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Leading Companies Outline How to Implement a Meaningful Carbon Price

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MONTREUX, Switzerland, April 19, 2018  /3BL Media/ -- Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a new in-depth guide for policymakers on carbon pricing. The organization and its members believe that carbon pricing is one of the most efficient means of driving the transition to a low-carbon world.

Avery Dennison Receives a Top ‘Green Ranking’ from Newsweek

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Once again, Avery Dennison has been recognized for putting our values into action. We have the honor of being included in Newsweek’s 2017 “Green Ranking” of global, publicly traded companies. Avery Dennison ranks #168 among the U.S. 500.

VIDEO | A Sustainable Marathon in Paris

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The streets of Paris turned green on Sunday, 8th April. 55,000 runners took part in the 42nd edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris. For the 6th year in a row, Schneider Electric is the proud sponsor of this race, making the event greener each time.

Designing Sustainable Water Supply Systems in Africa

Helping bring clean water and effective delivery systems to Liberia to address water sector challenges
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Tetra Tech is bringing clean water and effective delivery systems to Liberia to address water sector challenges.

Engaging the Private Sector for Development Results in Indonesia

Examining how the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s wide-ranging engagement with the private sector delivers development benefits in Indonesia
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On the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) blog, Nilmini Rubin, executive vice president for international development at Tetra Tech, recently discussed the wide-ranging engagement with the private sector and its development benefits as part of MCC’s Indonesia Compact. Nilmini is a member of MCC’s Advisory Council. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

This post originally appeared on MCC’s blog.

Major U.S. Businesses Call Out EPA for Rollbacks to Vehicle Emissions Standards

Strong national standards bolster state economies and help U.S. automakers stay competitive
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March 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As leaders from states across the nation denounce U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt’s final determination that would lead to a significant rollback of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles, the Ceres senior director of policy and the BICEP Network, Anne Kelly, issued the following statement.

Circular Economy: Good for the Planet, Good for Power Distribution

by Frederic Abbal, EVP, Schneider Electric Energy Division
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The world is running out of critical resources. By 2050, demand for important resources like biomass and fossil energy is expected to surpass production by 40 billion tons, leaving companies and consumers at risk from the shortfall.

INFOGRAPHIC | The Energy Landscape Is on the Brink of Disruption, Which Direction Is the Business World Headed?

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The energy ecosystem and electricity system is on the verge of disruption. Energy is becoming decentralized and new technologies are enabling business to both produce and consume energy. Many companies are looking at these megatrends to find new ways to save money, meet sustainability goals and build resiliency. Every year, companies spend more than $450 billion on energy efficiency and sustainability initiatives. Plus 63% of Fortune 100 companies have set one or more clean energy targets.

Expert Interview with Mark Oven, Energy Sector Development Expert

Ensuring that energy supplies are resilient, promote development, advance U.S. security and interests, and increase gender equity
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Mark Oven’s life’s work has been dedicated to improving energy in developing countries. He has been at the forefront of energy project implementation since 1986. Mr. Oven has provided oversight and quality control on more than 20 major projects for various government agencies and development organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, International Development Bank, and Millennium Challenge Corporation. His energy sector reform project work has included supporting industrial and commercial clients in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Eastern Europe.

Schneider Electric VIDEO | Helping Locals in Myanmar With 24/7 Access to Sustainable Energy and Contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goal #7

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How do you provide efficient and sustainable electricity 24X7 for fishermen and farmers cultivating rubber trees in one of the four villages at Kenti Island? Until very recently, these four villages in Kenti Island, Myanmar, received electricity through a diesel generator owned by a private player. At that time electricity was available only for 4 hours in the night on an intermittent basis. The livelihoods of the farmers and the people in these villages depends on the reliable and continuous electricity supply.

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