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Aflac: Committed to Making a Difference in the Lives of Kids With Cancer

My Special Aflac Duck is the latest addition to the company's ongoing Aflac Childhood Cancer Campaign
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Since 1995, Aflac employees, agents and The Aflac Foundation, Inc., have donated more than $125 million toward pediatric cancer research and treatment. We are committed to helping make a difference in the lives of children facing cancer across the country, because every child deserves a lifetime.

Building a World-Class Middle-School Innovation Lab

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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As you walk the linoleum tiled hallway of FDR Middle School, a 1950s-era middle school in a once thriving manufacturing town northeast of Philadelphia, passing the rows of lockers set into green cinder block walls, a sign marked Wood Shop comes into view. If you attended junior high school any time before the ‘90s, you have an expectation of what you’ll see when you enter the room: a table saw, jig saw, miter saw, maybe a lathe or two. Except for the lingering scent of sawdust, this is far from the wood shop you remember.

How Tech Is Driving a Fourth Wave of Environmentalism

Sustainability is not just some nice-to-have byproduct of innovation – it's the goal.
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Fred Krupp | Environmental Defense Fund

In any era, the hard work of environmental progress requires the best available tools. Today those tools include technological innovations that are giving corporations and NGOs alike new capabilities and supercharging the partnerships between them.

Sensors, data analytics, machine learning and blockchain are just some of the breakthroughs driving business growth as well as environmental stewardship.

Electrify America to Energize U.S. Highways, Selects Black & Veatch for Ultra-fast EV Charging Station Program

National network expands access, addresses ‘range anxiety’ through hundreds of high-powered DC charging stations
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch announced today it will design and construct hundreds of sites for Electrify America’s high-powered DC Fast Chargers, part of a nationwide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that will dramatically reduce charging times and raise convenience for EV consumers.

Verizon Innovative Learning Has Helped More Than a Million Kids Like Nakia

We don't wait for the future. We build it.
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Verizon Innovative Learning has committed more than $400 million to provide free tech, access and innovative learning programs that transform schools and children's lives. This is Nakia's story.

 

Black & Veatch: Data Analytics, Resilience and Sustainability Drive Water Discussion

Latest Strategic Directions Report takes deep dive into complexities of water, delivery
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.,  June 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Collecting data from our water systems is one thing. Acting on that information is game-changing, and a Black & Veatch survey shows that the water space is taking note.

Johnson & Johnson Announces Progress Toward Health for Humanity Goals

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Johnson & Johnson today released its 2017 Health for Humanity Report, demonstrating its approach and the considerable progress it has made toward an ambitious social, environmental and governance commitment to advance the Company’s mission to drive better health for all.

Tetra Tech Wins Léonard Award at “Grands Prix du génie-conseil” in Quebec

Receiving recognition for our environmental mitigation and rehabilitation work in Port Jervis
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The “Association des firmes de génie-conseil-Québec”(AFG-Québec, Association of Consulting Engineering Firms-Quebec) held the 16th annual “Grands Prix du génie-conseil” event honoring Quebec’s consulting and engineering experts and the industry’s best projects. Tetra Tech was nominated in 4 out of 11 categories, including Industry, Urban Infrastructures, Environment, and Consulting Engineering Mentor of the Year.

Global Brand Leaders Set to Redesign the Future of Commerce at SB’18 Vancouver

Sustainable Brands brings P&G, Braskem, PwC, Clif Bar, LG Electronics & others to collaborate on innovative products and services for The Good Life
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the full programming and schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’18 Vancouver, running June 4-7 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.

BSR18: A New Blueprint for Business

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By Aron Cramer, President and CEO, BSR

The world is changing at a rapid pace.

The business agenda is changing, and the sustainability agenda needs to change with it. At the BSR Conference 2018 in New York City November 6-8, we will be presenting “A New Blueprint for Business,” defining a path that enables business to thrive in societies that prosper.

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