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Natural Infrastructure: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

Caterpillar Inc. releases white paper on restoration

Here is a sobering fact: The United Nations estimates that 25% of the Earth’s lands are considered highly degraded. That means that one quarter of natural infrastructure – including forests, prairies, agricultural lands, estuaries, coastal landscapes and wetlands – may not provide the benefits it once gave to communities and businesses.

Caterpillar Gives Record $13 Million in United Way Campaign

Funds will improve the lives of children, families and seniors in communities across the United States
Press Release

PEORIA, Ill., December 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:  CAT) employees and retirees together with the Caterpillar Foundation have pledged more than $13 million to the United Way agencies across the United States as part of its 2015-2016 campaign.  This record amount includes a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the Caterpillar Foundation. The United Way has been Caterpillar’s only annual solicitation for funds to its employees and retirees for more than 60 years.

Caterpillar Named Finalist for Circular Economy Awards


Caterpillar’s commitment to sustainability is being recognized once again. The company is a finalist for a globally renowned Accenture Award for Circular Economy Multinational, which honors an integrated business approach to sustainability and the circular economic model.

The Circulars recognizes individuals and organizations from commerce and civil society across the globe which that haves made a notable contribution to driving circular economy principles – where growth doesn’t depend on the use of scarce natural resources.  

Reduction In Gas Flaring Earns Caterpilllar Customer A World Bank Excellence Award

By Oil & Gas Online

By capturing, using and selling flare gas that otherwise would be released into the environment, Hess Corporation is reinforcing its commitment to sustainable operations—and the World Bank is taking notice.

In September, in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, Caterpillar Oil & Gas accepted an award of excellence from the World Bank Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) on behalf of Hess and GTUIT, a manufacturer of mobile gas treatment systems in which Caterpillar is a minority shareholder. 

Keep America Beautiful Honors Caterpillar Inc. with 2015 Vision for America Award for Corporate Commitment to Sustainability

Caterpillar Chairman and CEO, Doug Oberhelman, Accepts Award on Behalf of Company’s Global Workforce
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country that is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, honored Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and its Chairman and CEO, Doug Oberhelman, with the 2015 Vision for America Award on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in New York City.

New Opportunities Blooming for Natural Infrastructure and Caterpillar Business


New opportunities blooming for natural infrastructure and Caterpillar business

Looking out over 65 acres of green prairie grasses, Robert Scoville, Caterpillar's Environmental Health and Safety Senior Associate at the Decatur, Illinois, Earthmoving Facility, knows that supporting the prairie restoration partnership* in his community is having a big impact beyond Decatur’s city limits. In fact, this land reclamation project has the potential to positively impact our climate.

Caterpillar to Convene Thought Leaders on Degraded Lands Restoration

Outcomes expected to drive new action toward sustainable development goals
Press Release

PEORIA, Ill., October 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) announced today it will host the first national summit focused on catalyzing the industry of natural infrastructure restoration on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

Caterpillar Turns Fast Fail Into Sustainable Success

By Jonathan Salem Baskin, Forbes

Originally published on

In early 2011, a development team from Caterpillar chanced on an opportunity to pitch its work on its first hybrid-electric excavator to potential customers visiting the same plant in Japan. After four tries touting its environmentally-friendly benefits, however, an unexpected answer became impossible to ignore.

Caterpillar Helps to Protect 2,100 Acres of Coastal Wetlands in California

Coastal Resilience Investment Addresses Natural Infrastructure

Marked by the sweeping visuals of shorebirds and the scurried nature of crabs on the sandy horizon, coastlines are among the most dynamic environments on earth – continually shaped and reshaped by waves, winds, tides and storms. These natural ecosystems thrive amidst the constant change, and have even developed the capacity to shape that change. Caterpillar is recognizing the brilliance and simplicity of Earth’s “natural infrastructure” in a new investment with The Nature Conservancy.


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