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Running on Empty: Challenges Faced by Private Pit Emptiers in Urban Uganda

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By 2050, over two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. However, water and sanitation services are often unable to keep pace with population growth in rapidly urbanizing cities, leading to deteriorating health conditions.

Virtual Event Gathers Industry Experts for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise, and Honors Anisa Kamadoli Costa With Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry

IAC continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of its International Gold Conference in October with the virtual presentation of its award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry, and panels exploring the evolution of responsible practices.
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October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The more one travels in realms of gold and diamonds, the more one is confronted by urgent challenges. Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 2020 international gold and diamond virtual series “All That Glitters,” has taken, as points of departure, such challenges faced at all points on the continuum.

Managing Climate Risk

An Interview with Nick Martin, Sustainability Practice Leader
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Across every sector, businesses are coming under increased pressure from regulators, investors and customers to think more seriously about their exposure to climate risk—both the physical risks of climate change, but also the transition risks associated with the shift to a low carbon economy.

Developing a Market-Based Approach to Sanitation in Uganda

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Household sanitation is a longstanding development priority for the government of Uganda. However, access to basic sanitation is still low and the country is off-track to meet the Sustainability Development Goal related to universal access to sanitation by 2030. This, coupled with the government’s policy that considers sanitation to be a household responsibility, provides tremendous opportunity to foster market-based sanitation as the mechanism to increase basic sanitation across the country.

Ecolab Partners With Water.org to Improve Access to Clean, Safe, Sustainable Water

Partnership aims to improve access and sanitation for 100,000 people in at-risk watersheds in India
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ST. PAUL, Minn., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - One in nine people around the world currently lack access to clean water. As communities grapple with the impacts of climate change, economic recessions and public health crises, the need for access to clean, safe water is more crucial than ever. On the sixth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, Ecolab is announcing a partnership with Water.org to help enable access to sustainable  water and improved sanitation in at-risk watersheds in India.

Business Alignment With The SDGs: Schneider's Journey

by Gilles Vermot Desroches
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2020 marks the start of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs seek to end extreme poverty, address inequality, and achieve a climate secure world with sustainable cities and a circular economy by 2030.

Meaningful Business 100 Leaders Unveiled for 2020

Award recognises outstanding business leaders, across the world, who are combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals
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LONDON, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  Meaningful Business, a global platform for leaders combining profit and purpose, has announced the 2nd edition of the Meaningful Business 100 (MB100) recognising outstanding contribution of business leaders in support of the UN 2030 agenda.

The MB100 was curated by an expert panel of 16 judges, following a global nomination process. The platform received over 500 nominations from 70 countries, with each one scored across 5 key areas: Impact, Leadership, Innovation, Durability and Scope.

UN Releases Climate Action's Climate Playbook for the Fashion Industry

Guidebook identifies climate actions apparel manufacturers can take to promote global decarbonization; lists WSP USA as a recommended service provider.
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In 2018, United Nations Climate Change (UNCC) drafted its Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (the Charter), which includes ambitious climate goals, such as net zero emissions within the fashion industry by 2050.

The Charter was drafted specifically for fashion industry stakeholders with initiatives and goals that will enable the fashion industry to take a leadership role in mitigating the worst impacts of climate change.

Ecolab Ranks in Top 25 on the Just 100 List of Companies at the Forefront on Responsible Capitalism

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October 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, ranks #22 overall and #1 in the chemicals industry on the 2021 Just 100 list, which was released today.

Putting Purpose Into Action: A Message From Our CEO

It's never been clearer: our future depends on companies that not only innovate boldly, but ones that act with integrity.
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Over the past months, we’ve seen ties between health, progress, and prosperity strain in real time due to the hardships brought on by the pandemic. Life as we know it changed dramatically, as did the role of the private sector in many ways.

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