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Haroon Yasin Announced As Waislitz Global Citizen Award Winner

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Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, Founder and CEO of ColdHubs, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award Winner

Farhad Wajdi, Founder and Executive Director of Ebtakar Inspiring Entrepreneurs of Afghanistan Organization, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Choice Award Winner

Muzalema Mwanza, Founder and CEO of Safe Motherhood Alliance, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award Winner

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Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, Founder and CEO of ColdHubs, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award Winner

Farhad Wajdi, Founder and Executive Director of Ebtakar Inspiring Entrepreneurs of Afghanistan Organization, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen Choice Award Winner

Muzalema Mwanza, Founder and CEO of Safe Motherhood Alliance, Recognized as Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award Winner

Enabling a More Diverse Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: Booz Allen's Hillarie Flood on Why We Need More Black Women in Venture Capital

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“When I say the word innovator, who comes to mind?” Hillarie Flood, a principal with Booz Allen’s Strategic Innovation Group, asked as she kicked off an expert panel discussion. 

Odds are it’s not Madam C.J. Walker, the first self-made millionaire in the United States, BET co-founder Sheila Johnson, or even Oprah Winfrey, she said. 

Despite these and many other examples of entrepreneurship success:

  • More than 75% rounds raised go to all-white founding teams

49 Days Until #SVM2020!

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What is the social value agenda? The social value agenda is about building the skills and tools in every sector that will address inequality, reduce climate change, and build better well-being for all.

Designing the Needle: How Gene Editing Can Transform Our Health and Planet

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The building blocks of all life on earth are four simple letters.

A, T, C, and G—the bases of DNA—are our only truly universal language, and perhaps the key to unlocking our shared future. From designing disease and drought-resistant crops, to devising cures for hereditary disease, we learned what biotechnology can really accomplish from people working on the field’s frontier. 

Stream the episode here, or find The Tomorrow Farm wherever you get your podcasts.

Republic Services Announces Partnership with Nikola to Develop and Purchase 2,500 Electric Collection Trucks

Agreement for zero-emissions vehicles is the industry's first large-scale commitment to fleet electrification
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PHOENIX, Aug. 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) today announced a partnership with Nikola Corp. (NASDAQ: NKLA) to develop and purchase 2,500 electric waste and recycling collection trucks, representing the industry's first large-scale commitment to fleet electrification. The zero-emissions vehicles, which will have a range of 150 miles and recharge overnight, are expected to be integrated into Republic Services' fleet beginning in 2023. The deal is expandable to 5,000 vehicles over the life of the agreement.  

The Rise of Water Investing

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by Justin Winter, Portfolio Manager and Director, Impax Asset Management 

Clean water and sanitation for all is the subject of the United Nations’ sixth sustainable development goal, and an increasingly relevant topic to both emerging markets and the developed world. The need for water infrastructure is great in the developing world, and in the developed world, ensuring access to clean water is an ever-present issue, as recent crises have illustrated. This brings opportunities for sustainable investors.

Investors & Companies Use Climate Playbook to Scale Action on Water

Roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks.
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by Kirsten James, Director of Water at Ceres 

Our research shows that roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks. That’s the startling insight we uncovered when we analyzed the sectors represented in the four main U.S. stock indices. These risks, including dwindling water sources, pollution, climate change and increasing competition, affect industries across the board, from agriculture to utilities, apparel to oil and gas.

Albertsons Companies' O Organics® Coffee Is Now 100% Fair Trade Certified

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Here’s news to help make your morning cup of coffee even more enjoyable. Albertsons Companies’ O Organics® coffee is now 100 percent certified sustainable by Fair Trade USA, meeting our Sustainable Coffee Challenge commitment. With each cup you drink, you’re helping farmers and the environment.

Silicon Valley Insiders Say That the Shift to Remote Work Could Finally [Be] Making A Dent in Tech's Diversity Crisis. But It Also Creates Key Problems That the Industry Will Have to Solve for the Change to Stick.

By Rosalie Chan
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For many tech companies, remote work is starting to become the long-term reality, rather than a temporary change, and experts say it could spur a more diverse workforce – an area where tech companies have long floundered and where the percentages of Black and Latinx employees are still often in the single digits.

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