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Iconic U.S. Companies to Participate in a Business Showcase of Climate Action at COP23

The U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 will host the first major international gathering of American business climate leaders since the announcement of We Are Still In
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WASHINGTON D.C., November 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Corporate leaders from iconic U.S. companies will explore their efforts to help decarbonize the American economy at the U.S. Business Showcase hosted in the U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

Regenerative Capitalism Org Expands to Build Network of Regenerative Economies

Dr. Stuart Cowan joins the regenerative economic collaborative to build global network of regenerative hubs
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GREENWICH, Conn., November 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Capital Institute, a non-partisan collaborative dedicated to supporting the necessary transition toward a more just and regenerative economic system, is proud to welcome Dr. Stuart Cowan as the organization’s Director of Regenerative Development.

Barclays Accelerator: 0 to 100 in Three Years

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As Barclays’ global fintech programme, the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, celebrates the graduation of its 100th company, we talk to three Barclays leaders about partnering with the disruptors – and helping define the future of finance.

Barclays Supports Living Wage Week: "I’ve Got So Much More Freedom”

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Before Julia Jemeljanenko started her job at Barclays, the most she ever earned was £7.40 an hour. Despite working a 50-hour week, she had very little money, even for essentials. “After rent and travel, I would have about £70 left for the month,” she says.

“My secret was eating once a day. At work I would get vouchers for lunch, and I would save them to use at the end of my shift, and that would be for dinner. Or I would give that to my partner and go and buy some simple things like potatoes or pasta. And that was fine. It was hard, but manageable.”

Natural Gas Market: Strengthening Foundations for Long-Term Growth

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The dominant sentiment within the natural gas industry is that the current low price environment is likely here to stay. Throughout the value chain, industry players who were once awaiting a market recovery are now taking a different, but more holistic, view on planning for the future: a view that is focused on optimizing current assets, rightsizing workforces and incorporating cost-cutting measures.

For FLNG Projects, Bigger Is Not Always Better

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Floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) projects, after years of planning and development, are finally starting to come online and demonstrate the potential for FLNG technology to further global gas trade. LNG liquefaction was named the second most critical infrastructure investment for growth in the natural gas market, according to survey results from the 2017 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report, and floating solutions provide a more flexible solution to adding much needed capacity to boost market growth.

Duke Energy’s Plan to Strengthen South Carolina’s Energy Grid Will Create Jobs, Grow the State’s Economy

Summary: 

  • $3 billion in improvements over next decade will provide customers an electric grid that is smarter, more reliable and more secure
  • Power/Forward Carolinas initiative will result in an average of 3,300 jobs and more than $100 million in new tax revenue to benefit communities
  • Capital investment expected to be roughly equivalent to adding several major automotive manufacturing sites in the state
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  • $3 billion in improvements over next decade will provide customers an electric grid that is smarter, more reliable and more secure
  • Power/Forward Carolinas initiative will result in an average of 3,300 jobs and more than $100 million in new tax revenue to benefit communities
  • Capital investment expected to be roughly equivalent to adding several major automotive manufacturing sites in the state

Insider Perspective: Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

ABLC Next, San Francisco 16-18 October 2017
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The event was called ABLC ‘Next’ because it offers participants a snapshot of the up-and-coming companies, technologies, projects and initiatives that are making waves in the bioeconomy throughout North America.

This event brought together application and platform developers, investors, policymakers, end-use customers and development partners for three days of fresh updates and rich insights into the latest technologies of the advanced bioeconomy in health, nutrition, ‘AgTech’, genetics, big data, robotics, fuels, chemicals and materials.

Latin American Corporate Leaders Champion Business Solutions for Sustainable Development, Releasing Latin American Version of the CEO Guide to the SDGs

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Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Latin American version of its CEO Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals, highlighting the importance of business leadership in realizing the ambitions of the SDGs in the region.

The Latin American version of the CEO Guide complements the original version – published in English earlier this year – and outlines a shared vision around the implications of the SDGs on businesses across Latin America.

Environment and Sustainability: Drivers of Opportunity | Q&A With Karen Clarke-Whistler

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TheFutureEconomy.ca: What has changed in the corporate world in terms of sustainability over the last decades and how can Canada strike a balance between being resource based and developing our economy sustainably?

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