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Accelerating Corporate Action on the Climate Crisis
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Unless companies take immediate action on climate change, we will quickly surpass the 1.5 degree Celsius global temperature increase that will have catastrophic implementations not only on the environment and severity of natural disasters, but on human health, livelihoods, and security. But there is cause for optimism: more than ever, the private sector – which accounts for the vast majority of carbon emissions – is listening and stepping up sustainability commitments.

New Black & Veatch ebook Explores Market Dynamics of Low- and Zero-carbon Hydrogen Technologies

Energy experts explore the financial pathways that will put hydrogen on a profitable trajectory as markets focus on decarbonization
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The global energy industry is looking to green hydrogen, a carbonless fuel generated with renewable energy, as essential on the road to decarbonization and climate neutrality.

World Economic Forum Awards Sustainability Leadership at Ericsson USA 5G Smart Factory

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Ericsson's USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, Texas, has been awarded for a second time by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for global leadership in next-generation Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) manufacturing. WEF’s Global Lighthouse Network’s (GLN) has designated the facility as a Sustainability Lighthouse in recognition of successful on-site sustainability measures.

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Ericsson's USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, Texas, has been awarded for a second time by the World Economic Forum (WEF) for global leadership in next-generation Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) manufacturing. WEF’s Global Lighthouse Network’s (GLN) has designated the facility as a Sustainability Lighthouse in recognition of successful on-site sustainability measures.

Talented Latinx Youth Launch Their Tech Careers Through Digital NEST

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This blog was written by Jacob Martinez, Founder and CEO of Digital NEST – a technology workforce development hub that provides youth in rural communities with high-demand technology skills, mentoring and hands-on experience so they can secure well-paying jobs. He is a 2020 recipient of The James Irvine Foundation “Leadership Award” and a 2018 Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation “Entrepreneur Fellow.”

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This blog was written by Jacob Martinez, Founder and CEO of Digital NEST – a technology workforce development hub that provides youth in rural communities with high-demand technology skills, mentoring and hands-on experience so they can secure well-paying jobs. He is a 2020 recipient of The James Irvine Foundation “Leadership Award” and a 2018 Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation “Entrepreneur Fellow.”

CSRHub Data Used for COVID-19 Research and Analysis

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CSRHub data was used as a major resource for a recent academic paper. The study examines the effect of Covid-19 on the U.S. tourism and hospitality industry, and the impact CSR practices have on firms' success responding to Covid-19.

Driving Communities Forward: Insights from Cross-Sector Leaders Closing the Opportunity Gap

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The pandemic continues to widen the opportunity gap and adversely impact students and job-seekers, especially those who already faced systemic barriers to career success. We need innovative, collaborative, community-driven solutions to ensure that communities that have been disproportionately affected can have equal access to economic mobility.  Those solutions can often feel amorphous or unattainable, but – if you look closely at the work of local organizations – there are powerful collaborations that are meaningfully building equity every day.

Black & Veatch's Incubator Launches Climate Tech Accelerator Program to Speed New Decarbonization Solutions

‘IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator’ looks to speed the development of decarbonization and sustainable technology innovations
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Recognizing the world is in a climate-driven crisis, global engineering, construction and consulting leader Black & Veatch is seeking bold, committed partners to accelerate development of decarbonization solutions through its IgniteX Climate Tech Accelerator. The Climate Tech Accelerator is an innovative 12-week virtual program that provides funding and support to startup companies on the cutting edge of climate technology.

First-of-its-kind 'Electric Island' Public Charging Station Recognized by Fast Company's 'Innovation by Design' Awards

Daimler Trucks North America, Portland General Electric and Black & Veatch awarded with honorable mention for sustainability
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 28, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As the first-of-its-kind, high-capacity public charging station for medium- and heavy-duty commercial electric vehicles (EVs), “Electric Island” in Portland, Oregon, has earned honorable mention in the sustainability category of Fast Company magazine’s 2021 “Innovation by Design” awards.

SBTi Validates and Approves Illumina's Climate Action Targets

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It is official! The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has independently validated and approved Illumina’s climate action GHG emissions reduction targets. Approving our targets indicates they have been confirmed to be consistent with the reductions required to keep warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement and most ambitious designation available through the SBTi verification process.

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