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Building Stronger, More Resilient Cities

Helping create stronger, more sustainable urban areas throughout the developing world
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As rapidly growing cities in developing countries become key frontiers of international development, urban areas require dynamic, local solutions to build resilience and sustain inclusive economic growth.

Faced with surging populations, political and economic instability, and threats of extreme weather, cities need to be more resilient, responsive, and receptive than ever before. As one of the world’s largest development and professional services firms, Tetra Tech provides a comprehensive suite of integrated services to build stronger, more resilient cities.

The Virtuous Circle: Connecting Food Security, Packaging, and Sustainable Development

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UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 is about partnering to achieve solutions.  It recognizes that our best chance to meet the other 16 SDGs is through collaboration between governments, private sector and civil society based on shared principles and vision.  Collaboration also amplifies our impact, creating value up and down supply chains, throughout complex systems, and in ways that can even come full circle. 

How Companies Can Help Solve Global Problems: a Conversation With Alice Korngold, CEO of Korngold Consulting

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, we talk with Alice Korngold (@alicekorngold), President and CEO of Korngold Consulting, about trends in collaboration across the social good sector.

Action for Impact: The World Business Council Releases Its 2017 Report on the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative

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BONN, Germany, November 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today at COP23, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released its 2017 progress report on the Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative (LCTPi). This report marks the next step in business’ continued drive to scale up climate action and impact.

Improving Global Sanitation & Hygiene

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Even today, about 2.4 billion people—one in every three globally—live without access to proper sanitation. Recognizing the magnitude of the challenge, in FYE2016, LIXIL pledged to provide better sanitation to 100 million people by 2020. Since then, we have been accelerating our efforts to deliver viable toilet solutions to areas lacking adequate sanitation.

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Rabobank and UN Environment Announce New Billion-Dollar Partnership to Kickstart Climate Smart Agriculture

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  • Rabobank and UN Environment join forces to finance sustainable agriculture with new billion-dollar facility
  • Facility aims to finance sustainable land use and help achieve the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Facility aims to provide grants, de-risking instruments and credit to clients involved in sustainable agricultural production

De Beers Partners to Hold Conference That Shines Light on Conservation Research

Progress in tackling some of the world’s most pressing conservation challenges has been highlighted at a major research conference in South Africa.
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More than 200 conservationists, scientists, academics, students, nature lovers and activists heard about the latest developments in a series of research presentations at the 8th Oppenheimer De Beers Group Research Conference.

De Beers and BIUST Sign Deal on Skills

Debswana and Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) have joined forces to develop skills in sciences, engineering, technology and innovation.
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They have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at meeting the skills demands of a changing world.

Debswana Managing Director Balisi Bonyongo (pictured, left) described the MOU as an historic moment because it was the first the company had signed with a university.

Student Trio Cash in on New De Beers Partnership

Three South African students are the first to benefit from a partnership between De Beers Group and computer giant Dell that will cover all their university fees and study expenses.
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The young trio, from the company’s mining communities, were selected from the De Beers Financial Study Assistance Scheme and awarded R80,000 each towards their tuition fees and study material by the Dell Development Fund. They also received brand new Dell laptops as part of the bursary.

Maanda Makgatho, Ndlaleni Mkwanazi and Anisa Camroodien initially applied for R25,000 each but ended up with more than three times as much.

De Beers Mine Sets up Business Incubator

A ‘business incubator’ has been launched by De Beers Group’s Venetia mine in South Africa to boost budding entrepreneurs and enterprises in mining communities.
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The programme, run by the specialist mentoring and training company TrioPlus, will provide support to 40 businesses or entrepreneurs – 20 each from Blouberg and Musina. It kicked off in August with two workshops targeting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Classroom training, run monthly, will cover topics such as market research, financial management and operational management, ultimately leading to a bankable business plan. One-to-one sessions with entrepreneurs will help mentors evaluate their progress and provide coaching and support.

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