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Atlas Copco Ranked Top Machinery Company for Sustainability by Global 100

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Stockholm, Sweden, January 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, today was again recognized as the world’s most sustainable machinery company by the prestigious annual Global 100 list. 

The list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, ranks companies that prove they are increasing productivity while using less resources. Atlas Copco is ranked 34th overall, and is the only company in the machinery industry included on the list. It is the 10th time that Atlas Copco appears on the list.

Global Pharmaceutical Industry Calls on Governments to Work with Them to Beat the Rising Threat of Drug Resistance

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LONDON, January 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - More than 80 leading international pharmaceutical, generics, diagnostics and biotechnology companies, as well as key industry bodies, have come together to call on governments and industry to work in parallel in taking comprehensive action against drug-resistant infections – so-called ‘superbugs’ – with a joint declaration launched today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Cisco Joins Global Problem Solvers at 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

by Austin Belisle
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This week, more than 2,500 leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society will convene at the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. As one of those attendees, Cisco will collaborate with other global problem solvers in strategic discussions about the political, economic, social, and technological transformations reshaping the world.

Automotive CEOs Rally for Clean Vehicles

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Decarbonizing automotive transport. Is it possible? Thirteen automotive CEOs from around the world stand by the vision and have committed to sustainable mobility.

Among that group of leaders is GM’s Mary Barra.

10 Ways the Circular Economy is Changing the Way Businesses Think

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The transformation to create a more competitive resource-efficient economy is under way and it’s changing how businesses, large and small, approach what they do

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The transformation to create a more competitive resource-efficient economy is under way and it’s changing how businesses, large and small, approach what they do

Ending Poverty Through Trade

How free trade can bring prosperity to people across the world
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David Abney | UPS 

The playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote that poverty is “the greatest of evils and the worst of crimes.” While Shaw penned those poignant words more than a century ago, the reality is that too many people still lead lives filled with hunger and hardship.

Sigma-Aldrich® Named One of the Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for the Second Consecutive Year

Sigma-Aldrich, recognized for its sustainability efforts in St. Louis and around the world, takes the 38th spot as one of only 20 American companies to make the list
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ST. LOUIS, Jan. 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL) was named today to the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) Index, a recognition that identifies the top overall sustainability performers in their respective industrial sectors. Announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, by the Corporate Knights, a Toronto-based media and investment advisory company, Sigma-Aldrich is one of only 20 American companies to receive this distinction and is the only St. Louis-based company on the list.

Earning a Spot on the Global 100

POSTED BY MICHELLE CROZIER YATES, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
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For the first time, Adobe was named to The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. Announced at the World Economic Forum today, companies named to the Global 100 index are considered to be the top overall sustainability performers in their sectors.

Growing Africa's Agriculture

By: Jean-François van Boxmeer
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Sustainable commercial agricultural production is vital to the health and well-being of Africa’s economy and people. Smallholder farming accounts for the majority of African agricultural production, and subsistence agriculture – where farmers focus on producing what is needed to feed their families – is still widespread. In Uganda, for example, 86% of the population live in rural areas and rely on subsistence agriculture.

Who Will Pay For Climate Change Consequences?

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
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A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales.  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.

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