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A New Business Platform for Inclusive Growth

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

BSR is pleased to join the OECD and Danone in launching the Business Platform for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) and inviting leading companies to join the initiative.  

How Mosaic Is Working to Help Feed a Growing and Hungry World

by Amy Brown
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The demand for food around the world shows no sign of slowing. The number of undernourished people in the world has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million people in 2017. The UN estimates that the global population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050.

Centerplate Revs Up a New Contract Extension with Detroit’s Cobo Center

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DETROIT, Mich. & STAMFORD, Conn., November 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Hospitality provider Centerplate has announced an early, multi-year contract extension with Cobo Center in Detroit. Managed and operated by the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA), Cobo Center is one of the largest convention centers in the United States, located on the beautiful Detroit riverfront.

Introducing CoLab

Join Us to Take Business-Led Collaboration to the Next Level
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By Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Senior Vice President, BSR; Nicolas Ronderos, Manager, Collaborations, BSR

While the world is changing for the better, in alignment with the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it’s not changing anywhere near fast enough.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Smithfield Foods Marks Significant Step Toward Zero-Waste-to-Landfill in North Carolina

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SMITHFIELD, Va., October 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce a key step toward achieving zero-waste-to-landfill status across its North Carolina processing facilities. Smithfield will achieve this goal with support from its newest partner, Waste Connections, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a food company and waste services provider. The project will create a recycling facility that processes materials specifically from food production facilities.

The Global Engagement Forum: Live Convenes Leaders for Cross-Sector Collaboration

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WASHINGTON, October 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, the 2018 Global Engagement Forum: Live convened leaders and experts from business, government, and nonprofit organizations to collaborate around solving specific problems within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by PYXERA Global, the Forum convened over 300 leaders, experts, and stakeholders in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

Fair Trade USA and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council Partner to Pilot the Fair Trade Add-on to Some ASC Certified Farms

New collaboration will focus on further improving social and environmental performance in the aquaculture industry.
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture, have signed an MOU to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms.

How Saipem’s Initiatives on Human Rights and Ethical Supply Chain Create a Healthy, Vibrant Business

by Jim Witkin
Article

For any company that relies on a network of suppliers and subcontractors, maintaining an ethical supply chain — one that protects human rights and promotes fair labor practices and a safe work environment — is hard work. But the challenge is multiplied when you work globally in over 60 countries across five continents, like Saipem, the Italian energy services giant.

Business Aligns with SDGs: How CEMEX Takes Action to Support SDG 1

3BL Media SDG Webinar Series Features Business Call to Action, CEMEX, Oct. 17, noon ET
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NEW YORK, September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The world’s population is forecast to swell to 9.8 billion people by 2050, and 70 percent will live in urban centers. Unlocking access to affordable housing is key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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