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GM Water Efficiency Strategy Plays Small Role in Big Issue

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It’s no secret that water is a fundamental building block for life.

No person on Earth can sustain themselves without it, which makes the fact that 780 million people lack access to clean water all the more alarming.

This week, leaders from around the world convened in Sweden for World Water Week to discuss why we all need to cooperate when it comes to water scarcity.

SXSW Eco Announces Keynote and Initial Programming for 2013 Event

Robin Chase, founder and CEO of Buzzcar and former CEO of ZipCar, to keynote the third-annual event
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AUSTIN, Texas, June 20, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ - SXSW Eco, a conference focused on progressing innovation and action around environmental and sustainability initiatives, today announced Robin Chase, founder and CEO of car-sharing company Buzzcar, as keynote speaker to engage attendees around the role of business and innovation in addressing climate change.

HP Publishes its Complete Carbon Footprint, Leading the Industry in Transparency

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Chris Librie is the Director of Environmental and Health Initiatives, HP Sustainability & Social Innovation

Hydraulic Fracturing Faces Growing Competition for Water Supplies in Water-Stressed Regions

Nearly half of 25,450 oil and gas wells evaluated in U.S. are in water basins with high and extremely high water stress; industry’s future growth depends on accelerating solutions such as more water recycling, better water management planning
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new Ceres research paper on water use in hydraulic fracturing operations shows that a significant portion of this activity is happening in water stressed regions of the United States, most prominently Texas and Colorado, which are both in the midst of prolonged drought conditions. It concludes that industry efforts underway, such as expanded use of recycled water and non-freshwater resources, need to be scaled up along with better water management planning if shale energy production is to grow as projected.

3 Companies that Are Making Money by Embracing Sustainability

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Superstorm Sandy and the subsequent Nor’easter were the biggest news this week and last. The combination of two powerful forces resulted in unprecedented and widespread damage. Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted.

PwC Provides Technical Expertise for New "Scope 3" and Product Life Cycle Carbon Accounting Standards

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - October 12, 2011 - Two new standards for accounting and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, developed in part with the technical leadership of PwC, were launched by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

The Sustainability Consortium members vote to adopt the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Standard

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Fayetteville, Arkansas and Tempe, Arizona, June 24, 2011 – The Sustainability Consortium members, comprised of leading global retailers, manufacturers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, voted to adopt the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Accounting and Reporting Standard(GHG Protocol Product Standard) that was developed through a global multi-stakeholder process by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and

Ceres Announces Leading Sustainability Advocates, Legal Experts as New Board Members

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston - June 22, 2011 - Ceres today announced it has added four new members to its Board of Directors: Carl Pope, chairman of the Sierra Club; Janet Ranganathan, vice president for Science and Research at the World Resources Institute (WRI);

Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity

New report surveys companies, offers practical solutions for climate resilience
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Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the new report, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change, jointly released today by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute. In response to a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity.

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Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the new report, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change, jointly released today by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute. In response to a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity.

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