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Keeping Up with Demand Benefits Farmers in Africa

Olivado Group joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to integrate smallholder farmers into its fresh avocado and edible oil value chain
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Nairobi, February 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Social enterprise Olivado Group, a major supplier of avocado and other edible oils, has recently joined the Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to purchase avocados and other produce from 2,000 smallholder farmers by 2018 while providing them with training and support. This initiative is expected to increase each farming family’s income by an average of US$200.   

Fortune Names Las Vegas Sands a "World's Most Admired Company"

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LAS VEGAS, February 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has been named as one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies. The annual list is a ranking of the world's most respected and reputable companies, as judged by peers in their industry.

As Seen on The Guardian: How to Help Young People Prepare for Careers in Sustainability

Want your children or students to be ready for the new kinds of jobs that are only now being invented? These four steps will help you help them get that dream green gig
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There’s a green shift happening in the workplace as sustainability- and conservation-focused jobs grow across all sectors. Pathways to these positions are constantly evolving, though, and it can be daunting for students to map out their career paths.

So the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is helping to educate and engage young people interested in sustainability jobs. Ahead of NWF’s EcoCareers Conference, here are four steps students can take to help get that dream green job.

Ingersoll Rand to Speak at Launch Event for Annual BCSE Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

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New York, Feb. 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Nanette Lockwood, global director, policy and advocacy, Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will join other energy efficiency industry leaders at a national briefing on the 2017 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The event is scheduled for Feb.16 in New York.

Grid Modernization: Utility 2.0 has arrived, but it brings opportunity and caution

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For years, utilities have struggled to define the more responsive operational systems and customer-centric performance models that would trumpet the arrival of Utility 2.0. Lacking a singular event marking the shift, it seems more likely a steady, incremental advance through technology deployments, analytics and a focus on customer engagement represents the path towards a continually evolving future state. As we have seen with the progress to date, further advances will require continuing coordination within utilities, their regulators and customers to ensure a sustainable path forward.

New Exhibition at Marina Bay Sands ArtScience Museum Uses Augmented Reality to Raise Awareness of Rainforest Conservation Issues

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Into the Wild: An Immersive Virtual Adventure, is the latest permanent development at Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The virtual reality adventure transforms nearly 11,000 square feet into a virtual rainforest, which can be explored using one’s smartphone device. The exhibition is made by ArtScience Museum, Google, Lenovo, and World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), in association with Panasonic and Qualcomm, working with the creative talents of MediaMonks and Singaporean artist, Brian Gothong Tan.

Arrow Electronics’ Employees Volunteer with Denver-area Nonprofit Farm

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Members of Arrow Electronics’ “Young Professionals” group recently volunteered with The GrowHaus, a Denver-area nonprofit indoor farm, community marketplace and educational center.

The 25 Arrow volunteers helped to pack food bags that would be donated to local families in need, and they also washed, chopped and boxed pallets of lettuce, mushrooms, seasonal produce and eggs for distribution to local markets and stores.

ESG For Finance Professionals Certification Course Hosted at Baruch College March 15, 2017

G&A & GCA Confirm Agenda With ESG Thought Leaders from MSCI, Bloomberg, RepRisk, SASB, Flat World Partners and more.
Press Release

The Why and How of Applying ESG Factors to Corporate Valuations -- A One-Day Professional Educational Seminar Presented by Governance & Accountability Institute, Global Change Associates and hosted by Baruch College/CUNY

For information and to register go to: http://tinyurl.com/ESGMarch15

AkzoNobel Reduces CO2 Emissions by 100,000 Tons Thanks to New Bio-steam Facility

Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp commissions new bio-steam supply from energy company Eneco to AkzoNobel
Summary: 
  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 
Press Release
  • AkzoNobel, Eneco and Groningen Seaports have jointly invested around €40 million in the project
  • The converted plant delivers twice as much sustainable energy for the same amount of biomass
  • An additional 10 percent of AkzoNobel’s energy consumption in the Netherlands now comes fromrenewable sources, resulting in a reduction of 100,000 tons of CO2 per year, equivalent toapproximately one billion car kilometres or 12,500 households
  • An important investment in terms of making the chemical industry in the north-east of theNetherlands more future-proof 

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