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Toolkit to Advance Reporting on Modern Slavery

RLI and GRI Resource to Support Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA/AMSTERDAM, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A toolkit to advance reporting on modern slavery has been launched by the Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). 

The new resource – announced on the UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – provides practical guidance to increase the effectiveness of corporate reporting, underpinning the transparency and accountability needed to support global efforts towards eradicating the scourge of modern slavery. 

Ensuring a Positive Charging Experience on the Way to an All-Electric Future

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Pursuing an all-electric future is a key component in General Motors’ vision of a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

As part of this pursuit, Alex Keros, Lead Architect of EV Infrastructure, and his team are focused on ensuring a positive EV charging experience for customers. Alex’s passion for on-demand mobility, sharing and electrification shines through as he works with GM to eliminate barriers to EV ownership.

How Marine Debris Impedes Coastal Tourism and Economic Development

Leveraging holistic, inclusive management systems and partnerships to curtail ocean waste at every level of the supply chain
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Tetra Tech’s Gina Green and Bryan Stirrat discussed how marine debris impedes economic development, stifles tourism, and defiles biodiversity. Gina, our senior associate of environment and natural resources and expert in marine and coastal management, and Bryan, our Solid Waste Solutions practice group leader, detail how effective management and inclusive solutions can benefit and stabilize coastal communities around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

This post originally ran on Devex.

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Tetra Tech’s Gina Green and Bryan Stirrat discussed how marine debris impedes economic development, stifles tourism, and defiles biodiversity. Gina, our senior associate of environment and natural resources and expert in marine and coastal management, and Bryan, our Solid Waste Solutions practice group leader, detail how effective management and inclusive solutions can benefit and stabilize coastal communities around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

This post originally ran on Devex.

Look Who's Joined The Billion Dollar Social Impact Club

By David Hessekiel
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There are many ways that PayPal supports good causes, from enabling nonprofits to raise money using online tools to powering corporate initiatives that encourage their customers to do the same. In 2018, 55.1 million people from over 200 markets contributed $9.6 billion to more than 665,000 charitable organizations via PayPal.

What's the Best Technology to Engage Employees in Corporate Citizenship?

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The RW Institute’s Corporate Volunteering, Giving and Grants Technology Review provides a 360-degree view of the technology market and is based in extensive research efforts with a global reach. This is a summary of the Institute’s approach to the project and an overview of what we found in the market. To access the full report, sign up here.

How was the review developed?

Need to Step Up Your Game for #GivingTuesday? Challenge Accepted!

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The holiday season is just getting started, so why not help your employees make the most of it? Many companies support their workforce through volunteering opportunities, donation matching, and community action, and we want to help you make incredible happen this #GivingTuesday!

How IBM Is Investing in STEM Education and Skills

Our social responsibility work mirrors our business — innovation, expertise and a dedication to the success of organizations that build stronger communities.
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AI and intelligent automation could lead to 120 million workers in need of new skills over the next few years, according to recent IBM research. At the same time, new collar opportunities are growing and many IT skills are in high demand — cybersecurity could have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021, for example. Our initiatives are intended to help address these challenges by promoting STEM skills to kids, supporting new collar skills education, and collaborating to create new paths into the tech workforce.

Booz Allen Defense Analyst Victor Morris: Using Language and Experience to Train Today’s Warfighters

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While with the U.S. Army in Iraq, Victor Morris wrote a patrol report after each mission: actions he took, people he met, and lessons learned. This intelligence helped new troops advance their work and avoid repeating known mistakes.

Mohawk’s Air.O Becomes First Unified Soft Flooring to Achieve Declare and Health Product Declaration Certifications

Manufacturer's Greenbuild 2019 showcase also included Green Exhibitor Attendee Choice award
Press Release

ATLANTA, November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/—Mohawk Industries announced today at Greenbuild that the company’s Air.o Unified Soft Flooring (USF) line has achieved rigorous Declare and Health Product Declaration (HPD) certifications. Air.o has been showcased this week as part of Mohawk’s portfolio of flooring solutions designed to minimize environmental impact at the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The Air.o display at Mohawk’s booth helped the manufacturer earn the coveted Green Exhibitor Attendee Choice award at the international trade show yesterday.

Sustainability Solutions Take Center Stage at Demo Day for Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., November 22, 2019 /3BL Media/– Seven U.S. entrepreneurs chosen to participate in the Black & Veatch IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator recently took the stage in downtown Kansas City to showcase their business models and demonstrate how they’re poised to rewrite how the enterprise focuses on sustainability.

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