A blog from Bruce Cleaver, De Beers Group CEO, discussing the socio-economic impact of the company in Botswana
I’ve always been intrigued by the fact that in Setswana, the word ‘Pula’ means both money and rain.
Not just because both are valuable resources, but also because of how a financial investment in a person or a business can create a ripple effect through the economy just like a raindrop in a reservoir.
Gareth Mostyn discusses De Beers Group's work in Namibia and our partnerships with local suppliers
In Namibia, more than a third of the entire population is aged under 15 – this is almost 10 per cent more than the global average.
While this obviously creates some socio-economic challenges in terms of education, employment and welfare, it also presents a real opportunity to establish a new generation of Namibian leaders who can take the country forward from strength to strength.
In De Beers Group, we recognise this means that our partnership with Government must play a major role in creating a positive future for this youthful population.
by Jerry Lynch, Chief Sustainability Officer at General Mills
These days, it’s nearly impossible to open up a paper, news website or even Twitter and not see mention of a climate-related issue. People everywhere – concerned citizens to climate scientists to federal legislators – are trying to understand what to make of it and what to do about it. According to NASA’s scientific-based evidence, climate change is real and is happening as 2016 was our warmest year to date.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that the award ceremony of its Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will take place this Thursday, May 11, 2017. HP Inc. (HP) has been selected as the 2017 recipient, and will accept the Gold Medal Award during the 33rd annual Gold Medal Presentation Ceremony in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Now is the time for action on complex global challenges. PYXERA Global will lead two workshops at the 2017 Shared Value Leadership Summit to advance partnership to solve complex global challenges this May 10. These workshops will hone in on two areas: how to effectively engage in partnership and post-harvest loss reduction.
LafargeHolcim has released its Sustainability Report 2016, which highlights its performance in the first full year of operation and the progress made against its main sustainability targets. Sustainability is one of LafargeHolcim’s core values and a key element of its strategy.
Washington D.C., May 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will participate in a panel discussion at the 2017 EE Global Forum (EE Global) in Washington D.C., on May 8 at 1:15pm ET.
The company has avoided approximately 6.7 million metric tons of CO2e, equivalent to the emissions from nearly 700,000 homes’ electricity use for one year
DAVIDSON, N.C., May 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, today shared progress toward its global Climate Commitment, a pledge to reduce environmental impacts from its operations and product portfolio, at the tenth annual Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Washington.