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Microgrid Design to Boost Energy Resilience at Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Black & Veatch to bring engineering expertise to NYSERDA NY Prize project
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, 23 March 2017 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch is partnering with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to design and assess the financial and energy efficiency impacts of a microgrid in Buffalo, N.Y. The microgrid will provide resilient, clean energy for the 120-acre campus, long-term cost-savings and potential monetization opportunities for member institutions.

Barclays Pioneers: Helping People Move Forward

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Originally posted on Barclays

As Community Banking Director for South London, looking after 44 branches, Paul Turpin knows first-hand about the challenges his customers face. From helping former prisoners open their first bank account to protecting the elderly from fraudsters, he explains why he is so passionate about helping his local community.

What are the particular challenges in your local area?

The Value of Smart City Initiatives Offer New Twist on Old Question of Affordability

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Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report reinforces lessons learned in the past year—although governments and municipalities believe strongly in the smart city model, they continue to struggle to fund these efforts.

Scotia iTRADE Announces Canada’s First Sustainable Investing Tools for Direct Investors

New tools make Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) insights available to Canadian retail investors
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TORONTO, March 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Scotia iTRADE® today announced Canada’s first sustainable investing tools for direct investors. The new tools provide detailed environmental, social and governance (ESG) data, which looks at individual companies’ corporate practices.

Smarter Public Safety Communication Systems Are Critical to the Evolution of Cities

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As the communication technologies leveraged by the public safety sector advance, the intersection with smart city initiatives becomes all the more inevitable. Technological advances afforded by broadband long-term evolution (LTE) networks have changed how first responders, city and county officials, public agencies and transportation fleets communicate and gather data to better serve their communities.

Costa Group and Mercy Ships Present Their Memorandum of Understanding to Provide Practical Help Where it is Needed the Most

The leading cruise Group in Europe makes initial donation of 100,000 Euro
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Madrid, March 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Mercy Ships and Costa Group celebrated Tuesday the official start of the memorandum of understanding which has been recently signed. The agreement is aimed to develop synergies in different fields with the objective to support the accomplishments of Mercy Ships. According to this agreement Costa Group will develop specific activities in the following areas: 

Hell No, Kraft Heinz! Hell Yes, Business For Good!

Unilever CEO Paul Polman's rebuff of an unsolicited offer was an act in favor of business for good, but can corporate commitments to sustainability withstand shareholder demands?
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Sustainability icon and Unilever CEO Paul Polman made his feelings crystal clear on the unsolicited merger offer last week by Kraft Heinz, backed by the Brazilian cost-cutters at 3G Capital and their partner Warren Buffett:  the proposed deal, Unilever said, “had no merit, either financial or strategic.”  Ouch.

Barclays Shares Annual Citizenship Performance in 2016 Annual Report

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March 2, 2017 /3BL Media/  - Barclays publishes its annual Citizenship performance in the Barclays PLC Annual Report 2016

2016 marks the first year of Barclays’ Shared Growth Ambition – a new Citizenship strategy that concentrates efforts on those sectors of the economy where the bank can have the greatest impact and which will align with its core strength as a financial services institution:

Keybank Community Development Lending & Investment Provides $56.1 Million in Financing For Poppleton Project in West Baltimore

Groundbreaking of Center\West Apartments scheduled on February 23, 2017
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Cleveland, February 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment provided $56.1 million in FHA-insured 221(d)4 financing for the construction of Center/West Apartments, a large-scale redevelopment project which will revitalize the Poppleton neighborhood located in Southwest Baltimore.

Justin’s Fuels Whole Planet Foundation’s Family Fund

Leading Nut Butter and Confections Brand Commits to Empowering Entrepreneurs with Microloan Donations
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February 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Justin’s, maker of naturally delicious, high-quality nut butters, nut butter snacks, and organic peanut butter cups, has expanded its commitment to Whole Planet Foundation by fueling the organization’s new Family Fund.

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