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Ecocentricity Guest Blog: Energy Burden – Combining Social and Environmental Lenses for Impact

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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

Guest Blog by Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

eBay Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Internet Sales Tax

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Brief urges the Court to consider the consequences of taxing independent small businesses in states where they do not have facilities, employees or a voice in the local political process.

Avery Dennison Receives a Top ‘Green Ranking’ from Newsweek

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Once again, Avery Dennison has been recognized for putting our values into action. We have the honor of being included in Newsweek’s 2017 “Green Ranking” of global, publicly traded companies. Avery Dennison ranks #168 among the U.S. 500.

Evolving WELL™

Taking the WELL Building Standard™ to the next level
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NEW YORK, April 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Eight global roundtables attended by more than 350 organizations. Hundreds of alternative adherence paths (AAPs) that open up new strategies and pathways for projects, along with 195 equivalency submissions that support WELL’s global adoption. 632 amendments in seven addenda updates that provided continuous improvements. Thousands of conversations with real estate leaders, architects, interior designers, sustainability consultants, academic researchers, health care practitioners, and human resource professionals from all over the world.

Delivering Sustainability Through Relentless Innovation: Cuestamoras Joins WBCSD

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GENEVA, April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Multi-business Costa Rican company Cuestamoras today joined almost 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Using Technology to Sustainably Manage Fisheries in Asia-Pacific

Enhancing ecosystem productivity and restoring profitability of fisheries in eight key marine biodiversity areas in the Philippines
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The fisheries sector is vital to the economy of the Philippines, particularly for the population whose livelihoods depend on small-scale fisheries. Excessive and unsustainable fishing, population growth, uncontrolled development, and the effects of climate change have degraded fish populations in recent decades.

Designing Sustainable Water Supply Systems in Africa

Helping bring clean water and effective delivery systems to Liberia to address water sector challenges
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Tetra Tech is bringing clean water and effective delivery systems to Liberia to address water sector challenges.

Electrified Fleet Vehicles and Mass Transit Gaining Momentum

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Transportation accounts for more than one-quarter of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In a country with more than 70,000 transit vehicles — and with buses averaging roughly 34,000 miles of travel each year — electrification of the U.S. fleet and mass transportation spheres is becoming a top priority for city officials and utilities as they reimagine how people and goods move sustainably across urban landscapes. Removing fossil fuels from mass transit will go far in reducing that carbon footprint.

Cashew Trees Abuzz in the Diamond Mining Areas of Côte d’Ivoire

Using beekeeping to increase cashew farm yields and diversify their livelihoods in diamond mining communities
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Engaging the Private Sector for Development Results in Indonesia

Examining how the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s wide-ranging engagement with the private sector delivers development benefits in Indonesia
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On the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) blog, Nilmini Rubin, executive vice president for international development at Tetra Tech, recently discussed the wide-ranging engagement with the private sector and its development benefits as part of MCC’s Indonesia Compact. Nilmini is a member of MCC’s Advisory Council. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

This post originally appeared on MCC’s blog.

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