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Edison International Illuminates Transition to Clean Energy Future in 2017 Sustainability Report

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At Edison International, we are leading the transformation of the electric power industry toward a clean energy future by focusing on opportunities in clean energy, efficient electrification, the grid of the future, and customer choice. As we pursue this vision, sustainability remains at the core of who we are and what we do.

From Single-Use to Re-Use

By Jacqueline Ignacio
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It is well known that single-use systems provide a variety of benefits to drug manufacturers, but the growth of single-use brings to mind the environmental impact that comes with this trend. Globally, we estimate that 30,000 tons of biopharma single-use products are disposed to landfill or incineration every year. Single-use systems are made primarily of plastic, and I think most people agree that plastic consumption should be reduced and recycling increased. In fact, the plastic used in single-use technologies is of excellent quality because it has limited or no additives. 

Schneider Electric’s Jean-Pascal Tricoire Appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

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  • A recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainability
  • Through its Schneider Sustainability Impact, the Group contributes actively to UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • A recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainability
  • Through its Schneider Sustainability Impact, the Group contributes actively to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Turning Crisis into Possibility on World Refugee Day

by Erin Connor, Critical Human Needs Portfolio Manager
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As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, Cisco and the Cisco Foundation support nonprofit organizations that serve people who are displaced by humanitarian crises and natural disasters.

Today, World Refugee Day, is an opportunity for us to recognize organizations that are doing this important work right now around the world.

Gas: A Tried and True Solution to Accessing Energy in Developing Countries

Making the case for gas as an economy-transforming alternative energy source
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Tetra Tech energy infrastructure expert Erik Wandrag has seen power projects through from inception to production in more than 20 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Here, he explains why gas as an alternative fuel source should still be considered when developing power projects in African countries. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

History shows that the introduction or increased supply of gas as an alternative energy source has a transformative impact on economies.

Taking Action Toward Gender Equality in the Energy Sector

Promoting gender equality has numerous benefits for business if done deliberately
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Tetra Tech International Development Services Energy Advisors Jeannelle Blanchard and Sandra Chavez and Gender Expert Karen Stefiszyn explore a mix of tools and approaches that can be replicated to integrate women into the energy sector. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

VIDEO | P&G and National Geographic Documentary Raises Global Water Crisis Awareness as 844 Million People Still Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water

Most Americans underestimate impact of global water crisis new research shows
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Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program and National Geographic have been raising awareness about the global water crisis.  Released in conjunction with World Water Day and a national survey, the documentary, titled “The Power of Clean Water,” follows the lives of three women and their families, providing a first-hand perspective on the daily challenges of accessing clean drinking water.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (June 2018)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

UN Global Compact Announces Refreshed Board Appointed by the UN Secretary-General

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NEW YORK, June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The United Nations Global Compact is pleased to announce today new Members to its Board, appointed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Seven new Board Members have been appointed alongside remaining Members and the previously announced Vice-Chairs Bola Adesola and Paul Polman. The Secretary-General will continue in his role as Chair.

HP Introduces Annual Sustainable Impact Report; Renews Commitment to Planet, People and Community

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Report highlights

  • Increase of 38% y/y in deals where sustainability was a key differentiator; more than $700 million in new business
  • Reduces Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35%, reaching its science-based goal ahead of schedule 
  • Sources more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti in 2017 for use in HP’s closed-loop recycling process to create new Original HP ink cartridges
  • Announces diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017*
  • Benefits more than 14.5 million students and adult learners through HP solutions that advance quality education and digital literacy to enable better learning outcomes 
Report highlights top environmental goals achieved, significant growth in minority hiring in the US and millions touched by education programs
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Report highlights

  • Increase of 38% y/y in deals where sustainability was a key differentiator; more than $700 million in new business
  • Reduces Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 35%, reaching its science-based goal ahead of schedule 
  • Sources more than 170 tonnes of likely ocean-bound plastic (over 8.3 million plastic bottles) from Haiti in 2017 for use in HP’s closed-loop recycling process to create new Original HP ink cartridges
  • Announces diverse hires are on the rise in the U.S., with an 8% increase y/y from 26.8% in 2016 to 34.5% in 2017*
  • Benefits more than 14.5 million students and adult learners through HP solutions that advance quality education and digital literacy to enable better learning outcomes 

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