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  Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards: The Thirty Percent Coalition and the Critical Mass Effect
The notion of "critical mass" has been applied to groups of people since the late 1970s. Achieving gender diversity on corporate boards is a common theme in a 2006 groundbreaking report on critical mass on corporate boards and a new national coalition working to almost double the percentage of women on US public company boards.
Hilton Hits 20% Waste Reduction Two Years Ahead of Schedule
Hospitality company Hilton Worldwide has saved $147 million through efficiency projects, and achieved its five-year goal to reduce total waste by 20 percent, two years ahead of schedule. Hilton said is on track to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 20 percent, and water consumption by 10 percent.

SC Johnson Installs Windpower, Receives EPA Clean Air Award
SC Johnson has begun construction of two wind turbines at its largest global manufacturing plant. The 415-feet-high wind turbines are expected to be operational by the end of the year and will produce approximately 15% of the electricity used at Waxdale, putting wind power behind brands such as Windex, Glade and Pledge.

Making the Grade: Why Apple and Google Should Sharpen Their Focus on Sustainability
Apple and Google are two of the most recognizable brands on the planet. But, in a report we at EIRIS recently published, both firms garnered relatively weak ratings on sustainability criteria. How can such financially successful firms rank so poorly on EIRIS' assessment of their sustainability performance?
Marriott Applies Sustainability Index to FF&E Purchasing
Marriott International plans to spend 75 percent of its 2013 furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) budget with suppliers who are part of the MindClick Hospitality Sustainability Performance Index (HSP Index). The HSP Index measures suppliers' corporate social responsibility, environmental operations, and product sustainability efforts.

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