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  • Improving Health and Quality of Life Through Measurement

    Erkki Järvinen

    Poor air quality kills millions of people every year and causes health problems in varying degrees of severity. Addressing this problem requires a solid understanding of the atmosphere, which can be achieved only through observations, both globally and locally. For more than 80 years, Vaisala has provided high-quality instruments for measuring the environment and has recently expanded to air-quality observations in order to provide the data needed to take action toward cleaner air.  more[...]

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  • "Coming Together to Tackle Non-Communicable Diseases“

    Martin Bernhardt
    Ophra Rebiere

    Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, and mental disorders are the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. NCDs have emerged as a major public health threat over the last few decades and are now at a crisis point. It is estimated that these diseases are responsible for as many as 36 million premature deaths each year. According to the World Health Organization, almost three-quarters of NCD-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where access to healthcare is limited.  more[...]

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  • Transformers: Age of Development

    Marina Ee, Shakalin Energy
    Natalia Gonchar, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company
    Sakhalin Energy

    When the new global strategy Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was introduced to the world in 2015, it quickly became clear to the business community that the time for tacit support was over: Companies are expected to play a significant role in meeting and advancing the Fab 17 – the 17 SDGs. They now face a choice: Either they can sail along or show courage and join efforts with other players to end poverty, protect the planet, and drive peace and prosperity for all.  more[...]

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  • Rogers: Conservation From Land to Sea in Bel Ombre Mauritius

    Audrey d'Hotman de Villiers, Rogers
    Rogers and Co., Ltd

    The Maurice Ile Durable initiative, introduced by the Mauritian government, which set out a long-term vision for sustainable development, prompted the Rogers Group to commit to help protect the island’s rich coastal and marine ecosystems over a five-year period to 2018.  more[...]

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  • Creating a Smoke-Free World

    Miguel Coleta
    Philip Morris International

    Philip Morris International (PMI) has built the world’s most popular and iconic cigarette brands. Now we’ve made a dramatic decision: We’re building our future on smoke-free products that we believe are a much better choice than cigarettes for adult smokers.  more[...]

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  • Nestlé needs YOUth!

    Andrea Lucia Biswas Tortajada
    Nestlé S.A.

    Nestlé believes that to prosper over the long term and create value for our shareholders, we must also create value for society. As the world’s largest food and beverage company, we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to play an active part in the communities where we live and work, support youth and contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Never has this been more relevant than in the current context, where so many youth lack economic opportunities.  more[...]

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  • Mica Supply Chain: No Place for Child Labor

    Gregor Hilkert

    The mineral mica often lends products their alluring sheen, whether it is lipstick, eye shadows, or automotive coatings. The coveted raw material is mined in various locations, including the states of Jharkhand and Bihar in northern India, a region marked by political instability and poverty and where child labor is widespread. Merck also uses mica as the main raw material for its effect pigments. The science and technology company flatly rejects child labor and advocates for safe working conditions of the mine workers. In addition, Merck supports educational and health projects that improve the lives of families in the mining areas.  more[...]

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  • Dare to Dream: Bold for Change

    Thu Min Si
    Max Energy

    When talking about Max Energy, it is necessary to also talk about Max Myanmar Holding Co., Ltd. One of the reasons is the founder, U Zaw Zaw, who not only has an interest in developing the capacity-building capabilities of the country but also in moving Myanmar forward.  more[...]

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