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Long before the concept of sustainability came to the forefront of corporate consciousness, 3M served as a leader for reducing its impact on the environment while conserving resources through its breakthrough Pollution Prevention Pays program. What began as a pioneering concept more than 30 years ago continues today, because sustainability is integral to 3M's values.

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Trending: Healthier Buildings Are on the Horizon; New Materials Clean the Air
Trending: Healthier Buildings Are on the Horizon; New Materials Clean the Air

3 years ago - What if buildings could break down pollution and act like forests? What if they could make occupants healthier?

Circulate Capital Launches to Invest in Solutions to Ocean Plastic Crisis
Circulate Capital Launches to Invest in Solutions to Ocean Plastic Crisis

3 years ago - Circulate Capital, a new impact-focused investment management company, launched today in partnership with Closed Loop Partners, a firm that invests in companies, technology and recycling infrastructure to advance the circular economy; and Ocean Conservancy, a leading nonprofit environmental advocacy organization working to protect the world’s oceans.

SB Corporate Members Receive Top Scores in Disability Equality Index®
SB Corporate Members Receive Top Scores in Disability Equality Index®

3 years ago - The Disability Equality Index® (DEI) is a benchmarking tool that measures a company’s performances in disability inclusion and practices in the workplace. A joint initiative between the American Association of People with Disabilities (AADP) and Disability:IN, the DEI serves as a valuable resource for companies across various industries to improve their workplace disability inclusion policies. After self-report survey, companies are given a score between zero to 100. This year, many of our Sustainable Brands corporate members received a score of 80 or higher:

3M™ Smog-reducing Granules Harness the Power of the Sun to Improve Air Quality
3M™ Smog-reducing Granules Harness the Power of the Sun to Improve Air Quality

3 years ago - At 3M, we use science every day to improve lives and help solve society’s toughest challenges. We like to imagine a world where all communities are safe, healthy and thriving—where increased energy efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and access to clean air and water enhance human health at home and at work. Still, nearly four in ten Americans currently live in counties with unhealthy levels of ground level ozone or particle pollution.¹ Since reducing air pollution remains critical to public health,² 3M is addressing this environmental challenge by creatively applying science to help remove smog³ and improve the air we breathe.

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Transformational Leadership in Action ... and In Transition
Transformational Leadership in Action ... and In Transition

3 years ago - Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged at SB’18 Vancouver to share their latest insights on a multitude of themes pertinent to all of those committed to improving business around the world. Here, we dig into a topic at the heart of all lasting change: Transformational leadership.

Darren Beck Promoted to VP, Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network
Darren Beck Promoted to VP, Sustainable Brands Corporate Member Network

3 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 30, 2018 - Sustainable Brands® recently announced that Darren Beck has been promoted to Vice President of the SB Corporate Member Network. Beck joined the company’s leadership team as Senior Director of Corporate Membership 18 months ago to further develop and enhance the growing SB Corporate Member Network. He brought a wealth of experience in sustainability, CSR and social impact, having spent 15 years with Sprint, including as Director of Environmental Initiatives. Since that time, he and his team have maintained a member retention rate of more than 80 percent and are on track to grow the network nearly 50 percent in 2018.

3M Forms Sustainability and Product Stewardship Organization; Names Dr. Gayle Schueller Next Chief Sustainability Officer
3M Forms Sustainability and Product Stewardship Organization; Names Dr. Gayle Schueller Next Chief Sustainability Officer

3 years ago - Building on its decades-long record of sustainability leadership, 3M announced today that it has formed the Sustainability and Product Stewardship Organization. The organization will be led by Dr. Gayle Schueller, vice president and chief sustainability officer, 3M Research & Development, effective June 1. Sustainability is embedded firmly at the core of 3M businesses and operations. Whether it is through the incorporation of sustainable materials into products or helping customers be more sustainable, 3M recognizes that science and innovation are the keys to solving society’s toughest challenges.

4 Ways CEOs Can Truly Drive Purpose in Companies
4 Ways CEOs Can Truly Drive Purpose in Companies

3 years ago - This is the ninth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

3M is a founding partner of New Economy Forum to be held in Beijing
3M is a founding partner of New Economy Forum to be held in Beijing

3 years ago - Bloomberg and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges announced that 3M is one of 11 founding partners of the New Economy Forum that will be held Nov. 6-8, 2018 in Beijing, China. The Forum will bring together the leaders of diverse economies around the world to address the future of business and the global economy. As a founding partner, 3M will be at the heart of shaping and building this new global institution for the betterment of our company and the world.

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3M Awards NDSU Engineering Students Top Prize in Disruptive Design Challenge
3M Awards NDSU Engineering Students Top Prize in Disruptive Design Challenge

3 years ago - A team of students from North Dakota State University took the top prize last week at 3M’s Disruptive Design Challenge in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Closed Loop Fund Announces Historic Partnership on Funding for Recycling Infrastructure
Closed Loop Fund Announces Historic Partnership on Funding for Recycling Infrastructure

3 years ago - The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the Closed Loop Fund (CLF) today unveiled an historic statewide, public-private partnership targeting a $5 million investment in recycling infrastructure in Connecticut in 2018. This statewide program follows Closed Loop Fund’s successful investment in Waterbury, CT in 2017.

Q&A: Dr. John Izzo on Creating Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good
Q&A: Dr. John Izzo on Creating Competitive Advantage in an Age of Social Good

3 years ago - Good products and profits have long been the hallmark of successful businesses, but in a shifting economic landscape these traditional metrics no longer hold up, as consumers, employees and investors are increasingly looking to corporations to act on environmental and social issues. So how can businesses succeed in an age of disruption?

Employees Are Your Best Purpose Ambassadors
Employees Are Your Best Purpose Ambassadors

3 years ago - This is the fourth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

Why Most Companies Are Failing at Purpose (And How You Can Succeed!)
Why Most Companies Are Failing at Purpose (And How You Can Succeed!)

3 years ago - This is the third in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

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Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Include Sustainable Brands Corporate Members
Fortune’s Most Admired Companies Include Sustainable Brands Corporate Members

3 years ago - Fortune has named 12 Sustainable Brands Members to its 2018 list of Worlds Most Admired Companies. The list ranks companies based on their reputation among business leaders, and is gathered through surveys with executives across more than 50 industries. Executives are asked to name companies that they admire, both inside and outside of their industry. Companies are assessed on nine attributes, including innovation, people management, use of assets, social responsibility, management quality, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness.

Tech Giants Dominate 2017 JUST 100 List of Top Corporate Citizens
Tech Giants Dominate 2017 JUST 100 List of Top Corporate Citizens

3 years ago - JUST Capital, a nonprofit research organization, and Forbes have released the 2017 edition of the JUST 100 List, which ranks publicly traded companies in the US on their performance to act on the priorities of the public.

3M Canada Hosts Summit on Innovating for Sustainability
3M Canada Hosts Summit on Innovating for Sustainability

4 years ago - As the global population continues to grow and put unprecedented strains on resources, infrastructure and the environment, it has never been more important for businesses to collaborate on finding solutions to the sustainability challenges facing the world. On October 11, 3M Canada is bringing together some of the leading thinkers on sustainability issues from business, government and academia for a day-long Sustainability Summit that will examine the business imperative for acting sustainably.

CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans
CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans

4 years ago - With 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean each year, we urgently need to change the way we make and use plastics, so that they don’t become waste in the first place. A host of announcements from major CPG companies and NGOs today from the Our Ocean 2017 conference in Malta signal the ongoing momentum behind the issue.

Larta Institute Scores Contract for DOE Commercialization Assistance Program
Larta Institute Scores Contract for DOE Commercialization Assistance Program

4 years ago - Earlier this week, the Larta Institute, an accelerator for small businesses and startups in science-based innovation, announced that its subsidiary, Larta Inc. has been awarded an exclusive contract by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) to manage its national Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) for as many as 450 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I and II awardees per year beginning in September 2017. The DOE granted over $224 million to SBIR recipients in 2016.

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3M Report Reveals Better Supplier Engagement Could Help Drive Innovation
3M Report Reveals Better Supplier Engagement Could Help Drive Innovation

4 years ago - Supplier collaboration and sustainability can drive innovation and growth in top supply chains, but only 43 percent of suppliers feel fully empowered to collaborate with their partners, says new research from 3M. Surveying 237 suppliers across the U.S., the report uncovers insight on the most urgent trends, opportunities and challenges facing suppliers today.

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