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The Effect of Legal Violations on Perceived Sustainability Performance

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Hundreds of companies violate US federal, state, and local laws each year. Do these transgressions affect how these companies are rated by ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) experts? Using an excellent data set called Violation Tracker from Good Jobs First, we show there is a 52% correlation between the change in number of violations over a 15 month period and the change in our Leadership Ethics rating.

Three Thoughtful Tips to Help High Schoolers Design Their Futures

By: Linda Hixson a Technology Teacher at Shenandoah Valley Jr/Sr High School in the Shenandoah Valley School District of Pennsylvania
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While moving into adulthood, teens are faced with a number of paths. Empowering students to select which path works best for them and determine how to best financially plan for the future are key to ensuring that some of their first adult decisions set them on a trajectory toward success.  

Ukko Secures USD 40 Million in Series B Funding Led by Leaps by Bayer to Overcome Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Top industry leaders and venture firms unite behind Ukko’s efforts to eliminate the world's most prevalent food allergies and sensitivities, including peanuts and gluten
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Palo Alto /Tel Aviv / Leverkusen, January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Ukko, a biotech company with the mission to eliminate food allergies and sensitivities, today announced USD 40 million in new Series B funding. Ukko harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) and protein engineering to develop healthier food and therapies for food allergies. The new funding will allow Ukko to enter clinical trials with its investigational therapeutic for peanut allergies. It will also accelerate development of Ukko’s gluten that is designed for people with celiac and other gluten sensitivities.

Time to Bridge the Gap, Demand Diabetes Care Equity

Access to breakthrough tech remain out of reach for many who stand to benefit most. Something has to change.
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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

BNEF Competition Seeks Early-Stage Climate Technology Innovators

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BloombergNEF is accepting applications for its annual “BNEF Pioneers” competition targeting early-stage innovators that move the world closer to net-zero through technological innovation in three areas: (1) Optimizing and managing long-haul freight; (2) Advancing materials and techniques for sustainable products; (3) Understanding more about the climate and the planet.

Click here for details and to apply. 

Used General Motors Fire Hoses Get New Life at Potter Park Zoo

Fire hoses from Flint Metal Center are repurposed as toys for monkeys, tigers and river otters
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FLINT, Mich., January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – A colony of spider monkeys, an endangered Amur tiger and a family of North American river otters are enjoying a new set of toys and enrichment items thanks to General Motors and the Flint Metal Center.

CNH Industrial Takes Over Leadership of AgGateway

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CNH Industrial N.V. has assumed leadership of AgGateway, a non-profit organization that seeks to solve the digital challenges of agriculture, by transforming data into value. The organization is working to standardize data “communication” between machines and equipment and digital platforms, thereby helping solve the challenges of digital agriculture in the world.

Dazzling Solutions for a Sunnier Future

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Coming up with a bright, innovative idea is hard enough. Breaking through with that idea and making it a reality can be harder still.

That has been the experience of the solar industry in China. With a decline of state subsidies in recent years, tapping the potential of solar power stations to increase their capacity and efficiency to compensate for the reduction in subsidies has been a key focus for the country’s power industry.

'Ghost Brands' Deliver a Spirited Performance During Pandemic

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Hong Kong’s restaurants haven’t had it easy over the past year with the pandemic battering business and sending customer numbers plunging as people stay at home.

The very notion of opening a new restaurant in such a climate might seem insane – but there is one model of restaurant that has succeeded in the downturn because it involves no rent, no shop front, no dine-in areas, and no waiters. Just food and delivery.

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