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BCtA Companies at the Forefront of Response to COVID-19

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COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), with over 250,000 infected across the globe. UNDP will support countries to set up a multisectoral whole-of-society approach to face the challenges beyond the health sector, to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to mitigate the potentially devastating impact it may have on vulnerable populations and economies. 

Artificial Intelligence Drives Asia’s Urban Water Treatment Success

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Thanks to rapidly-advancing technology and innovation, artificial intelligence (AI) is perceived as a key pillar of urban water treatment and Southeast Asia governments are now racing to establish the region as an artificial intelligence (AI) hub.

For example, Singapore launched its National Artificial Intelligence Strategy and committed over 500 million dollars to fund activities related to AI under the Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2020 Plan.

VolunteerMatch Launches COVID-19 Virtual Opportunity Portal to Mobilize Volunteers and Support the Nonprofit Sector During Coronavirus

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OAKLAND, Calif., March 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ — VolunteerMatch, the world’s largest volunteer engagement network, has launched a volunteering portal specific to promoting virtual volunteering opportunities with nonprofits around the country to aid communities impacted by the coronavirus. Virtual opportunities are those that can be completed remotely, typically with a computer and internet connection, or by phone.

CSRHub & FactSet On-Demand Webcast

Integrating ESG Consensus Ratings to Create Actionable Signals Business Intelligence
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CSRHub® co-founders Cynthia Figge CEO and Bahar Gidwani CTO gave a webcast presentation Integrating ESG Consensus Ratings to Create Actionable Signals Business Intelligence in partnership with FactSet.

Watch the on-demand webcast here,  https://bit.ly/38YJEQp.

See more on CSRHub on the Open:FactSet Marketplace here, https://esg.csrhub.com/factset

Aiming for Carbon Neutral by 2050; Building the Rocket Ship for the New "Moon Shot"

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Decarbonization is a hot topic and can be considered the new “moon shot” of the 21st century. In a recently contributed article to Power Engineering magazine, power industry professionals Leslie Ponder and Kevin Cornish explore the future of decarbonization, and what it will take to get us to a future of net-zero carbon emissions or carbon-free energy goals in a rapidly decentralizing marketplace.

Research Triangle Park: Update on Our Environmental Progress

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The following is an excerpt from the 2019 CSR report.

In 2018, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste by FY20 at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. The campus’s proximity to leading research universities makes it an ideal testing ground for sustainable improvements within our real estate operations. Here’s how we made progress in FY19:

Leveraging Technology to Empower Students to Combat Health Crises and Climate Change, All From Socially Distant Living Rooms

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Fifty years ago, the United Nations established April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day. Since then, global efforts for environmental protections have grown, but so too have the challenges. Research estimates that in only twenty years, a quarter of children around the world will not have access to clean water (UNICEF, 2017). Earth’s soils have depleted over 33% around the world.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to Produce Face Masks for First Responders and Health Care Workers

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March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is stepping in to help those at the front line of the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing and donating more than 1 million protective face masks per month. Production capacity is being installed this week and the company will start manufacturing face masks in the coming weeks with initial distribution across the United States, Canada and Mexico. 
 

The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge Takes On COVID-19

By Willie Tejada
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Nearly one month ago, together with Creator David Clark Cause and in partnership with United Nations Human Rights and the Linux Foundation, we announced climate change as the theme for the 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge. In that brief period, much has changed. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has spread across the world with unprecedented effect and now has the potential to become the greatest crisis of modern times.

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