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Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Strives to Adapt, Embrace the Concept of “New Energy”

Strategic Directions Report finds the industry focused on evolving business needs
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Global engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch’s newly released 2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Report explores the progress made by the industry as it addresses a rapidly changing customer base, commercial defection from the grid and a regulatory landscape challenged to support new market realities.

The State of Corporate Responsibility in South Florida: First Impressions

by Alia Mahmoud
Blog

Miami is beginning to shed its reputation as just a beach town, and is making its mark as a city with a burgeoning art scene, and a growing startup landscape. Yet, I find what is still often overlooked is the sheer quantity of companies that are based in Miami, many of which use the city as a gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean. And with such a unique corporate ecosystem, it is inevitable that corporate responsibility (CR) plays a role locally and abroad.

The Private Sector Is Crucial for Building a Diverse Workforce for the Future

by CECP: The CEO Force for Good
Blog

The challenge of diversifying the tech workforce is confronting companies across sectors as more jobs are requiring computational thinking and digital fluency. Simultaneously, the demographics of the United States are changing rapidly, and companies are challenged with ensuring that the talent pipeline reflects those dynamic shifts. Developing a robust and diverse technical workforce in the United States is becoming a national priority as a result of the emerging technologies and their impact on industries.

The Earliest Earth Overshoot Day. Ever.

Xavier Houot, SVP Safety, Environment, Real Estate
Blog

In 2018, Earth Overshoot Day fell on August 1. The earliest ever.

Building Inclusivity from the Beginning

Article

Author: John McGrath

Contributors: Juliet Whitcomb, Tam Nguyen

As part of Bechtel’s commitment to contribute 100 ideas to support the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this case study examines the efforts to build local inclusivity in urban communities impacted by major construction projects.

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Type 1 Ecolabels Help Keep the Forest Viable

Blog

The concept of forest certification, which ensures that the forests used to create pulp and paper products will continue to remain environmentally viable after harvest, has existed for more than 20 years. Ecolabels, including Type 1 ecolabels like ECOLOGO® and EU Ecolabel, help consumers easily identify products sourced from well-managed forests.

Caterpillar's Operational Impact

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Sustainability begins with our own operations. At our facilities, we work to minimize our environmental impact, including a focus on energy conservation, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, water conservation and waste reduction. Learn more in our Sustainability Report here.

Visa Announces Progress in Latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

Article

Visa released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, the company’s summary of progress in its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical leadership. The report addresses the commitments and progress Visa has made across its most significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Dr. Lachlan Copeland, Senior Botanist, Discusses Discovery and Naming of New Species

Discussing how a love of nature led to discovering a new species of orchid
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Lachlan Copeland, a senior botanist with Eco Logical Australia, A Tetra Tech Company, is based in northern New South Wales (NSW), Australia. His work with plants is varied, but his main interest is in plant taxonomy—the process of classifying, describing, and naming species.

Schneider Electric and DHET Sign Letter of Intent

Article

Schneider Electric South Africa has signed a statement of intent with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to expand its Access to Education training collaboration.

Schneider Electric South Africa’s Access to Education focus speaks to the large need for practical skills development within the field of energy. Since 2012, it has provided energy education to almost 9 000 people and in the next four years will increase this to 30 000, including students, community members, entrepreneurs and teachers.

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