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Duke Energy Named One of Fortune’s ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ for Third Consecutive Year

Company continues to execute a customer-focused strategy that is guiding its investments and delivering value to customers
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., January 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – After a year in which the company continued providing cleaner energy to its customers, shifting to more flexible, low- and no-carbon sources while maintaining high reliability and rates below the national average, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2020 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies for the third year in a row. Duke Energy was ranked 5th among gas and electric utilities. 

Kimberly-Clark Guatemala Benefitting from Solar Power Switch

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Kimberly-Clark Guatemala’s solar panel installation is invisible from the street, but the 461 rooftop solar panels are producing benefits for the company and the environment.

The Guatemala solar project will power operations for the company’s distribution center as well as administrative offices and is set to produce 250.6 megawatt hours per year – the equivalent to the annual consumption of 70 homes in the country. It’s estimated that the project will save 127 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Communication Networks Are Key to Delivering the Grid of the Future

New Black & Veatch Smart Utilities Report analyzes major trends reshaping the grid
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Distribution modernization is inevitable as advances in energy production, storage and control give rise to a new energy marketplace happening at the local distribution level. This evolving landscape leaves utilities questioning how they can maintain the reliability, efficiency and security of their operations, while managing two-way power flows and the influx of digital devices and distributed energy resources (DER).

Be Well. Do Well. Aramark's Plan for People, for Planet

The 2025 plan aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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Aramark's purpose revolves around its mission to enrich and nourish lives: Aramark strives to create a better world by considering the company’s environmental, economic, social and ethical dimensions.

Be Well. Do Well. is Aramark’s sustainability plan. It sums up the goal to make a positive impact on people and planet over the next five years. 

Be Well. Do Well. accelerates sustainability efforts and aligns with Aramark's vision for the future: improving the wellbeing of people, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. 

Arbor Day Foundation Announces Initial Planting Locations for 20 Million #TeamTrees Trees

After YouTube’s largest-ever crowdfunding campaign raised $20 million in just 56 days, the Arbor Day Foundation is kicking off tree planting around the globe
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LINCOLN, Neb., January 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation is launching domestic and international planting projects to fulfill its commitment to plant more than 21.5 million trees funded by #TeamTrees, a viral crowdfunding campaign driven by YouTubers MrBeast (Jimmy Donaldson) and Mark Rober in late 2019. As early as January 2020, trees will be planted in high-need public and private forests recovering from fire, storms, deforestation, and other threats.

Kimberly-Clark Costa Rica’s Public-Private Recycling Program, “Ambientados,” Recognized for Pioneering Efforts

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Kimberly-Clark Costa Rica's sustainability program, Ambientados, received a special recognition from the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) for 10 years of investing and promoting a culture of recycling in the country.

During the AMCHAM 23rd “Social Responsibility in Action Awards,” Ambientados was acknowledged as a pioneer initiative thanks to its ability to be a successful self-sustaining public-private recycling platform. The award was presented to Ricardo Yoshino, Kimberly-Clark Central America South Cluster Lead, by Sharon Day, United States Ambassador to Costa Rica.

COP25: National Governments Fail to Seize the Day, but Business Climate Action Continues

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By: Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

As we enter the decisive decade of the 2020s—when significant steps towards decarbonization have to happen if we are to stave off the worst impacts of climate change—the 2019 UN climate conference in Madrid, COP25, was a poor jumping-off point.

Chevron and the UN SDGs: The Business of Progress

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In September 2015, all 193 United Nations (U.N.) member states adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set a global agenda for overcoming poverty, protecting the planet, and promoting peace and prosperity.

Chevron safely develops and delivers the affordable, reliable and cleaner energy that is necessary for social and economic progress. Guided by this purpose, our work makes progress a reality for millions of people in the communities we serve.

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