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Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report
Highlights from GM’s Latest Sustainability Report

5 years ago - DETROIT — General Motors’ sustainability approach enables the company to serve its customers and shareholders, increase operational efficiency, mitigate risk and improve the communities where it does business.

SB'17 Detroit, Day 4: Human Capital, Better Business Models, and Knowing When to Shut Up and Listen
SB'17 Detroit, Day 4: Human Capital, Better Business Models, and Knowing When to Shut Up and Listen

5 years ago - How Detroit Can Become the Most Sustainable City in North America By Nithin Coca Joel Howrani Heeres It’s been an eventful week for Joel Howrani Heeres, the brand-new Sustainability Director for the city of Detroit, who welcomed over 1000 attendees at the final day plenary at SB ’17 Detroit, on what was just his fourth day on the job.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

5 years ago - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

5 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

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GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion
GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion

5 years ago - Transforming the global rubber and tire supply chain to create lasting, environmentally sound sustainable rubber production requires a collaborative approach. Through an industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights.

Maven Gig Accelerates the Freelance Mobility Economy
Maven Gig Accelerates the Freelance Mobility Economy

5 years ago - Maven Gig provides access to your independent driving gigs, such as GrubHub, Instacart, Roadie and ridesharing services. The Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the initial vehicle offering with free charging at E

GM, NWF Triple Their Reach in Driving Environment-Focused STEM Education
GM, NWF Triple Their Reach in Driving Environment-Focused STEM Education

5 years ago - ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and the National Wildlife Federation have now reached 11,800 children across the country in science, technology, engineering and math projects since launching their Eco-Green partnership in 2015. The program has tripled its reach over the last year.

The Arbor Day Foundation Partners with General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Sustainable Brands on Tree Planting to Beautify Detroit Park
The Arbor Day Foundation Partners with General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Sustainable Brands on Tree Planting to Beautify Detroit Park

5 years ago - Detroit, MI (May 2, 2017) – The Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Sustainable Brands are planting 40 trees at the Greening of Detroit Park in honor of Elizabeth Gordon Sachs at 1463 East Jefferson Street on May 22. The tree planting will be done by volunteers attending the 2017 Sustainable Brands Conference -- SB'17 Detroit -- which is being held in Downtown Detroit May 22-25, 2017. The new trees are part of the City of Detroit's efforts to reforest city parks and restore the tree canopy throughout Detroit. 

Transformational Collaboration: How Brands Are Helping to Create the US’ First Sustainable Urban Agrihood
Transformational Collaboration: How Brands Are Helping to Create the US’ First Sustainable Urban Agrihood

5 years ago - In the wake of deindustrialization and economic decline, community initiatives have been crucial for helping Detroit get back on its feet. The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is a volunteer-based non-profit working to revitalize Detroit’s North End neighborhood by using urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability and community, thereby empowering communities and addressing deeply rooted social issues.

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SB Corporate Members Named As CR's 100 Best Corporate Citizens
SB Corporate Members Named As CR's 100 Best Corporate Citizens

5 years ago - Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Hasbro, Campbell Soup Co, and Cisco Systems have been ranked in the top ten of CR's Best Corporate CItizens List. Other corporate members on the list include Kimberly-Clark, AT&T, PepsiCo, CVS, Disney, 3M, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, Hershey, Target, and Bank of America.

McGill Putting Its Bets on Metal Powder as the Fuel of the Future
McGill Putting Its Bets on Metal Powder as the Fuel of the Future

5 years ago - While automakers such as Toyota, Tesla, Ford, Honda and General Motors are putting their bets on hydrogen and electricity to power future mobility, Canada’s McGill University thinks metal could be the key to a clean, low-carbon future.

GM Earns ENERGY STAR® Award for Environmental Leadership
GM Earns ENERGY STAR® Award for Environmental Leadership

5 years ago - DETROIT — General Motors earned the 2017 EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence award for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. GM’s commitment to reducing energy intensity saved $73 million in energy costs last year and avoided 388,000 metric tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to the electricity use of 57,000 U.S. homes.

Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center
Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center

5 years ago - Leftover scrap sound-deadening material that insulates a variety of Chevrolet engines is now insulating the walls of the NEW Life Center, a jobs development and training facility in Flint, Michigan. General Motors tested the material diverted from its Rochester Operations facility in New York for building applications. Now more than 200 pieces have been reused, benefitting the environment and community.

Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit
Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit

5 years ago -  Green Standards oversees landfill diversion of tens of thousands of GM office assets including in-kind donations to community  More than 30 nonprofits have benefited and 1,500 tons have been diverted from landfill to date Company donation of $4,500 boosts crowdfunding effort for Michigan Urban Farming

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Trending: Auto Industry Giants Invest in New Energy Vehicles
Trending: Auto Industry Giants Invest in New Energy Vehicles

5 years ago - In moves that will spur new energy vehicle demand, two new auto industry partnerships provide a look at a low-carbon economy of the future. First, Honda Motor Co Ltd and General Motors Co (GM) have announced ambitious plans to expand pollution-free hydrogen fuel power systems in the US from 2020, a move that will not only create new jobs, but also drive forward the shift away from fossil fuel-dependent vehicles.

GM and Honda to Establish Industry-First Joint Fuel Cell System Manufacturing Operation in Michigan
GM and Honda to Establish Industry-First Joint Fuel Cell System Manufacturing Operation in Michigan

6 years ago - General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) today announced establishment of the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture to mass produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company. Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC will operate within GM’s existing battery pack manufacturing facility site in Brownstown, Michigan, south of Detroit. Mass production of fuel cell systems is expected to begin around 2020 and create nearly 100 new jobs. The companies are making equal investments totaling $85 million in the joint venture.

RE100 Annual Report: Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Transforming Global Energy Economy
RE100 Annual Report: Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Transforming Global Energy Economy

6 years ago - Corporate sourcing of renewable electricity can be a major driver of the transition to a robust, zero-emissions economy, according to the RE100 Annual Report, released last week to coincide with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit
Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit

6 years ago - The rooftop garden next to General Motors’ Renaissance Center world headquarters wrapped up another productive growing season. Now in its third year, the garden – thriving from the landfill-free facility’s compost – resulted in 815 pounds of fresh produce, 150 jars of honey, and $3,546.00 in donations to a community shelter located across the street. Andiamo Detroit, an Italian restaurant inside the headquarters, made eggplant parmesan, spicy salsa and bruschetta for customers using the garden’s vegetables and herbs. In turn, the restaurant owner made a donation equal to the food’s value to the nearby warming center.

GM Partners with Girls Who Code to Empower Future Technology and Engineering Leaders
GM Partners with Girls Who Code to Empower Future Technology and Engineering Leaders

6 years ago - The gender gap in technology and engineering is getting worse, despite the increased demand for STEM-related jobs. GM and the national nonprofit Girls Who Code (GWC) today announced a partnership to inspire and empower thousands of U.S. middle and high school girls to become future leaders in these fields.

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GM Donates $1.7 Million Across U.S. Through Community Grants Program
GM Donates $1.7 Million Across U.S. Through Community Grants Program

6 years ago - In 2016, General Motors awarded $1.7 million to nonprofit organizations located in and serving General Motors communities across the U.S. through the company’s Community Grants Program. With a special focus in the areas of STEM education, vehicle and road safety, neighborhood revitalization and workforce development, the program allows facilities to designate grant funding to organizations vital to addressing the needs of the employees and customers in their region. “GM’s commitment to our local communities runs deep,” said Lori Wingerter, senior manager, Global Corporate Giving at GM. “While building cars that people love is why we’re there, the Community Grants Program empowers our neighbors and fosters sustainable change in the communities we serve.”

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