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Celebrating 25 Years of eBay: The People and Technology that Fuel Our Global Marketplace

During this milestone moment for eBay, our President and CEO Jamie Iannone reflects on the magic of eBay — for the last 25 years and beyond.
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Over a Labor Day weekend 25 years ago, Pierre Omidyar wrote the code for what became eBay. Started as an experiment, eBay is fueled by a bold notion that creating a truly open, fair and honest marketplace would level the playing field and foster economic opportunity for all.

New IOC Guide to Make Sustainability “Business as Usual” for the Olympic Movement

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The guidelines – called “Sustainability Management in Sports” – will help National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and International Federations (IFs) integrate sustainability into their operations and events.

North Carolina's Largest Hydro Plant Gets a Makeover

Nearly every piece of Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station has been upgraded to run smoothly for 50 more years
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From the littlest electrical switches to rotors that weigh 300 tons, Duke Energy employees recently completed a multi-year renovation at Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station to update nearly every part of the plant.

Duke Energy's Green Source Advantage Continues Solar Expansion in North Carolina

Summary: 
  • Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program. 
  • More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned.
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  • Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program. 
  • More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned.

Announcing the September and October Coffee Talk Sessions with AbbVie, Comcast NBCUniversal, and International Paper

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We are excited to announce the kick off of our Fall Coffee Talk Series, hosted by CyberGrants team members, and covering pertinent topics impacting Corporate Social Responsibility leaders. These 45-minute web-based strategic discussions will focus on current social impact topics and provide the audience opportunities for learning and information gathering. No slides, just candid conversations.

Novartis Reinforces Commitment to Patient Access, Pricing a EUR 1.85 Billion Sustainability-linked Bond

Summary: 
  • First healthcare industry sustainability-linked bond (SLB) further embeds Environmental Social Governance (ESG) targets into the core of Novartis business operations
  • SLB linked to 2025 Patient Access Targets to increase patients reached in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with strategic innovative therapies by 200% and the Novartis Flagship Programs by 50%
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  • First healthcare industry sustainability-linked bond (SLB) further embeds Environmental Social Governance (ESG) targets into the core of Novartis business operations
  • SLB linked to 2025 Patient Access Targets to increase patients reached in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) with strategic innovative therapies by 200% and the Novartis Flagship Programs by 50%

Bayer Launches Large-scale Pre-launch Trial of New Tomato Varieties with Resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV)

Summary: 
  • The trials, which begin late September in Mexico, will target two varieties of Roma tomatoes which show little or no symptoms of ToBRFV.
  • Developing these varieties aligns with Bayer’s commitment to provide fruit and vegetable seeds from its Seminis and De Ruiter brands which help growers combat the challenges they face each season.

 

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  • The trials, which begin late September in Mexico, will target two varieties of Roma tomatoes which show little or no symptoms of ToBRFV.
  • Developing these varieties aligns with Bayer’s commitment to provide fruit and vegetable seeds from its Seminis and De Ruiter brands which help growers combat the challenges they face each season.

 

Land Betterment Creates Economic Mobility Through Supply Chain Resilience

Company focused on developing a resilient supply chain to support local economies
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FISHERS, Ind., September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, believes it is imperative to the sustainability of its business to create resilient supply chains.  A resilient supply chain is one with a low carbon footprint which leads to lower transportation costs and lower goods spoilage.  Resilient supply chains are often locally based which spur and foster local economic mob

A Powerful Interim Step Towards a Single, Coherent Global Set of Reporting Standards

Shared vision from GRI, CDP, CDSB, IIRC and SASB
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September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The five global sustainability, ESG and integrated reporting framework and standard setting organizations have today launched a report outlining the elements necessary for more comprehensive corporate reporting. The shared vision is provided by GRI, CDP, Climate Disclosure Standards Board (CDSB), International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Ecocentricity Blog: The Prisoner's Dilemma

By: John A. Lanier
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Many of the environmental problems seen globally come from profitable companies that operate in either an extractive or polluting manner, seeking to enrich themselves while harming communities and ecosystems. Companies need to think about more than just their own short-term economic interests.

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Many of the environmental problems seen globally come from profitable companies that operate in either an extractive or polluting manner, seeking to enrich themselves while harming communities and ecosystems. Companies need to think about more than just their own short-term economic interests.

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