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Black & Veatch: Rise of Data Propels Growing Adoption of Smart City Solutions

Strategic Directions Report reflects increasing engagement tied to smart city, smart utility efforts
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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.

9th Daimler Sustainability Dialog in Stuttgart

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.
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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.

Unwrapping the Packaging Issue in E-commerce

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.
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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 Helping Build First Wastewater Plant in Sehore, India

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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.

NAEM's 2017 Calendar Features Latest Practices, New Formats, Fresh Ideas

Press Release

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

Orvis CEO Stresses Urgency of Everglades Crisis

Orvis CEO Perk Perkins Calls fo "Urgency and Total Devotion" in the Fight to Save the Everglades
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The following comments were made by Orvis CEO Perk Perkins at the Everglades Coalition Conference on Jan. 5, 2017.

I remember from my earliest days camping with my father, he taught me and my brother to always leave a campsite better than we found it. That has become a metaphor for my life and our company.

Sustainable Brands Welcomes Senior Director to Corporate Membership Team

Press Release

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.

Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert: Yes, Women Can Have It All

Fortune | Most Powerful Women
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Cathy Engelbert is the chief executive of a 75,000 person company yet still manages to attend most of her teenage daughter's lacrosse games.

Mary Kay is Changing the Lives of Women and Children Around the World

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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.

WEBINAR: A Year in CSR: A Look at the Top 10 Trends of 2016

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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.

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