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Working at This Freezer Plant Is One ‘Cool’ Job

#PlacesThatMatter – Ottawa, Ohio
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In 1833, residents founded the town of Ottawa, Ohio, and named it in honor of the Native American Ottawa people, who once had a village at the site. Since that time, it has remained primarily agricultural, with more than 90 percent of Putnam County, where the town resides, under cultivation.

In this peaceful Midwestern town of fewer than 5,000 residents, lies Whirlpool Corporation’s Ottawa operations, where freezers have been manufactured since the early 1990s. More than 400 employees produce products there for multiple brands under the Whirlpool umbrella.

Students Leading Sustained and Innovative Hunger-Fighting Solutions Can Apply for $10,000 from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Applications for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/-- The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2019. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5KGive5K to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Sustainability in Detroit, Part 4: The Dirt

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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. 
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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. 

RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Fashion, Style, Brand and Sustainability Are Today’s Coupling Terms Now for a Growing Number of Consumers…

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.11.2019)
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We’re all consumers of one type or another.We buy food and beverages, electronic products, and an assortment of apparel and footwear products.  So the questions come to mind…

What are you wearing?  Is it fashionable?  Stylish? And sustainable (as a product you want or need)?  Sustainably and responsibly produced?  In a global (mostly invisible) supply chain that you could say with certainty is “well supervised and responsibly managed”?

Looking Beyond ESG Integration With the Matthews Asia ESG Fund

Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
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by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia 

In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.

Why Invest Internationally in Companies With Strong ESG Practices?

To boost portfolio ESG quality and the potential for improved risk-adjusted returns
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by Scott LaBreche, Director at Impax Asset Management 

The megatrends underlying the transition to a more sustainable economy, such as climate change and widening inequality, are global issues. It should come as no surprise, then, that companies are addressing sustainability risks and opportunities regardless of their domicile.

So investors may be wondering, how are companies in developed markets outside the U.S. and Canada performing on sustainability issues? It varies, of course, but on the whole, they are performing better than those in the U.S.

International Living Future Institute Adds Embodied Carbon to Declare Labels in Shift to Acknowledging Full Product Impacts

New Declare Labels Piloted by Partners Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, Interface, Superior Essex Communications in Bold Commitment to Transparency and Accountability
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SEATTLE, October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), announced the first of its new Declare labels that include product embodied carbon alongside ingredient disclosure, reinforcing ILFI’s commitment to transparency in the building products industry. Partners Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, Interface, and Superior Essex Communications have supported this paradigm shift through several pilot Declare labels that broadens the scope of material health.

Mainstreaming the Healthy Materials Movement

Volume Commitments and Updated Standards Scale the Creation and Adoption of Healthy Materials
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The healthy materials movement began with a few intrepid designers, manufacturers and forward-thinking nonprofits asking a simple question: Why can’t every place we live, work and play be free of toxic chemicals and harmful materials?

Quality People Making Quality Products

#PlacesThatMatter – Fall River, Massachusetts
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In 1620, long before there was a United States of America, English settlers established the Plymouth Colony in a portion of the East Coast formerly inhabited by Native Americans. It was this tribe of PokanoketWampanoag who gave the town of Fall River its name, after the Quequechan River, which flowed gently through the city, only to drop steeply, or “fall” into Mount Hope Bay.

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