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Xylem Publishes Its 2016 Sustainability Report: Why We Solve Water

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., June 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent.  A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions.  And solving water – one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – is foundational to economic growth, a more equitable distribution of resources and global health.

GRI Focuses on Three Key Areas to Promote Sustainable Development in Emerging Markets

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Triggering tangible economic, social, and environmental improvements in the developing countries was the underlying essence of GRI’s second annual donors meeting. The discussion centered on GRI’s work in emerging markets and how sustainability reporting can support solutions for tackling critical development challenges.

NRG Energy's Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of goals, targets and indicators that United Nations member states – and, increasingly, businesses – are expected to use to frame agendas and policies surrounding development.

NRG's core business most closely aligns with:

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Caterpillar 2016 Sustainability Report | Letter from Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby

Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company.
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Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby highlights examples of how we’re building better through natural infrastructure, circular economy practices and energy access, as well as our sustainability practices within the company. 

For more than 90 years, caterpillar has been building better: better lives, better communities and, ultimately, a better world. Our customers use our equipment to develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets that improve living standards and make sustainable progress possible around the world.

Cargill Joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

“A focus on diversity is good for business”
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MINNEAPOLIS, June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cargill CEO David MacLennan is one of the business leaders signing on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, a collaboration between more than 150 CEOs pledging to make their companies places where diverse experiences and perspectives are welcomed and employees feel empowered to discuss inclusion and diversity.

Top 6 Things You Shouldn’t Miss From HPE’s Living Progress Report

Driving sustainable innovation to increase the efficiency of IT and transform industries
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From applying our technologies to improve the lives of people around the world, to our commitment to 100% renewable energy, we have a lot to be proud of at HPE. Last year, we continued to drive sustainable innovation to increase the efficiency of IT and transform industries.

To Be Effective, Every EHS & Sustainability Professional Needs to Be a Leader

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Drena Howard, Director of Global Retail EHS for The Estee Lauder Cos. describes how leadership skills are at the core of effective EHS&S management. To learn how to strengthen your leadership acumen, or to build your peer EHS and Sustainability network, join NAEM on June 20-22 for the 2017 Women's Leadership Conference, http://womensleadership.naem.org/index.php.

Green Lodging Right Down to the Carpet

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For the first LEED Platinum certified hotel in the United States, sustainability is a guiding tenet in every way that hospitality is extended to green-minded guests. That’s why it was important for the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., to make responsible decisions with the waste that was created from a recent renovation.

Can Corporate Reporting Help End Poverty?

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Companies impact poverty, and poverty, in turn, impacts them. Businesses, therefore, have an important role to play in eradicating poverty and supporting sustainable development. The benefit is mutual – stronger economies and stable societies create vast opportunities for growth in new markets. 

Lichen: Genius + Courage to Create Better Commercial Flooring

by Rami Vagal
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Earlier this month, Mohawk Group participated in the Living Future UnConference in Seattle, an annual convention organized by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The week was a truly meaningful and memorable sustainability immersion experience with a diverse group of sustainability leaders from across the industry.

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