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ESG Disclosure Reduces Risk and Informs Investors

GRI Chief Executive testifies to US House Committee on strengthening ESG legislation
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July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI’s Chief Executive, Tim Mohin, testified today (10 July) before the US House Committee on Financial Services, which is considering new corporate reporting requirements for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information.

Massachusetts Can Learn From the Business Community’s Clean Energy Leadership

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Massachusetts is a national hub for innovation in the technology, healthcare, and clean energy sectors. From world-class universities to a rapidly growing biotechnology industry and unparalleled healthcare sector, Bay State businesses and institutions are on the cutting edge. So, it comes as no surprise that a growing number of companies are investing in the rapidly growing clean energy sector and powering their operations with renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Ohio Businesses Call on Senate to Protect Renewable and Energy Efficiency Standards

Business leaders join together in opposing rollbacks to Ohio’s clean energy standards, emphasizing statewide economic and health benefits
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January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Ohio Senate is moving quickly to act on legislation that would undercut Ohio’s clean energy economy. In response, major businesses, investors, healthcare providers and trade associations representing nearly 200,000 employees are gathering to voice their firm opposition to legislation that would roll back the state’s clean energy standards. 

Building Code Updates for Florida and Illinois: Fits and Starts

Florida puts a code roll-back on hold, while Illinois takes steps toward adopting the 2015 IECC.
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The Opportunities and Challenges of Legislating Corporate Social Responsibility

Legislating Social Good
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Recent studies have shown that many companies are giving more generously to social causes than ever before. Some, like Unilever, Coca-Cola, GSK, and others, have begun to champion the notion that social and financial profit can be achieved simultaneously. But even the most progressive companies often sideline social investment and corporate social responsibility, using them more to increase a company’s brand image and awareness than to generate real social return.

Group of Investors Urge European Union to Adopt Stronger Conflict Minerals Legislation

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IT and trade in conflict minerals  

Financial Times. The next time your mobile phone buzzes in your pocket, think tungsten. The hard, steel-grey mineral is crucial to the component that makes phones vibrate. It is also used in ballpoint pens, lightbulbs and in the wiring of heated car windscreens.

MEDIA ADVISORY: West Virginia Governor to Sign Law Protecting Sanitation Workers

“Slow Down to Get Around” law promotes safer driving near garbage, recycling trucks
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A media advisory announcing a ceremonial bill signing of waste and recycling safety legislation in West Virginia.

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A media advisory announcing a ceremonial bill signing of waste and recycling safety legislation in West Virginia.

Wisconsin Enacts Road Safety Law to Encourage Cautious Driving Near Sanitation Trucks

“Slow Down to Get Around” law increases penalties on reckless driving, aims to prevent accidents and injuries
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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a "Slow Down to Get Around" measure designed to prevent road accidents and fatalities caused by reckless driving around waste and recycling collection vehicles.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed into law a "Slow Down to Get Around" measure designed to prevent road accidents and fatalities caused by reckless driving around waste and recycling collection vehicles.

Florida Legislature Passes Important Legislation to Protect Waste and Recycling Workers

Slow Down to Get Around Laws Now in Place in Multiple States
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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) applauds Florida Gov. Rick Scott for signing into law legislation aimed at preventing road accidents and fatalities involving waste and recycling workers and vehicles caused by careless drivers.

House Bill 7005, an omnibus transportation bill sponsored by Rep. Frank Artiles (R-Miami) and signed Friday by Gov. Scott, includes a section that added sanitation and utility vehicles to the “Move Over Act.”

Data Privacy Day: The Questions That Matter for Our Kids

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Today is Data Privacy Day, an annual event intended to encourage everyone to understand how to protect their privacy online, an important cause in an increasingly connected world.

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