The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.
By: Keith Hennessey, President, Bechtel Enterprises
How to safely reopen businesses, schools, and other services is the most immediate question facing local, state, and federal leaders. But restarting the economy is going to take more than unleashing pent-up demand for things we missed during the crisis – from haircuts to hot dogs at the ballpark. Economists warn that many businesses large and small will continue to struggle, and a historic number of Americans will remain out of work.
Sustainability is at the heart of Yorkshire Water’s £72 million Knostrop Energy & Recycling Facility, which turns sewage into energy, generating enough electricity to power 7,600 homes. The project to create the facility was delivered on time and to budget.
This successful outcome demonstrates the benefits of using a delivery partner with the ability to add value at multiple points during the infrastructure lifecycle.
American Water Works Association honors distinguished service, innovation
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – For much of his four decades at Black & Veatch, Brent Reuss has delivered on water solutions for the global infrastructure company. Less than two years into his Black & Veatch job as a process engineer, Gil Hurwitz has burnished his reputation for membrane technology. Now, both are being honored by a leading water industry trade group.
The rural town of Tandil, located some 350 kilometers south of Buenos Aires in the east of Argentina, relies on its road network to not only enable people to keep in touch with one another, but also to ensure rural, and sometimes remote businesses, are able to bring their products to market.
This small town has some 1,500 km of rural roads which are maintained by the Municipal Road Cooperative. It is working to help improve communication between smaller and less developed populations and local urbanized areas.
Ghana Social Enterprise Transforms Plastic Waste to Paving Blocks
The ASASE (‘Mother Earth’) Foundation has put the circular economy into practice through its CASH IT! social enterprise, aiming to establish a replicable, sustainable business model, formalizing employment, mobilizing volunteers, and creating a product desperately needed by the community from trash that formerly littered the streets. It’s sustainability in action.