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FCA US Supports Diverse Future Business Leaders As Exclusive Sponsor of National Black MBA Association Graduate Student Case Competition

Summary: 
  • Competition conducted annually at National Black MBA Association's Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Annual event enables talented, high-potential MBA candidates from the nation’s leading business schools to compete for $50,000 in scholarships
  • FCA US has been exclusive sponsor of the competition since 1995
  • 2017 business case challenged teams to re-introduce a global automotive brand to the U.S. market
  • The team from the University of Alabama earns 2017 national championship, teams from Georgetown University and Boston University finish second and third, respectively
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  • Competition conducted annually at National Black MBA Association's Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Annual event enables talented, high-potential MBA candidates from the nation’s leading business schools to compete for $50,000 in scholarships
  • FCA US has been exclusive sponsor of the competition since 1995
  • 2017 business case challenged teams to re-introduce a global automotive brand to the U.S. market
  • The team from the University of Alabama earns 2017 national championship, teams from Georgetown University and Boston University finish second and third, respectively

Responsible Investing: Past, Present and the Next 25 Years

Insights from the President of Parnassus Investments
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By Benjamin E. Allen, President, Parnassus Investments and a portfolio manager for the Parnassus Core Equity Fund

As President of Parnassus Investments, I often think about what responsible investing might look like over the coming decades. The future is anchored in the past, so I believe the best way to begin an answer to this question is with a look back at the early years of responsible investing.

The Origins of Values-Based Investing

CITGO Rewards McNeese Business College Students With Scholarships

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SULPHUR, La., September 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - CITGO Lake Charles looks for opportunities to award deserving local students for academic excellence and recently awarded $5,000 in scholarship funds to McNeese State University Business students. The MSU business scholarship recipients each received a $1,000 scholarship towards their college education – a share of the $5,000 scholarship funds that CITGO awards to Business students annually. 

New USA Whitepaper on Why Business Backs Climate Action

Access the report on progressive businesses backing climate action
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Ethical Corporation released its latest whitepaper on the benefits of business to back the Paris climate agreement. The report has 7 pages of expert response including:

  • How business leaders react to President Trump’s pull-out from the Paris climate agreement
  • The benefits of business taking a lead on climate action
  • How Green banks will fare in a new era

Read the full report online: http://bit.ly/2vkZbcI

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

How Biomimicry can help sequester carbon and build a circular economy and perfect NetPositive regenerative design
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by Janine Benyus co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute 

It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in building, chemistry, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing–even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise.

A Dialogue with Sappi North America's Sustainability Leadership

Jennifer Miller and Laura Thompson discuss emerging issues in sustainable business practices
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Q: Sappi North America has made a strategic commitment to forward-looking sustainability practices for nearly ten years. What do you see as the hallmarks of world-class sustainability practice?

Transforming a Business Starts with Employees

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GM’s chief talent officer, Michael Arena, knows the power of culture and employees. In an industry that is poised for radical disruption, like automotive, it is critical to disrupt the way employees work to not only keep pace with start-ups, but to transform veteran companies. Arena’s core objective is to develop a culture where people feel connected and empowered.

It all started in 2014 when he asked the company futurist what will be important from a workplace and employee perspective in the year 2020. Four main areas emerged.  

Smart Stakeholder Engagement: 6 Tips for EHS & Sustainability Managers

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As EHS and sustainability become more intertwined with a company’s overall business strategy, success takes more than resources and good management - it also requires smart stakeholder engagement. From C-suite executives to employees to customers, the different stakeholder groups affected by your EHS and sustainability initiatives in turn have the power to influence the success of your initiatives.

Earth Week Guest Post: Reflections for New Business Leaders: Opportunity and Responsibility

By Kristine Shantz
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Kristine Schantz, a 2016 graduate of the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute, reflects on the essential impact her classmates will need to make as they reenter the workforce to ensure a sustainable future for their businesses and our planet. 

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