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Social Media for Social Good: Raising Awareness of Jordan's Water Crisis

Leveraging social media to address misconceptions of water usage and promote simple, inexpensive water conservation in Jordan
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This piece was collaboratively written by Tetra Tech’s Maha Dergham, David Favazza, and Sofian Qurashi, members of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jordan Water Management Initiative (WMI) team.

This post originally ran on GlobalWaters.

Mastercard Delivering on “Doing Well by Doing Good”

Annual Sustainability Report Focuses on Action, Impact on Society, Economy and Planet
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Mastercard has released its 2019 Sustainability Report outlining its progress towards building a more inclusive and sustainable digital economy. The report charts impact and progress against four areas: Inclusive Growth; Our People and Culture; Environmental Stewardship; and Ethical and Responsible Standards.

UPS Longitudes | Don't Give Up Hope: Steering and Growing a Small Business During COVID-19

Evelyne Nyairo @ Ellie Bianca
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After a literal bittersweet encounter in the African nation of Chad, I felt compelled to create a company to address gender inequalities and help empower women so they can find their voices.

Let me explain: Working as an environmental scientist and chemist, my consultancy work brought me to Chad, this land of the most beautiful wild mango trees. Never one to pass up the opportunity to indulge in succulent mangoes, I had my fill courtesy of a family whose mother and children climbed the trees in the hot sun to harvest the fruit for me to eat.

Let's Talk About the Thing We're All Talking About: Sustainability

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At the core of sustainability is a simple question. How do we continue? And your answer to that question depends heavily on where you’re from. A rural soybean farmer may have a different definition of what it means to sustain than a city dweller. An environmental activist in Europe may have a different definition than a rice farmer in Malaysia. But can we find solutions that create progress for all? The experts we talk to in this episode are optimistic that we can. 

SCS Offers Verification of GHG Projects that Achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals

SCS Achieves Accreditation for SD VISta Standard
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ — SCS Global Services (SCS) is proud to announce its recent accreditation to verify projects against the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta).

Tetra Tech's Jessica Oakes Discusses International Infrastructure Program Management

Fostering economic growth through sustainable infrastructure and inclusive programming
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Jessica Oakes is a civil engineer with 14 years of experience. In her second year out of college, she took an assignment for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Afghanistan—a decision that would change her life forever. She served there as an expatriate engineer for nearly four years on two consecutive USAID projects, which focused on improving water, sanitation, energy, transportation, and vertical structures throughout the war-torn country. While in Afghanistan, she initiated a women’s internship program for engineering students enrolled in local universities.

56 More Companies Partner With Benevity to Power Their Corporate Purpose in First Half of 2020

New clients, including Toyota, Jacobs and COFRA Holdings, bring the total number of employees in Benevity’s client network to over 18 million
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CALGARY, Alberta, July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that another 56 enterprise companies have selected Benevity to power their corporate purpose programs in the first half of 2020. The newly launched Benevity clients—which include Toyota, Nordstrom, Jacobs, COFRA Holdings, Agoda and more than 50 others—add another 4 million employees to the Benevity network for a total of more than 18 million.

UPS Longitudes | COVID-19's Legacy: This Is How to Get the Great Reset Right

Klaus Schwab @ World Economic Forum | Thierry Malleret @ Monthly Barometer
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Already, in barely six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged our world in its entirety — and each of us individually — into the most challenging times we’ve faced in generations.

It is a defining moment — we will be dealing with its fallout for years, and many things will change forever. It has wrought (and will continue to do so) economic disruption of monumental proportions, creating risk and volatility on multiple fronts — political, social, geopolitical — while exacerbating deep concerns about the environment and also extending the reach of technology into our lives.

Shared Values, Shared Successes

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Working with suppliers who reflect UPS’s diverse markets helps us better serve customers and contributes to the economic development of our communities. Belle-Pak, a minority-owned business and long-time supplier to UPS, provides packaging materials such as polyethylene bags, waybill pouches, and clinical bags. Belle-Pak shares many UPS values, including building a diverse workforce and supplier base. Vice President and cofounder Yves Nahmias shares how his company is advancing sustainable packaging innovation for customers like UPS.

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