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Olympic Games Sarajevo’84: The Human Legacy That Has Stood the Test of Time

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

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Sarajevo staged an impeccable Olympic winter games in 1984 – but eight years later, the city was torn apart by war.  The Olympic spirit and a global outpour of support – including a significant contribution from the International Olympic Committee – helped the capital get back on its feet. The spirit continues to be a central part of the region’s identity and the recent European Youth Olympic Winter Festival marked a new chapter in its Olympic history.

Duke Energy Passes Major Renewable Milestone: 1 Gigawatt of Owned Solar Energy Capacity

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  • Owned capacity serves about 2 million homes and businesses
  • Part of the company’s 4 gigawatts of owned and purchased solar capacity
  • Delivering renewable energy to retail and wholesale customers from Florida to California
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  • Owned capacity serves about 2 million homes and businesses
  • Part of the company’s 4 gigawatts of owned and purchased solar capacity
  • Delivering renewable energy to retail and wholesale customers from Florida to California

Electrify America, Walmart Announce Completion of Over 120 Charging Stations at Walmart Stores Nationwide with Plans for Further Expansion

The companies have opened, on average, one new EV charging station every three days over the last 11 months
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RESTON, Va. and BENTONVILLE, Ark., June 6, 2019 — Electrify America and Walmart announced today that more than 120 plus ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are now operational and open to the public at Walmart stores across the U.S. Building upon the original commitment set forth in April 2018, the companies are planning to expand the relationship in the coming years with additional Electrify America charging stations located at Walmart stores across the country.

Sappi Becomes an International Stakeholder Member of PEFC

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JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™

(PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.

Duke Energy Renewables to Use New Technology to Help Protect Bats at Its Wind Sites

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  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing
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  • Becomes first company to commercially deploy NRG Systems’ innovative Bat Deterrent System in the continental U.S.
  • Technology reduced bat fatalities by 50% during field testing

Duke Energy to Offer Bloom Energy Distributed Fuel Cell Technology to Customers

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  • Duke Energy One acquires approximately 37 megawatts of solid oxide fuel cell generation from Bloom Energy
  • Expands clean, reliable energy options for commercial and industrial customers in California and Northeast region
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  • Duke Energy One acquires approximately 37 megawatts of solid oxide fuel cell generation from Bloom Energy
  • Expands clean, reliable energy options for commercial and industrial customers in California and Northeast region

Ebay’s First UK High Street Concept Store Helps Wolverhampton Businesses Boost Sales by 40%

eBay’s first-ever UK high street concept store has helped businesses taking part in its Retail Revival scheme reach £4 million in sales since September 2018.
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The partnership with the City of Wolverhampton is helping small retailers grow their businesses both online and offline, with 64 local businesses increasing year-on-year sales by 40% since the programme’s launch last September.

SunTrust Highlights Accomplishments in 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

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ATLANTA, June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/– Today, SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) released its 2018 Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability efforts while underscoring its focus on inclusive, ethical business practices.

Edmond de Rothschild Makes Progress in Building a Sustainable Future

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June 28, 2019 - The Edmond de Rothschild Group publishes its fifth Sustainability Report, which illustrates the concrete ways in which it is living its vision to be “Bold Builders of the Future”.

UPS Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Women Exporters Program Workshops in the U.S.

UPS Brings The International Program To The U.S., Hosts Workshops And Mentoring Sessions At WBENC National Conference.
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June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As part of its continuing efforts to create an inclusive business environment and growth opportunities for women, UPS (NYSE:UPS) has announced the launch of the Women Exporters Program workshops for U.S. businesses. The program will help women business owners and leaders to gain access to the vast global marketplace, comprising 95% of the world’s buyers.

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