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BCtA at 10: Inclusivity for All in an Ambitious New Call to Action

On the milestone of its 10th anniversary, Business Call to Action reflects on how the inclusive business landscape has changed over the past decade, and looks forward to what lies ahead
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A decade ago, Business Call to Action (BCtA) was launched with just 18 companies at the helm. During our inauguration, then-prime minister of the UK Gordon Brown said: “Business Call to Action is a landmark opportunity for global business leaders to come together to develop new and innovative ways to spread growth, prosperity and opportunity across the world.”

How Saipem Contributes to SDG 13: Action Against Climate Change

by Saipem
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This article series is sponsored by Saipem and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Green Mountain Energy and The Hill Announce Sustainability Partnership

Eco-friendly shopping center and leading renewable energy provider bringing greener energy to North Texas
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HOUSTON, January 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Energy today announced it has entered into a sustainability partnership with The Hill, a unique, eco-friendly shopping and dining destination in the heart of Dallas. The organizations have teamed up to explore and implement sustainability upgrades for the property and power common areas of the development with 100 percent renewable energy. This agreement represents the first Sustainability Partnership between Green Mountain and a mixed-use project in Dallas.

Video: Essity's Approach to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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At Essity we believe that the work aimed at fulfilling the SDGs will make the world a little better at the same time as they create good business opportunities for companies around the world. Not least in the fields of health, hygiene and sanitation, where we have outstanding expertise. We at Essity are determined to do what we can to contribute to achieving the 17 SDGs.
 

Timberland, Journeys, and the Student Conservation Association Take Urban Greening to Los Angeles

Volunteers transform 10,000 square feet of vacant lot into a resident-driven urban farm to benefit the local homeless population
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On the third and final stop of Timberland’s three-city 2018 urban greening tour, close to 100 volunteers transformed a vacant lot in Los Angeles into a resident-driven urban farm to benefit the local homeless population.

Commercializing Flare Gas to Reduce Emissions and Develop Economies

Addressing energy and environmental challenges through commercializing flare gas for productive use
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Associated gas (AG) is produced from the reservoir during oil production. In this post, Tetra Tech’s John Sachs, director of project finance, and Artur Davtyan, manager of project finance, discuss how AG could be used to fuel power plants, used as bottled gas, serve as a feedstock, exported as liquid natural gas (LNG), or put to other productive use, with contributions by John Beardsworth and William Newton of Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

American Express Backs the Community of Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Hamilton to Puerto Rico to support local arts
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NEW YORK, January 18, 2019 /3BL Media/

Taking Stock of the Status of Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries: A Country-level Assessment Framework

Article by Catherine Courtney et al., Marine Policy Journal, December 2018
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In this article, Tetra Tech’s Catherine Courtney, the University of Connecticut’s Robert Pomeroy, and the U.S. Agency for International Development's Stephen Brooks developed and tested an assessment framework and process to assist national and subnational governments to assess progress in meeting the Voluntary Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines).

Tetra Tech Developed an Assessment Framework to Support Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries

Creating and testing an assessment framework to increase country-level awareness and adoption of FAO’s SSF Guidelines
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In December 2018 Tetra Tech’s Catherine Courtney, along with the University of Connecticut’s Robert Pomeroy and the U.S.

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