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Trust and Responsibility. Earned and Practiced Daily.

By Guillermo Miranda
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Corporate responsibility is smart business.  Each day at IBM we demonstrate leadership and accountability on critical areas such as environmental conservation, employee well being, skills and education, corporate governance, research and development, as well as the ethical development and use of technology.  

Mars, Incorporated will host session at this year's SIWI World Water Week Conference

This World Water Week, Mars, Incorporated are proud to be hosting a session at this year’s SIWI Conference alongside partners Helvetas and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
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This World Water Week, Mars, Incorporated are proud to be hosting a session at this year’s SIWI Conference alongside partners Helvetas and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The interactive panel session will focus on the WAPRO (Water Productivity) project – a multi-stakeholder initiative which is now operational in six Asian and African countries and aims to improve food security, water use efficiency and income for over 60,000 cotton and rice farmers.

Carnival Corporation Wins Neptune Award as Greenest Shipowner of the Year

World's largest leisure travel company recognized by industry peers at GreenTech in Shipping Global Forum for longtime commitment to environmental leadership and healthy oceans and communities
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MIAMI, August 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently announced it has been honored by maritime industry peers with the Greenest Shipowner of the Year Neptune Award, which recognizes a company that has shown excellence in reducing environmental impact in the operation of its fleet in the past year.

Cisco Makes Progress on Sustainability Goals in North Carolina

By Andy Smith
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One year ago, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality and zero waste at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. RTP is a growing campus in a regional innovation hub, surrounded by leading research universities and clean technology ventures. This makes RTP a perfect place to test ways to tackle sustainability issues within Cisco’s real estate operations, including energy, water and waste. Here’s what we’ve been doing in the last fiscal year (FY19) to make progress toward these goals:

AIDA Cruises and Battery Supplier Corvus Energy Announce Cooperation and Ring in Electrification of the Cruise Industry

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ROSTOCK, Germany, August 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - AIDA Cruises, as part of the Costa Group, Europe's leading cruise company, starts cooperation with the world's leading marine battery supplier Corvus Energy from Norway. On Tuesday, 20 August 2019, a corresponding agreement was signed. The aim of the cooperation is the installation of lithium-ion battery storage systems on board the AIDA fleet and the start of operations on the first AIDA ship in 2020.

Sustainability Group Awards Two Wind Energy Projects in Iowa With Highest Ratings

Alliant Energy projects, with Black & Veatch as Owner’s Engineer, recognized for environmental and community impacts by Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Of the many wind energy projects in the United States, only three are verified as sustainable by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. Recently, two of them -- developed by power generation and distribution provider Alliant Energy with support from Black & Veatch as owner’s engineer – were the first wind projects ever to achieve the Envision Platinum rating, the highest rating from the Institute.

Operating for Sustainable Impact

Mary Curtiss, Global Head of Energy and Sustainability, Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Services, HP, Inc. shares how the company is going further and faster on clean energy solutions and urging other forward-thinking companies to follow its lead.
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Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today. Beyond an environmental matter, it affects the core foundation of economies, livelihoods, food security, health, and quality of life.

As a business community, it’s urgent that we understand our impacts in the world and take decisive actions that align with what climate science tells us are needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement.

New Ceres Analysis Calls on Power Sector to Decarbonize Before 2050

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August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/A newly updated climate scenario analysis framework released today underscores the need for the U.S. power sector to completely decarbonize before 2050 in order to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and stave off the worst impacts of climate change.

Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises Holds Steel-Cutting Ceremony for Costa Toscana, Its Second LNG-Fueled Ship

Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion
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Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion

Costa Cruises' two new flagships are among 10 next-generation "green" vessels on order for Carnival Corporation that will be powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel

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Construction of Costa Toscana has begun at the Meyer Turku shipyard, where sister ship Costa Smeralda is nearing completion

Costa Cruises' two new flagships are among 10 next-generation "green" vessels on order for Carnival Corporation that will be powered in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas, the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel

Food and Beverage Leaders Turn to Renewable Energy, Circular Solutions for Cost-Savings

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By Zack Olson, Founder, NextGen Agriculture; and Chris Vigil, Project Manager, NextGen Agriculture

From food safety and regulatory compliance to packaging and supply chain logistics, the food and beverage industry is constantly hunting for solutions that balance profitability and sustainability. With market share increasingly on the line – particularly for large consumer goods companies – food and beverage companies are being squeezed to analyze every cost.

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