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Ingersoll Rand Joins International Community at COP 23

The company highlights pivotal steps in decreasing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy efficiency
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BONN, Germany, November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ingersoll Rand (NYSE: IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, joins representatives from hundreds of countries at the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov. 6-17 to support continued actions that address climate change.

Barclays’ Annual Technology and Futures Conference: The Age of Connection

Barclays’ Annual Technology and Futures Conference Gets to Grips with “New Age of Connection."
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Hundreds of decision-makers and innovators from the finance and technology sectors and beyond have gathered in London for the Barclays New Frontiers conference to consider what Barclays Group CEO Jes Staley called “the new age of connection”.

The assembly was the latest incarnation of Barclays’ long-running “Digital Conference”, now renamed to reflect that innovation stretches beyond the boundaries of technology. “We wanted to ensure the thinking and ideas we surface today were not constrained in any way – including by the title,” said Staley.

BSR’s Early Leaders Discuss Its Origin and History

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, early leaders of BSR Bobb Dunn (Former President and CEO of Synergos Institute) and Mats Lederhausen (Founder of BE-CAUSE) discussed the origin and history of the organization in a panel moderated by Google's Lead for Sustainability Kate E. Brandt.

“People are more likely to act themselves into a new way of thinking than to think themselves into a new way of acting,” Lederhausen said.

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BSR Alumni Discuss the Evolution of Sustainable Business Over the Past 25 Years

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In a plenary session at the BSR Conference 2017, a panel of BSR alumni, including Amazon's Kara Hurst' Levi Strauss & Co.'s Michael Kobori; and Alliance of Green Consumption and Green Supply Chain, China, and The Sustainability Consortium's Wei Dong Zhou discussed the evolution of sustainable business over the past 25 years.

“The BSR Conference has converted me from an optimistic pessimist to an optimistic optimist,” Kobori said.

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Attend: Business of Kindness Regional Forum in Washington, DC

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Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Born This Way Foundation, and Deloitte on November 17, for the Business of Kindness Regional Forum. Learn from business leaders, academics, and community partners on why they are championing kindness in the workplace and how you can foster it in yours.

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Morgan Stanley's Audrey Choi Talks Inclusive Growth at the BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, Morgan Stanley Chief Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer Audrey Choi explored inclusive growth. 

“At the end of the day, we are convinced that corporations, individually and collectively, are powerful forces for change,” Choi said.

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Insider Perspective: Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

ABLC Next, San Francisco 16-18 October 2017
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The event was called ABLC ‘Next’ because it offers participants a snapshot of the up-and-coming companies, technologies, projects and initiatives that are making waves in the bioeconomy throughout North America.

This event brought together application and platform developers, investors, policymakers, end-use customers and development partners for three days of fresh updates and rich insights into the latest technologies of the advanced bioeconomy in health, nutrition, ‘AgTech’, genetics, big data, robotics, fuels, chemicals and materials.

Final Two Weeks Before Opportunity Forward!

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Only two weeks remain until the 2017 Corporate Citizenship Conference! Roll up your sleeves in collaborative working sessions, have unparalleled networking opportunities, and hear from the best in corporate citizenship. Learn more here.

Sunny Verghese Appointed as WBCSD Chair for 2018

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development today announced that Mr Sunny Verghese, Co-Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of Olam International, has been appointed as the new Chair of WBCSD. Mr Verghese’s term begins on 1 January 2018 for a duration of two years.

The appointment was enacted by a vote from members at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of WBCSD, held today during the organization’s Council Meeting taking place in Mexico City.

National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths Addresses BSR Conference 2017

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In a plenary address at the BSR Conference 2017, National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths shared her experience using photography as a tool for telling stories.

“The big stories are not breaking news. They don’t break. They exist—they’re big; they’re complex. None more so than women,” Griffiths said.

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