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Next-Level Reliability Through Resilience

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Reliable service always has been core to every utility’s mandate, but achieving this is becoming more complex in the face of aging infrastructure and increasingly frequent and intense extreme weather events. As this report was being drafted, the second major hurricane of November (Category 3 or higher) made landfall in Central America as a Category 5 storm, with wind speeds accelerating from Category 1 to Category 4 in just 24 hours over abnormally warm seas. Similarly, wildfires continued to burn in parts of Colorado, months after the historic end to fire season.

Sands Releases 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

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Sands has released its 2019 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which outlines the company’s strategies and progress around its corporate responsibility pillars of People, Community and Planet. The report also details Sands’ extensive governance practices that ensure ethics and accountability in all areas of the business.

A Sustainable Future Starts With Health: Abbott Launches New 2030 Sustainability Plan

Abbott’s 2030 Sustainability Plan has a clear priority: designing our life-changing technologies for access and affordability.
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A sustainable future starts with health. 

Health is the foundation for everything else. For people to thrive. To be empowered. To live the lives they want to live. It helps communities and economies to prosper and is vital to building better, healthier societies.

The Future Can't Wait: Highlights from Booz Allen's 2020 ESG Report

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Booz Allen Hamilton has launched its annual Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Impact Report, now aligned to the GRI Standards, the world's most widely used standards for corporate sustainability reporting. The 2020 ESG Report, “The Future Can’t Wait,” shares Booz Allen’s vision and impact in six key areas: Ethics and Integrity, Mission and Innovation, Employee Experience, Community Engagement, Global Resilience, and Information Security.

More Sport, More Impact: IOC Welcomes Launch of Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks and Partners

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has welcomed the launch of a Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks (PDBs) and partners, which aims to leverage the power of sport for global sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). This will include increased investment and cooperation between development banks and agencies and the international sports movement.

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The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, has welcomed the launch of a Sport for Development Coalition of Public Development Banks (PDBs) and partners, which aims to leverage the power of sport for global sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations (UN). This will include increased investment and cooperation between development banks and agencies and the international sports movement.

Sustainable Business: 6 Ways Georgia-Pacific is Leading Industry in Sustainability

Georgia-Pacific’s 2020 sustainability report highlights investments in renewable energy, reduced emissions and recycled resources
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From paper towels to building materials, employees at Koch company Georgia-Pacific make products used by millions every day. Focused on the long term, we work to constantly improve and innovate – both in the products we make and how we make them – to benefit our customers, employees, communities, the environment and society. Georgia-Pacific has released a sustainability report that delivers a comprehensive view of recent initiatives and investments to use energy more efficiently, reduce more emissions and recycle more resources.

Determining the True Cost of Water

Your Facility’s First Step in Managing a Finite Resource
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Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects.

New IUCN-IOC Guide Demonstrates How Sport Can Benefit Nature in Cities

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While sport and nature often occupy and compete for the same green spaces in cities, well-planned sports infrastructure can make positive contributions to urban biodiversity. A new guide published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), identifies key ecological criteria that city officials and sports venue developers can apply, to incorporate the needs of nature into their planning.

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While sport and nature often occupy and compete for the same green spaces in cities, well-planned sports infrastructure can make positive contributions to urban biodiversity. A new guide published today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI), identifies key ecological criteria that city officials and sports venue developers can apply, to incorporate the needs of nature into their planning.

Tork Offers Hygiene Best Practices for Long Term Care Facilities

As long term care facilities prepare for reopening and accepting visitors, Essity has developed the Tork Long Term Care (LTC) Reopening Guide to promote good hygiene practices
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PHILADELPHIA, November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Hygiene and health company, Essity, the global manufacturer of Tork professional hygiene products, has published the Tork LTC Reopening Guide. This document outlines safety measures and hygiene protocols that long term care facilities should consider when reopening their space to visitors. The guide provides a roadmap for how facilities can effectively educate visitors on best hygiene practices, as well as how to properly exercise social distancing to uphold the safety and well-being of residents, visitors, and staff.

2020 Reveals the High Cost of Not Investing in Corporate Social Responsibility

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In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quest for greater social justice in 2020 has fueled companies to reexamine their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, and they might take a page from Aflac’s commitment to a diverse workforce. In 2019, Aflac U.S. hired 729 new employees who were 58% ethnic minorities and 65% women — an increase of 20% and 16%, respectively, in comparison to 2018. Sixty-four percent of Aflac’s board members are ethnic minorities or women.

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