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Investors See Strong Link Between Corporate Sustainability and Financial Performance

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Up to 90% of professional investors measure a company’s sustainability performance before making investment decisions

A new study finds that 90% of investors are likely to measure a company’s sustainability performance before making any investment decisions. MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group released “Investing for a Sustainable Future,” a report summarizing data from interviews conducted with executive-level investors.

Global Movement on Sustainable Palm Oil is Growing

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A global trend toward sustainable palm oil is emerging; diverse stakeholders including non-profits, scientists, and global brands worldwide have announced their commitment to sustainably sourced palm oil and supply chain transparency.

Wells Fargo Awards $2.6 Million to 61 Environmental Nonprofits

Company marks completion of five-year, $15 million initiative promoting
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced that 61 organizations in 22 states will receive nearly $2.6 million to support land and water conservation, energy efficiency and broad-based citizen participation in communities where Wells Fargo customers and team members live and work.

Index Report Calls for Supply Chain Transparency in Fashion Industry

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This April, Fashion Revolution, a non-profit organization, released their annual Fashion Transparency Index report. The Index ranks 40 of the most recognizable fashion brands based on their supply chain transparency and governance practices. The average score was 42%, with only three brands receiving a “top rating” of up to 77%.

What’s Driving Electric Cars Into the Mainstream? Plenty

Financial inducements, lower battery costs and more charging options will help electric vehicles take over the road.
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Many electric vehicle owners love their ride, considering it their dream car. They enthusiastically share tips on, say, how to drive more electric miles.

A Sector-Specific Approach to Modern Day Slavery

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Forced labor generates $150 billion in illegal profits every year. From hazardous conditions in Congo mines to factory workers trapped in bonded labor debt, major companies have faced reputational risks through their supply chain processes.

Business Leaders Endorse Sustainable Development Goals as Framework for Shaping Corporate Strategies

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NEW YORK, 23 June 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2016, more than 600 business leaders from 75 countries joined leaders from civil society, the UN and Government to advance private sector actions for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Georgia Department of Transportation Board Endorses Innovative, Safe and Sustainable Demonstrations on The Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway Paving the Way for Sustainable Transportation Innovation

The Ray Will Become a Proving Ground for Safer, Smarter Highway Mobility
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The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) State Transportation Board yesterday passed a resolution endorsing a project of The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Ray, to re-imagine our highway system into one that is safer and more sustainable.

The Ray, officially known as the Ray C. Anderson Memorial Highway, is an 18-mile corridor on Interstate 85 that connects exits 1 and 18 – from West Point, Ga., to LaGrange Ga.

CALSTART Membership Expands Black & Veatch’s Footprint in Alternative Fuels Market

Affiliation with clean technology alliance supports transition to zero emission transportation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, June 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, an engineering and construction company with deep experience in deploying electric vehicle and sustainable transportation infrastructure, announced today it has joined CALSTART, a respected national non-profit alliance devoted to clean transportation technology.

Insights From IPC Conference on Regulatory Compliance

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With many environmental regulations undergoing landmark change and new ones being introduced, the regulatory landscape is becoming increasingly complex. China RoHS 2 is still a hot topic, and TSCA Reform is one step from being signed into law.  Companies have a need to understand not only existing regulations, but how changes will impact their businesses and operations.

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