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Serious #Green Seventeen

#Sustainability in the New Year
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If my title makes you think of Janet Evanovich, I hope it makes you smile. Smiling doesn’t always come easily these days for many of us committed to a sustainable and just world.

However, as I keep reminding my friends, the world is not flat, and no amount of bluster makes it so. And for a long time now, it’s the multinational corporations that have had the economic power to effect needed change. So, to remind us that there’s serious weight behind many sustainability agendas, I’ve chosen to highlight a few companies running full force into a renewable world.

CSRHub Reaches 500 Sources

A message from Cynthia Figge Co-founder and COO, CSRHub
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As featured in a recent CSRHub Newsletter 

We enter the New Year with some Rays of Hope for the world and at CSRHub.  After nine years of pioneering work, we have just ingested our 500th data source and track the perceived sustainability performance of almost 17,000 companies worldwide. We now aggregate 13 expert ESG investor research databases, and a vast array of NGO and rich data sources providing a strong signal on how companies are perceived by financial analysts and other stakeholders.

Sealed Air featured in Consumer Goods Forum Food Waste Booklet

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As a leader in the food packaging industry, Sealed Air recognizes its responsibility in influencing food waste reduction for the future of the planet.  Food packaging helps protect the industry’s investment to grow, process, and transport food products from farm to fork. But, the commitment does not stop there. Not only should packaging protect the food it was designed to hold, it is possible for it to play a role in preserving the environment as well. “In meeting the challenges the world faces, there is no room for food waste.

Whole Planet Foundation’s pre-GRAMMy Showcase & Benefit from 2015 Was A Hit

Whole Planet Foundation is preparing for tomorrow's 2017 event
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Whole Planet Foundation’s pre-GRAMMy Benefit and Showcase from 2015 was a hit!

The Impact that Cannot Be Measured

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It’s that time of year.  Time when companies and organizations take stock of their results in the past year.  Much of the assessment is financial, with tax filing season right around the corner.  Much of it is strategy based, so companies can assess what did and did not work.  For one organization, Sealed Air’s Soap For Hope™, their results can be counted in numbers.  However, the numbers they are counting are lives changed.  

Daimler is Reducing the Burden on Cities

Daimler is a market leader in carsharing with its car2go brand. In this interview, Thomas Beermann, Managing Director of car2go Europe, explains the company’s future plans.
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car2go is making a tangible contribution to reducing traffic and esmiisons in city centres. But there are still issues with the availability of parking spaces.

4 Ways to Avoid Food Waste During the Big Game

By Jeff Gardner
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This Sunday, more than one hundred million people in the United States will watch the big game.  My family and I will also get together to root for Atlanta. Others have their own food traditions, but in the Gardner household, we gather for football-watching, lots of great snacks and my wife's famous Tex Mex chili.

The Emergence of Natural Capital Consciousness

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Margie Flynn and Mark Miller from Brown Flynn talk about the importance of natural capital in a piece for GreenBiz. The authors use TD Bank Group's natural capital work as an example of how companies can use it to assess the impact of their environmental work—hoping to encourage businesses to embed natural capital valuation into their business decisions.

Arrow Charitable: One More Way Arrow Electronics Is Taking Corporate Social Responsibility Companywide

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Centennial, Colo. February 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As a leading global technology company, Arrow Electronics is committed to serving the communities in which its employees live and work. Each year, many Arrow employees partner with local nonprofits around the world, extending the company’s collaborative and innovative culture into the broader community.   

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