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VIDEO | eBay Retail Revival: Akron Honey Company

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Brent Wesley started an urban beekeeping movement in Akron, Ohio, creating natural honey and personal care products featuring pure, all-natural ingredients. Today, Brent is one of more than 100 small businesses participating in eBay’s Retail Revival program, a 12-month economic development pilot. Retail Revival harnesses the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace to support and grow small businesses, strengthen local economies and foster vibrant community growth.

Watch the video here.

Expert Interview With Terri Stiffler, Resettlement Expert

Meeting comprehensive resettlement needs for global infrastructure projects
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Terri Stiffler began her professional career as an electrical engineer in the defense industry. She changed jobs, moving into the environmental and international development field to pursue her passions of protecting the environment and improving the lives of those less fortunate around the world. After a life-changing experience volunteering with the Peace Corps in a rural village in Zimbabwe, and then working as a scientist for an environmental nongovernmental organization in Washington, DC, she joined Tetra Tech. For nearly 10 years, Ms.

A Better Approach to Sustainability Is a Better Approach to Business

by George Bandy, Vice President of Sustainability, Mohawk Industries
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Is sustainability really good for business? We at Mohawk have proven the answer is unequivocally yes. We have seen firsthand that being a leader in the flooring industry and being able to leave a handprint — or net positive impact — are not mutually exclusive.

Mohawk’s Commitment to Sustainability: Circular Economy

Why waste it when we can use it? The world’s leading flooring company views waste as an opportunity to create beautiful floor coverings.
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Mohawk believes in leaving a bigger handprint than a footprint. One of the ways we stand by this guiding tenet is through contributing to a circular economy and involving our customers from start to finish. Within our product manufacturing processes, we use post-consumer materials as our raw materials, which are then transformed into beautiful flooring products. Additionally, through our carpet recycling program, ReCover, Mohawk retrieves and donates old carpeting to nonprofit organizations, diverting flooring from the landfill.

Yikes, Inc. Gets $10,000 to Continue Work on Bias-Busting WordPress Plugin

Level Playing Field is a website add-on that lets companies anonymize their candidate data. An award from PNC Bank will help get the product to the finish line.
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Pit two identical, fictitious resumes against each other and hiring managers are likely to offer “John” more money than “Jennifer.”

Backed by $10,000 from the PNC LGBT Business Award, Fishtown-based dev shop Yikes, Inc. is hoping to change that via a bias-busting WordPressplugin called Level Playing Field (LPF).

CLP Sets 2030 Targets for Priority SDGs

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Four United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will become the CLP Group's target impact areas leading up to 2030. They include climate action (SDG 13), affordable and clean energy (SDG 7), decent work and economic growth (SDG 8), and industry, innovation and infrastructure (SDG 9). These areas are considered as the most relevant to its business strategy.

How to Build an Inclusive Business

A Business Call to Action Blog Series | May 2018
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Read the inspiring stories of Lucky, Nash, Peter and Norihiko taking you on their inclusive business journey. Building an inclusive company from the group up can be a dauting task paved with obstacles but it certainly always ends up being the most rewarding one. Perseverance is key, but knowledge is the sine qua non condition for success. From navigating the investment world to co-creating business models with local communities, four business leaders who are members of the Business Call to Action accepted to share with us how they did it, with candidness and openness, read on.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Leading with a Sustainable Strategy

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If the world is going to become more sustainable, we all need to know where we stand — how much energy we’re using and how to use energy more intelligently. The convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and energy gives us a tremendous opportunity to tap the value of data — especially data in context — to advance sustainability across buildings, data centers, industry, and infrastructure.

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