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UN Global Compact Water Resilience Coalition Partners With WaterAid to Call for Collective Action on Water Access

CEO-led initiative aims to propel access to clean water to top of COVID-19 response agenda.
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UNITED NATIONS, September 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The Water Resilience Coalition, an industry-driven, CEO-led initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, has launched “Water is Resilience: A Call for Collective Action on Water Access” in partnership with WaterAid as part of the global response to COVID-19.

Zero Waste to Landfill: The Why and How

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These days, there’s a lot of incentive for businesses to operate in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. It really is a win-win: your business stays aligned with changing regulations, your reputation is strengthened, and your bottom line is improved.

For any company interested in long-term success, the motivation is there in spades. That said, setting unrealistic sustainability goals can lead to missed targets, decreased morale and diminishing efforts.

Pentair Announces 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report: Smart, Sustainable Solutions. For Life.

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LONDON – September 21, 2020 – Global water treatment company Pentair announces the release of its 2019 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, highlighting its corporate and community citizenship efforts to make a positive impact for its customers, employees, communities and the global environment that Pentair strives to improve through smart, sustainable solutions.

Emerald Closes USD 100M Water Innovation Impact Fund With Temasek, SKion Water, Ecolab and Microsoft

Fund will invest in early- to expansion-stage companies to drive innovation and adoption in the water space
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September 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Emerald Technology Ventures is pleased to announce the closing of its water impact fund, with committed capital totalling USD 100 million from cornerstone investor Temasek and strategic investors SKion Water, Ecolab and Microsoft. The fund will invest in early- to expansion-stage companies globally to drive critical innovation and its adoption in the water space.

Ceres' Climate Week NYC 2020 Media Briefing

Ahead of virtual summit, Ceres’ leading experts to highlight key action steps to stop the climate crisis
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September 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As we experience another deadly and devastating hurricane and wildfire season, it is clear the climate crisis continues to wreak havoc around the globe. In 2020, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere hit an all-time high, triple-digit temperatures in the Arctic Circle led to another warmest month on record, and the dry spring and summer heat unleashed raging forest fires from America's West to Brazil's Amazon.  In California, the wildfires across the state have already burned more acres than any year on record.

UN Global Compact and UNESCO's IOC Join Forces to Advance Science-based Sustainable Ocean Business

Global Compact to mobilize private sector for UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
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UNITED NATIONS, September 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The UN Global Compact has renewed its commitment to advancing science-based sustainable ocean business by signing a letter of intent with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO’s IOC), the UN agency charged with the preparation of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Albertsons and Safeway Donate Water and $25,000 to Hopi Nation

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The Hopi Nation in Northeastern Arizona has been devastated by COVID-19. Water was desperately needed as many of their wells have dried up and some of their water supply contains arsenic. This means basic tasks like being able to wash their hands and get a clean drink of water become nearly impossible.

Social Media for Social Good: Raising Awareness of Jordan's Water Crisis

Leveraging social media to address misconceptions of water usage and promote simple, inexpensive water conservation in Jordan
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This piece was collaboratively written by Tetra Tech’s Maha Dergham, David Favazza, and Sofian Qurashi, members of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jordan Water Management Initiative (WMI) team.

This post originally ran on GlobalWaters.

Keep Lee County Beautiful Aids in Mangrove Restoration

Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in Florida Joins Volunteers to Plant New Mangroves
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Following a maintenance error that resulted in the unpermitted removal of local mangroves, a Florida municipality partnered with Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) to restore the affected area. One year ago, the municipality’s staff was approved to remove mangroves that were impeding a local waterway but unfortunately went beyond the permitted section resulting in a mandate to restore the area.

Nestle Waters Becomes First Food and Beverage Company in the World to Earn Platinum Rating under the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard

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​ONTARIO, Calif. ,  -- Nestlé Waters North America today announced that its Ontario, California water bottling site is the first food and beverage factory in the world to earn Platinum certification under the rigorous Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Nestlé Waters is also the first company of any type to achieve this advanced certification in North America.

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