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The Future of Real Estate for a Better World

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by Cynthia Curtis, Senior VP of sustainability stakeholder engagement at JLL

Striving for something better is a very human thing. Whether it be a better house, better clothes, a better job, it’s our nature to seek a future, which is an improvement upon the current state. The definition of better, of course, can be as unique as the individual. But when you widen the aperture and pose the question, ‘what does a better world look like?’, it forces consideration of the collective.

Vaccine Volunteers Combating COVID in our Community

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45 volunteers. 31 clinics assisted. 11,000+ community members vaccinated.

In mid-March, National Grid joined forces with the city of Worcester, Massachusetts to help aid vaccination efforts for some of New England's most crucial at-risk COVID residents.

State of the Green Building Industry 2021

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by Deisy Verdinez of the US Green Building Council 

There’s renewed commitment from companies and organizations to run their business and operations in more sustainable ways. As communities and consumers begin to demand more from organizations to do more to support their communities, many are not only including sustainability in corporate social responsibility plans but are also are setting ambitious goals to reduce their impacts on the environment. And they’re making real strides in achieving these goals.

The Second Wave of Sustainability Is Health and Well-Being

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by Sam Adams, CEO and co-founder of Vert Asset Management

For health and wellbeing in buildings, a wellness certification for a building was a luxury a year ago. Now some consider it a must have, and a way to encourage workers back to the office.

What Your Business Needs to Know About the Post COVID World

By: Tami Erwin
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Over the course of the past year, we’ve seen disruption across the width and breadth of the business landscape. As entire ecosystems have been upended, the primary focus has been about reacting and responding. But as we begin to think about the future, and the next stage of recovery, we should start to think about how we can proactively reimagine the way we live our lives.

With that in mind, here are five guiding principles I believe will help us navigate the post-COVID era.

Embrace the accelerated shift to digital.

Native Americans Investing in Restorative Agriculture and Economics

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by Theo Ferguson of Healing Living Systems 

As White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy espouses, we need to think in systemic terms when tackling our collective challenges — COVID, economic downturn, seeking social justice to heal racism, and climate change — these are all challenges that must be approached together. Our best guides — environmentally, socially, in governance practices and economically — are still our Indigenous brothers and sisters.

One Year of COVID: As Scientific Innovation Went Into Overdrive, Here's What Happened At UnitedHealth Group

Paige Minemyer Senior Editor for Fierce Health Payer
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Editor's note: It's been a year since COVID-19 changed everything. We take a look back at some of the pandemic's biggest impacts.


Deneen Vojta was on spring break in Florida with her family as it became clear that COVID-19 was going to hit the United States in a big way.

Vojta, M.D., executive vice president for research and development at UnitedHealth Group, said that as the Trump administration rolled out early travel bans at the beginning of 2020, she decided to cut the vacation short and plan her return to Minneapolis to get to work. 

How Has Money Influenced My Life

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by Robert Rubinstein, Chairman and founder of TBLI Group 

Returning to Physical Workplaces: The Key Role of EHS Leaders

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Helping your distributed team return to the workplace while they navigate the stress and pressures of a pandemic … this wasn’t exactly in the EHS job description.

But environment, health, and safety leaders are in the unique position of being able to make a very real impact on the lives of employees at a time when we’re all taking tentative steps back towards normalcy.

Effective Project Execution in a Challenging Environment During a Challenging Time

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Inogen Alliance members from France and the UAE conducted environmental closeout studies at five NATO Camps across the Resolute Support mission area in Afghanistan to assess potential environmental liabilities and soil remediation requirements within the five camps.

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