WASHINGTON, November 1, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan (Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment) and the World Environment Center (WEC) today announced a partnership to directly engage MBA/MS students in planning and implementing sustainable development initiatives with leading global companies.
Recently, I spoke on an online dialogue about corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Canada and had an audience member asked me about how business’ CSR investments will be affected by the economic downturn. This great question is one that numerous professionals are concerned with as they move into budget season…
Global efforts to reduce organic and non-organic waste help celebrate UN World Food Day
GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 16, 2012 /3BL Media / PRNewswire – Sodexo has chosen the United Nations World Food Day to be its ‘WasteLESS Day’. On 16 October, Sodexo will rally around its ‘WasteLESS Day’ (a waste reduction day awareness campaign) worldwide as a contribution to efforts to reduce both organic and non-organic waste.
New Delivery Vehicles to be Deployed in Baltimore and Atlanta Providing Improved Fuel Economy, Lower Carbon Emissions
(3BL Media) Baltimore - October 3, 2012 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the deployment of 40 new hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs) – 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. Developed by Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) and Parker Hannifin Corporation, the package cars can achieve up to 35 percent improved fuel economy and up to 30 percent CO2 emissions reduction over traditional diesel-powered vehicles that use automatic transmissions in stop-and-go applications.
BICEP Companies and Major Consumer Brands Tout Economic Benefits of Wind Power and the Production Tax Credit
(3BL Media) Boston, MA – September 18, 2012 – Today, 19 companies, including major consumer brands and several Fortune 500 firms, wrote to Congressional leaders encouraging them to extend the Production Tax Credit (PTC), a key provision supporting renewable energy.
(3BL Media) San Jose, Costa Rica – September 5, 2012 - The World Environment Center (WEC) today announced the launching of a major new initiative with universities in seven Latin American nations to improve the teaching and application of sustainable development. The initiative is supported by the U.S. Department of State in partnership with Higher Education for Development (HED).
Move to source all shelled eggs exclusively from cage-free hens by July 2014 supports Sodexo’s position on animal welfare
(3BL Media) Gaithersburg, MD - August 30, 2012 – Sodexo Inc., the leading provider of Quality of Life Services in North America, today announced that by July 2014, all of the 39 million shelled eggs it purchases each year will be sourced from cage-free hens. It is a decision applauded by The Humane Society of the United States, which says the shift will improve the welfare of nearly 150,000 hens annually.