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Black & Veatch Selects 18 Partners to Participate in COVID-19 Response Accelerator

Initiative seeks innovative solutions in fight against coronavirus pandemic
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 15 2020 /3BL Media/ –  Less than four months after launching the initiative to find innovative solutions to the coronavirus pandemic, Black & Veatch has chosen 18 partners for its ambitious IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator intent on developing and deploying emerging technologies to the fight against the disease.

World Environment Center Elects New Board Officers

New WEC board appointments continue accelerating global sustainability solutions
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July 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center’s (WEC) Board of Directors has elected the following individuals as its Officers. 

WEC’s outgoing Chair, Kelly Semrau, formerly the Senior VP of Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability, SC Johnson, commented that “she has been honored to lead the organization for the last three years and is confident in the future of our programs and governance given the strength and leadership profile of the new officers.”

2020 WEC Board of Directors:

Edison International 2019 Sustainability Report: Accelerating a Clean Energy Future

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Our vision is to lead the transformation of the electric power industry, focusing on opportunities in clean energy, efficient electrification, grid of the future and customer choice.

Deliver 100% carbon-free power to customers by 2045

  • 2030 80% carbon-free1
  • 2045 100% carbon-free


How Booz Allen Uses Accessible Technologies to Engage and Empower


Not only is accessible technology an urgent need—one in four Americans have a disability, according to the CDC—delivering it is a competitive advantage. According to Disability:IN, companies that embrace accessibility as part of their diversity and inclusion strategy have 28% higher revenue, two times higher net income, and 30% better performance on economic profit margin than their peers.

IOC Supports Launch of GAISF Sustainability Portal


The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has today launched, a web portal devoted to sustainability issues such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice.

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The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has today launched, a web portal devoted to sustainability issues such as climate change, economic inequality and social injustice.

Pharrell Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Kenya Barris, Van Jones, Global Citizen and Teneo Launch Juneteenth Pledge

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NEW YORK CITY /3BL Media/ - Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, Kenya Barris, Van Jones, international advocacy organization Global Citizen, and the global CEO advisory firm Teneo, today announced the launch of THE JUNETEENTH PLEDGE, a global effort to rally the private sector to ensure that Juneteenth becomes a paid holiday in the United States. The effort kicked off with a video call between dozens of leading CEOs and corporate executives.

Alliant Energy Employee Gets National Recognition for Customer Affordability Work

Haben Goitom named to list of next-generation rising stars within the utilities industry
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MADISON, Wis., July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Haben Goitom’s journey to her role as Alliant Energy’s Director of Business Transformation began in the legal department seven years ago. Today, she’s been recognized by one of the utility industry’s leading publications for her accomplishments.

Public Utilities Fortnightly included Goitom on its list of Fortnightly Under Forty 2020. The list of 64 young and rising stars in the utility industry includes employees of utilities, commissions, professional firms and government agencies across the country. 

Major General (Retired) Richard Kaiser joins Black & Veatch Federal Services Group

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Chief of Engineers to expand focus on military construction, civil works and strategic growth opportunities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With rising demand for more sustainable, resilient infrastructure to support national security efforts and greater economic prosperity, Black & Veatch announced U.S. Army Major General Richard Kaiser has been named Federal Growth Officer. 

With more than 33 years of experience as a member of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kaiser brings deep experience in leading multi-billion dollar domestic and international infrastructure, military construction and environmental programs.

Watch Land Betterment Corporation Discuss Sustainability with IUPUI's Sustainability Director

Company discusses sustainability with IIUPUI Indianapolis’ thought leader, Jessica Davis
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FISHERS, Ind., June 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, recently discussed the topic of sustainability with Jessica Davis, IUPUI Sustainability Director.  Two of Land Betterment’s co-founders discuss how the university is driving society to “buy-in” to a more sustainable structure and understand its value proposition in achieving goals.


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