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Powering the Future: the Value of Sustainability to Caterpillar

A video summary of the company's path to recognizing sustainability as a core value
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In 2013, Caterpillar began a transformational journey with respect to sustainability. From February through November, a "Powering the Future" team, one of our Leadership Excellence in Accountability and Development (L.E.A.D.) leadership development programs, performed an in-depth analysis of our existing sustainability capabilities and strategy. The team was comprised of Caterpillar leaders from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. They compared Caterpillar sustainability commitments and achievements to those of our peers and competitors.

Green Is The New Norm in Office


By Brian J. Rogal  

LOS ANGELES—CBRE Group, Inc. recently launched a research project to study green buildings in the US, and its first analysis found that among US cities Minneapolis had the highest percentage of green commercial space, a result that surprised many. 

"Project Last Mile" Expands to Improve Availability of Life-Saving Medicines in Additional Regions of Africa

The Coca-Cola Company, USAID, the Global Fund, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invest more than $21M USD to expand initiative to 10 countries
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ATLANTA, June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the expansion of “Project Last Mile” to include 10 African countries over the next five years. - CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) Publishes 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

The report detailes the company's environmental, safety, and social performance
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June 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX) announces the release of its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report detailing the company’s environmental, safety, and social performance. The full report provides a review of the business and details the company’s successes as well as its commitments moving forward across sustainability, corporate citizenship, governance and more.

Hillary Clinton Launches the Symantec Cyber Career Connection at the Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting

By Cecily Joseph, Symantec’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Chief Diversity Officer

Yesterday was an exciting day for Symantec, and a first for the company on multiple fronts. Standing alongside former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Symantec Senior Vice President Aled Miles launched our signature Corporate Responsibility program - the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3)—at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver.

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.”

Waste and Recycling Trade Group Announces New Name, Brand

New Name Reflects Industry in Transition, Communicates Importance and Benefits of Waste Handling
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WASHINGTON, November 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ — The Washington, D.C.-based trade group that represents the private-sector waste and recycling industry in the United States announced today that it is adopting a new name—the National Waste & Recycling Association. It also unveiled a new logo and tagline (“Collect. Recycle. Innovate.”). The change will officially take place on Monday, Dec. 2.

Starbucks Extends Values with Tuition Reimbursement Program


Coffee giant Starbucks has raised the bar once again for how companies should demonstrate their values in action.

On Anniversary of Global Compact’s 10th Principle, Business Issues Call to Action Against Corruption

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New York, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Marking ten years of the UN Global Compact’s 10th Principle Against Corruption, business today called on Governments to address corruption and foster good governance in ways that advance the global development agenda.


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