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National Grid and Businesses Urge President to Remain in Paris Agreement

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Major companies across the economy are urging President Trump to keep the United States in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In a letter to the president organized by C2ES, more than a dozen companies say continued U.S. participation in the agreement would help them manage rising climate risks and compete in growing global clean energy markets.

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Haagen-Dazs Pleased to Have Virtual Reality Experience “The Extraordinary Honey Bee” Selected for HTC Vive’s VR for Impact Program

Haagen-Dazs was one of three awardees as HTC Vive marks Earth Day by unveiling the first grant recipients from its $10 million program targeting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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San Francisco, CA., April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - From 1,400 submissions, “The Extraordinary Honey Bee” has been selected as one of the first three grant recipients for HTC Vive’s VR for Impact program. VR for Impact is a program that HTC Vive created to invest $10 million on VR projects that ladder up to the UN’s sustainability goals.

Three Ways to Make Virtual Connections Count for Business and the Planet

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Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP

Heidi Rhodes, Workforce Experience Specialist, Digital Transformation Group, Cisco

Darrel Stickler, Global Environment Lead, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

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Authors:

Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair, CDP

Heidi Rhodes, Workforce Experience Specialist, Digital Transformation Group, Cisco

Darrel Stickler, Global Environment Lead, Corporate Affairs, Cisco

UN Global Compact Kicks Off Annual Conference in New Delhi with More than 300 Global Business and Civil Society Leaders

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  • Two-day forum presents business opportunities for sustainable development in India through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Launches Global Opportunity Explorer, the world’s largest digital platform that provides the global business community with direct access to business solutions around the SDGs.
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  • Two-day forum presents business opportunities for sustainable development in India through the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Launches Global Opportunity Explorer, the world’s largest digital platform that provides the global business community with direct access to business solutions around the SDGs.

DSM, B&Q and YES BANK Award Winning CSR Strategies

Past Responsible Business Awards Winners unveil strategy behind successful projects
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Each year, the world leading Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards gather the global elite in CSR together to acknowledge and bring to light those companies making great strides towards a more sustainable status quo.

This year the Awards are back with a renewed focus on impact, scalability and innovation, making our 8th iteration the most hotly contested yet.

Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources

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The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility operations and business processes.

Minimizing Our Impact on the Planet

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We continually monitor the environmental effects of our business, not only by creating many new and innovative products that consume less water and energy, but also by improving our manufacturing processes. Our expanded use of clean, renewable wind energy in Ohio is one example of how we work to minimize our impact on the planet.

PA House of Representatives Passes Budget with Increased Disability Services Funding

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Our voices have made a difference! On April 4, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to pass the state budget with all of the increased funding for intellectual disability and autism services.

Thank you to everyone who contacted their state legislator to share how important this increased funding is for intellectual disability and autism services!

This is the first time in ten years that the proposed PA budget has included funding for across the board rate increases. This budget also calls for increased community-based services and waiting list initiatives.

VIDEO | How HPE Living Progress Challenge Winner Protects Our Oceans

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With help from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the World Wildlife Fund is building advanced technology to catch criminals taking more than third of the world’s fish harvest illegally. Detect IT: Fish is the WWF’s winning entry to the HPE Living Progress Challenge to create a more sustainable future.

Learn more about this winning entry: http://hpe.to/60038d4w3 

Partnership is Not New; PYXERA Global Addresses SwitchPoint on Successful Partnership

Dierdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global Shares Partnership Success Strategies
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WASHINGTON, D.C. April 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - "Let’s not think partnership is a new concept. It is how we partner and for what, that is constantly changing,” said Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global, who will address SwitchPoint on creating strategic local engagement and partnerships that lead to lasting impact. “The world’s most pressing challenges cannot be solved by one government, company, or non-profit organization alone.”

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