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A Train Ride to Perris, CA: Investing in a Sustainable Future Now

People, Planet and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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by Theodosia Ferguson and E. Seth Wilson, Healing Living Systems 

The Growing Organics Market Presents a Natural Investment Opportunity

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by Nick Cherney CFA, Senior Vice President, Janus Henderson 

As Americans become more aware of the environmental and health benefits of organics, we are presented with an opportunity to align our investments with our lifestyle choices – by investing in the companies and agricultural operations that are driving organic innovation and bringing natural products to the marketplace.

The Movement Towards Natural & Organic Food and Healthy Lifestyles

Sales of Natural and Organic Products Outpace Conventional Food and Beverage as Consumers Get the Message About the Relationship Between Diet and Health
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by Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural 

Consumer demand for healthier products continues to grow. With concerns ranging from the cost of healthcare to the effects of food and agriculture on climate change, consumers of all ages are opting for natural, organic and functional foods and beverages, nutritional supplements, natural medicines and other eco-friendly products from mission-based companies that share their values and address their concerns.

Black & Veatch: Shift to Digital Water Can Help Overcome Threats to Water Supplies

New Strategic Directions Report reflects critical role of data and planning in water infrastructure systems
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 4 June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smarter infrastructure, with data at its core, will play a crucial role in overcoming varied threats to our water supply. From precise reads of consumption rates and customer engagement to improved leak detection and climate change planning, a new culture of data science can extend our supply to drive sustainability and resilience. The accelerating move to embrace digital water by service providers and industry leaders will also better inform the asset management and planning programs necessary to overcome continued funding challenges.

Update to Chinese Translations of GRI Standards

Latest versions now available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese
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​May 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Additional Chinese translations of the GRI Standards, the world's most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.

The recently updated versions of two Standards - ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Update to French Translation of GRI Standards

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Additional French translations of the GRI Standards, the world's most widely adopted sustainability reporting framework, are now available.

The recently updated versions of two Standards - ‘GRI 303: Water and Effluents 2018’ and ‘GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018’ – have been published in French and can be accessed by any French-speaking organization using the GRI Standards. 

Profit Through Purpose: Eight Years of Pioneering and Learning

Unilever’s latest Sustainable Living Report shows how brands are innovating for impact
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April 16, 2019 - We’re eight years into our 10-year Unilever Sustainable Living Plan and have made significant progress across many of our ambitious targets.  We have also learnt a lot during that time. Not least that new technologies, new business models and new ways of thinking are all vital to creating the change the world needs – quickly and at scale. 

While we still face many challenges and don’t have all the answers, it’s clear that doing things differently will continue to be a key driver of our growth.

Xylem Employee Fundraises for Xylem Watermark by Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

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Xylem Watermark’s mission—to provide and protect safe water resources for communities in need around the world, and to educate people about water issues—comes alive through the commitment of passionate Xylem employees such as Paul Raybould. On February 7th, Paul showed his dedication to solving water by traveling to Africa to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and interact with community members in the local area who lack access to clean water.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation-Sponsored Webinar Discusses Backyard Conservation and the Lawn of the Future

NACD webinar series imparts strategies for structuring urban conservation initiatives
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Dr. Phil Dwyer has been a member of the Scotts R&D research team since 2006. Primary work efforts have focused on lawn fertilizer research and new product development at Scotts' own field stations and in collaboration with university Turfgrass research programs. Much of his work has involved finding ways to optimize the consumer experience while protecting our environment. These efforts have focused on reducing a lawn's water needs, recycling yard waste, improving seedling establishment, optimizing slow release fertilizer technologies, seasonal nutritional responses and consumer education/outreach. 

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Dr. Phil Dwyer has been a member of the Scotts R&D research team since 2006. Primary work efforts have focused on lawn fertilizer research and new product development at Scotts' own field stations and in collaboration with university Turfgrass research programs. Much of his work has involved finding ways to optimize the consumer experience while protecting our environment. These efforts have focused on reducing a lawn's water needs, recycling yard waste, improving seedling establishment, optimizing slow release fertilizer technologies, seasonal nutritional responses and consumer education/outreach. 

Hong Kong Expands Use of Cavern Service Reservoirs to Free Up Land

Black & Veatch to help Water Supplies Department turn hilly terrain and rock formations into opportunities for land supply
Press Release

HONG KONG, March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is considering to relocate the Diamond Hill Fresh Water and Salt Water Service Reservoirs (DHSRs) to caverns.

WSD has appointed Black & Veatch to investigate, design and supervise the construction of the caverns and the new DHSRs.

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