Category: Sustainable Development Goals

Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage Continues Solar Expansion in North Carolina

SOURCE: Duke Energy


  • Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program.
  • More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned.


CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/– Duke University has become the first academic institution to execute a renewable power agreement under Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage (GSA) program – further expanding solar energy in North Carolina.

International WELL Building Institute Formally Launches WELL v2

Graduated version of WELL v2 represents the growth and evolution of the most dynamic, resilient and rigorously tested and vetted version of the WELL Building Standard (WELL)

SOURCE: International WELL Building Institute


NEW YORK, September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following two years of extensive development, in-use application and review, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today formally launched the latest version of the WELL Building Standard – WELL v2.

Herbalife Nutrition Extends Partnership With National Hispanic Council on Aging Under The Nutrition for Zero Hunger Initiative

Herbalife Nutrition partners with NHCOA to support nutrition and health programs

SOURCE: Herbalife Nutrition


Today, Herbalife Nutrition announced an expanded partnership with theNational Hispanic Council on Aging(NHCOA), the leading organization working to improve the lives of older Hispanic adults, their families and caregivers. The partnership empowers the aging Hispanic population with necessary tools to support their health by providing access to healthy nutrition, as well as nutrition education and fitness programs to promote healthy aging.

Meet Caeli: People’s Choice Award Winner for India Impact and the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2020

SOURCE: Cisco Systems Inc.


Now that theCisco Global Problem Solver Challenge2020 winners have beenofficially announced, you’ll want to learn more about each winning team and the story behind each innovation. In its fourth year, this online competition awards cash prizes to early-stage startups to develop a solution that drives economic development or solves a social or environmental problem.

Announcing the September and October Coffee Talk Sessions with AbbVie, Comcast NBCUniversal, and International Paper

SOURCE: CyberGrants


We are excited to announce the kick off of our Fall Coffee Talk Series, hosted by CyberGrants team members, and covering pertinent topics impacting Corporate Social Responsibility leaders. These 45-minute web-based strategic discussions will focus on current social impact topics and provide the audience opportunities for learning and information gathering.

Bayer Launches Large-scale Pre-launch Trial of New Tomato Varieties with Resistance to Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV)



  • The trials, which begin late September in Mexico, will target two varieties of Roma tomatoes which show little or no symptoms of ToBRFV.
  • Developing these varieties aligns with Bayer’s commitment to provide fruit and vegetable seeds from its Seminis and De Ruiter brands which help growers combat the challenges they face each season.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E20: Dana Castro, HP & Justin van Fleet, GBC-Education

Closing the Digital Divide in Education

SOURCE: Common Impact


Dana Castro, HP’s Worldwide Education Manager, and Justin van Fleet, Executive Director of GBC-Education, join Common Impact CEO Danielle Hollyas we continue our exploration of the digital divide and education equity. We’re in the midst of a back-to-school season where many children – over 17 million(!) – can’t even participate in the new virtual education environment due to lack of access to computers or sufficient Internet.

25% of McCain Argentina Electric Energy Comes From Renewable Sources

SOURCE: McCain Foods


  • The company will work with AES and Genneia, two of the leading providers of renewable energy in the country.
  • The total electric energy acquired will exceed 20,000 MWh/year, thus avoiding the emission of more than 5,500 tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
  • This initiative is part of McCain’s broader sustainability strategy which aims to achieve 100% renewable energy in all its plants around the world by 2030.

UPS Longitudes | Podcast: Black Business and Transportation Equity

Anthony Foxx @ Lyft



Whether at the local or federal level, Anthony Foxx knows perhaps better than anybody how transportation can forever transform a community — for better or worse.

As U.S. Secretary of Transportation for President Barack Obama and the former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, Foxx strived to modernize the American transportation landscape, recognizing how such an agenda could serve as a great equalizer for communities of color.

Join Jed Emerson and Zita Cobb at #SVM2020

Join the Conversation

SOURCE: SiMPACT Strategy Group


COVID 19 has offered few bright lights, one positive aspect might be how our virtual #SVM2020 conferencehas enable many new connections.

One match sure to light up the sky will spark on Sept 30, 10:15 AM EDT asJed Emersonand Zita Cobb ofShorefastFoundation welcome the world to a conversation about value, place and human relationships.