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Stepping Up Our Work on Circularity

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The circular economy is a natural extension of Cisco’s own business transformation. As a company, we are moving from product upgrade cycles to recurring cloud computing and a software-subscription model. With this same mindset, we aim to harness technology to limit the unintended consequences of one-way consumption.

Cisco is accelerating the adoption of circularity with the goal of decoupling business growth from the consumption of finite resources, designing waste out of the system, and transitioning to renewable energy.

Waking Up to Follow a Dream

By Cayla Yang
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For World Wildlife Day, Cayla shares her story of checking off all the appropriate boxes for adulthood, but only being 'fine' with her career. Then, she decided to follow a dream which led her to Cisco and working with our Sustainable Impact Program.

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For World Wildlife Day, Cayla shares her story of checking off all the appropriate boxes for adulthood, but only being 'fine' with her career. Then, she decided to follow a dream which led her to Cisco and working with our Sustainable Impact Program.

At the Head of the Class – Designing a Waste Collection Truck of the Future

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There are multiple paths to innovation, especially when it comes to technology. At Republic, our vision is to be America’s preferred waste and recycling partner – and to do this, innovation is not a nice-to-have – it’s a must.

GM Continues to Facilitate EV Adoption, Tripling Employee Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Availability Across U.S. and Canada

Additional 3,500 new EV charging plugs will provide employees even more accessibility to charge at work
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DETROIT, March 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is making electric vehicle charging for employees even more accessible with the addition of 3,500 new EV charging plugs throughout its U.S. and Canadian facilities. This will triple the amount of charging locations that GM currently provides.

Ecocentricity Blog: Trash Turned Into Treasure

By: Chantel Lanier
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After taking a deep breath she smelled…nothing. If anything, it smelled like crisp, fresh, unpolluted air. She didn’t detect any unpleasant odors that she would have previously associated with composting.

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After taking a deep breath she smelled…nothing. If anything, it smelled like crisp, fresh, unpolluted air. She didn’t detect any unpleasant odors that she would have previously associated with composting.

Pushing Beyond The Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

The Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes Inaugural Class of Tree Campus Healthcare Facilities

Sixteen hospitals across the country are recognized for their leadership in wellness and community engagement through trees
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LINCOLN, Neb., March 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation today recognized sixteen hospitals across the United States as the first-ever Tree Campus Healthcare facilities. The healthcare institutions earned this recognition by demonstrating a commitment to improving community wellness through tree planting, education, and community engagement.

Trane Technologies Completes Reverse Morris Trust Transaction and Begins Trading Today on NYSE

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SWORDS, Ireland, March 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Trane Technologies plc (the “Company”), formerly known as Ingersoll-Rand plc, today announced that it has successfully completed its Reverse Morris Trust transaction with Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. (“Gardner Denver,” now known as Ingersoll Rand Inc.).

Tech Companies Take Down 3 Million Online Listings for Trafficked Wildlife

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WASHINGTON, March 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Online technology companies in the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online reported removing or blocking over 3 million listings for endangered and threatened species and associated products from their online platforms to date. These listings included live tigers, reptiles, primates and birds for the exotic pet trade, as well as products derived from species like elephants, pangolins and marine turtles.

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