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HEINEKEN uses trains to reduce CO2 emissions in Brazil

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Brazil’s rapidly growing economy poses some significant challenges to logistics and distribution operations that are often under strain due to increasing demand. In 2013, HEINEKEN Brasil came up with a green solution to this issue.

Logistics operations in Brazil in general are challenging, with very long distances to travel and an under-developed road network. In terms of distribution, we must also compete with other companies and industries for access to delivery trucks. During peak periods, such as the sugar cane season, there is often a shortage of trucks.

Boeing, Embraer to Open Joint Research Center for Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

Leading aerospace companies share commitment to research, develop biofuel in Brazil
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SAO PAULO, May 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Embraer S.A. (BM&F Bovespa: EMBR3, NYSE: ERJ) today announced that they will open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil.

Coca-Cola's Refreshing Impact in Brazil

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In the new series, Leading Shared Value: Personal Reflections from Global Practitioners, the Shared Value Initiative speaks with global leaders who are driving shared value strategy within their organization. Today we interview Brian Smith, President, Latin America Group of The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Smith will speak at the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity, May 13-14 in New York.

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In the new series, Leading Shared Value: Personal Reflections from Global Practitioners, the Shared Value Initiative speaks with global leaders who are driving shared value strategy within their organization. Today we interview Brian Smith, President, Latin America Group of The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. Smith will speak at the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity, May 13-14 in New York.

Can Brazil Get Its Roller Coaster Economy Back On Track?

By Judith Magyar, Senior Director, Strategic Communications, Global Mobility Solutions, SAP
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Brazil’s economy has been on a roller coaster. The Economist followed the country’s skyrocketing fortunes in “Brazil Takes Off” then examined its crash in “

Brazil Engine Plant’s Environmental Practices Lead to LEED

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The environmental features and efficiency practices of our new Joinville engine plant in Brazil has earned the plant LEED Gold certification – the first automotive plant in South America to earn this accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

GM First LEED Gold Automotive Plant in South America

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JOINVILLE, Brazil, March 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors’ engine plant in Joinville, Brazil has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first automotive plant in South America to become LEED Gold certified, the result of investments in sustainability when construction began two years ago.

VIDEO: Brazilian Artisans Sell Globally with Solidarium

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With its online platform, Solidarium helps artisans increase their sales and escape poverty. On his journey, founder Tiago Dalvi is supported by SAP and Endeavor as part of the SAP Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative.

Click here to view this video and more on SAP TV

Monsanto Scales Up Ecosystems Training

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In an effort to increase understanding of ecosystems and biodiversity internally, WBCSD member company Monsanto has recently decided to scale up Business Ecosystems Training (BET) for its Sustainability Champions Core Team and Environmental Affairs team. Until now, Monsanto had given BET to about 50 employees worldwide. New classes will be offered next year using an online training program adapted to the agricultural sector, and a special program for leaders across the organization.

Breaking Down Barriers to Children’s Healthcare in Brazil

by Alexis Raymond
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Last week, Cisco launched its newest CSR program – Connected Healthy Children – Brazil.

Much of the Brazilian population lives far away from major cities, so distance can pose a real barrier for children who need specialized medical care. For example, 41 percent of all infants under age 1 and 90 percent of newborns with congenital heart disease are in remote areas.

GE Latin America Strengthens Regional Sustainability Commitment

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Brazil is now the world’s seventh-largest economy and has become the ninth-largest energy consumer in the world. And because it’s creating greater energy demand, it’s also adding further strain on the environment. As one of the leading nations on international climate change negotiations, Brazil has voluntarily committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 39% by 2020, relative to 2005 levels.

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