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In Pursuit of Transparency: The Case for Leveraging Supply Chain Management Platforms

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After interviewing 70 leading companies, the UN Global Compact and EY found that companies are overcoming supply chain transparency challenges by leveraging supply chain platforms.

Source Intelligence Applauds Companies Named to Fortune Magazine’s “Change the World” list

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CARLSBAD, Calif., August 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Source Intelligence salutes its customers who were selected to this year’s prestigious “Change the World” list developed by Fortune magazine to identify 50 companies across the globe that are taking on major environmental, social and ethical issues.

Floods and Fires: The Reality of our Nation’s Future

The increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events and other natural disasters make a clear case for resilient building.
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Last week, ominous skies in California’s parched San Bernardino Mountains looked more like the Apocalypse than a typical sunny August afternoon.  Smoke, soot, and ash from the vicious Pilot and Blue Cut fires shrouded the valley, causing residents to flee their homes and schools and businesses to close.

Harvesting Greywater: How Many Facilities are Doing It?

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Water conservation is nothing new.  Many organizations in this space have encouraged hotels to conserve water for years – we even wrote about it for World Water Day last year.  We have seen many hotels update their fixtures to ensure that they have reduced flow and flush in their bathrooms, and some are even recycling rainwater, but have you thought about taking it to the next

The Business Case for Resilient Buildings

by Adam Bonislawski
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The Miami-Dade County building code requires commercial buildings to enclose their first 30 feet in impact-resistant glass so as to withstand damage from high winds and flying objects during a hurricane.

WorldGBC and BEA Join Forces to Double the Rate of Energy Efficiency in Buildings

by Anastasiya Kostomarova
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The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and the World Resources Institute (WRI)-led Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) – a public-private partnership launched under the United Nations Secretary-General’s SE4All Initiative – have joined forces in an attempt to double the rate of energy efficiency improvements

World Water Week Twitter Chat with BITC

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August 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- How can we use water for sustainable growth?

World Water Week 2016's theme is Water for Sustainable Growth. We all have a stake in a more sustainable future, including the global hotel and tourism industry. In fact, it is these industries that are taking active steps to address water issues that affect the whole planet.

6 Key Findings on the State of Global Supply Chains

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UN Global Compact and Ernst & Young (EY) interviewed 70 companies across different regions and industries in order to uncover the current state of global supply chains. In the recently-released report “The State of Sustainable Supply Chains: Building Responsible and Resilient Supply Chains,” Global Compact and EY presented 6 key findings on how companies are pursuing supply chain sustainability:

Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
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Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.

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