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Commercial, Industrial Manufacturers Press for Sustainability, Rethink Energy Options

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By Jason Abiecunas, Director of Distributed Energy Resources; Daniel Chang, Market Development Services Lead for Distributed Energy Resources; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business

The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity, and 3M Co.’s aggressive shift to renewable energy illustrates that thirst for sustainability.

Schneider Electric Answers Common Questions About Energy Market Convergence

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By strategically sourcing electricity in an integrated way that includes both renewable and conventional power, companies can simultaneously save money, stabilize and better forecast costs and budgets, plan for volatility and meet their environmental goals. Our market specialists have responded to some of the most common questions we receive about energy convergence.

Download the Common Questions About Energy Market Convergence guide here.

Briefing: Tech for Good With Google, ABInBev and Microsoft

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Climate change is our starkest challenge: could artificial intelligence help us meet it head on? Many of our most challenging problems are incredibly complex, new tools for monitoring the environment and climate mitigation are needed to help business join the dots, helping you make better decisions.
 
Ethical Corporation have just produced a 34-page briefing on Technology for Good, with expert response and analysis to help you join the dots on technology and sustainability.
 

ScottsMiracle-Gro’s Work to Repurpose 5 Billion Pounds of Green Waste Annually

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By Lindsay LaSala, corporate and foundation communications manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Over the years, we’ve been persistent in our efforts to find product solutions for gardeners that also benefit the environment. Green waste recycling is a perfect example of one solution we’ve found. 

Assessing the Value of Rebates and Incentives for Your Sustainability Plan

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In our last issue, we talked about why “Where are the best rebates?” is a tricky question. And, because it raises far more questions than it answers, we offered suggestions on how to begin the process of assessing the value of your Company’s energy efficiency projects.

First Nations Stand Tall as Shining Example of Vancouver 2010 Legacy

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

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From dramatically altering the landscape for Canada's indigenous peoples to ushering in new social norms and driving health education across the province, the legacies of the Olympic games Vancouver 2010 continue to burn brightly. As former IOC president Jacques Rogge once said, the games “were a catalyst for change”.

The Art of Losing Volumetric Weight

by Lana Hall
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Did you know it costs more to ship 100 pounds of feathers, than 100 pounds of bricks? Shipping costs are determined by volumetric weight, a pricing technique for commercial freight transportation which uses an estimated weight that is calculated from the length, width, height of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actual weight – so when you are transporting items you are essentially paying for the space your product is occupying in the airplane or truck carrying it.

Nestlé Breaks New Ground With Open Blockchain Pilot

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VEVEY, Switzerland, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé will break new ground in supply chain transparency through a collaboration with OpenSC – an innovative blockchain platform that allows consumers to track their food right back to the farm.

Through this collaboration, Nestlé becomes the first major food and beverage company to announce that it will pilot open blockchain technology in this way. This is part of Nestlé’s journey towards full transparency.

Reporting Frameworks Share Common Founding Principles

GRI contributes to Corporate Reporting Dialogue position paper
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July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The world’s leading financial and non-financial corporate reporting frameworks have the same common foundations, based on the key objectives of transparency and accountability, according to a position paper published by the framework providers. The paper sets out the key principles report preparers should follow for achieving such transparency and accountability.

Predictive Maintenance Offers Promise in Asset Management

When it comes to asset management, water utilities tend to weight their efforts toward preventive maintenance
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Water utilities the world over faced with challenges, including of increasing demand, falling revenues and climate change. While building new assets remains part of the solution, enhancing the performance of existing assets is more important than ever before.

Download the full 2019 Water Report

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