Speaking the Same Language

The Intersection of Business and Sustainability

A few weeks ago, I attended the 2013 Net Impact Conference in San Jose, Calif., a three-day immersion into the conference theme of, “Change Starts Here.” As mentioned in the blog posted before the conference kicked off, we are strong believers in the power of collaboration and creativity to affect meaningful change.

Levi’s Wellthread Takes on Responsibility from Start to Finish


Levi's is no stranger to the CSR journey. From its "Water<Less" collection, which reduces water usage in manufacturing by an average of 28 percent, to its "A Care Tag for Our Planet" tag, which urges consumers to donate clothing to Goodwill, the retailer has often pioneered new approaches to lessen its environmental footprint.

Quivira Coalition and our Ecologically Balanced Future

Press Release

October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Adventure Capitalists seeks out and attracts authentic, committed, holistically minded client-partners, strategic partners and non-profits that are doing the heavy lifting for social and environmental good worldwide.

AT&T Hardwires Sustainability into its Supply Chain

AT&T's Sustainability Scorecard is the primary tool the company uses to drive accountability with its strategic suppliers.

This content originally appeared on IndsutryWeek.com

By: Chris Tsai, executive director big data, M2M at AT&T

2013 Quivira Conference: “Inspiring Adaptation”

NOVEMBER 13 - 15, 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, NM., September 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Quivira Coalition presents its 2013 Quivira Conference: “Inspiring Adaptation” taking place Wednesday – Friday, November 13 - 15, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Oliberté Manufactures the World’s First Fair Trade Certified™ Footwear

Fair Trade USA certifies Oliberté factory in Ethiopia
Press Release

OAKVILLE, CAN., September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/  — Oliberté, maker of sustainably produced leather shoes and bags handmade in Africa, is the first footwear manufacturing facility in the world to be Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA. Oliberté opened its factory in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2012 to produce high-quality products in a work environment that values workers’ rights and fair wages. Passing Fair Trade USA’s audit process means that Oliberté is now shipping the world’s first Fair Trade Certified shoes to its retailers worldwide.   

BSR Conference 2013: Best Rates Available through September 30

Press Release

San Francisco, September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ The newest speakers to join the lineup for the BSR Conference 2013 include KKR Co-Chairman and Co-CEO George R. Roberts, as well as actor, producer, and director Jacques Perrin and marine biologist and commercial diver François Sarano, who codirected and cowrote Oceans, a breathtaking film about the world's ocean that was filmed over four years in 50 different locations.

Sappi Fine Paper North America Launches Sappi etc.® Microsite

Content-rich educational platform provides a wealth of resources on paper and print
Press Release

BOSTON, September 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the launch of its Sappi etc.® microsite, an online educational platform providing access to more than a century’s worth of rare historical documents, detailed case studies and expert technical advice as a part of the company’s Education, Training and Consulting (etc) program. Free and fully searchable, the Sappi etc.

UPS Ranks as a Global Leader In Global Susatainability and Technology

Press Release

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) has once again been recognized for its leadership in the areas of sustainability and technology.

For the third year in a row, UPS secured a top position on the CDP’s global Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). UPS ranked in the top five percent of companies measured, with a score of 99 out of 100. The CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, works with its shareholders, customers and governments to measure and disclose environmental information. UPS has been recognized for this achievement since 2008.

BNY Mellon Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Press Release

NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has been named to one of the most highly regarded global sustainability indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). This family of indices, offered jointly by Swiss investment firm RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices, tracks the stock performance of leading sustainability-driven businesses worldwide.


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