Christopher Grove is a Director at Commerce Resources Corp.,and has been instrumental in raising over $65 Million for the company since 2004. He maintains extensive contacts in the global investment community and has significant experience on the boards of several mineral exploration companies prior to joining the board of Commerce Resources Corp.
The Road to The Honda video series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 8 bands that participated in the 2013 Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase. Check out the second episode, featuring Bethune-Cookman's Marching Wildcats.
See how water quality in the Dominican Republic's Margajita River has improved since Barrick's Pueblo Viejo gold mine opened in 2012. The river used to be colored dark red due to untreated, acidic water discharged by a previous mining operation. Barrick's state-of-the-art water treatment plant now treats all water from the mine site to international standards. Also, people who live in communities around the mine have been invited to participate in the mine's environmental monitoring program.
At Southwest Airlines, our Meteorology Team is small, but mighty. Our four-person Team helps to support the weather-related strategic decision process here at Southwest; however, we also are involved with many other industry efforts and projects. One example is our strong partnership with both Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (ARINC) and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Association (NOAA).
Kansas City, MO, December 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Representatives from schools in Lusaka, Zambia, gathered at a joyful ceremony in Kanyama to thank Children International and Children International sponsors for the assistance their students have received through the School Feeding Program.
Environmental, social and governance Issues are becoming more important in the deal market. That’s according to a recent report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. The study, which surveyed 300 professionals, found that 68 percent of those planning a divestiture, acquisition, merger, or IPO in the next year are including ESG factors in their evaluations. Several reasons are given: the rising price of natural resources, global climate events, expansion into emerging markets, environmental regulations, and compliance requirements. Investors are also increasingly taking ESG issues into account when assessing the value of a company. The report found that 38 percent of those surveyed noted that investors are the stakeholder group most focused on ESG issues, followed closely by senior management at 36 percent. The goals behind an ESG program vary according to an organization's priorities. When asked to identify the leading areas of ESG focus in their own organizations, 50 percent of poll participants said they are focused on three areas: regulatory compliance and risk management; operational efficiency and effectiveness; and revenue enhancement and other market-facing initiatives. These findings are hard evidence that a growing number of business executives recognize that ESG issues are having a bottom line impact on deal value.
Mr. Heim is a leading expert in conflict minerals programs under Section 1502 of the US Dodd-Frank Act, and related frameworks. He was the only environmental/sustainability consultant invited by the US Securities and Exchange Commission to be a panelist at the October 2011 Conflict Minerals Roundtable in Washington DC, and has provided technical support on the subject to clients as well as industry associations/groups such as The Auditing Roundtable, the Board of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC), and the US Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The United States Government Accountability Office is the audit, evaluation and investigation portion of congress. In 2010, Congress enacted Section 1502(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to address the exploitation of conflict minerals, which include tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold, and the extreme levels of violence in the DRC. As required by Section 1502(b), the SEC issued a rule in August 2012 that requires companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals and the origin of those minerals. The act requires GAO to report on the rule’s effectiveness, among other issues, beginning in 2012 and annually thereafter.
Cisco has contributed millions of dollars in networking products and collaboration technologies to Teach For America, helping the organization grow to serve more than 650,000 students in 36 states.
HP Earth Insights is an innovative collaboration that applies HP's technology and expertise to the research being conducted by Conservation International (CI), a leading non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting nature for people and ensuring a healthy and productive planet for local and global communities.