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October 16, 2014 Edition

Could Climate Change Spawn War? For many years, the Pentagon has issued reports about climate change, highlighting the future possible threats our nation may face from increased temperatures, extreme weather, drought, flooding, and rising sea levels. This week marked a notable change in the Pentagon’s approach.

Innovation in Green


Today we’re announcing that AT&T is joining the board of directors of The Green Grid Association. This is important as we’re aiming to bring our expertise to the challenge of making modern networks more efficient.

Coca-Cola Enterprises Joins Group of Companies Urging European Leaders for Unified Action on Climate Change


Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has signed a letter issued by the Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group (CLG) to Heads of State and Government of the European Union this week, urging them to take action on climate change. We join a group of 56 other companies and organisations from a diverse range of sectors, including the likes of General Electric (GE), Tesco, Ikea, GSK and Unilever, representing over 4.5 million employees.

Free Webinar: Managing Food Waste

Best Practices and Solutions for Addressing Food Waste

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center is hosting the Best Practices and Solutions for Addressing Food Waste Webinar, in partnership with The Dow Chemical Company, City of Phoenix, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Houston Advanced Research Center.

CBRE New Pacific Environmental Policy

CBRE Pacific have built on global standards to deliver a regionally tailored policy for how CBRE manages our own premises

Read more from the CBRE 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report

CBRE Pacific have built on global standards to deliver a regionally tailored policy for how CBRE manages our own premises. The policy details the minimum standards that CBRE tenancies should adhere to. We have set goals, actions and targets against areas such as energy, waste, water, office supplies and suppliers, and indoor air quality. The aim is for all tenancies entering a new lease agreement or renewal of lease to meet these targets by 2015. 

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Kaiser Permanente on YouTube

At Los Angeles Medical Center, 350 Environmental Services workers are already putting the green training they received through Kaiser Permanente's Workforce Planning and Development educational trust to work. The result: Lower operating costs, improved patient and workplace safety and happier employees.

Southwest Airlines Announces Purchase Agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels

Company Intends to Purchase Low Carbon Renewable Jet Fuel

DALLAS, October 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) has signed an agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels LLC (RRB) to purchase low carbon renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States.  The airline’s agreement with RRB covers the purchase of approximately three million gallons per year.  The blended product will be used at Southwest’s Bay Area operations with first delivery expected in 2016.

Fox Continues Groundbreaking Green Production Work with '24: Live Another Day'


In 2009, the Emmy Award-winning drama series 24 became the first ever television production to go completely carbon neutral.

Reflections on World Water Week

As the 24th annual World Water Week draws to a close, we take the opportunity to reflect on our own water conservation efforts.

Did you know that water scarcity is considered one of the top four global risks affecting our planet today?

Water stress – or a situation in which the demand for water exceeds the available amount – affects more than 1.2 billion people. The issue is expected to be more complex by 2025, and could affect an estimated two-thirds of the world’s population.

Call for Papers: 2015 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit


There is a new business reality: automotive, heavy industry and technology companies, and their supply chain partners, face heightened expectations from a range of stakeholders on complex corporate responsibility issues. Join us as a presenter at the 2015 AIAG Corporate Responsibility Summit in Novi, MI on April 29 & 30. Engage thought leaders and practitioners working at the forefront of our sector, and learn how to take your sustainability efforts to the next level.


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