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Shaw Launches Sound Advisor, Innovates with Acoustics Testing, Research and Education
Shaw Launches Sound Advisor, Innovates with Acoustics Testing, Research and Education

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has introduced an innovative, patent-pending tool to showcase the impact ceiling and floor construction, as well as flooring and underlayment selection, have on room acoustics. Known as Sound Advisor, the web-based tool helps users make more informed design and interior product selection decisions.

How a Celebrity Chef Learned to Love Farmed and Frozen Fish
How a Celebrity Chef Learned to Love Farmed and Frozen Fish

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Ned Bell has no shortage of opinions about seafood. He grew up fishing Pacific salmon off the west coast of Canada and now evangelizes for the future of fish as the founder of Chefs for Oceans and the executive chef at Ocean Wise, a nonprofit organization based at the Vancouver Aquarium that develops criteria for sustainable seafood and lends its logo to vendors and restaurants that meet its standards.

PepsiCo's Recycle Rally Program Boosts National Recycling Rate
PepsiCo's Recycle Rally Program Boosts National Recycling Rate

PRESS RELEASE - With back-to-school season in full swing, PepsiCo’s Recycle Rally program is now offering more than 250 free resources online for teachers and school faculty to use in K-12 schools with the goal of increasing recycling rates across the nation.

SAP: Building a Business Case for Sustainability through Data
SAP: Building a Business Case for Sustainability through Data

PRESS RELEASE - While many businesses recognize the importance of sustainability, not enough are investing in a strategic plan powered by data. How can companies place benchmarks on and distill this often obscure information into actionable insights? As part of the Thought Leaders channel on the openSAP platform, SAP and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®) are working to help answer this question through a free online course, “Improving Confidence in Sustainability Performance Data.”

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Fashion for Good, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles Take Shape with Museum, Roadmaps
Fashion for Good, Partnership for Sustainable Textiles Take Shape with Museum, Roadmaps

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - 60 members of the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles have revealed concrete action plans to ensure humane working conditions, greater environmental protection and fair wages in their own companies and in their suppliers’ production facilities. The Partnership — a multi-stakeholder coalition made up of companies, associations, NGOs, trade unions, standards organisations and the Federal German Government, formed in 2014 with the aim of making improvements along the entire textile supply chain —considers this a major step forward, as it means that many members agree on revealing even sensible information for the first time.

AT&T's ‘Upcycling’ Effort Turns Tourney Signs Into School Backpacks
AT&T's ‘Upcycling’ Effort Turns Tourney Signs Into School Backpacks

PRESS RELEASE - Some 10,000 yards of nylon signage from this year’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament have gone from the clubhouse to schoolhouses in Dallas and Houston. Using a process known as “upcycling,” AT&T worked with a vendor to transform tournament signs into 1,000 student backpacks. “This brings together several key aspects of our corporate responsibility work,” said Nicole Anderson, associate vice president-AT&T Corporate Responsibility. “Our commitment to environmentally friendly practices, employee volunteerism and our continued long-term investment in supporting students and education.”

Disney Invests in Employees’ Futures with Unprecedented Education Program
Disney Invests in Employees’ Futures with Unprecedented Education Program

PRESS RELEASE - In January of this year, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced an initial $50 million investment in a new and ongoing education initiative aimed specifically at The Walt Disney Company’s hourly workforce. “I have always believed that education is the key to opportunity,” he said. “It opens doors and creates new possibilities.”

"Ford First Gen" Initiative Launched to Ensure Success for First-Generation College Students
"Ford First Gen" Initiative Launched to Ensure Success for First-Generation College Students

PRESS RELEASE - A long-time supporter of education, the Ford Motor Company Fund is launching a first-of-its-kind program at Spelman College to improve graduation rates among first-generation students – one of the fastest-growing populations of college attendees in the U.S. Ford First Gen @ Spelman College is an innovative program that provides students a range of personal and professional services and support to help them succeed throughout their four years in college. The program is the latest in the Ford Fund’s decades-long commitment to supporting historically Black colleges and universities and students that attend them.

International Youth Day: How Nestlé Offers Economic Opportunities to Youth in Central & West Africa
International Youth Day: How Nestlé Offers Economic Opportunities to Youth in Central & West Africa

PRESS RELEASE - The power of youth, their resourcefulness and ingenuity are strong contributing factors to the development of economies around the world.

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Eastman Publishes 2018 Sustainability Report
Eastman Publishes 2018 Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - Eastman today announces the release of its 2018 sustainability report, Changing the trajectory. Building on the company’s progress, the report provides a review of Eastman’s sustainability strategy and goals as well as highlights from the past year. The interactive report is available online at www.eastman.com/sustainability.

Can Lessons from the Slow Food Movement Fuel Slow Fashion?
Can Lessons from the Slow Food Movement Fuel Slow Fashion?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops have wholeheartedly embraced the slow food movement, with phrases such as "certified organic," "fair-trade" and "all-natural" plastered across product packaging and menus. While each of these designations means something specific, in the eyes of many along the supply chain including the end user, they all can deliver a similar message of high quality.

The Estée Lauder Companies Becomes the First Beauty Company to Partner with LinkedIn Learning
The Estée Lauder Companies Becomes the First Beauty Company to Partner with LinkedIn Learning

PRESS RELEASE - As the world of work is changing faster than ever, employees and potential talent are seeking out learning and development opportunities to not only keep up, but to stay ahead and be challenged. A recent study by Gartner shows that companies that offer learning and development opportunities have an employee-base which is 66% more engaged; 4.2x more likely to stay with their current company; 8x more likely to be high-performers; and learns skills 25% faster* – which is why The Estée Lauder Companies is pleased to be the first-ever beauty company to partner with LinkedIn Learning.

Ad Industry's Top Creatives Have United to Fight Climate Change
Ad Industry's Top Creatives Have United to Fight Climate Change

MARKETING AND COMMS - In the true spirit of coopetition, 17 of New York’s top marketing, advertising and communications agencies have partnered with leading climate scientists and non-profits to harness consumer insights and creativity to motivate urgent and collective action to address climate change, starting with Gen Z — an estimated 17 million soon-to-be-voters citing a deep passion for climate change and other societal issues.

Rethinking Plastic Litter: Improve Your LCAs and Reduce Your Personal Impacts
Rethinking Plastic Litter: Improve Your LCAs and Reduce Your Personal Impacts

WASTE NOT - Litter. It seems like such a ‘60s word, but it’s time to dust it off and rethink it — especially in the context of plastics and Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs). Start with the fact that more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the environment annually, much of it into our oceans. That’s almost 3 percent (and perhaps more) of all plastic produced annually.

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Swarovski, UCLA Shine Light on Water Protection, Education in New Documentary
Swarovski, UCLA Shine Light on Water Protection, Education in New Documentary

MARKETING AND COMMS - A new film, WATERSCHOOL, takes viewers on a journey with several young female students who live along six of the world’s major rivers — the Amazon, Mississippi, Danube, Nile, Ganges and Yangtze — to shine a light on the importance of safeguarding the continued supply of fresh water and the work of the Swarovski Waterschool education and community investment progra

Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge Seeks Ways to Use Voice to Make a Positive Impact
Amazon Alexa Skills Challenge Seeks Ways to Use Voice to Make a Positive Impact

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Amazon has launched a new challenge to reward developers of Alexa skills that have a positive impact on the environment, local communities and the world.

Columbia University and IBM Establish New Center to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain and Data Transparency
Columbia University and IBM Establish New Center to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain and Data Transparency

PRESS RELEASE - Columbia University and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new Center devoted to research, education, and innovation in blockchain technology and data transparency. To advance compelling new ways to apply blockchain and help address growing demands around data transparency, the Center will also include an innovation accelerator to incubate business ideas from entrepreneurial students, faculty and members of the startup community.

Dow and WE Help Students Innovate with STEM to Build a More Sustainable Future
Dow and WE Help Students Innovate with STEM to Build a More Sustainable Future

PRESS RELEASE - The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and WE, an organization that makes doing good, doable, are excited to announce the winners of the inaugural WE Are Innovators campaign, challenging youth to tackle today’s daunting issues of food waste, the environment and more by applying chemistry, science and innovation.

How STEM Scouts Creates a Learning Culture Beyond the Classroom
How STEM Scouts Creates a Learning Culture Beyond the Classroom

PRESS RELEASE - A group of scientifically-inclined 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Northern New Jersey Council are learning lessons beyond just science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Through team work, experiments, and exciting topics, the STEM Scouts program is helping these young geniuses develop character, leadership, and academic strengths they’ll use long after their school days are behind them.

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Asda, Unilever, AstraZeneca Among Funders of New University of Cambridge SDG-Focused Fellowships
Asda, Unilever, AstraZeneca Among Funders of New University of Cambridge SDG-Focused Fellowships

WALKING THE TALK - The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has announced a major new partnership with leading companies today with the launch of The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme. Corporate and individual donors are sponsoring up to 15 academic fellows to identify breakthrough solutions to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and mobilize evidence on these challenges as they undertake three-year studies.

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