Helsinki, Finland - 6 June: Today at the World Circular Economy Forum, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced its new circular economy initiative, Factor10.
Factor10 brings companies together to reinvent how business finds, uses and disposes of the materials that make up global trade. It’s an initiative that will help to identify and remove the barriers that exist, while creating solutions that businesses all around the world can implement.
Pre-K classrooms are exposing students to technology and a healthy lifestyle with the help of DonorsChoose.org projects and flash funding by the PNC Foundation.
Perhaps one day, a preschooler in Sara Podvasnik’s class will look back at a classroom exercise featuring the Three Little Pigs as the day that sparked their engineering career.
Podvasnik’s class of 15 students, ages 4 and 5, come from a low socioeconomic area in Duquesne City, Pa. “They always come to school; they love learning at this age,” she said.
They’re some pretty great kids, and they deserve to have the same opportunities as kids in more affluent areas. I just want to be able to get any resources I can to help encourage their love of learning.
Today marks the United Nation’s World Environment Day, a day designed to encourage worldwide awareness and action for environmental protection. But this day is more than just a personal celebration of environmental action. It’s an opportunity to recognize that environmental excellence is not just corporate social responsibility, but a critical business driver to foster growth and create value.
Do you ever wonder what happens to old tires? Far too many end up in landfills. Today, Cox is deploying an innovative technology that saves space in landfills, creates new products and supports jobs. Cox subsidiary, Seven Islands Environmental Solutions, recently opened the Golden Isles Conservation Center in Nahunta, Georgia. The facility’s purpose: convert old tires into new, eco-friendly products.
Paul Polman, Chairman WBCSD & Peter Bakker, CEO WBCSD
Adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 was a watershed moment for the world in tackling climate change. At the Paris conference, governments, science, city mayors and company leaders came together to address one of the great challenges of our time. Leading businesses have the solutions, the innovation and the will to reduce the global emissions needed to deliver the Paris Agreement.
We are disappointed by the decision of the United States to leave the Paris Agreement, a historic global accord to combat climate change and protect our planet for future generations. Despite this setback, there is also cause for optimism. The Paris Agreement has activated an unstoppable momentum for climate action, with an essential role spelled out for responsible business.
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today. The science is clear, the impacts are serious and the need to act is essential.