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Black & Veatch’s Incubator Launches Campaign for Coronavirus Solutions

‘IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator’ aims to hasten development, deployment of innovations to stem pandemic
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – From its prompting of citizens to socially distance themselves to its rising infection rates and economic devastation, the novel coronavirus pandemic has meant unprecedented, tragic disruption. It’s against that backdrop that a Black & Veatch initiative is leading a push to find and collaborate with startups and other innovators to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, with the hope that the future applications also extend beyond the pandemic itself.

Stepping Up Our Work on Circularity

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The circular economy is a natural extension of Cisco’s own business transformation. As a company, we are moving from product upgrade cycles to recurring cloud computing and a software-subscription model. With this same mindset, we aim to harness technology to limit the unintended consequences of one-way consumption.

Cisco is accelerating the adoption of circularity with the goal of decoupling business growth from the consumption of finite resources, designing waste out of the system, and transitioning to renewable energy.

Responsible Forestry in Kamloops Is Saving Wood From Slash Piles

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A partnership between our Kamloops Mill and the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia, Canada, is allowing Domtar a new way to continue contributing to the circular economy by putting wood waste from slash piles to more productive use at the mill.

Skechers Collaborates With Goodyear on Footwear

A range of Skechers styles feature Goodyear rubber technology outsoles – featuring sustainable soybean oil – for enhanced grip, stability and durability
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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., February 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global footwear powerhouse Skechers is building on the technology in its footwear through a new collaboration with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Select styles across multiple categories for men, women and kids will utilize Goodyear rubber technology in custom Skechers outsoles that will deliver increased grip, stability and durability.

Responsible Business Alliance Enhances Data Analytics Capabilities

New RBA-Online Platform and Director of Data Science Support Members' Research Needs
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., February 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced it is greatly enhancing its data analytics capabilities with the pending launch of its newly upgraded RBA-Online platform in March and the recent addition of a data scientist on staff. These resources will support members of the RBA and its Initiatives as they seek to better understand and use key data to improve labor and environmental conditions in their global supply chains.

Global Corporate Sustainability Projects

From grassroots initiatives to global policies
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Through dozens of projects around the world, Medtronic is lessening its environmental impact by conserving energy and water, increasing recycling, and reducing waste. These projects range from large, enterprise-wide corporate sustainability initiatives like energy reduction or building an onsite nitrogen generator, to smaller, volunteer-led environmental stewardship efforts at local sites.

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UPS Infographic | Sustainability at UPS

Sustainability is an inherent part of UPS’s strategy and business operations.
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Sustainability is an inherent part of UPS’s strategy and business operations. As a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, we transport packages and freight, facilitate international trade, and apply advanced technology to efficiently manage the world of business. In this role, we have the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the supply chains of many businesses.

Mars Looks Ahead: Which Trends Will Shape 2020?

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The world is changing at a tremendous pace, consumer needs are evolving and we face significant challenges - from the rapidly shifting media landscape to climate change.

BIER Releases Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling

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February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has published a Context-Based Decision Guide for Water Reuse and Recycling which furthers the beverage sector’s leadership on corporate water stewardship and builds upon previous work by BIER on performance in watershed context.

Ecolab's Water Risk Monetizer Updates Global Water Data to Reflect Current Trends

Tool helps businesses factor current and future water risks into decisions that support sustainable growth
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January 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and public health technologies and services, has updated key data within its Water Risk Monetizer tool to reflect current water trends. The tool, which enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into business strategy, is increasingly being used by companies as they plan action steps to support sustainable growth.   

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