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VIDEO: HPE Living Progress | A Message from Meg Whitman, President & CEO

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Meg Whitman, President and CEO of HPE, explains how Living Progress is helping build the sustainable business that will come to define our future. 

Central American Youngsters Hit the Books on Good Nutrition

Bolstering students' health with nutrition education and wholesome foods
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by Michelle Cruz 

Rita Reyes used to see her students fill up on junk food and soda. Now it’s fruit, juice, healthy proteins and garden vegetables.

“This was a constant battle not only with the kids, but also with the parents,” said the primary school teacher at the San Apostol School in Ticuanpante, a municipality just outside the capitol of Nicaragua. “Today, things are different.”

Cargill Mexico, CIMMYT Reward Country’s Best Food Security and Sustainability Projects

The award recognizes the activities of researchers, producers and opinion leaders with grants to continue their work.
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Three people working to achieve food security in a sustainable way received a combined $25,000 in awards from Cargill and the International Center for Improvement of Maize and Wheat (CIMMYT) research center in Mexico.

They are the second winners of the Cargill-CIMMYT Food Security and Sustainability Award, which was created in 2015 to demonstrate Cargill’s support for Mexico’s role in providing accessibility to safe, nutritious and affordable food.

The impact of these projects goes far beyond the award winners, said Marcelo Martins, president of Cargill Mexico.

Data Centers: Planning for the Edge

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Massive projected surges in data transmission are expected to challenge current network capabilities in the U.S., making where analytics and compute take place increasingly important. With network data expected to grow from 1 trillion gigabytes (1 zettabyte) in 2016 to 180 zettabytes in 2025, what are the implications for data centers and their future infrastructure requirements?

Cargill Installs 1,000-Meter Water Supply Pipeline to Improve Water Access for 1,200 Farming Households in Karnataka’s Bannikodu Village

Part of project SAATHI: Working with 5,000 farming households in Davangere
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Cargill strengthened the water supply network for 1,200 farming households in Bannikodu village, Karnataka, India, by installing a 1,000-meter water supply pipeline. Demonstrating its commitment to strengthen agricultural communities, Cargill linked an existing bore well on the lower side of the village to the water tank on the upper side, making tap water available for nearby homes.

Home Safe Home: 7 Companies Standing #WithRefugees

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In recent years, the refugee crisis has expanded to unprecedented levels, with nearly 1 in 100 people worldwide displaced from their homes. Amidst a widespread perception of federal inaction, companies and NGOs have seen an increasing demand from consumers to step up and do their part to make a difference. In fact, more than two-thirds of consumers cited immigration as a top priority for companies to take the lead on.

WBCSD Releases Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy

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WASHINGTON D.C., June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today at the 2017 US Circular Economy Summit, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) officially launched its Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy after a three-week beta testing period.

Implementing Carbon Pricing at AkzoNobel

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At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 (COP 21), most countries agreed to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by the second half of this century. It is an ambitious, but achievable target. It also represents an opportunity for businesses to prepare for a low carbon future with simple determination, and by leveraging their innovation and expertise. Here at AkzoNobel, we have been at the forefront of sustainability and emission reduction for years and have been able to reduce our carbon emissions by 19% since 2012.

Keep Phoenix Beautiful Launches Crowd Fundraiser for New Community Garden

Funds raised via crowdsourcing to be matched by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s
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PHOENIX, June 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – A new garden is coming to life in Phoenix! Keep Phoenix Beautiful is launching a crowdsourcing campaign to raise $25,000 for their new Keep Phoenix Beautiful Community Garden. Funds raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s, up to $25,000, bringing the potential total amount to invest in sustainable practices here in Central Phoenix and nationwide to $50,000. Donate now through Aug. 31st at http://bit.ly/helpkpbgrow.

TD Bank Group Supports Vancouver's Greenest City Action Plan

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In 2016, TD Bank Group collaborated with Bullfrog Power on a first-of-its kind renewable energy initiative to address 100% of its energy footprint for TD branches in Vancouver, as well as a portion of its business-related travel in the city.

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