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Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Develops Sustainable Infrastructure for Cultivated Meat Company

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Global food production is responsible for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture uses half the world’s habitable land and consumes 70 percent of its freshwater withdrawals.

HP Receives First Recycled Content Validation for Ocean-Bound Plastics from UL

UL recycled content procedure to include social impact.
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Marietta, G.A., April 16, 2020 — UL today announces HP, a leading provider of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, has achieved recycled content validations from UL for five of their resins, which contain between 5 to 99% recycled content from ocean-bound plastic. HP is the first company to achieve validation from UL to the UL 2809 Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Recycled Content Standard which now includes auditing of social responsibility procedures. 

Land Betterment Corporation Forms Railcar and Metal Recycling Service Partnership

Betterment Metal division is able to clean up the environment by entering into a partnership to recycle retired coal railcars and old coal mine infrastructure
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FISHERS, Ind., April 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, announced today it has entered into a multiyear agreement with a third party scrap metal company.

Insights for a Time of Crisis: Porter Novelli COVID-19 Tracker

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In times of immense strain and crisis our truest colors often show through. As the entire globe faces the unprecedented and catastrophic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve seen moments of brightness during a fog of immense sadness and uncertainty.

This is the time when many things will be put to the test, including how business responds. In this moment of global need, we will remember those companies that stood tall, acted quickly and with humanity. We will also remember those that did not.

FEMA’S ‘Project Airbridge’ Takes Flight With 25 UPS Charter Flights, Dedicated FEMA Distribution Center

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April 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the  company is managing and brokering 25 charter flights in support of Project Airbridge, a coordinated effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), numerous countries and the private sector designed to expedite the arrival of critical supplies needed in U.S. hospitals.

Atonix Digital, RoviSys Team up to Extend Asset Performance Management Software’s Reach

Strategic partnership centers on delivering Atonix Digital APM software to asset-intensive industries
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2 2020 /3BL Media/ – Atonix Digital has partnered with Ohio-based RoviSys to deliver Atonix Digital’s line of asset performance management (APM) solutions powered by the ASSET360® analytics platform.

Black & Veatch’s Incubator Launches Campaign for Coronavirus Solutions

‘IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator’ aims to hasten development, deployment of innovations to stem pandemic
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – From its prompting of citizens to socially distance themselves to its rising infection rates and economic devastation, the novel coronavirus pandemic has meant unprecedented, tragic disruption. It’s against that backdrop that a Black & Veatch initiative is leading a push to find and collaborate with startups and other innovators to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, with the hope that the future applications also extend beyond the pandemic itself.

What You Need to Know About How Johnson & Johnson's Supply Chain Is Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic

The company's Chief Global Supply Chain Officer shares the measures the company has taken to maintain its supply chain operations during the current novel coronavirus outbreak.
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The effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic are undeniable.

As the world rapidly learns to adapt to an ever-changing landscape, Johnson & Johnson's supply chain, which produces everything from contact lenses to prescription medications to fever reducers, is currently holding steady and meeting patient needs.

Stepping Up Our Work on Circularity

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The circular economy is a natural extension of Cisco’s own business transformation. As a company, we are moving from product upgrade cycles to recurring cloud computing and a software-subscription model. With this same mindset, we aim to harness technology to limit the unintended consequences of one-way consumption.

Cisco is accelerating the adoption of circularity with the goal of decoupling business growth from the consumption of finite resources, designing waste out of the system, and transitioning to renewable energy.

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