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Jennifer James Named to Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities

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BOSTON, March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Jennifer James, Smart City Solutions Lead for Black & Veatch, has been selected to serve on the Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities. The nonprofit global network promotes sustainable and resilient Smart City solutions by encouraging diplomacy and collaboration.

WTRMLN WTR Partners with Whole Planet Foundation® To Alleviate Poverty

Mission-oriented brand aligns with Whole Foods Market® to help women entrepreneurs
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NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – WTRMLN WTR, the pioneer in cold-pressed juiced watermelon, announces today that it has teamed up with Whole Foods Market’s nonprofit Whole Planet Foundation to alleviate poverty. A percentage of sales from all WTRMLN WTR BLNDS products (including GNGR, CHRRY, and LME) will benefit Whole Planet Foundation, whose mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products.

Tetra Tech Celebrates World Water Day

Joining the global community to address the global water crisis
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On March 22, 2017, Tetra Tech joins the global community in celebrating the 24th annual World Water Day. Tetra Tech is firmly committed to the World Water Day mission of taking action to address the global water crisis. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. This year’s theme—Why Wastewater?—focuses on achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 target to reduce proportion of untreated wastewater by 50 percent and increase water recycling and safe reuse.

Elevating Sustainability Reporting to Common Practice: Close-Up with GRI's Judy Kuszewski

Sharing a history with GRI since its founding days, the new Chair of the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) Judy Kuszewski shares her views on reporting then, now and tomorrow.
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We got a chance to ask the newly appointed Chair of GRI's Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) Judy Kuszewski about GSSB’s future plans as well as the challenges facing corporate reporting today. 
 

Ecolab, Trucost and Microsoft Collaborate to Help Businesses Address Water Risks

Expanded Water Risk Monetizer helps business respond to water availability and quality challenges
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St. Paul, Minn., March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now incorporates water quality into its site-specific risk analysis to provide a more comprehensive risk assessment. The enhanced tool helps businesses understand the impact of water quantity and quality on their operations, and gives them the insights they need to make more sustainable business decisions.

Arrow Helps Students Learn Innovation through Technology Education, Competitions

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Arrow Electronics firmly believes that innovation is a skill set that can be taught. And that’s why we actively partner with technology-education organizations and competitions that inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Our goal is to encourage students of all ages to find the innovator inside themselves by looking Five Years Out

A few examples of technology-education programs that Arrow proudly supports include: 
 

Arrow Innovation Puts Elementary School Students on the Path to a Better Tomorrow

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Arrow Electronics believes the world shouldn’t have to wait for the next DaVinci to appear. Rather, our view is that innovation is a skill set that can be taught. Our education programming reflects our commitment to supporting the next generation of innovators by giving elementary school youngsters tangible experiences that build confidence through creative expression.

A few examples of ways in which Arrow delivers on this commitment include: 

How Having a Heart is Good for Business

AkzoNobel’s Human Cities Initiative Touched 9 million Lives in 2016
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Companies that balance their economic goals with societal goals will find that they are able to achieve greater success than if they were focused on profit alone. AkzoNobel has a long history of giving back to the community – it’s just in our DNA – and it’s what gives us momentum to do great things as a company.

We Give Back As A Team: Cards For Hope By The Marina Bay Sands Sales Team

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Executive Director of Sales, Ailynn Seah, participated in a corporate social responsibility (CSR) recycling project organized by SCRAP at a Green Meeting Industry Council event two years ago in San Francisco. SCRAP, a non-profit creative reuse center, breathes new life into pre-loved or old objects and reduces waste by diverting over 200 tons of useful materials from landfills annually.  These services are provided to the local community and the center also offers classes, workshops and volunteering opportunities.

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