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HPE and PwC Expand Partnership to Power Future Cities

New Center of Excellence will develop innovative use cases in various industry verticals to demonstrate the power of emerging technologies
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On September 12, 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) announced a new project with long-time strategic partner, PwC, to jointly create a Center of Excellence (CoE) in Kolkata, India, to advance development for future cities. Together, HPE and PwC are capitalizing on the Internet of Things (IoT) landscape to create opportunities for city administrators to optimize their assets and provide citizen-centric services.

New Bike-Share Program Comes to Campus

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September 06, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Maverick students will be able to cruise to classes when The University of Texas at Arlington’s Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact launches a new bike-sharing program Wednesday, Sept. 6. The program strengthens the University’s commitment to sustainability and enabling the modern megacity.

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Tetra Tech Celebrates International Day of Democracy

Celebrating sustainable approaches to democratic governance on the 9th annual International Day of Democracy
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Gerardo Berthin, senior associate focused on democracy and governance for Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the importance of raising awareness about democracy’s role in promoting respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law.

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Gerardo Berthin, senior associate focused on democracy and governance for Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the importance of raising awareness about democracy’s role in promoting respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law.

In Cocoa, Tackling Deforestation Begins with Supporting Farmers

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Stopping deforestation in cocoa begins with helping farmers improve their livelihoods. That is the approach Cargill is taking as we continue to deliver on our promise of ending deforestation in all of our operations, and it is especially true in cocoa.

Learn more about our work on the ground here.

‘Worldwide 25% of Emissions Come from Transportation’

Better urban environment unequivocally warrants better planning and modal shift to public transport and new clean energy options for personal mobility
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“Worldwide 25 per cent of emissions come from transportation”,, said Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director - Natural Capital, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), during the ‘3rd Business and Climate Summit 2017’.

It Is Time to Fix Our Broken Food Systems

Alison Cairns of the WBCSD issues a call for businesses across the food industry to come together to tackle shared environmental challenges
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Our food systems are broken. Global food systems face mounting challenges that are testing our ability to feed the world sustainably and adequately support economic and social development within planetary boundaries.

Increasing demand, climate change, water stress, soil degradation and shifting diets are just some of the threats facing global food security. Our current way of feeding the world is a leading cause of environmental and health crises, and it bears risks for national security, health systems, government budgets and economic growth.

De Beers Bus Deal Is Just the Ticket for Venetia

A multimillion rand deal has been announced by De Beers Group that will open the door for local businesses to be involved in bussing employees to and from its Venetia mine in South Africa.
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The mine, working with VM Diamond Transport, wants to bring in businesses owned by historically disadvantaged South Africans to become 40 per cent shareholders in two bus companies soon to be established in Musina and Blouberg in the Limpopo Province.

The new companies will buy shares and participate in the operation of an eight-year contract providing transport for the mine. De Beers Group will support them through a two-year business development programme, with technical training provided by VM Diamond Transport.

IT Essentials Multiplies Opportunity in Kenya Slums

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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When Stephen Ondieki Orioki took the IT Essentials course at the Raila Educational Centre, he began his journey from the streets of Kibera, a slum surrounding Nairobi, to successful entrepreneur and international ambassador for the Cisco Networking Academy program.

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When Stephen Ondieki Orioki took the IT Essentials course at the Raila Educational Centre, he began his journey from the streets of Kibera, a slum surrounding Nairobi, to successful entrepreneur and international ambassador for the Cisco Networking Academy program.

VIDEO | Lichen: Mohawk Group Partners with Morehouse College to Reduce Water Consumption

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To fulfill a portion of the Living Product Challenge Petal Certification for the Lichen carpet plank collection, Mohawk Group reached out to a historic Atlanta college to engage in an innovative and symbiotic "handprinting" partnership.

To help offset the amount of water used to produce Lichen, the flooring company worked with Morehouse College to donate and install low-flow shower heads in the school's dormitories. The investment of these fixtures will result in a savings of approximately 1.2 million gallons of water annually. 

Bechtel VIDEO | Raising Standards of a Sustainable Supply Chain

Interview with Héctor García Salgó, Regional President of Bechtel in Latin America
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ConnectAmericas interview with Héctor García Salgó, regional president of Bechtel in Latin America, who discusses the importance of developing a sustainable supply chain and working with suppliers from Latin America. 

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ConnectAmericas interview with Héctor García Salgó, regional president of Bechtel in Latin America, who discusses the importance of developing a sustainable supply chain and working with suppliers from Latin America. 

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