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Is Cryptocurrency the Last, Best Hope for African Youth Entrepreneurs?

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As every successful entrepreneur can attest, nothing helps transform a great idea into a real product or service faster than access to adequate resources -- especially capital.

Yet, over 80% of African entrepreneurs still struggle today to get their businesses properly funded. Too many innovative ideas are strangled before they even get started. Grammy-nominated artist and philanthropist, Akon, hopes to solve this problem with AKoin, his new cryptocurrency.

Bechtel Partners with U.S. Agency to Deliver Infrastructure Solutions for Africa-led Development

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RESTON, Va., July 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, will work with a leading U.S.-based development agency to accelerate the growth of local infrastructure across Africa.

Expert Interview With David Keith, African Energy Sector Expert

Improving the sustainability of Africa’s energy sector and access to electricity for the continent’s poorest residents
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David Keith is a senior vice president with Tetra Tech International Development Services. He has worked on international development engagements in the energy sectors of more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has been retained as a technical expert on national energy strategy, energy sector restructuring, public-private partnerships, electricity company management, electricity tariff design, power sector planning, project financing, and industrial energy management.

Engineering and Construction Companies Employing Over 400,000 Launch Global Principles on Worker Welfare

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LONDON, June 27, 2018  /3BL Media/ — A group of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies have launched the Building Responsibly Worker Welfare Principles to promote the rights and welfare of workers across the industry.

Developed through the Building Responsibly business coalition, the 10 Principles establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry.  

FCA US Facilities in Ohio and Michigan Reach Silver Status in World Class Manufacturing

Summary: 
  • Awards bring total number of silver plants in North America to nine
  • Designation recognizes continued progress toward becoming World Class
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  • Awards bring total number of silver plants in North America to nine
  • Designation recognizes continued progress toward becoming World Class

Sappi's Jennifer Miller Reflects on Community Engagement as Key to Success

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Jennifer Miller, Chief Business Sustainability Officer, reflects on how customer, colleague and community connections build stronger companies. 

New Sustainability Report Highlights Ecolab’s Role as a Global Catalyst for Corporate Responsibility

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June 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In its new annual corporate sustainability report, Catalyst for a Better World, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) highlights how it helps customers reduce water and energy use, ensure clean hospitals, hotels and restaurants, and safely produce the world’s food and energy.
 

How Far We’ve Come: Energy in Africa, 20 Years Later

Making the case for increased private sector engagement in Africa’s energy industry
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David Keith, energy sector expert with Tetra Tech International Development Services, has worked on projects in the energy sectors of more than 40 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. In this post, he reflects on the growth in Africa’s energy sector and the need for increased private sector engagement. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.

A Letter From Sappi North America President and CEO Mark Gardner

Gardner emphasizes success, paves path forward
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Sappi North America saw many successes in 2017 despite challenging market headwinds. To our employees, customers and other partners whose dedication contributed to those successes, I thank you.

Delivering Impact: Corporate Social Responsibility at BNY Mellon

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Every day, BNY Mellon contributes to the safe and consistent functioning of global financial systems, supporting stability in a constantly changing world. The company’s approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plays a role in driving meaningful change for financial markets, the world and its citizens.

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