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Hilton and American Express to Donate Up to 1 Million Rooms to Frontline Medical Professionals During COVID-19 Crisis

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Hilton (NYSE:HLT) and American Express (NYSE:AXP) today announced that the companies, in partnership with Hilton’s ownership community, will donate up to 1 million hotel room nights across the United States to frontline medical professionals leading the fight against COVID-19.

Beginning next week, Hilton and American Express will make rooms available without charge to doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other frontline medical staff who need a place to sleep, recharge or isolate from their families through the end of May.

Ahead of World Water Day, Ceres Launches New Effort to Catalyze Capital Markets to Value Water As a Financial Risk

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  • Introduces new Valuing Water Finance Task Force with major institutional investors and banks to influence companies to take action
  • Announces live stream details of Ceres 2020 water focused digital plenary, Defining the Value of Water

The UPS Foundation Supports Its Global Network of Humanitarian Partners and Local Community Organizations to Combat the Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus

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The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it has expanded its response to the novel Coronavirus, including new grant allocations, surpassing $6 million to United Nations agencies, humanitarian relief partners and community-based non-profit and international non-government organizations.

Tetra Tech’s Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation, and Drainage Project Team Wins Company’s 2019 Project Management Achievement Award

Improving the water supply, sanitation, and drainage infrastructure to support poverty reduction and economic growth
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Tetra Tech believes in the loyalty, effort, and excellence of its employees and initiated its annual Excellence and Achievement Awards program to recognize individuals and teams for achievements that demonstrate best-in-class performance and service to the community.
 

Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: Tracking Food Company Progress Toward a Water-Smart Future

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For food companies, water management is a business imperative like never before. And as risks of water scarcity and pollution steadily increase, corporate leaders must evaluate the most effective ways to water-proof their business. Feeding Ourselves Thirsty provides investors with guidance and relevant data for evaluating the water risk management of 40 major companies in the Agricultural Products, Beverage, Meat, and Packaged Food industries.

Unlocking the Power of Policy at Ceres 2020 in New York!

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At Ceres 2020 in New York, we’ll explore how policy and legislation can serve as real solutions to our most pressing sustainability challenges—like climate change—and how both investors and companies can help shape innovative climate and energy policies at the state, regional, national and global levels.

Global Corporate Sustainability Projects

From grassroots initiatives to global policies
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Through dozens of projects around the world, Medtronic is lessening its environmental impact by conserving energy and water, increasing recycling, and reducing waste. These projects range from large, enterprise-wide corporate sustainability initiatives like energy reduction or building an onsite nitrogen generator, to smaller, volunteer-led environmental stewardship efforts at local sites.

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Essity's Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At Essity we believe that the work aimed at fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will make the world a little better and as well as create good business opportunities for companies around the world— particularly in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. Essity is determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.

Essity Convenes Global Dialogue 2019 with United Nations Foundation

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Hygiene and health company Essity continues its commitment to breaking barriers to well-being by convening the United Nations Foundation’s annual Global Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The dialogue, held at the UN headquarters in New York, gathers representatives from the UN system, public and private sector, and civil society to discuss actions to make progress on the SDGs.

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Hygiene and health company Essity continues its commitment to breaking barriers to well-being by convening the United Nations Foundation’s annual Global Dialogue on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These were adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The dialogue, held at the UN headquarters in New York, gathers representatives from the UN system, public and private sector, and civil society to discuss actions to make progress on the SDGs.

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