Students take the lead in tackling climate change at green-Y

Around 300 university students and professionals came together for an afternoon with leading thinkers, innovators and climate change experts from Asia at the green-Y event June 11 in Bangkok. Organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia and its four climate change implementing partners, the event involved a suite […]

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Empowering women in Solomon Islands’ cocoa industry

From May 30 to June 1, Solomon Islands’ Cocoa Industry Working Group held the country’s first Cocoa Festival in Honiara. The Working Group was established through assistance from the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA[1]) Program, an Australian Government initiative co-funded by the New Zealand Government. The Working Group hosted over 100 attendees at the […]

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A new SAME president

Jane Penny (above), the first woman president of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), recently closed out her term and handed the reins to Mike Blount. Both AECOM executives, Jane and Mike discuss their SAME experiences. Jane Penny I was so honored and excited to have served as the national president for SAME over […]

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Empowering women and girls: the smart way to build a better world

“Investing in girls and women unlocks untapped potential, and creates a ripple effect that benefits families, communities and entire nations. It’s 2016: now is the time to turn the conversation from ‘if and why’ to ‘how and now.’” – Katja Iverson, CEO, Women Deliver This May, people from over 60 countries came together to take part […]

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#SafetyforLife: Getting to the heart of safety

Leading organizations — especially those in the engineering, design, construction and management communities — strive to make safety a core value. At AECOM, we do this because part of our safety vision is reaching the ultimate goal of zero incidents in the workplace. A driving factor in achieving this goal is enhancing the organization’s culture, […]

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#SafetyforLife: More than words

Safety has come great strides in recent decades. We are reaching the point where marginal changes to our safety metrics and leading indicators are considered measures of success. This is a great thing!  Seeing where we are and where we have been indicates the increasing level of diligence across private industry. So with so much success in lowering incidents […]

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#SafetyforLife: A passion for wellness at work

April 28, 2016, is World Day for Safety and Health, and we’re celebrating all the ways AECOM keeps its people safe. Join us here this week as we recognize our safety champions who are dedicated to ensuring our projects – and people – remain safe. When I first joined AECOM, I was the corporate safety, health and environment […]

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Leadership that matters and works

As more women rise through the ranks of the corporate world, the much-desired “seat at the table” is becoming a more reachable goal. While there is still much progress to be made, the fact that women are present in rooms where the most difficult decisions are being made is an opportunity for us to use our voices to shape lasting outcomes. But being in the room isn’t enough — a seat at the table […]

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