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Europe wrangles with MSD legislation

April 18, 2012

In an argument that sounds familiar on this side of the Atlantic, a group of European employers say that a proposed work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) directive would impose an unbearable administrative and financial burden upon companies – especially small businesses.


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EPA publishes national U.S. greenhouse gas inventory

April 16, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory.


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Corporate responsibility highlights from 2011

April 14, 2012

2011 was a rollercoaster year in many respects, and the field of corporate citizenship was no different.


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T. Boone Pickens: “We can cut consumption of OPEC oil by 60%”

April 12, 2012

The Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics Conference was held recently with more than 200 CEOs, entrepreneurs, industry experts and policymakers discussing profitability, innovation, and smarter uses of energy.


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Do you grasp the risk of water scarcity?

April 12, 2012

Water shortage is fast becoming one of the biggest crises of this century.


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Chicago leads with 47 LEED-certified buildings

April 12, 2012

On the evening of January 25th, 2012, the Centre for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE), in partnership with CSRwire and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Sustainability Roundtable Discussion and reception at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago.


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Who’s best at social media sustainability messaging?

April 11, 2012

Wizness, the online network dedicated to sustainability professionals, announced it has partnered with the Social Media Sustainability Index (SMI) to identify social media sustainability best practices and trends.


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Are you ready for these 10 sustainability megaforces?

April 11, 2012

According to KMPG here are 10 global sustainability trends that may impact business over the next two decades:


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Labor organizer killed, tortured after exposing unsafe conditions

Bangladeshi company makes garments for Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Ralph Lauren
April 11, 2012

A prominent union organizer in Bangladesh was tortured and murdered last week in retaliation for his work in exposing unsafe conditions at garment factories, according to Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), an international monitoring group.


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What you should know about the 2012 economic outlook

April 10, 2012

Mark Vinter, senior economist for Wells Fargo Securities, LLC Economics Group, started his presentation at the IGA meeting with this premise: “We are more than two years into the economic recovery and there is still considerable amount of uncertainty regarding sovereign debt issues in Europe and the U.S. housing sector.


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