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Blog from in Awards and Recognition
Apr 18, 2019 10:00 AM ET

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson was named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People of 2019.


Earth Day service events planned in 27 cities around the globe for April and May

Blog from in Environment
Apr 18, 2019 10:00 AM ET

While associates at Timberland’s global headquarters in New Hampshire eagerly await the arrival of spring, employees in the brand’s Zhongshan, China production office got a head start on Earth Day by installing a colorful perennial bed at the Dongguan Botanical Garden in Guangdong, China.  Tina Tong, a product developer in Timberland’s Zhongshan office, assembled a group of 67 volunteers to plant 3,000 perennials and shrubs, creating an inviting entrance for visitors to the park.
  


By Kristen Mascia

Article from in Health and Wellness
Apr 18, 2019 9:45 AM ET

Up to 70% of nurses and nearly 55% of physicians report symptoms of burnout, which costs workplaces millions of dollars a year due to lost productivity and employee turnover and absenteeism—and impacts patient quality of care. But the CareAdvantage program is poised to help.


Port Austin, Spring Lake, Sparta Receive Funds to Promote Local Development

Press Release from in Finance & Investment
Apr 18, 2019 9:35 AM ET

THOMPSONVILLE, Mich., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Michigan communities in Huron, Ottawa and Kent counties are receiving a total of $15,000 for projects to energize local residents and attract statewide attention after winning Consumers Energy’s first “Put Your Town on the Map” competition.

Port Austin received $7,500 for first place. Spring Lake received $5,000 as runner-up, and Sparta received $2,500. Also competing were projects in Greenville, Groveland Township, Pentwater, Quincy, Shelby, Stanton and West Branch.


Blog from in Supply Chain & the Circular Economy
Apr 18, 2019 9:30 AM ET

As part of our brand-new employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at MilliporeSigma — the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — to learn more about the work he’s doing to move the needle.

1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?

I started with MilliporeSigma in 2005 as a packaging engineer in the business field, which later became BioMonitoring. In this role, I oversaw the development of packaging for new products.


SB Brand Transformation Roadmap exclusively available to SB’19 Detroit Conference Attendees

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Apr 18, 2019 9:05 AM ET

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Business executives seeking to identify, prioritize, align and scale company sustainability actions will now find a valuable online solution to support their brand transformation journey. The SB Brand Transformation RoadmapSM is a powerful orientation and navigation tool that maps out a company’s entire sustainability journey and allows the company to access the maturity of its efforts across five practice areas - Purpose, Brand Influence, Operations & Supply Chain, Products & Services, and Governance.


Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Apr 18, 2019 9:00 AM ET

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a banner year, international third-party certifier and standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Report in time for Earth Day. According to SCS Founder and CEO, Stanley P. Rhodes, the company’s growth and success is a direct reflection of the degree to which business, government, and NGO measures to promote sustainability have taken hold around the world in every economic sector.


Sustainability Partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Brings More Than 67 Kilowatts of Renewable Energy across Texas

Press Release from in Environment
Apr 18, 2019 9:00 AM ET

GLEN ROSE, Texas, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Energy and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the completion of solar installations at three state parks across Texas as part of their long-standing sustainability partnership.

Park visitors can now experience the benefits of solar energy whether they are comparing shoe sizes to actual dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park, enjoying the spectacular South Texas wildlife at Estero Llano Grande State Park or camping near the Red River at Eisenhower State Park.


Press Release from in Philanthropy
Apr 18, 2019 9:00 AM ET

LEVERKUSEN, Germany, April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer’s Board of Management has appointed Dr. Monika Lessl as Bayer Foundations’ executive committee member to lead both the Bayer Science Foundation and the Bayer Cares Foundation. This role will be integrated into her current leadership of Bayer’s Corporate Innovation and R&D function.


LiveTotal Health program provides physical, financial and personal support

Blog from in Business & Trade
Apr 18, 2019 9:00 AM ET

More love to give

“We had both been thinking about it,” says Kim when asked about her and her husband’s decision to adopt a foster child. “I have two children—21 and 25—and a 14-year-old stepdaughter, but we both felt in our hearts that we had more love to give.”

That’s when an introspection of Kim and her husband’s home, their family and their relationships began. Together, they researched the adoption process, found an adoption agency and had many thoughtful discussions with their family.

The process is more than paperwork


Results underscore the importance workers place on eco-friendly business practices and identifies opportunities to advance sustainability in the office

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Apr 18, 2019 8:35 AM ET

Highlights:

  • Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
  • 58 percent said environmentally conscious practices are key to engaging future workforce
  • 46 percent said they would only work for companies with sustainable business practices
  • 53 percent of office decision makers did not realize imitation printer cartridges are not recyclable
  • HP invests $2 million to sustainable supplies and promoting a circular economy

$2M investment in plastic washing line in Haiti will create more than 1,000 new income opportunities locally

Press Release from in Environment
Apr 18, 2019 8:30 AM ET

Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory

Press Release from in Finance & Investment
Apr 18, 2019 8:00 AM ET
  • The Morgan Stanley Plastic Waste Resolution will drive and scale the investments, partnerships, programs and research needed to tackle the growing challenge of plastic waste.
  • Through these efforts, Morgan Stanley will prevent, reduce, and remove 50 million metric tons of plastic waste from rivers, oceans, landscapes and landfills by 2030.

Article from in Awards and Recognition
Apr 18, 2019 8:00 AM ET

April 18, 2019 – General Mills released its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, outlining the company’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. The progress made by General Mills in 2018 demonstrates the company’s long-term commitment to protect and restore the resources upon which its business and communities depend, with an increased focus on advancing regenerative practices across its supply chain.


Article from in Finance & Investment
Apr 18, 2019 7:05 AM ET

by Julie Gorte, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Impax Aseet Management and Pax World Funds 

When I began working to make boards more gender diverse in 2001, the percentage of women on the boards of large companies in the United States was around 12 percent. By 2011, women had gained a few more seats at the table, and by 2016 women held 21 percent of board seats at Fortune 500 companies. At this rate of progress — less than one percent increase per year — it will be three more decades before big companies’ boards achieve gender parity. And that, sadly, is the good news.


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