Strategic Directions Report reflects increasing engagement tied to smart city, smart utility efforts
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cities and utilities are increasingly relying on data analytics tools to advance their smart systems, even as municipal leaders grapple with how to pay for these upgrades. Fulfilling the smart city promise will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement.
Lively discussions are an important part of the annual Sustainability Dialog in Stuttgart. In addition to the traditional workshops covering a wide range of sustainability topics, this year's event focused on measures to improve urban mobility.
The evening before the 9th Sustainability Dialog in Stuttgart kicked off with open, helpful, but also controversial discussions. "If we plan to meet the Paris climate goals, traffic must become cleaner", guest speaker Peter Bakker from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development explained to the audience. It was already the 9th occasion that Daimler employees exchanged ideas with representatives from politics, science, and society on subjects including urban mobility, climate protection, digitalization, and human rights.
Wasteful packaging affects a consumer’s perception of a brand’s efficiency and sustainability and the company's profit margin. Sealed Air's Pasi Pesonen explains why setting up a sustainable, low-waste supply chain is good for business.
Online retail growth in Asia is on the rise – sales in the region for 2016 are expected to exceed US$1 trillion with growth set to reach US$2.725 trillion by 2020. Expanding middle classes, increased mobile and internet penetration and improved infrastructure all contribute to this growth.
Xylem was recently selected to supply advanced wastewater treatment technology to the first-ever sewage treatment plant in Sehore, India. The new plant is being developed to accommodate rapid industrial growth in the city of Sehore, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India.
Today NAEM announced its 2017 conference calendar, focused on the latest management challenges and emerging practices for environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability leaders.
"Because the EHS&S field continues to evolve along with the spectrum of risks it manages, NAEM's 2017 calendar was developed to be timely and relevant to the needs of those leading these programs within companies," said Executive Director Carol Singer Neuvelt.
EHS & Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference
SAN FRANCISCO, January 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sustainable Brands® announced today that Darren Beck has joined the company’s leadership team as Senior Director of Corporate Membership to further develop and enhance the growing SB Corporate Member Network. Darren comes with a wealth of experience in sustainability, CSR and social impact, having spent 15 years with Sprint, most recently as the Director of Environmental Initiatives.
Mary Kay Ash founded her Company on the Golden Rule and emphasized the importance of giving back to others. That’s why every day Mary Kay is changing the lives of women and children around the world. It is part of the Mary Kay heritage, and we are honored to continue Mary Kay Ash’s legacy of making a difference.
As we take stock on the past 365 days, there is no doubt that 2016 has presented a turbulent time for business and society. From the ballooning refugee crisis to unexpected political outcomes from all corners of the globe, the world is a different place than we saw as we heralded in the New Year just 12 months ago.