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Climate Panel Explores Low-Carbon Future at BSR Conference 2015

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In a panel discussion at the BSR Conference 2015, We Mean Business CEO Nigel Topping and NIKE, Inc. Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President, Innovation Accelerator, Hannah Jones joined BSR Managing Director for Partnership Development and Research Edward Cameron and GreenBiz Group Inc. Chairman and Executive Editor Joel Makower to explore the role of business in shaping a low-carbon future. 

Major U.S. Companies Join White House Climate Action Pledge

Companies Join the American Business Act on Climate Pledge By Setting Greenhouse Gas Reduction, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Goals
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As key international climate negotiations near, 81 additional companies joined the White House-led American Business Act on Climate Pledge. Companies making the pledge have set significant greenhouse gas reduction and renewable energy sourcing goals for 2020 and beyond, and are focusing on increasing energy efficiency, boosting low-carbon investing and making sustainability more accessible to low-income Americans.

From Waste to Opportunity: Over 20 Companies Launch New Project to Scale Up Material Reuse Across US Facilities

Online marketplace allows companies to exchange underutilized materials, turning one company’s waste into raw material for the other.
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Geneva, San Francisco, Austin, Texas, July 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The National Materials Marketplace is a new joint pilot project led by the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF), US Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Bringing together more than 20 major companies with operations in the United States, the project will help participants identify ways to reuse or exchange undervalued materials via an online database, and establish new circular supply chains.

Unilever, Nike, GE, Wal-Mart, Puma, Coca-Cola, and IKEA Among Corporate Sustainability - New Report

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The 20th Annual GlobeScan/SustainAbility Report on leadership in corporate sustainability recognizes global companies that have shown strong performance in sustainable business practices. The survey included inputs from expert stakeholders in business, government, academiaand nonprofit organizations across 87 countries.

ReportAlert.info - NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) Publishes FY12-13 Sustainable Business Performance Summary

The report provides an update on performance against business, labor and environmental goals as the company works toward its goal of decoupling profitable growth from constrained resources
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NIKE'S SUSTAINABILITY REPORT SHOWS COMPANY REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
WHILE CONTINUING TO GROW

Aveda, Pioneer of Natural Beauty Products Becomes 30th Company to Join BICEP Coalition

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BOSTON, March 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy) announced today that Aveda, the Minnesota-based manufacturer and distributor of botanically-based personal care products, has joined the BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. Aveda becomes the 30th company to join the BICEP coalition since its founding in 2008.

Dave Rapaport, Vice President of Earth & Community Care at Aveda said:

Coca-Cola, Nike Outline Efforts to Counter Climate Change at the WEF

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The recently concluded World Economic Forum at Davos saw Coca Cola and Nike outline their corporate efforts to deal with the challenges of climate change. The forum devoted one day to the threat posed by climate change to the planet’s delicate ecological balance; both Coke and Nike talked about specific steps they are taking to reduce this threat.

CEOs and Businesses Respond to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Nike, Intel, eBay, Symantec, Unilever and Other Climate Declaration Signatories Join Dozens of Businesses Expressing Support for U.S. Action on Climate Change
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BOSTON, June 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Two days after President Obama unveiled a sweeping plan to address the threat of climate change, more than 50 companies have offered their support for the President’s national climate change strategy, including statements from several CEOs.

7 Reasons Why Sweatshops Still Persist

Key supply chain realities that can help us see why sweatshops persist
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(This article originally appeared on Triplepundit.com & the NonprofitHive.org)

Talk to any conscious consumer about sweatshops, and they are likely to ask you – “what company is ‘sweat free’?”

The answer is not simple. Although some companies do a much better job than others, it’s easier to name companies that are not sweat-free. Strictly talking about factories that produce for export to global retailers, supply chain management practices can enable sweatshop conditions. Since the term ‘sweatshop’ describes abusive workplace conditions, consumers should be conscious of how this happens, to ask the right questions and become part of the solution.

There are 7 key supply chain realities, which can help us see why sweatshops persist:

 

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(This article originally appeared on Triplepundit.com & the NonprofitHive.org)

Talk to any conscious consumer about sweatshops, and they are likely to ask you – “what company is ‘sweat free’?”

The answer is not simple. Although some companies do a much better job than others, it’s easier to name companies that are not sweat-free. Strictly talking about factories that produce for export to global retailers, supply chain management practices can enable sweatshop conditions. Since the term ‘sweatshop’ describes abusive workplace conditions, consumers should be conscious of how this happens, to ask the right questions and become part of the solution.

There are 7 key supply chain realities, which can help us see why sweatshops persist:

 

U.S. Business Leaders Urge Strong Policy Action on Climate Change

Starbucks, Intel, Levi Strauss & Co., others sign ”Climate Declaration,” highlighting the American economic opportunity of responding to climate change
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WASHINGTON , Apr 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As the President unveils his budget for the coming year, 33 major U.S. companies, including eBay Inc., Nike and Limited Brands signed a “Climate Declaration,” urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change, asserting that a bold response to the climate challenge is one of the greatest American economic opportunities of the 21st century.

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