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AECOM Chief Safety Officer Named a Chairman of West Virginia University Safety Management Visiting Committee

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm, announced today that AECOM Senior Vice President and Chief Safety Officer Andrew D. Peters was named chairman of the West Virginia University (WVU) Safety Management Visiting Committee.

Part of WVU’s Industrial and Management Systems Engineering graduate department, the committee assists the safety program with adjusting to social and technological changes in order to prepare students to succeed in the safety profession and contribute to the well-being of society.

AECOM wins Communitas Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

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AECOM's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program was recently named a Communitas Award winner for excellence in CSR.

The Communitas Awards is an international effort that recognizes the spirit of people coming together for the good of the community. Winners are acknowledged for giving themselves and their resources, and for changing the way business is done to benefit communities.

AECOM Awarded Key Advisory Role for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm, announced today that it has been appointed as advisor to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the development of the venues and infrastructure for the 2020 Games.

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Construction Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Construction Sector?
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October 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Construction Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 31 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the Sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Construction Sector are:

AECOM Recap: Why do we Celebrate Earth Day if the Earth Doesn’t Care? Dire Consequences (6/7)

2014 Google+ Hangout
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AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer, hosted an Earth Day Google+ Hangout featuring a panel of experts in sustainability, water and nanotechnology.

In the sixth of seven video highlights, panel members discuss the dire consequences of failing to establish sustainable solutions to global trends such as urbanization and resource scarcity.

Watch the discussion on dire consequences surrounding sustainability in AECOM's Earth Day Google+ Hangout video.

AECOM Recap: Why do we Celebrate Earth Day if the Earth Doesn’t Care? Reframing the Sustainability Conversation (5/7)

2014 Google+ Hangout
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AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer, hosted an Earth Day Google+ Hangout featuring a panel of experts in sustainability, water and nanotechnology.

In the fifth of seven video highlights, Jill Jago, sustainability communications consultant, discusses how including all stakeholders and reframing the conversation could lead to increased acceptance of sustainable practices.

Watch the discussion on reframing the sustainability conversation in AECOM's Earth Day Google+ Hangout video.

AECOM Recap: Why do we Celebrate Earth Day if the Earth Doesn’t Care? Addressing Water (4/7)

2014 Google+ Hangout
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AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer, hosted an Earth Day Google+ Hangout featuring a panel of experts in sustainability, water and nanotechnology.

In the fourth of seven video highlights, panel members discuss influences — such as urbanization, agriculture and food production — on the world’s growing water footprint and depleting resources. 

Watch the discussion on water in AECOM's Earth Day Google+ Hangout video.

AECOM Recap: Why do we Celebrate Earth Day if the Earth Doesn’t Care? Perspectives from Asia (2/7)

2014 Google+ Hangout
Multimedia with summary

AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer, hosted an Earth Day Google+ Hangout featuring a panel of experts in sustainability, water and nanotechnology.

In the second of seven video highlights, AECOM’s Dr. Thomas Tang, director of sustainability, Asia, discusses the challenges resulting from rapid urbanization in Asia and his involvement in ongoing initiatives to develop more resilient communities.

Watch the perspectives from Asia discussion in AECOM's Earth Day Google+ Hangout video.

AECOM Impact Blog: Aging and Resilience — The Biggest Challenges of our Time are Two Faces of the Same Coin

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By: Gary Lawrence
AECOM Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer

Last month, the ratings service Standard & Poor’s issued a report citing climate change as one of the factors that will significantly impact a nation’s economy in the coming decades. Last year, the same report identified aging populations as a significant factor affecting a nation’s vulnerability.

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