Governments urged to work together to keep ocean-related supply chains moving
UNITED NATIONS, New York, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Delays and disruptions in the supply of goods produced at and shipped by sea will cause significant shortages if governments don’t work together to keep global ocean-related supply chains moving during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Global Compact warned today.
A systems change approach must include a focus on the health and well-being of people, say IWBI Chairman and CEO Rick Fedrizzi and President Rachel Gutter
NEW YORK, April 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Health and well-being must be integrated into a broader systems change approach in buildings and cities, alongside net zero carbon and energy efficiency targets, if we are to accelerate the transition to a healthy and sustainable future. This was the overarching message shared by leaders from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) during a special webinar on “Designing for Well-being” hosted by the World Economic Forum.
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Michele Robinson-Pontbriand, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
Having worked in technology for 30 years, I’ve experienced first-hand the industry’s movement from the 3rd to 4th industrial revolutions. As I look back at the progress of the last 3 decades, it’s occurred to me that -- for better or for worse -- technology has played a role in the current COVID-19 pandemic. First by driving physical connections worldwide, and then by supporting virtual human connections and remote medical response.
With the gravity of the situation regarding COVID-19, today, more than ever, places matter to the future of protecting our families, our businesses and the public at large. Join IWBI and the WELL community for an array of virtual panels and discussions surrounding the importance of better buildings and stronger organizations.
Reallocating $100 million to ensure job security. Adding options for flexible work, training, and expansion of the firm’s dependent-care program. Biweekly virtual family read alongs. A company-wide challenge to make face masks and other personal protection equipment.
In ways big and small, Booz Allen has rallied to support its employees and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm is far from done though, and more initiatives will be announced in the days and weeks ahead!
Global engineering company leads the way in safety with COVID-19 crisis-management tool
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a global provider of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, has developed a geospatial tracking tool to additionally safeguard field services and construction crews during the current COVID-19 global health crisis.
World Green Building Council’s CEO Cristina Gamboa and EDGE Technologies’ CEO Coen van Oostrom join group of co-chairs convening cross-sector experts to advance the role of buildings and communities in protecting, enhancing health.
NEW YORK, April 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced the addition of Cristina Gamboa, CEO, World Green Building Council, and Coen van Oostrom, CEO and Founder, EDGE Technologies, as the newest co-chairs of its Task Force on COVID-19 and other Respiratory Infections: Prevention and Preparedness, Resilience and Recovery.