economic development

Rethinking Construction, Workforce Development, and Local Economic Development

Rethinking Construction, Workforce Development, and Local Economic Development

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the world needs to invest around $3.3 trillion dollars in infrastructure through 2030 to meet economic growth forecasts. A skilled construction workforce is essential to meeting this demand.

November 02, 2017 By: Guest Author
Raising standards of a sustainable supply chain

Raising standards of a sustainable supply chain

Bechtel's president for Latin America discusses the importance of developing a sustainable global supply chain and working with suppliers from Latin America.

August 01, 2017 By: Hector Garcia
The circular economy advantage on Bechtel projects

The circular economy advantage on Bechtel projects

With global population expected to swell to an estimated 9 billion by 2050, the intelligent use of limited resources in production and consumption has become a subject of socio-political, environmental, and economic discussion.

May 02, 2017 By: Guest Author
One thing business can do to address fresh water risk

One thing business can do to address fresh water risk

CI's Marielle Canter Wienkel recommends what companies can do to address fresh water risk.

January 18, 2017 By: Marielle Canter Weikel, Conservation International
Balancing fresh water consumption and capacity

Balancing fresh water consumption and capacity

Dr. Troeng shares the importance of water consumption planning and ways to use existing water.

January 16, 2017 By: Dr Sebastian Troeng, Conservation International
Cultivate business in Latin America

Cultivate business in Latin America

Small businesses are an unmistakable engine of economic growth in Latin America, and a critical part of any international company’s supply chain when it works in the region.

November 15, 2016 By: Hector Garcia
How infrastructure companies deliver real benefits

How infrastructure companies deliver real benefits

Sustainable infrastructure is a confluence of ideas. It’s physical, eco-friendly, and smart. It seeks to minimize costs and maximize the use of resources. It’s also global.

October 12, 2016 By: Craig Albert
Local content policies and programs: an enabler for development and growth in Africa

Local content policies and programs: an enabler for development and growth in Africa

Use of local workers and suppliers can be the most efficient way to execute key aspects of a project, while other jobs may require specialized skills not available among nationals. This reality can become a source of socio-economic and political tension when local supply and project demand are not well understood by all stakeholders.

June 27, 2016 By: Andrew Patterson
Emergency, emergency, this is America

Emergency, emergency, this is America's infrastructure calling

Now's the time to replace crumbling bridges and roads with stronger, smarter alternatives.

November 24, 2015 By: Brendan Bechtel, Chairman and CEO of the Bechtel Group