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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: New Global Organization Alliance 8.7 Launched

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Alliance 8.7 was launched on September 21 during the UN General Assembly in support of meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7, to “take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of

Singapore Inspires the World to Turn City Skylines Green

Blog By Jeremy Rowe Managing Director, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints South East & South Asia
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When I first heard of Singapore’s target to green 80 percent of its buildings, old and new, by 2030, I thought it was a great vision and the way to the future. But it is a challenging feat. Developing a green building from scratch is easy, but we can become a truly green society only when we solve the challenge of making our old buildings green. I believe that innovation, focus on research and development – coupled with favorable policies and economic incentives – will need to be closely aligned in changing the whole building stock of an entire country.

Nespresso and Local Coffee Farmers in South Sudan Progress in Rebuilding Coffee Industry

Nespresso launches 2nd edition of Limited Edition SULUJUA ti South Sudan
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October 5, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - Despite the ongoing conflict, South Sudanese coffee farmers are making progress in reviving the country’s coffee industry.  The result of their hard work and dedication – the Nespresso limited edition Grand Cru SULUJA ti South Sudan* - will launch in five new countries later this month, having previously only been available in France.

How to Quantify Your Social Impacts: With WBCSD, Unilever, Fedex and Nestlé

Companies are increasingly investing time and money into projects to help tackle both local and global issues. Discover how the industry leaders are getting it done.
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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Unilever, FedEx and Nestlé will be sharing their strategies, solutions, and obstacles in a live Ethical Corporation webinar on 13th October 2016 2pm BST/3pm CEST.

Sustainable Brands and RILA Announce Conference Partnership

Retail-focused track will launch at SB’17 Detroit
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently announced a strategic partnership with Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). RILA will merge its sustainability-focused conference with Sustainable Brands to produce a dedicated program track at SB’17 Detroit focused on sustainability-led innovation in the retail sector.

B&V Reinforces Alternative Water Supply Expertise in Western U.S.

New position’s focus on water reuse applications will benefit clients in scarcity-challenged areas
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, September 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of alternative water supply projects aimed at ensuring water resilience and security, has named Dr. Jeff Neemann as a Client Director based in southern California. Neemann will have primary responsibility for meeting client needs in the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding communities.

Ethical Food Supply Chains a Growing Consumer Priority

Pressure from consumers on supply chain management is growing as recent reports detail an increased interest in sustainable and ethical sourcing and supply.
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Pressure from consumers on supply chain management is growing, as recent reports detail an increased interest in sustainable and ethical sourcing and supply. Research from Globescan focusing on U.K.

Automotive Industry’s New Standard for Corporate Social Responsibility Demonstrates Commitment to Ethical Sourcing and Business Practices

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The automotive industry’s most widely used international quality standard (ISO/TS 16949) has been updated to IATF 16949 by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF). One of the most revolutionary updates to the standard is the inclusion of new ethics requirements, a first for automotive quality standards worldwide.

Alternative Water Supply Expansion for Southern California Earns Top Industry Honor

Black & Veatch design provides water security, added supply and sustainability for Orange County
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Initial Expansion project, a Black & Veatch-designed alternative water supply system that bolsters water security for a large portion of Southern California, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Water Environment Federation (WEF) Project Excellence Award.

Conflict Minerals Filings and the Automotive Industry

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Automakers are leading the way with their long-term commitment to corporate social responsibility and assertive supply chain transparency initiatives. At a recent event, members from the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) met to discuss leading practices in identifying and combating the funding of “conflict minerals” from areas of conflict, specifically Democratic Republic of Congo.

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