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Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: Why It Matters

by Robert de Jongh, specialist leader, social finance, Deloitte Consulting and Sahba Sobhani, programme advisor for private sector, UNDP
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In an increasingly interconnected, complex and turbulent world, business is navigating uncharted waters. Amidst this uncertainty, the global community came together in a global call to action to guide all stakeholders– including business– in building a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive society. While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed for and approved by governments, they also constitute a global framework for measuring business contributions to society – how companies can ‘win with purpose’.

UPS Launches eBike in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set for Dec. 2 at Laura Ward Riverwalk Plaza
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ATLANTA, November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages along Las Olas Boulevard and in surrounding neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The electrically-assisted tricycle supports Fort Lauderdale’s Green Your Routine program, geared toward  achieving the city’s sustainability goals, and, Vision Zero Fort Lauderdale, a citywide initiative to create safer streets for everyone.

The Business of Food Security

Leveraging commercial sustainability to help bolster health; nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions
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Patrick Norrell, director of agriculture and economic growth for Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the importance of incorporating commercial sustainability into food security programs, which in turn will help make economic growth more inclusive and resilient. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

Bechtel Podcast | Environmentally Safe Dredging & Circular Economy Practices

by am Nguyen, Global Head of Sustainability
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SECURING MORE THAN GAS SUPPLIES

The Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG Plant on the coast of Western Australia is one of the continent’s biggest natural resource projects. It will have the capacity to supply 8.9 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas per year—equal to 5 percent of Asia’s 2017 use—to meet the soaring demand for cleaner energy in the Asia-Pacific market. Wheatstone will also deliver 200 terajoules per day (2.2 billion cubic meters per year) of gas to Western Australian consumers.

The Texas Renewable Energy Landscape: From Aspiration to Execution

by Scott Macmurdo, Sustainability Specialist
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Georgetown, Texas, is perhaps best known for its antiques and retirees. So what led former Vice President Al Gore and hundreds of renewable energy leaders to converge on this small Central Texas town last month?

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

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RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

Keep America Beautiful, ISRI Celebrate 20th Anniversary of America Recycles Day with “State of Recycling” Forum

Keep America Beautiful Invites Congressional and Industry Leaders to 2017 Forum Focused on “Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.”
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI,) today are hosting the 2017 “State of Recycling” Forum in Washington D.C., presented in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain. The topic for this year’s “State of Recycling” Forum is: Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.

America Recycles Day Marks 20th Anniversary; Focuses Nation’s Attention on Improving Recycling Everyday

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Today, Nov. 15, 2017, is the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative to raise awareness about the value of recycling.  

While most people agree that recycling is good for the environment, America Recycles Day is an opportune time to stress that recycling is also good for our economy and our communities.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma: Impacts to U.S. Oil and Gas Sector

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On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey (a Category 4 storm) made landfall on the southern Texas coast as one of the most damaging storms to hit one of the United States’ largest cities. What followed was catastrophic flooding that affected millions of Gulf Coast residents, businesses and the overall energy market. The true impact to the region’s vital oil and gas markets is still unfolding, but the disaster has raised concerns about gas pricing spikes, refinery operations and network resilience.

De Beers Group Diamond Conferences Put Botswana Centre Stage

De Beers Group has hosted a trio of conferences last week in the Botswana capital of Gaborone on sustainability, youth innovation and gender equity
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The three events were all under the umbrella of the ‘impact week’ showcase – three days (Tuesday to Thursday) designed to position Botswana as the centre of gravity for the diamond industry and the benefits it can bring.

A host of high-profile speakers from government, industry and academia as well as fashion, the media and sports addressed the conferences.

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