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Reinventing Banana Production in Ecuador

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

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As the largest banana exporter in the world, Ecuador outstands in Latin America in the cultivation of a fruit well known by people for its yellow color, its flavor and nutritional quality. In 2018, the country exported 344.8 million boxes weighing 18.14 kilograms each, according to the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE). Due to its importance for local economy, farmers face the challenge of growing enough in a sustainable way. One of the solutions already implemented – and with great success – is the use of biological products to improve productivity, as well as to provide the integrated management of diseases and agrochemicals resistance.

Fraudulent Ecuadorian Judgment Is Unenforceable Against Chevron’s Canadian Subsidiary

Supreme Court of Canada Rejects Request to Revive Dismissed Suit
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SAN RAMON, Calif., April 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Supreme Court of Canada has rejected a request to review a decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario that a $9.5 billion Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron Corporation cannot be enforced against Chevron Canada Limited, an indirect subsidiary.  The Court of Appeal for Ontario’s decision, which is now final, dismissed all claims against Chevron Canada Limited, holding that it is a separate entity from Chevron Corporation and that its shares and assets cannot be seized by those seeking to enforce the corrupt Ecuadorian judgment.

Women’s Entrepreneurial Empowerment in Ecuador | Erb Institute Impact Project

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The Erb Institute is committed to both social and environmental sustainability and its dual-degree program provides students with the resources and tools to drive business sustainability impact within companies, but also field opportunities that offer meaningful engagement. 

Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations

23 sites added in 2016 for total of 152 globally that send zero waste to landfills
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste
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  • Waste reduction improves efficiency and reduces costs
  • Using recycled materials drive innovations in product development
  • GM mentors 25 companies a year on the business case for zero waste

Getting Back on the Landfill-Free List

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General Motors’ expectations for a landfill-free facility are structured and strict, with sites removed from the list if even a small load goes into the ground. When that happens, both the local teams and global waste experts collaborate to find solutions.

GM’s manufacturing plant in Cairo, Egypt lost its certification in 2015, but worked hard to get reinstated. As of this summer, the site is landfill-free once again.

AkzoNobel Provides Essential Ingredient for Cities to Embrace Urban Gardens

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October 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The power of urban gardens to revitalize cities and make people's lives more liveable and inspiring is being showcased by AkzoNobel at the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which starts today in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

UPS Taps Its Global Network To Provide Financial And Logistics Support To Aid Ecuador Earthquake Recovery

Company Collaborating with WFP, UNHCR, CARE, UNICEF, MedShare and the U.S. Ecuadorian Embassy to Provide Vital Relief Supplies and Logistics Expertise
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MIAMI, May 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced an initial cash and in-kind commitment of more than USD $500,000 to aid in response and recovery efforts following the destructive earthquake that struck Ecuador on April 16.

Streamlining the Farm-to-Buyer Process to Improve the Livelihoods of Ecuador’s Corn Farmers

New Business Call to Action member Pronaca is breaking with tradition to increase productivity and sustainability
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New York, April 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Pronaca, a major producer of poultry and pork products, and the leading buyer of hard yellow corn in Ecuador, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to engage 500 smallholder farmers in the company’s corn value chain as well as increase their production 5 percent by the end of 2016.

Exploring, and Learning, Across Borders

By Brynne Dunn, Senior Communications Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, AT&T
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At AT&T we are passionate about supporting education beyond the classroom.

To me, world travel is one of the most impactful learning experiences you can have during your formative years. When I was 16, I was lucky enough to travel with a group of fellow students to a remote island off the coast of Panama to help build a new school. The four weeks I spent on Arritupo completely changed my perspective on the world and inspired me to pursue a career that would enable me to give back.

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