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IWBI Event Addresses Positive Business Impacts of a People + Planet Approach

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NEW YORK, October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – When it comes to the health of the business, environmental sustainability and climate action go hand-in-hand with human health. This was the key takeaway at “Changing climates: Prioritizing human health amid environmental, political and social change”, a breakfast event organized by the International WELL Building Institute.

Wyoming Educators Obtain Computational Thinking Principles Through Ignite My Future in School

– Tata Consultancy Services Provides Local Albany County Educators Professional Development in Partnership with Discovery Education –
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WYOMING and NEW YORK, September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, have launched Ignite My Future in School within the Albany County School District.

GRI at UNGA74

Engaging and influencing during the UN General Assembly
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September 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ The 74th annual United Nations General Assembly – ‘UNGA74’ – is underway, as representatives from the 193 UN member states meet in New York.  

This global gathering is a catalyst for high-level meetings, events and conferences, a number of which are very relevant to GRI’s work to promote sustainability reporting and corporate transparency, in the context of progress towards sustainable development.  

Museum of American Finance to Present Program on Sustainability

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NEW YORK, September 6, 2019/3BL Media/– On September 19, the Museum of American Finance will present “Corporate Sustainability: Is It Sustainable?,” a timely discussion with industry leaders driving sustainability as an essential element of corporate purpose and a means to achieve transformative social impact.

Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 28: Gary Bagley, New York Cares

Mobilizing New Yorkers to Serve their City
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Host Danielle Holly speaks with fellow local change-maker Gary Bagley, Executive Director of New York Cares, an organization that provides New Yorkers opportunities to give back to the community by supporting local schools and nonprofits.

Michael Bloomberg Launches Beyond Carbon, the Largest-Ever Coordinated Campaign Against Climate Change in United States

Beyond Carbon Brings Bloomberg’s Global Investment in Fighting Climate Change to $1 Billion
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New York, NY – In a commencement address today at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michael R. Bloomberg will launch Beyond Carbon, the largest coordinated campaign to tackle climate change ever undertaken in the United States. With a $500 million investment — the largest ever philanthropic effort to fight the climate crisis — Beyond Carbon will work to ­put the U.S. on track towards a 100% clean energy economy by working with advocates around the country to build on the leadership and climate progress underway in our states, cities, and communities.

Video: 3 Years of Urban Greening with Timberland

Timberland has greened over 130,000 sq/ft of urban space and isn't stopping there
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Green spaces in urban communities help improve individual wellbeing and strengthen communities. 

In 2015, Timberland made a commitment to create or restore green space in urban areas. This year took our urban greening to New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. More than 260 people volunteered and planted 37 trees, 800 shrubs, and 400 seeds to transform underutilized space into 15,000 square feet of community green space.  

KeyBank Fuels Redevelopment Effort to Provide Seniors in New York with Affordable Housing Options

The financing will support the redevelopment of a former public school into 50 units of affordable housing for low-income seniors and homeless frail elderly
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CLEVELAND, December 18, 2018 /3BL Media/— KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) provided a $10.8 million construction loan to support the Jason Gwilt Memorial Senior Apartments, a converted public school in Verona, NY that will make 50 units of affordable seniors housing and a senior center available to the community.

The Energy Gang Podcast: Watt it Takes: The Origin Story of Sunrun

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On November 15, The Energy Gang sat down with Lynn Jurich, CEO of Sunrun, America’s leading home solar and energy installer. National Grid has partnered with Sunrun on residential solar installations in upstate New York. Jurich talks about engaging with utilities and how National Grid is standing behind a strategy to move toward a clean energy future on “Watt it Takes: The Origin Story of Sunrun” 

Invest, Collaborate and Innovate

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For businesses to meet the challenges that lie ahead they have to move from incremental change to one that is large-scale and transformative. The Responsible Business Summit New York 2019 will give you the opportunity to learn new ideas and meet CEOs, heads of business and investors that are shaping ambitious strategies.

For 2019 we’ve confirmed even more inspirational businesses to share their strategies on the key issues and opportunities that lie ahead for you and your business, including:

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