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Making the Global Goals HPE’s Business

by Gail Klintworth, Business Transformation Director, Business & Sustainable Development Commission
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2015 was a year filled with positive achievements for our collective future, with the adoption of both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.  However, in 2016, the voices of many in the world told us clearly that good intentions are not enough and that the current economic system is broken for them, with many asking whether the costs of globalisation are greater than its benefits. And now, nearly half-way into 2017, the world continues to face economic, social, environmental and political uncertainty.

HPE Launches World’s First Supply Chain Program Based on Climate Science

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HPE is leading the way to a sustainable ICT supply chain with emissions reductions targets that could equate to taking 21 million cars off the road for an entire year. This first-of-its-kind supply chain management program will serve as a model for the industry and the world.

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HPE is leading the way to a sustainable ICT supply chain with emissions reductions targets that could equate to taking 21 million cars off the road for an entire year. This first-of-its-kind supply chain management program will serve as a model for the industry and the world.

PepsiCo Embraces Science-based Targets in the Fight Against Climate Change

Press Release

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 18, 2017 / 3BL Media / -- PepsiCo has confirmed that its ambitious new target for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction has been verified and approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative as being in line with what climate science says is necessary to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius. The global food and beverage company has committed to work to reduce absolute GHG emissions across its value chain by at least 20 percent by 2030.

Colorado Dam Expansion to Substantially Improve Water Supply, Reliability

Black & Veatch to bring project management expertise to Gross Reservoir Expansion Project
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DENVER, May 18, 2017 /3BL Media/  – Black & Veatch has been selected to provide program management services to Denver Water on the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project.

How to Build an Infrastructure Inventory

Reprinted from the Atlas Blog
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A number of our Atlas cities – from El Paso, to New Orleans and San Diego – are looking for ways to use municipally owned spaces as testbeds for innovative infrastructure technologies.  Doing so will not only help them understand how solutions work locally and support economic development, but it will also create space to engage residents around otherwise invisible infrastructure.

Duke Energy Adding More Wind & Solar Resources

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Renewable energy technologies are advancing and prices are decreasing. Duke Energy is leveraging those advancements to expand its renewable energy portfolio and deliver cleaner energy to its customers.

In total, the company has more than 20 wind projects and 60 solar facilities in operation in over a dozen states, totaling about 3,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity.

For wind energy, the company completed two more projects last year – one in Texas and the other in Oklahoma. Duke Energy now harvests the wind in seven states.

Caterpillar Highlights Commitment to “Building Better” and Making Sustainable Progress Possible Around the World

2016 Sustainability Report Available Online
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PEORIA, Ill., May 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) published its Sustainability Report today, highlighting the company’s focus for more than 90 years on building better – better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Titled “Building Better,” the report showcases how Caterpillar customers use the company’s equipment to develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets that improve living standards and make sustainable progress around the world.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle School Supplies

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PHOENIX, May 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Across the country, the school year is wrapping up for our children. Soon, alarm clocks, schedules and homework will be forgotten for a few months as kids enjoy the summer. And while many of them can’t wait to be on break, taking the time to properly go through their books, notes and school supplies cannot only save you some dough for next year, it can help the environment.

PNC’s Environmental Performance: Infographic

From the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report
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PNC’s Performance and Innovation Group is responsible for developing and executing on the strategy to reduce the company’s energy and water consumption and carbon emissions. Seeking efficiency opportunities that support cost savings, reliable services and occupant comfort, the group conducts energy and water audits, tracks building performance and targets low performing sites for retrofits.

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