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Grid Modernization Goes Mainstream, Reliability Is Primary Goal

Utilities are doubling down on distribution investments to boost resilience
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Power sector players got a jolt in January 2019 when Virginia utility regulators rejected the $6 billion grid modernization rate case proposed by Dominion Energy. This “no” followed similar decisions in Kentucky and North Carolina from the previous year. Despite such setbacks, results from Black & Veatch’s 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report survey show that utilities are “all in” on grid modernization plans, and it looks like regulators are moving that way, too. 

Communication Networks Are Key to Delivering the Grid of the Future

New Black & Veatch Smart Utilities Report analyzes major trends reshaping the grid
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Distribution modernization is inevitable as advances in energy production, storage and control give rise to a new energy marketplace happening at the local distribution level. This evolving landscape leaves utilities questioning how they can maintain the reliability, efficiency and security of their operations, while managing two-way power flows and the influx of digital devices and distributed energy resources (DER).

CECP Launches 2019 Industry-Defining Giving in Numbers Survey

Unrivaled inquiry into corporate social investment practices goes live, continuing to serve as go-to guide for corporate citizenship professionals
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NEW YORK, January 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, is celebrating the launch of the 15th annual Giving in Numbers Survey, in partnership with hundreds of the world’s leading companies. The survey is open to companies with revenues of US $2 billion or more, including companies not yet affiliated with CECP. 

Aflac Survey Says Majority of Consumers Want Companies to 'Take a Stand'

More than 77% of Consumers say they are motivated by Companies' Commitment to Making the World a Better Place
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COLUMBUS, Ga., January 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- According to the 2019 Aflac Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility, consumers and investors reflect a distinct and growing tendency to increase pressure on  American corporations when it comes to serving the social good. The fifth edition of the Aflac CSR Survey finds, among other things, that consumers and investors expect companies to take a stand, but not the wrong one, and will forgive missteps, but only conditionally.

Tork Releases New Insights About Sustainable Life Away from Home

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Global Professional Hygiene brand Tork is contributing to a more Sustainable Life Away from Home. This includes sharing global insights and trends about the value a commitment to sustainable business practices can have on people’s lives, not just at home, but also where they work, dine and travel.

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Global Professional Hygiene brand Tork is contributing to a more Sustainable Life Away from Home. This includes sharing global insights and trends about the value a commitment to sustainable business practices can have on people’s lives, not just at home, but also where they work, dine and travel.

CECP’s Investing in Society: Focus on Priorities

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Investing in Society is the must-read source offering practical evidence of the corporate sector’s shift toward being increasingly purpose-driven.

Corporate Giving Tops $26 Billion in 2018, Industry-leading Report Finds, up 11% Since 2016

Companies in top 25% of corporate giving each contributed $60 million or more in social investments
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NEW YORK, October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/— As the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) found in their annual Giving in Numbers: 2019 Edition report that leading corporations are intensifying efforts to meet key societal needs around the world.

It’s Here: CECP’s Giving in Numbers 2019 Edition!

By Carmen Perez, Senior Director, Data Insights, CECP
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On the day that Giving in Numbers is released, the CECP team envisions everyone diving into this year’s insights for the first time. Many have read the report for years, are tuned into the nuances of trends, and can quickly spot new topics that pop up in the report. Others find the report for the first time and experience the excitement (and relief) to have credible data sourced from the largest and leading companies to back-up the case they’ve been making for their company to do more and to do better.

The Mandate for Companies Looking to Electrify Fleets: Start Planning Now

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By Paul Stith and Randal Kaufman

As concerns about climate change stoke pressures on companies to make their fleets cleaner and greener, ground shipping giant UPS believes it has delivered. The company has more than 1,000 electric and hybrid electric vehicles – 50 of them electric-powered delivery trucks brought on just last year in the U.S. More are on the way.

Customer Demands are Driving Sustainability Goal-Setting Into a New Era

New report by the National Association for Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management (NAEM) reveals best practices and horizon issues for sustainability goals
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October 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Customers are the most important stakeholders influencing how companies set sustainability priorities, define goals and respond to external requests for environment, social and governance (ESG) information, according to a new report by NAEM.

Among the EHS&S leaders surveyed by NAEM, 68% use, or are planning to use, a formal materiality assessment to identify the issues that most affect their business. And customers are at the top of the list of key influences driving that agenda, NAEM’s research found.

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