by Rebecca Pearce, CBRE EMEA Head of Sustainability
While 2016 was a year of humanizing sustainability and empowering people to take action, 2017 will be a year of more ambitious climate change initiatives. We’ve identified five trends in sustainability that are creating the framework for the future of development.
Report highlights expertise to deliver next generation sustainable development
Reston, Va., January 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Bechtel announced today the release of its annual sustainability report, showcasing projects and innovations that are delivering sustainable cities, fostering cleaner energy, and preserving scarce water resources worldwide.
Bechtel delivers the most complex projects in the world for its customers. These feats are not only modern engineering marvels; they spur long-term prosperity and growth that transform countries and lives. Bechtel delivered for its customers, partners, and society:
A few years ago, when the Rio Tinto decided to expand its iron ore production in Pilbara region of Western Australia, they faced a problem. While the remote region accounts for more than 40 percent of the world's iron ore production, it is also one of the driest parts of the world. Ironically, however, the problem for Rio Tinto's expansion was too much water: the new ore the company wanted to reach lay underneath huge underground aquifers, which meant that the company had to do something with the excess water that came up.
New York, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Today, the UN Global Compact will announce four new platforms – in partnership with GRI, Monday Morning/Sustainia, Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and Volans – to help shape the next generation of sustainable development initiatives and partnerships for business.
In light of the recent United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York City, Pfizer reflects on the impact of health on progress toward each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For Pfizer, harnessing the power of entrepreneurship for good strengthens our company and fulfills our purpose — to bring therapies to people that significantly improve their lives. We believe every individual deserves to lead a longer, healthier, more productive life.
Sappi’s new global mission statement highlights the fact that our success depends on collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders. In my role as Director of Sustainable Development and Global Policy Initiatives, I have the pleasure of representing Sappi in numerous sustainability initiatives. This past year I began working on two new collaborative efforts focused on recycling and the best use of recycled fiber.
Since our first days as a company, Caterpillar has designed and built the world’s most powerful, innovative and durable machines and engines. Our customers put them to work on projects that help the world grow and develop, supporting sustainable progress and improved living standards for people everywhere.
We are all part of a pioneering movement that has transformed the way organizations around the world identify, communicate and act on their sustainability impacts. Much has been achieved over the past 20 years, but as we enter a new era of sustainability, we must tackle the big challenges and the urgency needed to create a more sustainable economy and world in a fundamentally different way.