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Regenerative Retrofit: California's First Living Building.

New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future.
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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

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New book from industry leader in green building performance explores building reuse, water and energy independence, biophilic design, and a carbon-free future. 

CEOs, Make Sure Your Employees Aren't Struggling To Get By

by Paul Tudor Jones and Dan Schulman
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In 2018, PayPal anonymously surveyed a large sample of its hourly and entry-level employees to assess their financial security. The results indicated that almost two-thirds of surveyed employees reported periodically running out of money between paydays. This was disappointing and surprising, but provides a valuable lesson to other leaders: Although PayPal's internal analysis showed that it paid at or above market value for each of its employees, the wages were not always sufficient for many families.
 

Rome IP Executive Featured in New Paper and Packaging Industry Documentary

By Doug Walker
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Alex Singleton is a fourth generation paper maker, although that was not his plan as a child.

The fiber supply manager at the International Paper containerboard mill in Rome said that — even as he saw his father go daily to a large Westvaco mill in Charleston, South Carolina — he never thought he’d have a career in the forest products industry.

But he’s not only forged a 30-year career. Singleton is one of three “stars” in a documentary produced for the Paper and Packaging Board titled “Paper Makers.”

Tetra Tech Launches Company-wide Healthy Life Challenge

Promoting healthy lifestyles for employees across Tetra Tech
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PASADENA, Calif., September 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK), a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, launched its Healthy Life Challenge today to promote healthy lifestyles for employees across its global operations. Tetra Tech’s commitment to supporting the wellness of its employees, especially through these unprecedented times, is a core value for the Company.

Leading in a New Environment: Adapting to a Quarantined Workplace with Technology at the Forefront

by Katie Pries, President & CEO of The Northern Trust Company Canada
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2020 has presented a whirlwind of unforeseen hurdles and environmental changes that not even the most technologically advanced businesses could have prepared for, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its impact spans globally, altering the way many teams operate and will leave a new normal in its wake.

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2020 has presented a whirlwind of unforeseen hurdles and environmental changes that not even the most technologically advanced businesses could have prepared for, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its impact spans globally, altering the way many teams operate and will leave a new normal in its wake.

For My Family, the Business of S'Mores Is Personal

RYAN BRITT, Director, US Customer Supply Chain
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  • People are spending more time in their yards and finding moments of goodness in s’mores with their families, friends and neighbors during COVID-19
  • There has been record-breaking demand for s’mores making and Hershey's six-packs, requiring precision planning and increased manufacturing of our beloved chocolate bars.
  • By leading with purpose-- to make more moments of goodness, we take great pride in being part of long-held family traditions and new adventures.
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  • People are spending more time in their yards and finding moments of goodness in s’mores with their families, friends and neighbors during COVID-19
  • There has been record-breaking demand for s’mores making and Hershey's six-packs, requiring precision planning and increased manufacturing of our beloved chocolate bars.
  • By leading with purpose-- to make more moments of goodness, we take great pride in being part of long-held family traditions and new adventures.

Where the Vulnerable Jobs Are in U.S. Cities

A new tool from Brookings' researchers provides a snapshot of the low-wage/no benefits job market in 380 cities and all 50 states to guide public and private sectors in rebuilding.
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This article originally appeared on The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

The crux: As COVID-19 disrupts local economies, cities and states are assessing the impact on workers and strategizing how to rebuild more equitably. Minimizing the number of low-wage, no-benefits jobs will be a priority. A new tool can help.

Paving His Own Road to Success Through eBay

Donovan Mitchell’s self-determination and work ethic outlasted the motocross accident that left him paralyzed, and drove him to create a thriving new career.
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Editor’s note: In celebration of eBay’s 25th anniversary, we’re spotlighting a seller every week from our global community in our Mini Stories column through 2020.

Teck Releases 2019 Economic Contribution Report

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Teck has released its fourth annual Economic Contribution Report, detailing the direct economic benefits created in the communities and jurisdictions where we operate, including payments to suppliers, employee wages and benefits, and payments to governments.

In 2019, Teck provided $12.4 billion in total economic contribution across all areas where we operate, including:

  • $8.9 billion in Canada
  • $1.8 billion in Chile
  • $1.5 billion in the U.S.

Some highlights of our total economic contribution include:

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