sustainability Partner of the UN Global Compact’s Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro just ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 (20-22 June 2012). WindMade, the organization behind the first global consumer label for organizations using wind power, has been named Sustainability Partner to ensure that the environmental impact of the event is minimized through all phases of planning and execution. This includes wind power procurement to cover 100 percent of the Forum’s electricity footprint, making it the first ever UN event to be labelled WindMade.

Green Products Take the Stage

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For years, environmentally friendly products have played second fiddle to traditional merchandise: cordoned off in a special section of the store, relegated to a certain part of the website and treated as an atypical purchase. Now, green products are finally ready for their big break.

2012 Cone Green Gap Trend Tracker Webinar

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Join Cone Communications for a FREE webinar on April 11, 2012 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the findings of the 2012 Cone Green Gap Trend Tracker. For the third time, the trend tracker examines consumers’ perceptions of green marketing messages, unearthing insights all companies need to know.

Upcoming Best Practice Network Webinar: Driving Change with Impact At Work

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Tired of business as usual? Leverage the skills you and your employees have to bring real change to your workplace — and the world — no matter your industry or job title.

BfG Celebrates Earth Hour 2012

60 Minutes / 70 Stores / 700 candles
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Last Saturday, March 31st at 8:30 pm, cities across the globe switched off their lights for one hour, working together to create a better future for our planet. Branding for Good is proud to have acknowledged the businesses in our neighborhood who have pledged to be part of the movement.

Water Sustainability: What Governments, Industry and NGOs Can Accomplish Together

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A quick look at our nation’s philanthropic, industrial and government landscapes reveals dozens of inventive – but separate – initiatives designed to enhance water sustainability and address the clean water crisis in developing countries. But imagine if we were somehow able to distill these efforts into a cohesive approach that would identify and capitalize even a small percentage of the synergies among them.

While NGOs and foundations, the private sector, and governments are all working diligently, imagine the impact they could create working in concert.

Consumers May Not Be “Buying” Companies’ Environmental Claims

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We're pleased to share our newest environmental research, the 2012 Cone Green Gap Trend Tracker, the third in a series of benchmark surveys examining American consumers' perceptions of environmental marketing. The good news: Americans continue to buy with the environment in mind. The bad news: consumers are not necessarily trusting companies' environmental claims.

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