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Powering the Sustainable Rise of the Greater Bay Area

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The Greater Bay Area is taking shape rapidly with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the Express Rail Link. These milestone infrastructure projects are the key to a new era of super-connectivity that promises exciting new business opportunities for the region.

LEDs in Action: General Motors Is Saving With Tomorrow in Mind

When GM wanted to reduce energy consumption across its portfolio, it tapped into Current, powered by GE, to outfit its facilities with new LED fixtures that will cut lighting-related energy use by more than 60 percent
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Sustained Excellence in Saving Energy

As a seven-time EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year award winner, GM continues to demonstrate leadership in sustainability through superior operational efficiency. Since 2010, the company has saved more than $230 million in energy costs while eliminating 1.8 million metric tons of carbon emissions by engaging many of its facilities in energy-reduction challenges.

Doing the Right Things in a Transforming Business World

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Lena Low learned the importance of doing the right thing early in her career when she worked with an emergency medical assistance company that flew teams out to help victims of the 2002 Bali bombing and the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.

As news of the disasters broke, she watched in admiration as her colleagues headed to the airport with no thought of the cost of the operation but only one objective in mind: to save lives.

100,000 More in the Next 3 Years: HP's Commitment to Supporting Entrepreneurs Across Africa

by Ifeyinwa Afe
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Yesterday I was privileged to address the crowd gathered at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in Johannesburg and announce our commitment to educate 100,000 more entrepreneurs across Africa.

It was fitting that this year’s festival also marked what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. As a man famed for his commitment to equality and community, his legacy is reflected in the work both Global Citizen and HP are doing in South Africa and across the continent to tackle inequality and build communities.

Cadillac Shows Brand’s First Fully Electric EV

Cadillac Model Will Be The First Of GM's Next-Generation EVs
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DETROIT, January 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Cadillac has revealed the brand’s first EV, the first model derived from GM’s future EV platform. Cadillac will be at the vanguard of the company’s move toward an all-electric future.

“Cadillac’s EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world,” said Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac. “It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility.”

The Evolution of Software Packaging

A look back on how moving to small made a big impact
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By Paris Dieker, Manager, Symantec Corporate Responsibility and Environment

Symantec sells a lot of software. While we do sell hardware, our primary enterprise and consumer products come in software form. Today, the majority of Symantec software products come pre-installed on hardware or is downloaded electronically by customers, and thus requires no physical product or packaging materials. 

For software that can’t be downloaded electronically, our customers usually receive a piece of paper the size of a credit card when they purchase one of our products.

Sappi Reduces Solid Waste for Fifth Consecutive Year

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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

The New Model on Sustainable Development

by Leon Kaye, Executive Editor, TriplePundit
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At one time cotton was Haiti’s fourth largest agricultural export, but by the late 1980s, its cultivation largely ceased for economic, political and environmental reasons.

Now however, the Caribbean’s first independent nation is on the cusp of welcoming back cotton production due to the work of Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA). Since 2010, the popular outdoor lifestyle brand has supported SFA’s efforts to boost the yields – and the pocketbooks – of Haiti’s farmers.

Ecolab Investing in Renewable Power Project With Clearway Energy Group

Agreement will enable Ecolab to offset 100 percent of its electricity demand in North America and achieve a 25 percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has signed an agreement to support Clearway Energy Group’s 419-megawatt (MW) wind farm, Mesquite Star, in Fisher County, Texas. Construction of the Mesquite Star wind farm is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2019.

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