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A Letter from Sappi North America's CEO and President Mark Gardner

Gardner discusses the state of sustainability at Sappi

In 2016, Sappi North America achieved many important milestones as we continue to transform into a more diversified, sustainable business that meets the needs of our customers, communities, employees and shareholders. As part of the Sappi Limited group, our strong cash generation (EBITDA growth of 18 percent year over year), allowed us to reduce net debt by 20 percent year on year, and our robust balance sheet created a strong platform for growth and re-investment in 2017 and beyond.

Run with Whole Planet Foundation and The Seaweed Bath Co.

Help Entrepreneurs Get Their Businesses Up and Running
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Whole Planet Foundation is warming up for its second annual Virtual 10k Run that takes place next month during August 3-7!  Nearly 100 participants have registered and because the run occurs simultaneously where you are and in the digital sphere, spaces are endless!

How $1 Billion in Change Can Change the World

It started with a simple question: Why couldn’t there be a platform to facilitate microloans between those who need help, and those who want to help all over the world?
To hear Kiva Co-founder and President Premal Shah tell it, the opportunity was sitting at the middle of that why. After returning from a family visit to India, he pondered: “If eBay and PayPal allowed complete strangers to buy and sell from one another, why can’t you invest in someone you don’t know across the globe?”

Transforming Borders with Smart Technologies


At 10:00 am PDT on July 26th, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Steph Stoppenhagen from Black & Veatch, Jim O’Gara from Deloitte Advisory, and Marisa Walker from Arizona Commerce Authority.

Register for the Webinar: Transforming Borders with Smart Technologies

Global Trends Shaping CSR

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We live in an era alive with possibility for those who are forward-thinking and embrace change. BNY Mellon is invested in that change and committed to creating an inclusive, sustainable world that encourages people to succeed and economies to thrive.

Understanding global trends and how they affect our stakeholders is essential to knowing where we can make the greatest difference. Technology advancements, gender equality and climate change impacts are among the trends driving change.

It’s Clear, Social Investment Drives Business Value

What companies need to know: The latest from CECP’s ESG Corporate Scorecard

The blog post was co-authored by André Solórzano, Manager, Data Insights CECP and Daniel Vitaletti, Data Insights Intern, CECP

The Crown Announces Another Record Income Return of £328.8 Million to the Public Finances


The Crown Estate’s annual report and accounts for 2016/17, the organisation’s fifth integrated report, continues to show innovation in reporting and tells a coherent, concise story about how it delivers value beyond the financial.

Read the full report here

Beyond Financing: Key Attributes of a Public-Private Partnership


Public-private partnerships (P3s) are most commonly known for funding large-scale water infrastructure projects that a utility can’t support through traditional funding. However, other key attributes in the P3 model are often overlooked. In a P3, the private entity may provide the capital, but the true benefits go well beyond financing alone.

Duke Energy Selects North Carolina Locations for Economic Development Program

  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005
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  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005


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