Another year of pushing CLP Group’s sustainability work to the next level has borne fruit, with industry recognition earned in Hong Kong and beyond.
At the CDP Hong Kong and South East Asia awards, CLP was named the best performing Hong Kong company with a score of A- for its water programmes in 2017. It was ranked top of the Hong Kong-based or listed companies which participated in the CDP survey. The assessment was based on the climate change, water and forest-related data received from 1,073 of the world’s largest companies.
- The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation, is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service.
- Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working.
- National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019.
- Digital health learnings from the program can be used to expand quality healthcare in other areas.
by Po Yan Ho and Meron Agonafir
In Weledi, a town located 330 km from the capital city of Addis Ababa, Bechtel experts in partnership with the local government, NGOs, and community; and Engineers Without Borders, worked together to strengthen the resilience of the community against future health hazards that arose from water contamination.
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Scotiabank Impact Story
Karen Qiu, a Scotiabank financial advisor in Vancouver, knows firsthand what life is like for new immigrants in Canada. “I was born in China and came to Canada to finish my last year of high school,” she remembers. “Since my family believed that an education in Canada would give me a better future, they decided to send me here. But since they couldn’t just leave their jobs, I came alone.”
Strengthening local government, increasing accountability, and improving service delivery by helping citizens engage with their representatives
Stephanie Cálves, an associate in the Democracy and Governance sector with Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the use of social media to increase citizen engagement and participation in governance in Afghanistan. Across all of its international development projects, Tetra Tech works to ensure that projects are implementing technology that is fit-for-purpose, demand-driven, and builds local capacity. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
New Strategic Directions Report reflects rising role of Big Data across infrastructure systems
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Big Data’s potential to improve community quality of life while making critical human infrastructure more efficient and sustainable is overcoming lingering fears about the costs of smart city solutions.
By Emily Monaco
Originally posted on Organic Authority
GENEVA, January 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Consejo Empresario Argentino para el Desarrollo Sostenible (CEADS) released their new guide “Power Purchase Agreements en Argentina.”
SAN FRANCISCO, January 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, and Forward It On, a web-based corporate giving platform, announce today a partnership to engage companies and their employees to drive social change through volunteerism.
by Stephen Roberts
Voting for the Dell Circular Economy People’s Choice Award is open through January 17.
By Liz Segrist
Boeing among global companies playing a role in conserving 6,000 South Carolina site
What does Martin Luther King Jr. mean to young people?
By Mary Burich
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the death of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., Hormel Foods is helping young people continue his work.
Kohler Waste Lab
Look inside the Kohler Waste Lab, where we’re asking how industrial waste can be kept out of landfills and transformed into something of value. The Waste Lab’s sole purpose is to imagine and create new uses for clean manufacturing waste. Currently we’re working with foundry dust and sand, green cull, and enamel powder to make kitchen and bathroom tile. But that’s just the beginning. Explore the lab and see what we’re working on at wastelab.kohler.com.