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UPS Longitudes | Why Sustainable Business Matters During a Pandemic

Pete Davis @ Greenprint
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Right now, sustainably minded business is good business. The global coronavirus pandemic has jeopardized the health of our communities, impeded our ability to support local business — causing a historical spike in unemployment — and prevented us from connecting with friends and families.

In damaging the wellbeing of communities around the world, coronavirus has also hurt the wellbeing of small business stakeholders. So, if we want the economy to thrive in this new world, we need to do well by our neighbors.

Webcasts Focus on Role of Buildings, Communities and Organizations to Respond to Today’s Global Health Challenges Webcasts With IWBI: April 27 - May 1

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With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings and stronger organizations.
 

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Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Black & Veatch NextGen Ag Develops Sustainable Infrastructure for Cultivated Meat Company

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Global food production is responsible for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agriculture uses half the world’s habitable land and consumes 70 percent of its freshwater withdrawals.

Black & Veatch Expands Environmental Services to Meet Evolving Client Demands, Sustainability Goals

Lisa Fewins and Dave Johnson to lead the Black & Veatch Environmental Services team to support evolving business needs
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch is expanding its global environmental capabilities and services as businesses respond to increasingly complex demands from regulators, shareholders and consumers. The expansion comes as companies, utilities and governments navigate a range of COVID-19 related operational challenges and a recent wave of ambitious sustainability commitments.  Meeting environmental demands and delivering on sustainability targets, however, requires new levels of innovation and expertise.

Gardening Tips During COVID-19

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Spring has sprung and as we continue to physical distance, gardening is a perfect way to get fresh air, exercise, improve your mental health, and connect with nature.

Whether you have a small apartment balcony or a sprawling yard, you can add green to any space. Start by planning a course of action, and with these tips from Keep America Beautiful, you can have your garden flourishing in no time.

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How The 5G Era Could Help Build A More Sustainable Future

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“With the emerging 5G network and the Internet of Things, it is possible to deploy technology in ways that protect the environment and promote long-term sustainability,” stated a Brookings Institute report in 2016.

Introducing the Smart City Carpet Collection by Mohawk Group

Manufacturer’s latest Living Product plank finds inspiration in the urban environment of the future
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Smart cities unite people through high-speed technology and connectivity. Mohawk Group’s Smart City collection—a 12" x 36" Living Product carpet plank system—explores a future in which the urban environment nurtures its citizens through these advancements and sustainable development. As cities become more desirable for business, culture and personal opportunity, they are shaping the evolution of human experience.

More than 460 Members Join IWBI’s Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery

World Green Building Council’s CEO Cristina Gamboa and EDGE Technologies’ CEO Coen van Oostrom join group of co-chairs convening cross-sector experts to advance the role of buildings and communities in protecting, enhancing health.
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NEW YORK, April 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced the addition of Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council, and Coen van Oostrom, CEO and Founder, EDGE Technologies, as the newest co-chairs of its Task Force on COVID-19 and other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery.

Whirlpool Corporation 2019 Sustainability Report Infographic

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Whirlpool Corporation has a long, proud history of environmental sustainability and a strong track record of action and success. In 2019, they raised the bar on their environmental commitments and accelerated the progress of their short- and long-term goals that meet or exceed the Paris Accord.

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