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Ameren Successfully Completes Industry-leading 60-mile Drone Flight Over Transmission Lines, Paving the Way for Safe, Efficient Aerial Infrastructure Inspections

Ameren, Black & Veatch, Collins Aerospace team passes key milestone for maturing UAS inspection technology
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NEWTON, Ill., December 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace to identify a solution: Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The team now has proven they can inspect more miles of transmission lines faster and safer than ever envisioned.

A Smart & Sustainable Shipping Journey

Want to ship more, with less impact?
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Our customers want to ship more, with less impact. We offer sustainable solutions to help minimize the environmental impacts associated with their supply chains.

This infographic is from the 2017 UPS Sustainability Progress Report: On the Leading Edge. Visit ups.com/sustainabilty to see the full Report, GRI Content Index, and other stories of innovation.

Mark Schapiro: Reaping What You Sow

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There’s no time better than after a holiday of feasting to remember where we get our food. Ultimately, most of our complex recipes begin with the simple seed. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak to author and environmental journalist Mark Schapiro to discuss the current state of agribusiness and his book Seeds of Resistance.

Measure the Chain: Tools for Managing GHG Emissions in Agricultural Supply Chains

New tool provides guidance and resources for assessing and disclosing emissions from agricultural production
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The vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions from food companies come from agricultural production, yet few companies assess and disclose these emissions, let alone set targets to reduce them. Today, Ceres released a new tool to improve disclosure and mitigation of supply chain emissions in the food sector, known as Scope 3 emissions, which are a significant contributor to global climate change.
 

Kickstarter’s New Features Put Sustainability Top-Of-Mind for Creators

When creators are planning to launch a product into the world on Kickstarter, they’ll now consider their impact on the environment.
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This morning, Kickstarter unveiled new features that will help creators evaluate and reduce the environmental impact of their products at the earliest stages. Kickstarter teamed up with EDF Climate Corps to develop an information hub of environmental resources, as well as a space where project creators are asked to publicly commit to environmental practices.

Join GRI's Live Stream on Meaningful Reporting at the UN Forum on Business & Human Rights

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On Wednesday 28 November, GRI will host a session at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, 'Toward meaningful reporting on human rights’. ​This session will invite discussion on what is needed to increase and improve corporate human rights reporting and communication, including barriers to reporting and how these may be overcome, as well as how best to report on human rights due diligence and human rights impacts.

IBM Releases Report on the UN SDGs

Putting smart to work towards achieving the UN SDGs
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November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - IBM is leveraging its technology, expertise and commitment to global service and sustainability to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

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