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SCE Funds 'Critical Aerial Support' for Daytime, Nighttime Firefighting

Partnership with the Orange County Fire Authority and Coulson Aviation brings the world’s largest fire helicopter to SCE’s service area.
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by Ron Gales

Capt. Greg Barta of the Orange County Fire Authority has been on the front lines of firefighting for 13 years. He has one word to describe the 2020 fire season to date: “Explosive.”

Accenture Sets Industry-Leading Net-Zero, Waste and Water Goals

Peter Lacy named to newly created role of Chief Responsibility Officer and Global Sustainability Services Lead
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NEW YORK, October 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced new commitments to sustainability — including industry-leading goals for net-zero emissions, as well as a newly created leadership role — as it moves to embed responsible business practices in all of its services and across every area of the company.

The company is unveiling three industry-leading goals:

IWBI Membership Program Welcomes New Organizations

IWBI members prioritize health and well-being across their organizations
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NEW YORK, October 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce new organizations that have joined the IWBI membership program. The continued growth of the program signifies an increasing global emphasis on improving health and well-being through the spaces where we live, work and play. The most recent members to join this network include real estate developers, design and engineering consulting firms and product manufacturers.

GreenStep 2020 Winner: Mohawk

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Floor Covering Weekly is pleased to announce Mohawk Flooring North America as the winner of the Promotion category in the 2020 GreenStep Awards. The goal of GreenStep has always been to recognize the many great efforts the floor covering industry makes around sustainability, and its ability to promote it. This award is about companies actively promoting all facets of sustainability. 

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Dan Dicker: Turning Oil Green

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In the words of the late US Senator Everett Dirksen, “the oil can is mightier than the sword.” Whether it is mightier than the COVID-19 virus remains to be seen, however. This week on Sea Change Radio, we welcome back energy expert Dan Dicker to talk his new book, Turning Oil Green. Dicker views oil companies and oil-rich countries like Saudi Arabia through an unexpectedly nuanced and sanguine lens as we discuss the role they may play in our energy future.

Ceres Introduces the Ceres Roadmap 2030: A 10-year Action Plan for Sustainable Business Leadership

Outlines critical action steps corporations must take this decade to stabilize the climate, protect water and natural resources, and build a just and inclusive economy
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In a pandemic-battered economy, where the climate, water and human rights crises threaten the prospects of success for corporations, Ceres today unveils a new 10-year action plan for companies to navigate this new business reality and lead the accelerated transition to a more equitable, just and sustainable economy. 

Microseismic Technology for Tailings Dams Monitoring

Monitoring the structural stability of tailings dams and identifying parameters that may cause failure
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Tetra Tech Geologists, Camilla Rodrigues and Lorena Oliveira, discuss the microseismic technology we developed to help assess and mitigate risks for tailings dams.

This article originally ran in International Water Power & Dam Construction magazine.

International Paper Discusses Delivering a Green, Clean and Inclusive Rebuild Post COVID-19

Watch a replay of the Reuters Transform USA 2020 event
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We have the opportunity for a clean rebuild of the economy post Covid-19, and businesses must build new levels of resilience and understand that financial sustainability now means low carbon. Reuters invited International Paper to their virtual Transform USA conference on October 1-2, 2020 to discuss “Delivering a Green, Clean and Inclusive Rebuild Post COVID-19.”

GreenMoney Journal Announces Strategic Partnership With Climate & Capital Media

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GreenMoney Journal is pleased announce our Strategic Partnership with Climate & Capital Media -  https://www.climateandcapitalmedia.com a global media company that connects investors and entrepreneurs working on climate change solutions. Its news service develops engaging, well-reported profiles that deliver practice and meaningful investment and leadership insights about the fast-growing community of businesses addressing global warming and building a more sustainable climate economy.

Socially Responsible Investing: A Global Perspective

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by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)

Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:

• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”   

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