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The Global Approach to Supply Chain Transparency and Compliance

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As we move into the second half of 2016, it is important to reflect on the events that we have seen so far in 2016 for supply chain transparency. We saw the global modern day slavery movement enhanced by many regions of the world passing legislation. There have also been new approaches developed by NGO's to tackle slavery in supply chains. The same can be said for conflict minerals. More companies started to take an active approach to identifying the origin of 3TG.

Timberland’s Victory Garden Enters Ninth Year of Benefitting the New Hampshire Food Bank

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Outside the main entrance of Timberland’s global headquarters in Stratham, N.H., a team of volunteers recently opened the company’s community Victory Garden for its ninth year of growing fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers. The Victory Garden gives employees a chance to get outside during the workday and use their community service hours provided through Timberland’s Path of Service™ program, which gives each employee up to 40 paid hours each year to volunteer in the community.

Conflict Minerals SEC Filings Benchmarking Insights Released

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July 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ -  On May 31, 2016, over 1200 companies filed conflict mineral reports (CMRs) in accordance with Dodd Frank Act Section 1502 (Conflict Minerals Rule.) Source Intelligence analysts mined and aggregated data points from the filings to provide key benchmarks and insights for companies to utilize in the next reporting cycle.  

Putting an End to Modern Day Slavery

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The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) estimates that in 2016, more than 45 million slaves are working in 167 countries. This estimate exceeds the International Labor Organization's estimate of 21 million people. The point is, modern day slavery is clearly an issue that is not going away.

Accenture, The University of Notre Dame, and The Rural Development Company in South Africa Launch Renewable Energy Program in KwaZulu-Natal, Delivering Clean, Affordable Electricity

Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
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NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.
 

How Companies Can Make Business Travel Sustainable

By Megan Wild
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Business travel is necessary because it’s how many companies serve their clients. The ability to visit client locations represents the ability to show up, build relationships and deliver products on all accounts.

Transparency and Anti-Corruption Efforts in Emerging Markets are “Pathetic,” According to New Study

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In a new study released Monday, Transparency International (TI) assessed anti-corruption transparency in 100 of the fastest-growing multinationals in emerging economies. Emerging markets contribute to the majority of global economic growth, which can be stunted if overseas investors and consumers perceive these markets have significant levels of corruption.

Making the Business Case for Sustainability Programs

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Sustainability is more than just an aspirational idea; it's a potential value driver-- if you are willing to approach it accordingly. In this video, Rick Love,  Manager of Environmental Sustainability at United Technologies Corp. explains how this approach has achieved results within his company. To join the conversation about the future of corporate sustainability management, join NAEM in Milwaukee on Aug. 2-3 for our 2016 Sustainability Management Conference. Learn more: http://bit.ly/29QcdTS.

Sandy Nessing Describes Her Role as Head of Sustainability for American Electric Power Co. Inc.

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Sustainability professionals sit at the intersection of strategy, communications and environmental management. Sandy Nessing, Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability at American Electric Power Co. Inc. describes what this looks like her from her perspective. To learn more about the conversations, NAEM members are having, visit us online at www.naem.org.

Top Names Unite to Drive Forward LNG as a Marine Fuel

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LONDON, July 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc, DNV·GL, ENGIE, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, Tote, Inc. and Wartsila have announced a new cross-industry initiative called SEA\LNG, to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel.

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