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Let's Talk About the Thing We're All Talking About: Sustainability

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At the core of sustainability is a simple question. How do we continue? And your answer to that question depends heavily on where you’re from. A rural soybean farmer may have a different definition of what it means to sustain than a city dweller. An environmental activist in Europe may have a different definition than a rice farmer in Malaysia. But can we find solutions that create progress for all? The experts we talk to in this episode are optimistic that we can. 

SCS Offers Verification of GHG Projects that Achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SCS Achieves Accreditation for SD VISta Standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce its recent accreditation to verify projects against the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta).

Tetra Tech's Jessica Oakes Discusses International Infrastructure Program Management

Fostering economic growth through sustainable infrastructure and inclusive programming
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Jessica Oakes is a civil engineer with 14 years of experience. In her second year out of college, she took an assignment for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan—a decision that would change her life forever. She served there as an expatriate engineer for nearly four years on two consecutive USAID projects, which focused on improving water, sanitation, energy, transportation, and vertical structures throughout the war-torn country. While in Afghanistan, she initiated a women’s internship program for engineering students enrolled in local universities.

56 More Companies Partner With Benevity to Power Their Corporate Purpose in First Half of 2020

New clients, including Toyota, Jacobs and COFRA Holdings, bring the total number of employees in Benevity’s client network to over 18 million
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CALGARY, Alberta, July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that another 56 enterprise companies have selected Benevity to power their corporate purpose programs in the first half of 2020. The newly launched Benevity clients—which include Toyota, Nordstrom, Jacobs, COFRA Holdings, Agoda and more than 50 others—add another 4 million employees to the Benevity network for a total of more than 18 million.

Shared Values, Shared Successes

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Working with suppliers who reflect UPS’s diverse markets helps us better serve customers and contributes to the economic development of our communities. Belle-Pak, a minority-owned business and long-time supplier to UPS, provides packaging materials such as polyethylene bags, waybill pouches, and clinical bags. Belle-Pak shares many UPS values, including building a diverse workforce and supplier base. Vice President and cofounder Yves Nahmias shares how his company is advancing sustainable packaging innovation for customers like UPS.

African Countries Are Leading on Climate Action as Developed Countries Fall Behind: SDG Report 2020

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Addressing climate change is a crucial part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, yet countries have made little progress on this goal. In the years ahead, countries have to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can join us in taking action on this issue here

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Addressing climate change is a crucial part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, yet countries have made little progress on this goal. In the years ahead, countries have to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can join us in taking action on this issue here

ENR Sourcebook Rankings Affirm Black & Veatch as a Global Leader in Infrastructure Development

2020 Top Design Firms list highlights company’s deep expertise and continued leadership in power, water, telecommunications and government services
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 7, 2020 /3BL Media/– The 2020 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Sourcebook highlights Black & Veatch’s global leadership in engineering, construction and procurement (EPC) services across the global power, water, telecommunications and government services sectors.

Keep America Beautiful Joins SoulBuffalo's Ocean Plastics Leadership Network as Nonprofit Member

Organizations to Partner on Promoting National Clean Beaches Week, July 1-7, 2020
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STAMFORD, Conn., June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s premier community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced it has joined SoulBuffalo’s Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN), a global community of retailers, brands, NGOs and alliances committed to developing new approaches, innovations and solutions-based projects to address the impacts of plastic waste.

UPS Longitudes | The Power of the Pedal

Peter Harris @ UPS
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In 1907, two teenagers with one bicycle between them started a business running errands, shuttling notes and telegrams and making home deliveries by foot and by bike. Eventually, their fledgling messenger service became what is now UPS.

More than a century later, we are back on our bikes. More specifically, electrically-assisted cycles (e-cycles).

UPS Longitudes | Sustainability Through Collaboration

Danielle Jezienicki @ Grove Collaborative
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Sustainability is more than just a checkbox for businesses these days — it’s a requirement for success.

Making a social and environmental impact through your business has become table stakes, as consumers expect brands to take a stand on a growing number of topics material to their business and its long-term success.

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