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Cactus Flats Wind Facility in Texas is Operational

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ATLANTA, August 3, 2018 – Southern Power, a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider and subsidiary of Southern Company, today announced that the 148-megawatt (MW) Cactus Flats Wind Facility in Concho County, Texas is operational.

How General Mills Is Tackling the Global Food Crisis to Reach SDG #2: Zero Hunger

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Welcome to the Global Goals, Local Leaders series, where we highlight innovative American businesses that are acting as local leaders to support and promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – also called Global Goals!
 

By Cassie Hodges
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Welcome to the Global Goals, Local Leaders series, where we highlight innovative American businesses that are acting as local leaders to support and promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals – also called Global Goals!
 

VIDEO | Mark Your Calendar for 3BL Forum October 23-25

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3BL Forum | Brands Taking Stands™

On October 23-25, 2018, 3BL Forum will once again convene a diverse group of business, policy and NGO leaders to share insights, advance best practices and workshop forward-thinking solutions to the most pressing sustainability challenges of our time.

Helping Samsung Save Water and Improve Operations in Texas

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August 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - At its plant in Austin, Texas, Samsung produces chips that go into mobile devices. Precise temperature and humidity control are essential to the fabrication of semiconductors, which is why these facilities have large chiller operations. They also consume significant amounts of Ultra Pure Water (UPW) and generate substantial wastewater.

Empowering Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo

by Christine Fraser, Chief Responsibility Officer
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Being part of this year’s  Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit was truly amazing.  I found myself in a room with more than 100 women entrepreneurs, from 16 countries, representing 25 industries with a combined revenue of over $4 billion – all discussing issues and opportunities women entrepreneurs face as they scale and grow their businesses across the globe.

BCtA Podcast Series | Healthcare for the Underserved: Inclusive Business Innovation

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Healthcare for the Underserved: Inclusive Business Innovation is a three-part podcast series exploring how Inclusive Businesses are developing innovative solutions to provide healthcare to underserved and unserved communities. 
 

For Its 10th Anniversary, BCtA Is Looking Towards the Future!

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We are delighted to commemorate our 10th anniversary as the world's leading Inclusive Business platform.

Since 2008, the Business Call to Action has reached truly global scale. Now over 200 members strong, our member companies serve low-income populations in growing and emerging economies. Through our key accomplishments and successes, we invite you to reflect on our shared history and take part in the great work ahead—to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities.

Click here to explore our timeline work.

Microfinance vs. Informal Finance: A Fair Comparison?

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by Claire Kelly, Asia/Pacific Regional Director

If microfinance is so effective, then why hasn’t the industry put informal moneylenders out of business?

Earth Overshoot Day: How BOLD Ideas Help to Move the Date

by Esther Finidori and Mathis Wackernagel, Ph.D.
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Why August 1st?

One day of the year has started to appear earlier and earlier on the calendar: Earth Overshoot Day. This year falls on August 1st. Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s annual demand on nature exceeds what Earth’ s ecosystems can renew in that year. What does this date mean?

New Guidance for Companies to Report Their Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

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GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting 
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GRI and the UN Global Compact publish a practical guide to embed the Sustainable Development Goals into corporate reporting 

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