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Corporate Sustainability Unfolding

by Christopher P. Skroupa
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Tam Nguyen is the global head of sustainability for Bechtel corporation, an international engineering and construction company. He directs the overall formulation and implementation of Bechtel’s sustainability strategy and integration process across the enterprise and into major projects. He also leads corporate initiatives, stakeholder and policy planning on a range of global issues, including climate change, human rights, and economic development. Mr. Nguyen serves as vice-chair of the corporate responsibility committee of the U.S.

Tetra Tech Celebrates Flagship Program Achievements in the Philippines

Commemorating 30 years of coastal zone and marine resources management improvement in the Philippines
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In June 2017 Tetra Tech celebrated five years of achievements by the Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (ECOFISH) project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Tetra Tech and the ECOFISH team used innovative interventions and technological solutions to conserve marine biodiversity, enhance ecosystem productivity, and restore profitability of fisheries in key marine biodiverse areas.

Ashok Vaswani on How to Make Innovation Culture "Stick"

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“Culture is more important than spend,” says Ashok Vaswani, CEO of Barclays UK. “Ultimately, people who are excited by technology want permission to do things. If you can give them that permission, that’s when exciting things happen. And who has that authority? It has to start at the top. The role of senior management is to make sure that folks like me don’t hold them up or create trouble for them. My job is to make sure that people get out of the way.”

SCS Global Services Verified First Carbon Offsets for Sustainable Rice Growing Methodology

Terra Global Capital Earned Carbon Credits for their Project
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SCS Global Services (SCS) would like to congratulate Terra Global Capital on managing the first Greenhouse Gas project to earn carbon credits from rice cultivation. As the third-party verification body, SCS verified this first-of-its-kind offset project under the American Carbon Registry, successfully proving the sustainable rice growing methodology demonstrated greenhouse gas reductions. This project was a prime illustration of innovation and collaboration with the rice growers, the project manager, the verification body, the scheme owner, and partners.

HPE and Tokyo Institute of Technology Build the World's Most Powerful Green Supercomputer

The HPE SGI 8600 system in the TSUBAME 3.0 cluster will be Japan’s fastest artificial intelligence supercomputer
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by Alain Andreoli, SVP and General Manager, Data Center Infrastructure Group

The amount of energy required to fuel today’s supercomputers is enormous and can create an immense drain on resources. This is because traditional supercomputers consume massive amounts of electrical power and produce high amounts of heat, requiring larger cooling facilities to be built to ensure proper performance. To address this challenge, a new breed of innovation is required, purpose-built to maximize efficiency without sacrificing performance and scale.

Data Centers: Planning for the Edge

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Massive projected surges in data transmission are expected to challenge current network capabilities in the U.S., making where analytics and compute take place increasingly important. With network data expected to grow from 1 trillion gigabytes (1 zettabyte) in 2016 to 180 zettabytes in 2025, what are the implications for data centers and their future infrastructure requirements?

How Innovation Can Unlock System-level Change for Environmental Progress

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Wayne Balta, Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM Corp., describes next horizon in advancing corporate EHS management. To get more insights from EHS and sustainability thought leaders or to register for NAEM's upcoming 2017 Sustainability Management Conference, visit www.naem.org.

Arrow Electronics Sponsors 2017 Colorado Women in Technology Conference; Meg Whitman as Featured Speaker

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CENTENNIAL, Col., June 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics was again presenting sponsor of the annual Colorado Women in Technology Conference, a full-day retreat celebrating women across Colorado’s growing tech community. The featured keynote speaker was Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, who was introduced by Arrow CEO Mike Long. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Front Five - Resource Efficient Transportation

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At speeds of 30 kilometers per hour, velomobiles require 3.5 times less energy than bicycles. Compared to electric vehicles, velomobiles are about 20 times more efficient. They are arguably the most efficient form of transportation on the planet.

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At speeds of 30 kilometers per hour, velomobiles require 3.5 times less energy than bicycles. Compared to electric vehicles, velomobiles are about 20 times more efficient. They are arguably the most efficient form of transportation on the planet.

Airplane Technology & Emissions

Exploring Boeing's top environmental priorities
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**This is the 11th article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing's products connect people, protect nations, explore space and sea and inspire the world. We are committed to making the world’s best airplanes with the smallest environmental footprint and working with industry stakeholders on climate protection.

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