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Hell No, Kraft Heinz! Hell Yes, Business For Good!

Unilever CEO Paul Polman's rebuff of an unsolicited offer was an act in favor of business for good, but can corporate commitments to sustainability withstand shareholder demands?
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Sustainability icon and Unilever CEO Paul Polman made his feelings crystal clear on the unsolicited merger offer last week by Kraft Heinz, backed by the Brazilian cost-cutters at 3G Capital and their partner Warren Buffett:  the proposed deal, Unilever said, “had no merit, either financial or strategic.”  Ouch.

Trane and GWCCA Unveil Convention Center Upgrades Expected to Reduce Energy Use by More Than a Third

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Atlanta, March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leaders from Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) unveiled upgrades to the Atlanta convention center this week which are expected to cut energy costs and reduce the centers carbon footprint by 39 percent annually, saving more than $2.5 million in the first year alone.

The Wendy's Company Enhances and Expands Supplier Code of Conduct

Code Expanded to Additional Suppliers in the United States and Canada, with Highlights on Social Responsibility Requirements for Conducting Business within the Wendy’s Family
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DUBLIN, Ohio, March 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  The Wendy's Company today announced the expansion of its Supplier Code of Conduct which now includes all U.S. and Canadian contracts managed by Quality Supply Chain Cooperative (QSCC) and suppliers that provide a significant stream of goods or services to The Wendy’s Company on an annual basis.

Ecocentricity Blog: What's a Pirate's Favorite Letter?

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The three R’s of sustainability are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. There is a better list though, and this one has five R’s instead of three.

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The three R’s of sustainability are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. There is a better list though, and this one has five R’s instead of three.

Living Out a Passion for Legwear

Donia's Story - Meet the people behind Gildan apparel
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Meet Donia Isidean, our Director of Product Development & Sourcing, for our legwear division in Canada. Donia has spent over 16 years growing her passion for legwear, from product development, sourcing and purchasing to marketing and merchandising. Donia can tell you everything about socks and hosiery, right from choosing the yarn combination, to the final packaging steps.

CEOs Align on the Long-Term Business Imperative: Leaders Must Watch Today’s Business & Political Issues, but are Responsible for Tomorrow’s Social Issues

12th Annual Board of Boards Concludes in New York City
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NEW YORK, February 27, 2017 /3BL Media/​ - Sixty CEOs who are a part of CECP: The CEO Force for Good–a coalition of leading companies that collectively represent $7 trillion in annual revenue–met at CECP’s 12th annual Board of Boards to examine critical success factors in building the business for the long-term. Key takeaways from this closed-door session included:

Carnival Corporation’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning Technology Installed on 60 Percent of Fleet

World’s largest leisure travel company on track to expand its breakthrough environmental technology to more than 85 vessels across its global fleet through 2020
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MIAMI, February 28, 2017 – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it has completed the installation and certification of Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) on an industry-leading 60 ships across its brands.

Whole Planet Foundation® Launches 2017 Prosperity Campaign

19 Supplier Partners Commit $1.2 Million
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AUSTIN, Texas, February 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Wednesday, March 1, Whole Planet Foundation launches its 12th Prosperity Campaign, which funds microfinance organizations and microcredit loans to alleviate poverty in regions where Whole Foods Market® sources products. The organization’s focus is on women in the developing world, where small loans can help entrepreneurs create a better life. The campaign’s goal is to raise $3.2 million during the month of March to fund microcredit loans, increasing the foundation’s current reach of 15 U.S.

A New Website, and a New Vision for WELL

by Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and Chairman of IWBI
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Welcome to the future of WELL. Today we launch our spectacular new website and with it a new vision for WELL that is informed by each of you, our core users and advocates who have helped us advance the idea that our buildings and communities can be a powerful tool to enhance our health and well-being.

Delos™ to Open a Well Living Lab in Beijing, China

Main Lab Breaks Ground with Goals for Satellite Facilities in Metropolis China
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Beijing, China, February 22, 2017 /3BL Media/– Today, Delos™, a U.S.-based wellness real estate and technology firm, announced plans to build and operate its second Well Living Lab, which is slated to open in Beijing, China in the Fall of 2018.  The Well Living Lab (China) will be the first scientific research center in Asia to integrate building science, behavioral science, and health science to help quantify and ultimately improve the impact that indoor environments have on human health, wellness, comfort, and performance.  Through this research, the Lab aims to spur innovations that will

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