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Delos Listed Among Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards

DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence™ acknowledged across three categories including Health & Wellness, Consumer Products, and General Excellence
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NEW YORK, April 9, 2019  /3BL Media/— Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology company, has been listed among Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards, recognizing DARWIN Home Wellness Intelligence™ among three categories: Wellness, Consumer Products and General Excellence. The award honors businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity.

IWBI Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019

WELL continues meteoric uptake, now boasts more than 300 million square feet of registered and certified space in 48 countries and counting
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NEW YORK, February 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ –The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has been named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies roster, carrying last year’s momentum around WELL full force into 2019. The list honors businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture. IWBI leads the global movement to transform our buildings and communities to help deliver health and wellbeing for all.

The Ray's Smart Road Dot Named Fast Company 2018 World Changing Ideas Award Finalist

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Fast Company announced the winners of its World Changing Ideas Awards, which honor businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. The Ray’s smart road dot was selected for recognition as a World Changing Ideas finalist. 

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Fast Company announced the winners of its World Changing Ideas Awards, which honor businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. The Ray’s smart road dot was selected for recognition as a World Changing Ideas finalist. 

How Big Companies Can Push Nonprofits to Diversify Their Boards

There are many diverse employees that want to help local organizations–not just the CEO.
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With one of the most diverse boards in the technology industry, HP understands the value and importance of supporting broad age, gender, ethnic and cultural diversity across company and nonprofit board members. HP is proud to be both a sponsor of, and contributor to, this Better World Leadership Nonprofit Board Study, to help drive greater awareness of the board service as a catalyst for increasing diversity and inclusion, human capital development, and economic development.

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With one of the most diverse boards in the technology industry, HP understands the value and importance of supporting broad age, gender, ethnic and cultural diversity across company and nonprofit board members. HP is proud to be both a sponsor of, and contributor to, this Better World Leadership Nonprofit Board Study, to help drive greater awareness of the board service as a catalyst for increasing diversity and inclusion, human capital development, and economic development.

Next to a Georgia Highway, This Plant Is Helping Fight Climate Change

By Adele Peters
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This section of highway is a testing ground for more sustainable roadways. One solution: Replace the roadside grass with Kernza, a grain that sequesters more carbon and doesn’t require mowing or replanting.

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This section of highway is a testing ground for more sustainable roadways. One solution: Replace the roadside grass with Kernza, a grain that sequesters more carbon and doesn’t require mowing or replanting.

Peeking Behind the Corporate Curtain With CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge

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On this edition of The Bottom Line podcast, Rick Wartzman talks to CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge.

Why IBM Pays Its Employees To Take Time Off To Tackle The World’s Problems

By Ben Paynter
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Currently, only about 10% of cancer patients in sub-Sahara Africa receive chemotherapy treatment. More than a half million people are diagnosed with cancer in the region annually, while nearly the same number die from it each year, too. Without intervention, that toll is expected to double by 2030, partly because as people are otherwise living longer, thanks to better malaria and HIV treatments and prevention. But chemotherapy and related drugs are both expensive and tricky to use because there are so many types and stages of the disease.

It's Time To Recognize That Machines Are Learning All The Wrong Things

We need to be more cautious and aware of how data can be used and misused.
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Data-driven algorithms govern many aspects of life: university admissions, resume screening, and a person’s ability to get a car or home loan. Often, using data leads to more efficient allocation of resources and better outcomes for everyone. But algorithms can come with unintended consequences—and without care, their application can result in a society we don’t want.

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