sustainable development

GRI and IOE Partner to Advance Private Sector Action on Sustainable Development

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Amsterdam and Geneva, April 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - International sustainability standard-setter GRI and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), the world’s largest private sector network, have announced a partnership agreement outlining their intent to stimulate business action on sustainable development.

Talk with Green Guy Show - Mayors Climate Summit Series. Interview with Mayor Esther Manheimer of Asheville, NC

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life. - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

More than $90M Awarded to Promote Sustainable Supply Chains

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation expands conservation efforts to agriculture, seafood and financial markets
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PALO ALTO, Calif., March 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the world’s largest conservation funders, announced more than $90 million in grants designed to advance conservation by decoupling food production from negative environmental impacts.

Innovating for Sustainable Productivity: An Interview with Lisa, Atlas Copco’s Human-Machine Interface Programmer

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At Atlas Copco we have taken on the challenge to transform industries, to create a more sustainable future. The world will need companies to take bold steps, and innovate products with a lifecycle perspective. The advent of technology means that we have more opportunities than ever, and Lisa Lindberg is ready to challenge the industrial standards, one energy-efficient product at a time.

What happens in a day in her life as a Human-machine interface programmer at Atlas Copco?

GRI Launches GOLD Community to Shape the Future of Sustainability

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AMSTERDAM, February 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today GRI launched a new membership and engagement program, the GRI GOLD Community, building on its collaborative, global multi-stakeholder network. The GRI GOLD Community consists of diverse companies and organizations from across civil society, business, mediating institutions, labor and intergovernmental agencies, united in the belief that greater transparency is a catalyst for change towards a more sustainable economy and world.

Annual Letter From UN Global Compact Executive Director: Are You Ready to Make the Sustainable Development Goals Work for You?

By Lise Kingo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact

The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris climate agreement in December have ushered in a new era for business.  Last year’s truly historic agreements lay out a clear path and vision for a sustainable future, and have received unprecedented support across governments, business, civil society and citizens alike.

Bard MBA to Host Live Podcast Addressing World Hunger and Poverty While Caring for the Earth

The Bard MBA's Sustainable Business Friday's Podcast with Pierre Ferrari, President and CEO of Heifer International
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ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., February 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Bard MBA in Sustainability  will host a live dial-in podcast discussion "Ending World Hunger and Poverty while Caring for the Earth" with Pierre Ferrari of Heifer International. Pierre will discuss Heifer's initiatives for addressing hunger and poverty while helping to reinforce and build local communities in the process. Listeners can dial in to the podcast at NOON EST, February 26th. 

RAIN Helps Build a More Resilient Africa by Improving Clean Water Access

by Vikas Vij

While water is an abundant natural resource, less than three percent of all water on earth is fresh water, and of that amount, over two-thirds is frozen in glaciers and ice caps. Low investments in water infrastructure, rampant wastage and lack of private sector initiative have led to acute water shortages.  About 663 million people in developing countries today do not have access to clean drinking water. According to WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program (2015), a child dies from a water-related disease every 90 seconds. 

Making it RAIN in Africa Saves Lives

by Kelly Eisenhardt

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and its partners are working with local African governments, NGOs, water service providers and communities to build infrastructure that supplies clean drinking water and sanitation facilities across Africa. These efforts will help to minimize the spread of disease and empower local communities with educational opportunities and economic prosperity.

Replenish Africa Initiative Brings Clean Water to Millions

by RP Siegel

Water is a resource that most of us take completely for granted. Thirsty? Just walk over to the sink and turn on the faucet; or head over to the fridge and grab a cold drink. Yet, there are an astonishing number of people in the developing world who could not even dream of doing such a thing. As many as 300 million Africans are living today without access to a dependable source of clean, safe water for drinking, cooking, washing, growing crops, or any of the essential things we use water for every day.


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