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U.S. Files Climate Commitment in Advance of Paris Talks

The U.S. joins well over 30 countries that have filed national commitments to combat climate change in advance of U.N. climate treaty negotiations to take place in Paris in December. Collectively, the parties that have submitted commitments to the UNFCCC account for nearly 60 percent of worldwide carbon emissions.

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ADM Bows to Shareholder Pressure, Commits to New Deforestation Policy

Food and commodities giant ADM, which has reached over US$80 billion in revenues, says it will develop a no-deforestation policy in a move to source soy and palm oil more responsibly. The change occurred after a shareholder proposal, submitted by Green Century Capital Management and the New York State Common Retirement Fund, requested that ADM set quantitative goals for a reduction in supply chain impacts from deforestation.

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Why Making an Impact is Good for Recruitment, Retention and Production

The new crop of millennials looking for jobs have a different vision of what they want in a career than the jobseekers who came before them: They want their work to make a difference in the world. Reaching this new generation of employees and consumers requires businesses to think about how they can build their purpose into the ethos of their business to bring employees in the door, keep them around and grow them into tomorrow’s leaders.

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REI Launches Celebration of National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary

REI has announced that it will support the National Park Service through a partnership with the National Park Foundation. No word on whether Sally Jewell, the Secretary of Interior who was previously the CEO of REI, had any involvement in this campaign, but the timing is excellent nonetheless.

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Building a Socially Responsible Company: From the CEO to the Front Desk

What do a union advocate, a freelancer and an ex-convict have in common? There’s no punch line here — they’re all successful leaders and social entrepreneurs. The most impressive leaders understand that social responsibility is more than donating profits to a cause or doing business with higher ethical standards. While those practices are admirable, they are only the beginning of what social entrepreneurship can achieve.

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Where Passion and Water Meet: A Student’s Journey to His Dream Green Job

Can you say, with complete assurance, that you have found your calling in life? Nate Tillis can. After landing his dream green job, he spends his days protecting one of the planet’s most precious resources: water.

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‘Eye-Catching’ Gains in Renewable Energy Investment

The U.N. Environment Program’s 2015 report is chock full of facts and figures testifying to ongoing growth in global renewable energy investment. Following two years of lower totals, investors plowed over $270 billion into renewable energy in 2014, just 3 percent lower than the record high in 2010.

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3p Weekend: 30 CSR Pros to Follow in 2015

If you resolved to be more informed and more connected in 2015, we're here to help. Check out these 30 corporate social responsibility…
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Five Years Later: Has There Been Sustainable Change in the Financial Services Sector?

After the dust settled on the financial crisis, governments, advocacy groups and other stakeholders began to focus intensely on creating a more responsible…
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3 Ways Brands Can Make Sustainability Work for Them

Sally Uren, CEO of Forum for the Future, describes three key ways brands can delivers solutions to sustainability issues and create real, enduring…
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MIT Study Makes the Case for Sustainability

The message of the new study is quite clear – more companies see sustainability as a core business driver, and innovate and profit…

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Apr

Verizon Ignites Innovation with 2015 Powerful Answers Award

Third annual award challenge opens will award $6M to powerful technology solutions in Transportation, Emergency Response, and Internet of Things.
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Apr

Twitter Chat: Bridging the STEM Gap – #SAPYouthChat 4/14

Join TriplePundit, SAP, and our esteemed guest panel for a special Twitter chat about STEM Inclusion on April 14th at 8amPT/11amET at #SAPYouthChat.
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The next big trend in corporate social investment is emerging – flagship programmes

70% of companies surveyed by Corporate Citizenship expect to move towards a flagship programme approach to corporate social investment in the next 2…

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