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Aligning Business with the Global Goals: 3BL Media SDG Webinar Series Features Las Vegas Sands, August 23, 2 p.m. ET

Focus on SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG6 Clean Water and Sanitation, and SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production
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NEW YORK, August 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – 3BL Media’s live professional development series focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) continues in August with Las Vegas Sands, the world's leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts.

This will be the third installment of the series, which is free to attend and designed for corporate responsibility and sustainability professionals. “Aligning Business With the Global Goals: Las Vegas Sands Takes Action” is scheduled for Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. ET. 

Humana Highlights Commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals in Newly Released Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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Report includes examples of how Humana is committed to international sustainability targets, detailing progress in health, inclusion and diversity, and environmental stewardship

Humana among the first companies in U.S. health care industry to focus on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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Report includes examples of how Humana is committed to international sustainability targets, detailing progress in health, inclusion and diversity, and environmental stewardship

Transparency Is Key to Sappi's Sustainability Strategy

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Sappi utilizes numerous systems and other tools for providing information on our sustainability performance. In addition to our annual sustainability report, we utilize globally recognized third-party platforms to provide additional transparency to various stakeholders. Many of these disclosures are coordinated at the Sappi Group level, including the performance of all of Sappi’s operations in Europe, South Africa and North America. Global reporting includes:

Helping Samsung Save Water and Improve Operations in Texas

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August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - At its plant in Austin, Texas, Samsung produces chips that go into mobile devices. Precise temperature and humidity control are essential to the fabrication of semiconductors, which is why these facilities have large chiller operations. They also consume significant amounts of Ultra Pure Water (UPW) and generate substantial wastewater.

SDG Business Forum Urged to Do Business Responsibly and Accelerate Sustainable Development

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NEW YORK, July 17 2018 /3BL Media/— Enthusiasm, renewed energy and a positive approach was top of mind as leaders from business, Governments, civil society and the United Nations met at the third annual SDG Business Forum to set a new direction to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Working Together Towards Sustainable Healthy Diets

by Christian Frutiger, Global Head of Public Affairs
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In September 2015, world leaders unanimously adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the related 169 targets that we must all work towards to ensure a sustainable future.

Every year, the global community comes together at the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York to highlight the efforts that countries, civil society and businesses are making to achieve the SDGs. The Forum is a global hub to exchange ideas and best practices, and promote partnerships to accelerate progress against the 2030 goals. 

Ahead of SDG Business Forum, UN Global Compact Urges Private Sector to Fuel Acceleration of Sustainable Development at National Level

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NEW YORK, July 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The United Nations Global Compact — together with its partners ICC and UN DESA — will next week (on 17 July) host more than 600 representatives from the private sector, civil society, Governments and the UN at the third annual SDG Business Forum.

Black & Veatch, Kansas to Test Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Under FAA Pilot Program

Study to Help Determine Potential For Broader Commercial Uses For Unmanned Aircraft
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , July 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly known as drones – become more vital for commercial use, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is weighing whether to free up more national airspace for them by relaxing restraints on their operation.  Such airspace rules changes could allow beyond-line-of-sight use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Black & Veatch is part of the team helping test the safety of that.

Sappi Sees Growth Opportunities to Meet Prosperity Goals

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Meet or Exceed 12% RONOA 

Return on net operating assets (RONOA) is a core measure of financial sustainability that measures how effectively we use our asset base to generate profit.

In 2017 Sappi North America achieved a 4.7 percent RONOA, down only slightly from the prior year due to very challenging conditions in graphics and release markets. Disciplined cost management and strong performance in our dissolving wood pulp helped to offset the impact of these headwinds.

The Quest for Handprints Over Footprints

by George Bandy, VP Sustainability
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At one time, the world was focused on leaving a smaller  footprint on our planet; we were encouraged to change our lifestyles to take less from Mother Earth. Today companies such as Mohawk, dedicated to making business decisions rooted in corporate social responsibility, talk not just in terms of footprints but in terms of handprints — of giving back more than we take.

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