Canada Green Building Council, Holcim (Canada) Advance Sustainability

As Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC) first Gold National Sponsor, Holcim (Canada) will play a key role in the group’s National Conference and Expo 2013, June 4-6 in Vancouver, and the implementation of EcoDistricts, an initiative aimed at working with professionals, cities and community groups to transform neighborhoods.

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Votorantim Cimentos Files for $5.4 Billion IPO

Brazil’s largest cement producer, Votorantim Cimentos S.A., filed a $5.4 billion maximum proposed initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 17. The company plans to dual list on the NYSE and São Paulo Stock Exchange to raise funds to finance expansion, portfolio diversification and reduce debt. A request was filed with the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) on April 9.

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Cemex Releases Sustainability Report

Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V. presented its 2012 Sustainable Development Report last month. Among other highlights, the company reported that its different self-construction initiatives, including Patrimonio Hoy, ConstruApoyo and Productive Centers of Self-Employment, benefited more than 2 million people since the programs started. The report summarizes the company’s role in “Building the Cities of the Future.”

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Terver, Ruiz gain expanded roles in Holcim Ltd., U.S. operations

Waltham, Mass.-based Holcim (US) Inc. President and CEO Bernard Terver has joined the executive committee of Swiss parent, Holcim Ltd., and will assume responsibility for a new Group region encompassing the U.S. and Canadian namesake plus Aggregate Industries (US) and (UK) businesses. The appointment coincides with “Holcim Leadership Journey,” an initiative to streamline and strengthen Holcim Ltd. global operations.

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