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// We First: a Way to Look at the World as a Mutually-Dependent Global Community


"We First is the name of the company...but more than's a way of looking at the world."

Simon Mainwaring

Eastman Product Receives The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation

Seal Awarded To Saflex® S Series Solar Absorbing PVB Interlayers
Press Release

(3BL Media) September 4, 2012 - Eastman Chemical Company is pleased to announce that its Frost & Sullivan award-winning Saflex® S series solar absorbing polyvinyl butyral (PVB) interlayer has received a second recognition: The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, Saflex S series PVB is the first automotive-grade PVB to earn this recognition. A key criterion to receive the Seal of Recommendation is that Saflex S series interlayer products block 99%+ of UVA and UVB radiation.

Rabobank Shows a Commitment to Community in North America

A Sustainable Way to Invest in the Future

Rabobank is a Dutch bank committed to investing in many local communities around the world by providing financial education, affordable housing and lending to small and rural farms. The bank works with Self Help Enterprises (SHE), an organization that aids the San Joaquin Valley’s community by providing various house-related services to low income and farm labour families within the San Joaquin Valley in California.

Sourcing Innovation to Solve Healthcare Challenges

by Ingo Elfering, GSK Business Transformation

Some weeks ago our team approached me asking if I wanted to participate in the judging panel for the Harvard Innovation Lab (iLab). I immediately said yes because it was an opportunity for me to champion the idea of innovation in healthcare and see what others are doing.

Rural Businesses Join the Global Economy. One Basket at a Time


By Shirley Bloomfield, Guest Columnist

I wish I could say this is my story, but it’s not. It’s the story of some hard working women looking for a way to be connected in the global economy. And it’s the story of my daughter, Kelsey Patterson, who is dedicating her talent and skills to help these women. My heart glows with pride when I share the work that she is doing in Mozambique.

UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate Launches Global Water Action Hub

World’s First Platform to Unite Stakeholders on Water Stewardship Projects; Companion Guide Also Released
Press Release

(3BL Media) Stockholm - August 29, 2012 - The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative today announced the launch of a global Water Action Hub – the world’s first on-line platform to unite companies, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders on a range of critical water projects in specific river basins around the planet.

Cooling Towers 101: AT&T's Pilot Program Cuts Water Usage

AT&T teams up with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to Identify Water-Savings opportunities in building cooling.

Within 20 years, demand for water is forecast to grow by 40 percent. Globally, the middle class is expected to more than double by the year 2030, putting an even greater strain on water resources. Businesses need to start planning for these trends today.

UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate Announces Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines

Provides First Common Approach to Water Reporting
Press Release

(3BL Media) Stockholm, Sweden – August 27, 2012 – The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate initiative today announced the release of its Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines – providing the first ever common approach to corporate water disclosure.

The Gap Between Building Certification and Real Performance


Posted by:

Thomas Meng

Energy Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle 

We did a preliminary energy assessment last month for a site which has been managed by our IFM team for over three years.  Some recommendations for potential energy savings have now been provided, but I was surprised to learn that the buildings were able to acquire LEED certification after we completed our site assessment.


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