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United Nations Global Compact Launches Principles for Sustainable Ocean Business

Companies asked to commit to secure a healthy and productive ocean
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UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., September 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact today launched a set of nine Sustainable Ocean Principles, calling on companies around the world to commit to securing a healthy and productive ocean.

How Public-Private-Philanthropic Partnerships are Driving Transportation Technology

By Harriet A. Langford, The Ray and Chris Armstrong, Panasonic, North America
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Funding for a project can be split between a government agency and a nonprofit organization. Together, the two can seek out a partner from the private sector to execute on the project. This blend of public and philanthropic capital combined with private-sector competencies and efficiencies makes for a novel way to address the changing transportation mobility issues that the country is facing.

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Funding for a project can be split between a government agency and a nonprofit organization. Together, the two can seek out a partner from the private sector to execute on the project. This blend of public and philanthropic capital combined with private-sector competencies and efficiencies makes for a novel way to address the changing transportation mobility issues that the country is facing.

General Motors, University of Michigan Show Automated Safety Features Preventing Crashes

Safety and driver assistance features are helping GM move closer to its vision of a world with zero crashes
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DETROIT, September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As General Motors moves toward its vision of a world with zero crashes, the company partnered with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute to understand the real-world effectiveness of some of its available active safety, driver assistance, and advanced headlighting features that may prevent or mitigate different types of crashes.

GM Earns EPA Green Power Leadership Honors Reinforcing Vision for Zero Emissions Future

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DETROIT, Sept. 5, 2019 /3BL Media/— General Motors announced today that it has received a 2019 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The awards recognize companies for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented GM with the award for Direct Project Engagement at the 2019 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Diego, California.

Clarion Partners Details Deepening Environmental, Social and Governance Commitments in New Corporate Social Responsibility Report

By David Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Clarion Partners
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Clarion Partners realizes it’s possible to ensure a more sustainable future while delivering value to our clients and tenants. At the same time, we know that affecting change at the property level requires us to start from within.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2019

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The August issue of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's newsletter is full of exciting stories from their key funding initiatives; RayDay, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray and more.

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The August issue of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation's newsletter is full of exciting stories from their key funding initiatives; RayDay, Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, The Ray and more.

Vehicle-to-Everything and Connected Car Technology in Georgia

By: Katie Coveny
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The newest and coolest (and safest) car on the market, the autonomous and connected car, is driving the future of advanced automobiles.

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The newest and coolest (and safest) car on the market, the autonomous and connected car, is driving the future of advanced automobiles.

10 Years on: 74 Walk Friendly Communities Recognized through Road Safety Program Sponsored by FedEx

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., August 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ —The Walk Friendly Communities program (WFC) recognized three U.S. cities for their commitment to prioritize pedestrians and create safe, comfortable and inviting places to walk. The Walk Friendly Community designations include a Platinum-level designation for Portland, Oregon, only the fourth community to receive that honor. Both Burlington, Vermont, and Bellevue, Washington, were recognized as Silver-level Walk Friendly Communities.

2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV to Offer 259 Miles of Range

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DETROIT, August 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The game-changing Chevrolet Bolt EV will now take customers even farther. Starting with model year 2020, the Bolt EV will offer a remarkable EPA-estimated 259 miles of range on a full charge[1], a 21-mile increase over previous model years. The Chevrolet Bolt EV’s winning combination of long range and affordability continues to attract new customers to the electric vehicle segment, and the 2020 Bolt EV will allow them to travel farther between charging sessions.

GM China Releases 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Report details vision and efforts of GM and its joint ventures in China for sustainability
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General Motors China has issued its 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Report to provide an update on its CSR efforts and commitment in the areas of safety, sustainability, education and the community. The report also provides an update to its stakeholders about the actions taken by the company and its joint ventures in China to help achieve GM’s global vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion.

Highlights from the report include:

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