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New Analysis Shows Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards Enhance Auto Industry Financial Prospects

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August 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As disruption from new technologies, mobility models and global trends threaten financial prospects for legacy automakers, national fuel economy and emissions standards can help increase the viability and international competitiveness of domestic automakers and suppliers, according to a new analysis prepared by an independent automotive industry analyst and commissioned by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres.

Surrounded by Water with Nothing to Drink

Built out of reeds harvested from Lake Titicaca, floating islands provide a unique living situation for Peru's Uros people. What the islands don't provide, despite being surrounded by water, is safe water to drink.
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Built out of reeds harvested from Lake Titicaca, floating islands provide a unique living situation for Peru's Uros people. What the islands don't provide, despite being surrounded by water, is safe water to drink.

This video shows how Operation Blessing International, a humanitarian organization, turned to KOHLER Clarity to bring safe water to the floating islands school children.

Data Analytics: More Than a Mere Numbers Game for Water Providers

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Water providers have been collecting and utilizing data to perform important but traditional tasks: Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices speed information across networks, and smart metering infrastructure systems measure consumption and contribute to customer billing. But, as utilities wrestle with addressing aging foundational assets while balancing limited capital and rising calls for lower costs and safer water, there is new urgency to explore how data can drive and optimize asset performance and reduce risk.

Are You Prepared for Eco-tourists?

Sharing Your Sustainability Story Can Also Increase Your Bookings
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Not long ago, the term “eco-tourist” may have conjured images of backpackers in Birkenstocks trekking to remote destinations in numbers too minuscule to be considered mainstream. Well, that was then — this is a whole new now.

Now, as in The International Year of Sustainable Tourism. Now, in the era where major recommendation resources like TripAdvisor single out Green Leaders for special attention. Now, when nearly two-thirds of travelers factor in environmental considerations when choosing hotels, transportation and meals.

SCS Global Services Recognized by Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative as Approved Audit Firm for Conflict-Free Smelter Program

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EMERYVILLE, CA, August 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Leading third-party certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) announced today that it has been formally approved as a Conflict-Free Smelter Program (CFSP) audit firm by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). As a result, SCS is now approved to audit smelters and refiners of tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold (3TG) against the CFSP Protocols.

Leveraging Mobile for Workforce Engagement: Opportunities and Recommendations from HERHealth

by Elissa Goldenberg, Manager, BSR
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Three years ago, BSR launched a partnership with Qualcomm Wireless Reach to amplify the outcomes of BSR’s HERproject program in China through mobile technology. Our work together focused on enhancing HERhealth, the pillar of HERproject that aims to empower low-income women working in global supply chains to take charge of their health.

Through this collaboration, we developed a mobile app to digitize the HERhealth curriculum so that workers could conveniently access health information...

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LifeSkills Extends Business in the Community Partnership

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LifeSkills created with Barclays has signed new partnerships with Business in the Community (BITC) in Scotland and Northern Ireland, helping the employability programme to reach those young people who need it most. We talk to one school in South Wales – where a partnership with BITC Cymru has been running since 2015 – about the difference the initiative has made.

Cyfarthfa High School is a mixed secondary school of 1,200 pupils in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales that used to be based partly in Cyfarthfa Castle, built by a wealthy Victorian family at the height of the iron industry.

Backing Britain with ‘Crucial Boost’ to Agriculture

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In the year since the UK’s referendum on EU membership, Barclays has prioritised helping UK customers and clients through this period of uncertainty, but also one of potential opportunity.

Every sector is having to cope with the uncertainty around Brexit and how it will affect their business. Farming has felt that uncertainty particularly acutely, with concerns about commodity prices and poor weather impacting output, adding further pressures to the industry.

Harnessing Entrepreneurship to Promote Sustainable Health Solutions

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Pfizer believes a collaborative relationship between the public and private sectors is critical in generating sustainable solutions for global health challenges. To underscore that belief, we are proud that through the Pfizer Foundation we provide catalytic grants to social entrepreneurs and organizations, with the goal of improving access to affordable, quality healthcare care for those in need. We achieve this by providing funding and technical assistance to help scale potential high-impact innovations that aim to improve health systems and infrastructure in low-resource settings.

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