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Owens-Illinois Honored as 2018 Recipient of Keep America Beautiful’s Vision for America Award

Chief Executive Officer, Andres Lopez, Accepts Prestigious Award for Commitment to Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility at Gala Dinner
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STAMFORD, Conn. and PERRYSBURG, Ohio, October 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, honored Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) as the 2018 Vision for America Award recipient at the organization’s annual gala award dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

"Superfood" Moringa Transforming Lives of Female Farmers Around the World

Nutrient-rich moringa plant becomes superfood sensation while creating work and reducing malnutrition among farmers in West Africa and around the world.
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OAKLAND, California, October 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With its line of moringa-based health foods, American Kuli Kuli Foods is improving the lives of female farmers by providing job opportunities and improving nutrition in 13 countries around the world. The new Business Call to Action member, which joins the inclusive business platform today, has committed to add an additional 500 women to its 1500-person strong supply chain and to plant five million moringa trees by 2020.

Making Clean Water More Accessible by Equipping African Entrepreneurs With Resources and Expertise

A social enterprise is financing and training young people in Africa to grow their own business from the ground up and make clean drinking water available to their local communities.
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Jibu, a business that supports the self-empowerment of low income communities, joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to equip, train and finance 1,000 African entrepreneurs to launch drinking water franchises that will produce two and a half million litres of affordable, safe water every day and serve three million consumers by 2022. 

Business Aligns with SDGs: How CEMEX Takes Action to Support SDG 1

3BL Media SDG Webinar Series Features Business Call to Action, CEMEX, Oct. 17, noon ET
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NEW YORK, September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The world’s population is forecast to swell to 9.8 billion people by 2050, and 70 percent will live in urban centers. Unlocking access to affordable housing is key to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Hosoi Masatomo – Colleagues in the Community

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Together with Teach For Japan, Hosoi is improving education for children in regions suffering from extreme poverty due to the decline in industry, resulting in education being neglected. Teach for Japan recruits, trains and supports young leaders to become inspirational teachers, giving hope and providing guidance to disadvantaged children. Hosoi has played an active role in supporting Teach for Japan to establish their organisational framework, raise their profile at universities to recruit young leaders and provide pro-bono legal advice since 2015.

Sustainable Investors Look to UN SDGs for Future Profits

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
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The socially responsible investment industry is exploding. By any measure, the growth is exponential, and increasing rapidly. The reasons are straightforward: Sustainable investing is increasingly seen as a superior methodology to manage risk and drive returns.
 

Tetra Tech Supports “The Journey of Gold” Virtual Reality Experience

Exploring Democratic Republic of Congo’s first-conflict-free artisanal gold mine to sell gold to a U.S. jewelry company
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September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Tech partnered with the Responsible Artisanal Gold Solutions (RAGS) Forum—a multi-stakeholder coalition whose partners include the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Google—to support “The Journey of Gold,” a unique virtual reality (VR) experience.

Stoppenhagen Takes Seat on Board That Helps Plan 'Meeting of the Minds’

Black & Veatch director of smart cities business development chosen for expertise in urban sustainability, innovation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As an authority on urban sustainability, technology and innovation, Black & Veatch’s Steph Stoppenhagen valued the yearly “Meeting of the Minds” as a preeminent platform for ideas about how cities can do things smarter and better for their citizenry. Now, she’s getting the chance to make a broader imprint on that thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.

Builds Are Underway in Support of Habitat for Humanity

Avery Dennison believes in supporting the communities where our employees live and work. We look for local needs and opportunities for our employees to volunteer time and resources to making their communities stronger.
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“On our Habitat for Humanity build days, we put values like teamwork, excellence and innovation into action. Our community and our team are stronger for it.”

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