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Whole Cities Fast Facts

Whole Cities Foundation collaborates with community-led initiatives to broaden access to fresh, healthy food and high quality nutrition education.
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Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market in 2014, partners with U.S. neighborhood efforts to build thriving local food systems and grow community health. 

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Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market in 2014, partners with U.S. neighborhood efforts to build thriving local food systems and grow community health. 

Marina Bay Sands Honored at AmCham CARES Awards

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Marina Bay Sands was honored by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) for Sands for Singapore, the properties corporate social responsibility program, at the second AmCham CARES award ceremony in April.

Growing Beyond Europe, Korona Candles Lights Up U.S.

Poland – 4,630 miles away – is an unexpected place for a U.S. manufacturing success story to begin. But in the small city of Wieluń is where the story of Korona Candles started in 1992.
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Today, a new chapter is being written in Dublin, Virginia, at the company’s first production facility in the States.

Back in Poland, the company started the manual production of candles with a team of about 20 workers and several basic machines. It was very labor intensive, Agnieszka Fafara, the company’s president and CEO, explained.

Congressman Helps Sleeping Bag Factory ‘Exxel’ at Creating U.S. Jobs

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The chief executive officer of Exxel Outdoors swam against the tide of manufacturers moving their businesses overseas – a calculated risk that has led to continued success over the last 17 years at a sleeping bag factory in rural Alabama.

Meet the Team Making Eyewear for America in Brooklyn

Along the shore of New York’s Upper Bay, the buildings of Industry City stand in a huddle that overlooks the Brooklyn Waterfront.
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On the fifth floor, M Factory buzzes with the busy energy of an eyewear manufacturer.

This type of space is rare to see in the U.S., for a very specific reason: Most eyewear manufacturing is done in Italy or China, and always has been. This is also one of the reasons why what M Factory is doing in Brooklyn is so exciting: Crafting quality, affordable eyewear is not something typically done in the United States.

AkzoNobel's New Business Models Driving Fresh Approaches to Sustainability

Sustainability has long been embedded in everything we do at AkzoNobel – it has become an integral part of the way we do business. As the world changes, however, our approach to sustainability adapts, improves and changes with it.
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For example, being sustainable today goes far beyond simply generating more sustainable product solutions. Truly innovative companies are embracing ever-evolving business models that offer a clear link to longer term economic success.

So there’s now a much stronger focus on developing sustainable business models across the value chain – with both private and public sector partners. It’s a new way of thinking which is stimulating fresh approaches to service delivery and partnerships, as well as driving leadership in market transition.

AkzoNobel – Creating Life’s Essentials

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Our latest company film, highlighting how we create everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring.

View the complete digital 2016 AkzoNobel Report here 

MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop Bring Financial Empowerment Initiative to Families in Kumamoto

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TOKYO, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, introduced “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Everyone” to Kumamoto children and their families at the Hiroyasu Nishi Elementary School on June 2-3.

History Colorado Center Showcases Arrow Electronics’ SAM Car

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Colorado-based global technology company Arrow Electronics showcased its Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM Car) project last month at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The Arrow SAM car was displayed near the Fritchle car company exhibit that celebrates the innovative 1914 Fritchle electric car built in Denver.

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