Duke Energy | Working with Stakeholders on Future Generation Plans


In a unique partnership, Duke Energy is working closely with environmentalists, community leaders, business owners and government officials in Asheville, N.C., to produce an energy efficiency plan specifically designed to delay the need for a new electricity generating unit.

Duke Energy has committed to close a half-century-old, coal-fired power plant in Asheville in 2019 – and replace it with a cleaner, natural gas-fired power plant, consisting of two generating units.

Sustainable Brands Set to Debut Innovative Model for Conference Collaboration

The Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit will foster creative dialogue between attendees and brands including Ford, Amazon, Whirlpool and more
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2017 /3BL Media/– Sustainable Brands® is evolving the concept of the traditional conference expo into a collaborative environment packed with tools, solutions and breakthrough ideas to be generated on the spot by the attending crowd.

Applying Human Centered Design to Solvable Problems

Caring, sharing, and awareness within and beyond the Nigerian tomato value chain

The amount of post-harvest loss (PHL) in countries of the Global South is familiar to many by now. In Africa alone, 50 percent of fruits and vegetables, 40 percent of roots and tubers, and 20 percent of cereals—all of which are staple foods—are lost after harvest or during processing. Fortunately, solutions to PHL exist and with pilots underway attempting to introduce low-fidelity technologies into the equation, the future of reduced PHL looks promising.

It Takes Two (or Sometimes Three) to Make a Thing Go Right

Six elements for a successful approach to public, private, social sector collaboration

At PYXERA Global, we have been talking about the importance of partnership A LOT. Like A LOT, A LOT. Like, we know you are sick of hearing us talk about it, A LOT.

The Global Health Corporate Champions – Second Cohort Arrives in Ghana

SAP, Dow, WE Communications, and PIMCO join cross-corporate pro bono collaboration
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The Global Health Corporate Champions’ second cohort arrived in Accra, Ghana to collaborate with four exceptional organizations striving to advance health conditions throughout the country. This cross-corporate pro bono team—comprised of highly skilled employees from SAP, the Dow Chemical Company, WE Communications, and PIMCO—is a unique innovation in pro bono, leadership development, and action learning programming.

GM’s Outreach Manager Believes Sustainability Stems from Collaboration


Over Mary Alice Kurtz’s 34-year career at General Motors, she has channeled her education and background in mechanical engineering and facility operations into a new passion: sustainability. 

Mary Alice followed in her father’s footsteps by coming to GM, but it was her mother’s business network that led to her interview at the Argonaut building, where GM’s research teams were once housed.  

Attention Leaders: Today’s Teams Need New Tools

BY Kim Austin, Marketing Manager, Collaboration Solutions Marketing

As Gartner puts it “The journey to digital business is a team sport.” The days when people worked heads-down in cubes by themselves is quickly giving way to a more interactive business world. Teamwork is more relevant – and prevalent – than ever before. And it extends beyond employees and the walls of the organization to partners, customers, and more.

Nature-Inspired Innovation Creating Sustainable Value

By Emily Kennedy, Biomimicry Fellow, GOJO

Nature is all around us. For many of us, we may find solace in nature -  peace, tranquility and inspiration. And for those of us who are working in biomimicry, we also find inspiration in nature – inspiration to create and innovate. Yet, we cannot innovate alone. Collaboration is a key driver of innovation.

Accenture Offers Skills to Succeed

Through powerful partnerships, the firm has helped equip more than 1.2 million people with skills needed to compete in the global economy.

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