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October 16, 2012
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Setting the Example 
  • Green building is new Seattle HQ for Army Corps of Engineers
    A three-story, 209,000-square-foot building in Seattle that aims to earn an Energy Star score of 100 now houses the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District Headquarters. "This building saves money by reducing energy costs and helps the Corps of Engineers do its job better on behalf of the citizens," said George Northcroft, regional administrator of General Services Administration's Northwest/Arctic region. (10/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Creating Accountability 
  • Disney unveils new paper-sourcing guidelines
    The Walt Disney Co. has announced new internal rules for procuring paper products for packaging and manufacturing purposes, and officials say these should reduce the company's carbon emissions and its impact on rainforests. "The paper policy ... demonstrates the Company's commitment to creating a lasting, positive impact on ecosystems and communities worldwide," said Disney environmental chief Beth Stevens. (10/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Green Marketing 
  • Are you a do-gooder? Don't be so shy about it
    Unilever's Lifebuoy soap brand is saving lives by helping to boost hygiene in the developing world, writes executive Myriam Sidibe. The challenge now is figuring out how to talk up the company's successes without rubbing consumers the wrong way. "Businesses often find it difficult to mention these two objectives in the same breath: how can you possibly equate stopping children dying with increasing sales and profits? Our experience tells us that you have to do that," Sidibe says. Harvard Business Review online (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Sustainability Update Powered by 3BL Media 
  • 3BL Media Expands Sustainability News Distribution Network to Reflect Increased Focus on Health and Energy
    3BL Media announced its further expansion of news and content distribution services for companies focused on sustainability, health and energy, reflecting the evolution of sustainability as it has become integral to business. "We are responding to the needs of our clients and the audiences we reach for the further segmentation of sustainability news and content. The common thread that ties it all together is that this news affects everyone's life. Whether it's personal, professional or political, conversations about health and energy are critical to all of us and are core tenets of sustainability," said Greg Schneider, 3BL Media's CEO. 3BL Media
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The Responsible Leader 
  • Why Coke cares about empowering women
    Coca-Cola is determined to help women in developing countries, says Charlotte Oades, global director for women's economic empowerment. The empowerment of women boosts family buying power and broader economies, Oades explains. "Unless you have a sustainable community, you can't have a business," she says. CNNMoney/Fortune (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Powering Tomorrow 
  • German households to pay more for nation's switch to renewables
    Germany's planned switch from nuclear power to renewable energy will raise the tax for ratepayers, prompting some politicians to call for changes in how the switchover is funded. German households next year face an increase of almost 50% in the tax they pay to shoulder the cost of the shift to renewables, according to the operators of the country's four leading grids. Associated Press (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Engage. Innovate. Discuss. 
  • Want to land your dream job? Try networking
    Some of the best job openings are never formally advertised, Debra Feldman writes. To nab one of these gigs, it's essential to actively network with current employees to find out about your target company's changing needs. "The trick to accessing these unadvertised jobs is being connected," Feldman writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
At the end of the day, if you're just writing a check, that's not sustainable."
--Charlotte Oades, Coca-Cola's global director for women's economic empowerment, as quoted in Fortune
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