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These Students’ Environmental Science Projects Are Greening Their Communities
These Students’ Environmental Science Projects Are Greening Their Communities

WASTE NOT - Competitive school science fairs are a motif in the grade school education story. Often requiring a significant investment on the part of parents, the circumstances in which students must produce a contending project can create more stress than interest for the sciences and environmental studies.

Prince Ea, Neste Unleash Powerful Indictment of US School System in Latest Video
Prince Ea, Neste Unleash Powerful Indictment of US School System in Latest Video

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Renewable diesel and materials producer Neste and spoken word artist Prince Ea have unveiled the latest collaboration in their Pre-order the Future project, this time with a film that focuses on the future of learning. In “The People vs.

Business Students to Assess Corporate Action on the Global Goals Through New Digital Platform
Business Students to Assess Corporate Action on the Global Goals Through New Digital Platform

COLLABORATION - The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has announced a new digital ‘Global Solutions Platform’ to engage business students to support the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals). The platform consists of two parallel projects through which business students will analyze and evaluate the quality of company activities as they relate to responsible and sustainable business operations, and highlight the most notable achievements of companies in each major industry.

Avery Dennison Raises the Sustainability Bar
Avery Dennison Raises the Sustainability Bar

PRESS RELEASE - A long-time advocate of sustainability, Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials is stepping up its efforts to raise the sustainability bar. The company is inspiring converters, brands and thought leaders to work together to increase sustainability awareness, choices and collaboration to solve some of the industry's most difficult problems. Launching this month is a multifaceted initiative to engage, educate and motivate businesses and people alike, while building its sustainability leadership brand. The initiative embraces:

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Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges
Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges

PRESS RELEASE - New York-listed Dow Chemical Company is working closely with six non-profit organizations in Cebu to help address pressing local challenges. Through the company's Leadership in Action (LIA), 40 DOW employees have formed teams to work on six important projects in Cebu that seek to advance access to water, increase production of high-quality food crops, and support product commercialization, among other challenges. The Philippines is the second country in Asia selected by the company to develop solutions to address local critical needs. The program also enables new leadership development opportunities for Dow employees and a chance for them to learn more about realities of international business and identify new business opportunities.

€3.2M Behavior Change Campaign Aims to Reduce Food Waste, Boost Healthy Eating in London
€3.2M Behavior Change Campaign Aims to Reduce Food Waste, Boost Healthy Eating in London

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Households in London toss an estimated 900,000 tonnes of food each year, of which 540,000 tonnes could have been eaten. Starting this month and set to run for three years, the latest initiative led by Resource London aims to reduce this avoidable food waste and increase awareness of more healthy and sustainable eating – all while saving Londoners up to £330 million.

Unilever Launches ‘Bright Future’ Global Sustainability Campaign
Unilever Launches ‘Bright Future’ Global Sustainability Campaign

PRESS RELEASE - Unilever's TV, online and in-store campaign, called ‘Bright Future’, will run in the UK, Brazil, South Africa, and Indonesia, and puts the spotlight on sustainability initiatives by its brands, rather than just the corporate entity. A film entitled ‘So Long Old World’ will highlight several brand activities, including how Domestos is helping five million people to access toilets, and how Persil/Omo is helping 10 million children to gain an education.

HSBC Catch the Drop Promotes Vitality of Water During World Water Week
HSBC Catch the Drop Promotes Vitality of Water During World Water Week

PRESS RELEASE - Representatives from over 200 environmental organizations, government bodies and institutions, including HSBC, are converged on Stockholm from 28th August - 2nd September for World Water Week. Officials from HSBC are actively participating in sessions during the week, including hosting a special event in conjunction with the Bank's environmental partners to highlight the achievements and the impacts of the five-year HSBC Water Programme. HSBC Malta's Catch the Drop is a part of the programme.

Eastman Partnerships Promote Positive Change Around the World
Eastman Partnerships Promote Positive Change Around the World

PRESS RELEASE - Eastman team members are committed to investing in their communities, no matter where they are. At the Kohtla-Järve (KJ) site, team members have been involved in a number of endeavors that have made an impact in that small Estonian community. Eastman began observing Earth Day events in 2013 in KJ. Volunteers recently used their time and talent to continue a tree planting project that was started last year. In a commitment to environmental stewardship, 10 trees were planted last year in front of the administrative building, and another 10 trees were added this year.

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Academia Meets Automotive: College Students and GM Unite to Boost Sustainability
Academia Meets Automotive: College Students and GM Unite to Boost Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - General Motors created its first Student Sustainability Advisory Council this year to begin a new dialogue on sustainability. Composed of five graduate students from MIT, Penn State, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan and Stanford, the council provides fresh perspectives on sustainability at GM. The company convenes formal stakeholder dialogues through Ceres and informally through various other sustainability networks. This initiative, however, offers students the opportunity to take a step inside the company and lend their unique insights into our sustainability strategy and priorities. The students come from diverse backgrounds, but they all share an interest in the subject.

The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative
The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - 7 million trees planted in 52 countries around the world  Foundation to award millions in environmental grants US 08/31/16

The Nature of It All
The Nature of It All

PRESS RELEASE - Toyota Donates $1 Million to Help Fund New Yellowstone Youth CampusCampus Will Be First Regenerative Campus of Living Buildings in a National Park  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (Aug.

Innovative Partnership Reinforces Eastman’s Commitment to Design Education
Innovative Partnership Reinforces Eastman’s Commitment to Design Education

PRESS RELEASE - Eastman announces an innovative partnership with Aether Global Education, a nonprofit think-tank focused on transformative learning through design education.

Dove Real Beauty Campaign ‘Searching’ for Teen Self-Esteem in Australia
Dove Real Beauty Campaign ‘Searching’ for Teen Self-Esteem in Australia

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Unilever Australia’s latest iteration of the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty focuses on the internet search terms used by young girls, which highlight the prevalence of negative body image and eating disorders.

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Two Years On – How SC3 is Fighting Cybercrime One Job at a Time (VIDEO)
Two Years On – How SC3 is Fighting Cybercrime One Job at a Time (VIDEO)

PRESS RELEASE - Two years ago we launched one of our largest and most exciting corporate responsibility programs to date, the Symantec Cyber Career Connection (SC3), which addresses the global cybersecurity workforce gap by training and certifying young adults and veterans in cybersecurity and assisting them in landing meaningful internships and jobs.

“C” Is For Cognitive Learning: IBM Watson, Sesame Street Team Up to Advance Childhood Education
“C” Is For Cognitive Learning: IBM Watson, Sesame Street Team Up to Advance Childhood Education

CLEANTECH - The first five years of a child’s life are a critical window for learning and development, but we have yet to master how best to teach and engage children throughout that time. Hoping to advance preschool education, Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization that produces Sesame Street, has partnered with IBM to develop new educational platforms and products using Sesame’s early childhood expertise and IBM Watson’s cognitive computing technology.

How Hershey Plans to Nourish a Million Children's Minds by 2020
How Hershey Plans to Nourish a Million Children's Minds by 2020

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship – in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This is the 3rd article in the series.

Are We Talking our Girls Out of STEM?
Are We Talking our Girls Out of STEM?

PRESS RELEASE - When we look at the statistics, it is still very clear that women are extremely underrepresented in Science, Technology and Math (STEM) careers. Half of the U.S. workforce is female, and half of the college population, however, only 28% are in STEM fields[1] and only 39% of chemists and material scientists, 28 percent of environmental scientists and geoscientists, 16 percent of chemical engineers and 12 percent of civil engineers are female[2]. Additionally, research shows that women who complete STEM degrees are less likely than males to actually pursue a STEM career.

Target Highlights Successes, Shortcomings in Ongoing Sustainability Journey
Target Highlights Successes, Shortcomings in Ongoing Sustainability Journey

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In 2015, Target wrapped up its five-year goals and built the foundation for the future of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practice, which is to make wellness a way of life; pursue sustainability for products and business operations; champion a more inclusive society; and invest and engage in their communities. Summarizing their progress and capturing important projects and milestones, Target’s 2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report was released this week.

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Timberland Welcomes African Entrepreneurs as a part of Mandela Washington Fellowship
Timberland Welcomes African Entrepreneurs as a part of Mandela Washington Fellowship

PRESS RELEASE - Last week, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland hosted 25 of Africa’s most talented, emerging leaders at its Stratham, NH headquarters to share the company’s values-driven approach to business. Each of the entrepreneurs is a recipient of the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training and networking. Through this program, some of the brightest entrepreneurs from various countries across sub-Saharan Africa were invited to explore innovative ideas from various business leaders at Timberland.

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