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General Motors February 2013 Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

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General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter

February 2013

Chevrolet Malibu Label Provides Ecologic Scorecard

Most Chevrolet Malibu customers say they want to know just how green their car is, regardless of its exterior color. Now they can find out what was done to reduce its environmental impact from an at-a glance EcologicTM window label.

Capitalism Supports the Environment In Spite of Capitalists

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By Carol Pierson Holding

Like many people, my faith in capitalism was badly shaken by the crash of 2008 and its aftermath. I sat by, appalled as some capitalists denied climate change and used the economy as an excuse to continue their planet-destroying practices.

I rooted for regulation, until Obama, who once seemed to be the environmentalist’s last great hope, declared his second term energy policy would be “all of the above.”

Children International a Top U.S. Charity According to Forbes and Consumers Digest

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KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 19, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forbes magazine recognizes Children International, a U.S.-based humanitarian organization, as a top U.S. charity in its "Top 100 Largest U.S. Charities" list for 2012. The Forbeslist includes ratios regarding a nonprofit's level of fundraising efficiency and charitable commitment.

Why PepsiCo is a Global Leader in Water Stewardship and Sustainable Agriculture

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In a wide-ranging interview with Sanjeev Chadha, President, PepsiCo Middle East & Africa, we discussed the evolving relationship between business and society, water management and sustainability at PepsiCo, shortages and scarcity particularly in the Middle East and Africa, the interconnectivity of water with a number of other critical issues, and key leadership lessons learned from a business perspective in tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Forbes: PepsiCo Helps Farm the Issues at Rio+20

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Of the many issues being ‘framed’ in the formal and informal dialogues taking place at Rio+20, sustainable agriculture is a key one. It has its own section of the final draft of ‘The Future We Want’ outcome document which includes a resolution by our governments to:

Making Waves, Making Energy

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If you sit at the edge of Pacific or Atlantic Ocean and watch as waves ferociously slap the sands, you can’t help but recognize the awesome power of the ocean. As you sit there watching, do you ever think, “it sure would be great if we could tap that energy!” Well, it turns out we can. This week on Sea Change Radio, we are talking about wave energy – the processes, both scientific and political, by which wave motion is converted into electricity.

PepsiCo Honored by Forbes and Corporate Responsibility Magazine for CSR Best Practice

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PepsiCo earned spots on two respected lists for its strong corporate responsibility practices and reputation.

Corporate Responsibility Magazine named PepsiCo to its 13th annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list of the most transparent, accountable and responsible public companies in the US. PepsiCo ranked 22nd, up from 25th last year, and one of just six food and beverage companies to appear in the top 25.

The rankings are based on publicly-available information and recognized by PR Week as one of America’s top three most-important business rankings.

Forbes India Magazine: The Real Benefits of Capitalism

By creating shared value, companies can deliver profits while also serving society
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The Indian private sector has the power to contribute to inclusive growth. However, the current methods of charity and corporate responsibilty won't get companies far. What will? Creating shared value. 

Ending Wall Street's Big Sleep on Sustainability

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Ceres President Mindy Lubber explains for Forbes that although investors are ramping up their attention to sustainability, they still lag behind many corporations. GE's Ecomagination program is cited as a prime example.

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Ceres President Mindy Lubber explains for Forbes that although investors are ramping up their attention to sustainability, they still lag behind many corporations. GE's Ecomagination program is cited as a prime example.

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