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Ceres - Mobilizing Business Leadership for a Sustainable World — Ceres

Ceres - Mobilizing Business Leadership for a Sustainable World — Ceres
Ceres Blogs and Columns From Greening Hotels to Supporting a Leading Sustainability NGO 11/19/2013: Ceres harnesses the power of leading investors and mainstream companies to drive the sustainability agenda in groundbreaking ways. Ceres acts as both partner and advocate - yes, it's a fine line to walk but they have deftly treaded that narrow path with consistent success. More blog posts » Ceres News

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Dharma Merchant Services - About Us Our mission is to provide excellent service while showing compassion for our environment, our communities, our customers and ourselves. This compassion is expressed as respect: Respect for the environment At Dharma Merchant Services, we employ sustainable business practices. Internally, our company uses earth-friendly and recycled office products and sustainable energy sources. Externally, we choose to interface with companies that share the same care for the environment. INCR (Investor Network on Climate Risk (Ceres)) The Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) is a network of more than 119 institutional investors representing more than $14 trillion in assets committed to addressing climate change and other key sustainability risks, while building low-carbon investment opportunities. INCR includes the largest institutional investors in North America as well as leading religious and labor funds, asset managers and socially responsible investment funds. In 2013, INCR turned 10 years old, celebrating a decade of investor action on climate risk. Watch the video below to hear from founding members, Ceres staff and other financial leaders about the impact that investors had on corporate responses to climate change, policy advances addressing climate risk and the global movement to mobilize investors to reduce climate change risks from their portfolios.

TS Designs Founded in 1977, TS Designs began as a small, manual screenprinting operation. After a few short years, TS became a fully automated manufacturing company, printing shirts for the big brands (Nike, Tommy, Polo, GAP, etc.). After the 1993 implementation of NAFTA, however, TS Designs watched its customers flood to Mexico for its lower labor cost. Stockholm Convention (POPs) Schedule and registration Objectives Increasing Parties’ knowledge on existing guidance to update NIPs, Parties’ understanding of HBCD and other POP-PBDEs listed, and Parties’ capacity to make inventories of POP-PBDEs, as part of the NIP update. Contents Introduction - 5 min Presentations Understanding HBCD and POPs-PBDEs - 10 min. (by Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions) Establishing inventory of HBCD and POPs-PBDEs - 10 min.

Southern Energy Management - a Sustainable B Corporation in NC We're firm believers that businesses have the power to change the world for the better, and we're committed to working toward that goal each and every day. We believe what you do is important, and we also believe how you do it matters just as much. Because of that, we’re proud to be a B corporation in NC. Sustainable company practices are vital to both our future and the planet’s.

Sustainability’s strategic worth: McKinsey Global Survey results Company leaders are rallying behind sustainability, and executives overall believe the issue is increasingly important to their companies’ strategy. But as it continues to grow into a core business issue, challenges to capturing its full value lie ahead. These are among the key findings from our most recent McKinsey survey on the topic, which asked respondents about the actions their companies are taking to address environmental, social, or governance issues, the practices they use to manage sustainability, and the value at stake. One such challenge is reputation management. Year over year, large shares of executives cite reputation as a top reason their companies address sustainability; of the 13 core activities we asked about, they say reputation has the most value potential for their industries. However, many of this year’s respondents say their companies are not pursuing the reputation-building activities that would maximize that financial value.

Products Chocolate, sugar, coffee – oh my! Camino offers you a wide range of Fairtrade and Organic certified food products, everything from our Cuisine Camino line for your everyday baking needs, to our new Chocolate-covered treat line, perfect for satisfying any little cravings. All Camino food products are made from quality ingredients, grown by family farmers in Central and South America, and Southeast Asia. All Camino products are certified to the highest standards: Fairtrade certification is provided by Fairtrade Canada (part of the Fairtrade International or FLO system), which ensures that our producer partners receive a fair price for their products and benefit from fair trade premiums that are reinvested in their communities. Organic certification is provided by Quality Assurance International, one of the best-recognized international certification agencies and a global leader in organic certification.

How We’re Sustainable Acting on our credo—“rethink, rebuild, renew”—New Resource Bank seeks to model sustainability with our LEED Gold–rated headquarters, ongoing initiatives to reduce our resource consumption, community contributions and programs that educate and engage customers. Our employees are passionate about our mission. The Green Team created our environmental policy and our sustainability challenge to keep us moving ahead in our internal practices and at home. Here are some of the ways we promote sustainability at the bank and in the community. Reducing our environmental footprint About Us Partnership Capital Growth is the leading global merchant bank with an exclusive focus and expertise in consumer-oriented markets across health / wellness, active lifestyles and sustainable products and services. We facilitate great partnerships through the investment of capital that accelerates and sustains the growth of the companies we advise and invest in. The companies we advise and invest in exhibit strong, long-term investment opportunities, and commitment to driving both economic and social value.

Sustainability Since the birth of Guayaki in 1996, Sustainability has been in our DNA and continues to be a driving force today. From “seed to shelf” we take into consideration all aspects of sustainability: social, environmental, cultural and economic sustainability. Our sustainability is reflected in our growing practices, supplier relationships, product packaging and life cycle. The price premium Guayaki pays to grower partners directly incentivizes them to not only sustain their existing forest, but to actively restore the forest to increase biodiversity.

Supporting Social Enterprise The RSF Social Investment Fund provides a unique opportunity to invest in a diversified, direct loan fund comprised of over 80 leading non-profit organizations and for-profit social enterprises. It represents a great way to achieve substantial social and environmental “returns” while generating a financial return similar to that of a bank CD. Your investment in this fund supports RSF’s Social Enterprise Lending Program, which provides mortgage loans, working capital lines of credit, and inventory financing exclusively to non-profit and for-profit organizations dedicated to improving the well-being of society and the environment. Click here to view a full list of our current borrowers. Historical Performance

Our Story A collaboration between four close friends, Warby Parker was conceived as an alternative to the overpriced and bland eyewear available today. Prescription eyewear should not cost a fortune. The industry is controlled by a few large companies that have kept prices artificially high, reaping huge profits from consumers who have no other options. By circumventing traditional channels and engaging with customers directly through our website, Warby Parker is able to provide higher-quality, better-looking prescription eyewear at a fraction of the price. We meticulously crafted our first collection of 27 limited run styles, plus one monocle, using the finest custom acetates and materials. The Warby Parker aesthetic is vintage-inspired with a contemporary twist.

Two Questions to Close the Greatness Gap « The Bold Academy “Musicians must make music, artists must paint, poets must write if they are to be ultimately at peace with themselves. What human beings can be, they must be. They must be true to their own nature. This need we may call self-actualization… It refers to man’s desire for self-fulfillment, namely to the tendency for him to become actually in what he is potentially: to become everything one is capable of becoming.” – Abraham Maslow Throughout life, we will constantly be confronted with unfavorable encounters, negative energy, and necessary evils. In moments like these, I’ve discovered two questions that enable me to remain in integrity, at peace, full of purpose and joy, and in pursuit of greatness. Who We Are - Our Members - Social Venture Network Click below to read featured profiles of our members. Curious about becoming an SVN member? Learn more here.