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PepsiCo Doubles Down on Climate Goal and Pledges Net-Zero Emissions by 2040

PepsiCo accelerates efforts to build a more resilient and sustainable food system, reducing absolute GHG emissions more than 40% by 2030 across entire value chain.
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Accelerates efforts to build a more resilient and sustainable food system, reducing absolute GHG emissions more than 40% by 2030 across entire value chain

Achieves 100% renewable electricity in U.S.; Advances global progress with plans to fully transition direct electricity needs to renewable sources in Mexico and Australia by end of 2021

The Future of Cell and Gene Therapy

by Noel Maestre, PE, LEED AP SlateXpace Director and Peter Walters, Director of ATMPs
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The future of cell and gene therapy and defending our global population from disease—those we know and those to come—requires new nimbleness for development and manufacturing.

This article originally appeared in our 2020 Horizons Cell and Gene Therapy report, which includes insights from cell and gene therapy industry leaders and CRB’s experts. Get your copy of the report here

3 Stressors That Will Knock You Off Your Compliance Track

Compliance Assurance Series
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In the first blog of the compliance assurance series, we talked about the importance of not overlooking the more routine environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance programs in the hectic time that we are living in. From this, you now know the importance of compliance and have some compliance tips to look back on. Now we want to go over a few stressors you should be aware of that could knock you off your compliance track this year.

Novartis and GSK Announce Collaboration to Support Scientific Research Into Genetic Diversity in Africa

Summary: 
  • Project Africa GRADIENT calls on local researchers to submit proposals exploring the link between genetic diversity and response to malaria and tuberculosis drugs in African patients
  • Combined funding commitment of GBP 2.8 million (USD 3.6 million) over five years

  • Researchers based at universities, science councils and other public research organizations across Africa are invited to express ‘intent to submit’ by  March 1, 2021

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  • Project Africa GRADIENT calls on local researchers to submit proposals exploring the link between genetic diversity and response to malaria and tuberculosis drugs in African patients
  • Combined funding commitment of GBP 2.8 million (USD 3.6 million) over five years

  • Researchers based at universities, science councils and other public research organizations across Africa are invited to express ‘intent to submit’ by  March 1, 2021

One Water Strategies Provide Global Benefits and Develop Resilient Communities

Combatting climate change and public health challenges through One Water strategies while improving water quality and public health and providing economic benefits
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Using One Water strategies can address environmental threats, while improving the economy, quality of life, and environmental health.

#TtInspires: Brenna Minor, Disaster Recovery and CDBG Program Manager

Implementing federally funded disaster recovery projects to help build back resilient communities
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Brenna Minor is a program manager with Tetra Tech’s Disaster Recovery group, specializing in implementing federally funded disaster recovery projects. Brenna currently works with the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on COVID-19 recovery programs through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds. She also is developing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-Mitigation Action Plan for the U.S.

WFB (Bus), Anyone? T‑Mobile Turns Red Rose Transit Buses into Free Wi‑Fi Hubs for Lancaster, PA Riders

Summary: 

What’s the news: Free mobile Wi-Fi service from T-Mobile is now available on Red Rose Transit buses in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Why it matters:  Delivering free mobile Wi-Fi- access on city buses makes Lancaster a more connected city, improving the commuter experience for thousands of riders and it will help make Lancaster a more connected city

Who it’s for:  Everyone who rides Red Rose Transit Authority

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What’s the news: Free mobile Wi-Fi service from T-Mobile is now available on Red Rose Transit buses in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Why it matters:  Delivering free mobile Wi-Fi- access on city buses makes Lancaster a more connected city, improving the commuter experience for thousands of riders and it will help make Lancaster a more connected city

Who it’s for:  Everyone who rides Red Rose Transit Authority

Bridgestone Leverages Big Data to Implement Optimal Plantation for Higher Yield in Para Rubber Tree Farms

Summary: 
  • This development contributes to the sustainable supply of natural rubber.
  • The enhanced system utilizes Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. 
  • The new system seeks an optimal tree planting plan over more than 30 years, which improves and stabilizes the plantation yield. 
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  • This development contributes to the sustainable supply of natural rubber.
  • The enhanced system utilizes Para rubber tree plantation that utilizes big data to contribute to higher yield at rubber farms. 
  • The new system seeks an optimal tree planting plan over more than 30 years, which improves and stabilizes the plantation yield. 

Women in Climate Tech Launches

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DURHAM, NC, January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The launch of Women in Climate Tech (WiCT) was announced today by the group’s Steering Committee. The organization’s mission is to empower and amplify the voices of women working in this burgeoning industry and to grow the share of females represented who will work on this issue for generations to come.

Black & Veatch Sells Data Analytics Solutions Leader Atonix Digital™

Atonix Digital to focus on resource intensive clients seeking operational efficiency through data driven intelligence
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As demand for innovative, scalable asset performance management (APM) platforms rises, Black & Veatch has sold Atonix Digital™ LLC, a software company focused on operational intelligence  for resource intensive industries to the management team of Atonix Digital. The sale, three years after the launch of Atonix Digital as a wholly owned subsidiary, will enhance the software company’s flexibility and further accelerate its growth opportunities in serving the expanding digital infrastructure economy.  

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