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Major General (Retired) Richard Kaiser joins Black & Veatch Federal Services Group

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Deputy Chief of Engineers to expand focus on military construction, civil works and strategic growth opportunities
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With rising demand for more sustainable, resilient infrastructure to support national security efforts and greater economic prosperity, Black & Veatch announced U.S. Army Major General Richard Kaiser has been named Federal Growth Officer. 

With more than 33 years of experience as a member of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Kaiser brings deep experience in leading multi-billion dollar domestic and international infrastructure, military construction and environmental programs.

Watch Land Betterment Corporation Discuss Sustainability with IUPUI's Sustainability Director

Company discusses sustainability with IIUPUI Indianapolis’ thought leader, Jessica Davis
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FISHERS, Ind., June 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, recently discussed the topic of sustainability with Jessica Davis, IUPUI Sustainability Director.  Two of Land Betterment’s co-founders discuss how the university is driving society to “buy-in” to a more sustainable structure and understand its value proposition in achieving goals.

CBRE Group, Inc. Promotes Tim Dismond to Chief Diversity Officer

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LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBRE) announced that Tim Dismond has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Diversity Officer. Mr. Dismond will join CBRE’s Executive Committee, the group of 12 global executives responsible for driving the company’s business worldwide, and will report to Bob Sulentic, the company’s president and CEO.

Metlife Becomes First U.S.-Based Life Insurer to Join U.N. Global Compact

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NEW YORK, June 25, 2020 — MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced that it has become the first U.S.-based life insurer to join the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The U.N. Global Compact calls for companies to align their operations and strategies with 10 universal principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption. 

Visionary Leadership in a Chaotic Time - and Why I'm Inspired to Follow

By Jennifer Boynton, Corporate Social Responsibility Content Strategist
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Cisco’s Chairman and CEO, Chuck Robbins, opened his June 1st all-company check-in by admitting he’s leading through uncharted waters. Cisco had held regular weekly check-ins since shelter-in-place orders began in March, to support employees, share information, and answer questions. But this meeting was different. It was a 90-minute “teach-in,” scheduled quickly in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the resulting nationwide protests.

ekō Included in NACCED's Membership Newsletter

The National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED) discusses Land Betterment subsidiary ekō with its members.
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FISHERS, Ind., June 23, 2020 / 3BL Media / - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job, is proud to announce that ekō, the Company’s sustainable housing development subsidiary, has been included in NACCED’s membership newsletter.  The newsletter’s message speaks directly to ekō’s efforts to improve the housing crisis in impacted regions and how they look first to create dynamic conversations with al

Companies Continue Steps to Address Racial Inequality; Celebrate Juneteenth

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Over the past few weeks, we have reported on how companies are addressing the growing demand for social justice through communications and, more importantly, action. Americans are making it loud and clear that now is the time for change.

Introducing the Porter Novelli Purpose Tracker: The Business Imperative for Social Justice Today

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Racial injustice. Gun violence. Police brutality. Transgender rights. White supremacy.

These are not just the issues prominent in the news or around the dinner table, but also in the board room. At another time, companies would have done their best to steer clear of these topics; but today that is, quite simply, no longer an option.  Speaking out and addressing these historic injustices is not only a moral imperative, it is a public – and business – mandate.

Recovery to Resilience: How Energy & Sustainability Professionals Can Prepare for the Turn

Contributed by: John Hoekstra, Vice President Sustainability & Cleantech, Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services
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We are living in an extraordinary time, the likes of which few of us could even imagine a few months ago. The ramifications of COVID-19 on human physical and mental health, the global economy, businesses (including many of our clients), and more are simply unfathomable.

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