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Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water?

Three-quarters of the water industry finds aging infrastructure to be top concern, even as floodwaters continue to rise
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If ever communities and regions needed to rethink their defenses against too much water, the footage of an inundated Upper Midwest offered the latest reminder in early 2019.

Black & Veatch: Shift to Digital Water Can Help Overcome Threats to Water Supplies

New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 4 June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. From precise reads of consumption rates and customer engagement to improved leak detection and climate change planning, a new culture of data science can extend our supply to drive sustainability and resilience. The accelerating move to embrace digital water by service providers and industry leaders will also better inform the asset management and planning programs necessary to overcome continued funding challenges.

Paper Outlines Paths to Promote a More Inclusive Society Through Corporate Social Engagement

Robust analysis and research offer practical examples and guides for companies seeking to address diversity and inclusion issues
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NEW YORK, May 10, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Last December, CECP: The CEO Force for Good published a white paper exploring how companies are integrating diversity and inclusion (D&I) into their corporate citizenship and responsibility priorities, Diversity & Inclusion in Corporate Social Engagement. With support from the Walmart Foundation, CECP led this year-long inquiry with the goal of identifying an

In a New Economic Era, Employee Fulfillment Is the New Employee Engagement

Study finds people want fulfilling experiences at work; willing to switch to jobs with lower pay to find fulfillment
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According to a new report Making work more meaningful: Building a fulfilling employee experience, published by CECP: The CEO Force for Good, Imperative, and PwC, the early days of a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” require a new standard for the employee experience around higher meaning and fulfillment at work. A staggering majority of employees believe that achieving fulfillment at work is possible – 96% of those surveyed.

Ecolab-GreenBiz Survey Finds Corporations Still Struggle to Translate Water Goals Into Action on the Ground

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ST. PAUL, Minn., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – There is a growing sense of urgency about water scarcity as a business risk, but almost half of all companies don’t have a plan to achieve their water reduction targets. That is the key finding of a new survey conducted by Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, and the sustainability news and research organization GreenBiz.

Impact Measurement is a Work in Progress

Key takeaways from State of Pro Bono: Corporate Edition
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As the field of pro bono service continues to grow, companies increasingly identify pro bono programming as a critical element of their overall social impact objectives. Taproot Foundation conducted an inaugural survey of companies doing pro bono to collect data on their programs, identify trends, and share key observations for advancing the field.

Companies Are Looking to Scale Their Pro Bono Programs, but How?

Key takeaways from State of Pro Bono: Corporate Edition
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As the field of pro bono service continues to grow, companies increasingly identify pro bono programming as a critical element of their overall social impact objectives. Taproot Foundation conducted an inaugural survey of companies doing pro bono to collect data on their programs, identify trends, and share key observations for advancing the field. This resource provides information to help practitioners compare their program design and outcomes to peers in the field, and to support them as they work to effectively tell their success stories and achieve greater

New Black & Veatch Water and Wastewater Report Provides Insight into Water Rates in Top 50 U.S. Cities

Report offers benchmarking data to help cities, utilities plan for financial resilience
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Across the U.S., water and wastewater management is gaining greater attention as cities and utilities grapple with rising rates for water and sewer services, the direct result of aging infrastructure, rising operational costs, evolving capital funding mechanisms and regulatory requirements.

Sustainable Investing Goes Mainstream: Morgan Stanley and Bloomberg Survey Finds Sustainable Investing A Business Imperative Among U.S. Asset Managers

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  • New survey shows that 75% of U.S. asset managers say their firms now offer sustainable investing strategies, up from 65% in 2016.
  • Most asset managers are embracing sustainable investing as a business building approach and believe that financial returns and impact outcomes can go hand in hand.
  • Expertise, better data and impact reporting identified as factors to support customization and drive future success in the space.
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  • New survey shows that 75% of U.S. asset managers say their firms now offer sustainable investing strategies, up from 65% in 2016.
  • Most asset managers are embracing sustainable investing as a business building approach and believe that financial returns and impact outcomes can go hand in hand.
  • Expertise, better data and impact reporting identified as factors to support customization and drive future success in the space.

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